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Robert Knight

Robert Knight is senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Robert Knight

Illustration on the results of automatic voter registration law by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Guarding election integrity

In 1993, when President Clinton signed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), its boosters claimed that it would solve, once and for all, a plethora of problems plaguing the nation's voter registration rolls. Published August 20, 2017

Illustration on blocking social media "trolls" by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Beyond the First Amendment

Several Republican governors have joined President Trump in an exclusive but growing club: They are being sued by left-wing organizations for removing persistent critics from their Facebook or Twitter pages. Published August 13, 2017

Illustration on examining voter fraud by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Rooting out vote fraud

Judging by the unhinged reaction this past week to the first public meeting of President Trump's blue-ribbon voter fraud panel, progressives are terrified. Published July 23, 2017

ACLU Legal and Policy director Rebecca Robertson talks during a news conference held by opponents of a "bathroom bill" at the Texas State Capitol, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Austin, Texas. The Texas House is considering a bill that's different than one that sparked outcry when it cleared the state Senate last month. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The ACLU's attack on election integrity

If you don't think the Left is terrified by the prospect of clean voter rolls, you might not have heard about the latest ploy by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Published July 16, 2017

President Donald Trump delivers a speech at Krasinski Square, Warsaw. Associated Press photo

The real news from Poland

Unless you went to some lengths to access President Trump's stunning address in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday instead of relying on media coverage, you missed a remarkable event. Published July 9, 2017

Jody Owens, director of the Mississippi office of the Southern Poverty Law Center, holds up a copy of a lawsuit filed on behalf of four African-American mothers with children in public elementary schools during a news conference in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, May 23, 2017.   Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students and violating the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, the Southern Poverty Law Center alleged Tuesday in a lawsuit trying to strengthen constitutional protections for education.   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Silencing the silencers

Frustrated by its inability to win elections, the left is attempting to silence opponents through intimidation, either in the streets or in the courts. Published July 2, 2017

ACLU Legal and Policy director Rebecca Robertson talks during a news conference held by opponents of a "bathroom bill" at the Texas State Capitol, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Austin, Texas. The Texas House is considering a bill that's different than one that sparked outcry when it cleared the state Senate last month. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The ACLU goes hunting in Montana

In a 1981 speech before the California Peace Officers Assn., former Attorney General Ed Meese referred to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as a "criminals' lobby." Published June 24, 2017

Roman Bellis, 4, and his dad, Dana Bellis, Millersburg, Pa., wear "Best. Dad. Ever." and "Best. Kid. Ever." shirts at the 67th annual Father's Day Breakfast at Valley View Park in Valley View, Pa., Sunday, June 18, 2017. The breakfast is sponsored by the St. Andrew's United Methodist Church's men's Bible class. (Jacqueline Dormer/Republican-Herald via AP)

A fatherly manner

It's Father's Day, or the day after, depending on when you read this. Statistics about the decline of fatherhood are very sobering, but I'm not here to bring readers down or to make people feel bad if they did not have or don't have a happy family life. Published June 18, 2017

Illustration on Bernie Sanders' as a priest of the god of government by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Bowing to Bernie's secular gods

An extraordinary exchange took place this past week amid the hysteria surrounding former FBI Director James Comey's impending testimony the next day before Congress. Published June 11, 2017

Voter Fraud Takes a Hit Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Project Vote bites the dust

That huge, sucking sound you're not hearing is a left-wing behemoth slipping down the sewer. Published June 4, 2017

In this Sunday, May 21, 2017 photo released by the Saudi Press Agency, from left to right, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Saudi King Salman, U.S. First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump, visit a new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)

From suppression to coercion

When it dawned on the media last fall that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had not issued a public statement condemning his friend, then-candidate Donald Trump, the pile-on started. Published May 30, 2017

Illustration on imprisoned felons on the voter rolls by Alexander hunter/The Washington Times

The ACLU's army of ex-cons

Not content with filing nuisance lawsuits all over the country, most of them aimed at thwarting the Trump administration, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is plunging into local political campaigns. Published May 21, 2017

Illustration on felons on the Philadelphia voter roles by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Criminals who appear to be voters

In the City of Brotherly Love, you can retain your voter registration no matter what crime you commit. Published May 7, 2017

Demonstrators sharing opposing views argue during a rally Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Demonstrators gathered near the University of California, Berkeley campus amid a strong police presence and rallied to show support for free speech and condemn the views of Ann Coulter and her supporters. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The method to PC madness

Many years ago, I witnessed what happens when people who prevent others from speaking are not dealt with promptly. Published April 30, 2017

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (Associated Press) **FILE**

Voter fraud oughta be a crime

Joseph Stalin is credited with observing that, "It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes." Published April 23, 2017

Illustration on Federal conservation efforts in Maine by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A monumental issue in Maine

Buried until recently under several feet of late season snow, communities in mid- and northern Maine are seeing grass again after temperatures soared into the 70s for a couple of days and then had highs remaining in the 50s. Published April 16, 2017

With Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court Friday, President Trump now turns his attention to over 100 other lower court vacancies. (Associated Press)

Cleaning up the swamp

Less than three months into the Trump administration, the grand battle over the size, scope and purpose of the federal government is beginning. Published April 9, 2017