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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 antiterrorist measures in France by Mark Weber/Tribune Content Agency

The ACLU's war on common sense

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is leading the charge against President Trump's order to temporarily halt immigrants from seven Middle Eastern countries identified by the Obama administration as hotbeds of terrorism. Published February 12, 2017

Illustration on anarchy and its cure by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Left uses violence but decries 'speech as violence'

Anarchy takes many forms. There is street violence, like that at the University of California at Berkeley last Wednesday, a microcosm of the anti-Trump rioting all over the country. Published February 5, 2017

Lucia Martinez, who organized the rally, marches with others demonstrating in and around the main terminal at Portland International Airport, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Portland, Ore., to protest President Donald Trump's executive order barring nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.  (Mike Zacchino/The Oregonian via AP)

The media's march toward irrelevance

As any reporter can tell you, it's far more fun to cover zany people and events than those exuding decency and restraint. The news business, like much of the entertainment media, thrives on mayhem. Published January 29, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a reception for inaugural law enforcement officers and first responders in the Blue Room of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The ACLU's Trump hysteria

Now that Donald Trump has been sworn in as America's 45th president, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has hit the panic button. Published January 22, 2017

Obama Justice Department Corruption Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Restoring justice

Eric Holder and Loretta E. Lynch have been perhaps the most flagrant partisans ever to hold the office of attorney general. Published January 15, 2017

In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, Attorney General-designate Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) ** FILE **

The Democrats' new war

When the Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings on Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination as attorney general, it will be about a lot more than Mr. Sessions, who Democrats and their media allies began knee-capping the moment his nomination was announced in November. Published January 8, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

Political correctness dies hard

President-elect Donald Trump said he would get rid of political correctness (PC), and it couldn't come too soon. Published January 1, 2017

Illustration on the wonders of creation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The complexity of creation

Holiday gift-buying is over, the presents are unwrapped or even returned, and not much happens in the news. One can sit back and contemplate those moments in which the Christmas spirit overcomes worldly concerns, such as an impromptu sighting of a star on a dark night and wondering what it was like 2,000 years ago in Israel. Published December 25, 2016

This photo combo of images provided by Facebook demonstrates some of the new measures Facebook is taking to curb the spread of fake news on its huge and influential social network. The company is focusing on the "worst of the worst" offenders and partnering with outside fact-checkers to sort honest news reports from made-up stories that play to people's passions and preconceived notions. (Facebook via AP)

The fake war on 'fake news'

The Democrats and their friends in the media are vigorously looking to expose "fake news" in the wake of their disastrous election defeat in November. Good for them. Published December 18, 2016

Illustration on potential Obama pardons by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Pardon us: Bergdahl, Snowden push for clemency

President Obama, who leaves office on Jan. 20, is getting an earful from liberals urging him to issue pardons in three high-profile national security cases. Published December 11, 2016

Illustration on the anticipated retransformation of America by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Much to look forward to

I was going to write today about the ongoing, insanely angry reactions by media, academics and students to the calamity that befell them on Nov. 8. There's just so much out there. Published December 4, 2016

Illustration on Liberal "tolerance" by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Throwing off the PC shackles

One thing the election reinforced is that "tolerance" is the last thing progressives actually want. Published November 27, 2016

Pacifying Democrats' Distress Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Foolish vows of vengeance

In the wake of Donald Trump's election, the mood on the losing side has ranged from somber mourning to hysterics, plus some furious vows to avenge Hillary Clinton's loss. Published November 20, 2016

Illustration on the electoral college as abulwartk against voter fraud by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Lax election enforcement must go

It looks like Hillary Clinton will finish with slightly more popular votes than President-elect Donald Trump, who won a clear majority of Electoral votes last Tuesday. Published November 13, 2016

In this photo taken Oct. 5, 2016 file photo, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta speaks to members of the media outside Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's home in Washington. Hacked emails reveal internal disagreement among top Clinton aides about her determination to hold a Clinton Foundation summit in Morocco that later drew attention over its reliance on large donations from foreign governments.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

When major media looked the other way

Two Democratic Party campaign operatives lost their jobs last Tuesday after being caught red-handed on video describing how to incite violence at Donald Trump rallies and how to commit massive voter fraud. Published October 23, 2016

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to volunteers at a campaign office in Seattle. Hillary Clinton has a tight grip on the Electoral College majority need to be elected president of the U.S., and may very well be on her way to a big victory, and that's how some Republicans see it.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

The last real election

A Hillary Clinton presidency would bring many things, but one consequence is assured: a continued assault on our competitive, two-party political system. Published October 16, 2016

President Barack Obama talks with actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Dr. Katharine Hayhoe about climate change as part of the White House South by South Lawn event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington,Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Lawlessness from above

Corruption and abuses of power by America's ruling class are becoming such everyday occurrences that they leave one wondering if there is any bottom to it. Published October 9, 2016