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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

Illustration on the Supreme Court's potential for doing societal damage to marriage by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The long, legal road to marital anarchy

As the calendar slips toward the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, there's a storm cloud hanging over America that will release its thunder in late June. Published May 24, 2015

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2012, file photo, voters stand in line outside the Hamilton County Board of Elections just before it opened for early voting in Cincinnati. A federal trial date of Aug. 19, 2014, has been set in a dispute over early voting in the presidential battleground state of Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

Playing the race card in court

There's more racism afoot in the land, and it fits the soft bigotry of lowered expectations. Published May 17, 2015

**FILE** A young man wears saggy pants on the Wildwood, N.J. boardwalk on June 6, 2013. (Associated Press)

The ACLU's Louisiana pursuit

At odds with anything smacking of America's religious and cultural heritage, the American Civil Liberties Union has issued a revealing series of warnings to officials about everything from the national motto to saggy pants and boys in prom dresses. Published May 14, 2015

Tim Bostic, left, and Tony London hold hands during the introduction of their wedding ceremony at Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for their wedding ceremony on  Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Norfolk, Va. Tim and Tony who have been a couple for 25 years are co-plaintiffs in the case that ultimately granted marriage rights to same sex couples in Virginia. (The' N. Pham/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)  MAGS OUT

Civil rights and wrongs

While the U.S. Supreme Court held an Alice-in-Wonderland session on the nature and value of marriage, one of the nation's largest cities lay partly in ruins over the death of a black man in police custody. Published May 3, 2015

Illustration on liberal efforts to undermine the integrity of the vote by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Making it safe to cheat

Sometimes, what appears to be complex is actually rather simple. Published April 26, 2015

ACLU attacks on religious groups illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Battering religious freedom with abortion

In its latest attack on religious liberty, the American Civil Liberties Union, wants to force Roman Catholic organizations to provide contraception and abortions to unaccompanied immigrant children pouring over America's southern border. Published April 12, 2015

Pieces of the Pizza Pie Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The gay lobby focuses its pagan fury on a pizza parlor

It took a day or two, but the intolerant left managed to turn a tiny, Christian, family-owned pizza parlor in Indiana into a useful "face of hate." Nice piece of work, during Holy Week. It's part of the left's media campaign to terrify anyone even thinking of opposing compulsory celebration of same-sex "marriage," and it comes amid a fevered debate over Indiana's joining 18 other states and the federal government last week with a Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Published April 5, 2015

Global warming paradigm illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Warming up to a climate of doubt

As much of New England continues to dig out from late winter's massive snowstorms, the climate change lobby is doubling down. Published March 29, 2015

Mandatory voting illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Vote — or else

It's not enough to propose liberal ideas. Eventually, you must use force against your fellow citizens if they don't embrace them. Coercion is at the heart of the liberal enterprise. Published March 22, 2015

Slowing the nuclear clock Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The letter of our discontent

As our republic reels under the Obama administration's lawlessness, it's heartening to see the Republican-led Congress show some backbone — at least in foreign policy. OK, with the glaring exception of illegal immigration. Published March 15, 2015

Ten Commandments Loom Over the Capitol Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A capitol challenge to earthly power

In a time when the most basic truths and institutions are under relentless attack, it should hearten many to know that a gargantuan cultural counterstrike is taking shape in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol dome. Published March 8, 2015

GOP Surrender Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why we are sinking into tyranny

No wonder Mitch McConnell skipped this past week's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). He's too busy with his day job as Minority Leader of the United States Senate. Published March 1, 2015

Terrorist with a Job Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obama’s jobs program for Islamic extremists

We can put to rest the notion that State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf committed a gaffe when she said that more jobs would keep Islamic militants from their genocidal mission. Published February 22, 2015

President Barack Obama smiles while speaking at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection in Stanford, Calif., Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

When lies are unmasked

It's been a good couple of weeks for the truth. It always is when lies are found out. Published February 15, 2015

Illustration on the coming debt crisis by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The contagion of the kleptocrats

In 1973, National Lampoon put a dog on its cover with a gun to the animal's head. The tongue-in-cheek headline was: "If you don't buy this magazine, we'll kill this dog." Published February 8, 2015

Stopping Illicit Court Rulings Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Saying no to illicit rulings

Many of us have wondered how long it would be before a prominent official proclaimed that rogue federal judges, like the proverbial emperor, have no clothes and thus no authority to make up laws. Published February 1, 2015

Obama, General of the Free Army Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obama's Free Stuff Army

Fresh from offering "free" health care, "free" phones and "free" food to the masses, he's upped the bribery to "free" community college tuition and "free" child care. It's not that the Clintons oppose any of these; they just need to affect moderation in case Hillary runs for president and has to knock back boilermakers again with the good old boys in Pennsylvania taverns. Published January 25, 2015

Illustration on the spiritual costs of submission to evil by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The silencing of the soul

The massacre in Paris by Muslim militants at the Charlie Hebdo magazine office was about much more than freedom of speech. After all, militants also killed four hostages at a Jewish market, and that was not about freedom to buy kosher food. Published January 18, 2015