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Robert Knight

Robert Knight

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

Articles by Robert Knight

Police under Pressure from Radical Groups Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

'Don't defend yourselves'

As officers' families mourn the deaths of ambushed police officers in Dallas, Baton Rouge and elsewhere, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and some in the liberal media are doing their best to stir up yet more minority resentment against police. Published July 24, 2016

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016 file photo, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. House conservatives on July 13, 2016, have taken the first step to force an impeachment vote on Koskinen. Conservatives accuse Koskinen of gross negligence, arguing he stonewalled their investigation into IRS targeting of conservative groups. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

When bullies get pushback

The most important thing to learn about bullies is that they don't expect resistance, and when it comes, they often back down -- but not if the pushback isn't serious. Published July 17, 2016

A woman is surrounded by American flags as she rides a boat at the Lake Cherokee Annual Boat Parade in Longview, Texas Saturday,  July 2, 2016. Participants in the event chose to decorate their boats in their a patriotic theme or open theme. Themed boats included the Olympics, super heroes, "Duck Dynasty" and Donald Trump.   (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP)

The great American divide

On a July 4th that fell on a Sunday a few years ago, I made a mistake. A guest speaker at a suburban Maryland church, I mounted the pulpit after a color guard had gone down the aisle with Old Glory. The congregation applauded those who had served in the armed forces. Then they settled in for what they hoped would be a Christian-themed patriotic message. Published July 3, 2016

Illustration on affirmative action in universities by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Quotas by any other name

Reverse discrimination is alive and well in the United States, judging by what transpired at the Supreme Court last Thursday and a bill that recently passed New York's state assembly. Published June 26, 2016

Omar Mateen appears to have been preparing for the Pulse nightclub attack since at least June 4, when he purchased one of the firearms used in the assault. (MySpace via Associated Press)

The terrorism blame game

In the year 64 AD, much of Rome was destroyed by a massive fire. An outraged populace blamed the Emperor Nero, who had wanted to rebuild the city his way. The historian Tacitus tells us what happened next: Published June 19, 2016

College Monkey Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Real men and the predatory culture

Father's Day is coming this Sunday, and there's a lot to think about, given an incident that's still making news days after it broke. Published June 12, 2016

FILE - In this March 31, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama talks with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a working dinner with heads of delegations of the Nuclear Security Summit in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. After years of being denied entry to the U.S., Modi has become a welcome guest in Washington, forging a surprising bond with President Barack Obama and deepening ties with America. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Tall tales in Indiana

If you believe the federal government is too large and powerful, you're in what our current president calls "the cult of small government." Published June 5, 2016

Illustration on the siren song of socialism by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Envy and the road to ruin

There's a dark cloud hanging over the progressive push to turn America into a collectivist paradise. Published May 29, 2016

Gangster Government Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The dawn of totalitolerance

Ever notice how threats of force invariably follow the left's pleas for "tolerance?" Published May 22, 2016

Seal for the Loretta Lynch Justice Department Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Loretta Lynch's abuse of the law

When Loretta Lynch succeeded Eric Holder as U.S. attorney general a year ago, some harbored the tiniest hope that she wouldn't be quite as radical. Published May 15, 2016

Pitcher of Lemonade Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Making lemonade, not Kool-Aid

Some Republican and conservative talking heads are agitating for a third-party candidate to run against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. They want the rest of us to drink the Kool-Aid with them. Published May 8, 2016

Hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter Movement Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The power of false victimization

Putting a human face on an abstract cause is a time-honored tactic. But it doesn't work unless a receptive media spins the desired narrative. Published May 1, 2016

Illustration on the repetition of historical lies by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Knocking a meme out of the park

Media narratives can last for years, especially if contradictory evidence is suppressed or ignored. Published April 24, 2016

Red Tape-worm Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obamacrats gone wild

Barack Obama has about nine months left as president, and his administration is working overtime to abuse current regulatory machinery and create new rules that will "transform" America beyond recognition without any say by Congress. Published April 17, 2016

Illustration on confusion in progressive culture by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When a 'progressive' culture falters

With spring in the air, it's time to take a fresh look at the insanity around us. If the birds and the bees were acting as crazy as humans, they'd be flying in circles and crashing into trees. Published April 10, 2016

Illustration on the violent reaction to Trump's campaign by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Rallying against freedom of speech

We are in a very strange, disturbing election season in which the loudest voices are magnified by instant reporting all around us. Published March 20, 2016

Illustration on the Bernie Sanders campaign by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Expanding the 'Free Stuff Army'

Ever wonder how Bernie Sanders' brand of "democratic socialism" differs from socialism in general, which has wreaked havoc all over the world? Published March 13, 2016

Cheer up! Baseball season is almost here Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Warning: Good news here

Ever wonder why the news is so depressing? Except for a rare human interest story or a scientific breakthrough, the news is rife with crime, economic misery, terrorism, war, cultural insanity, pathos and political posturing. Published March 6, 2016