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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

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

In this Wednesday, March 22, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch listens as he is asked a question by Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, on Capitol Hill in Washington, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

A question of lawful authority

The U.S. Senate is warring over the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. The Republicans say he's a stellar nominee, a judicial umpire who calls balls and strikes as he sees them. Democrats, led by New York's Charles Schumer, however, say the judge is a creature of "special interests" who would slide into a base with spikes up and who deserves to be filibustered. Published April 2, 2017

Illustration on Time magazine by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Time for Time-less truth

It's been a long while since I perused Time magazine, either online or in print. Published March 26, 2017

Evangelicals, who helped push President Trump into office, seek to hold the president's feet to the fire on religious freedom issues, including reversing Obama-era anti-discrimination hiring rules for federal contracts. (Associated Press)

Freeing religion from government's grip

On Feb. 2, at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump said, "My administration will do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty." Published March 19, 2017

Illustration on Trump's tweets regarding possible Obama administration wiretaps by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

'No conclusive evidence of wrongdoing'

A week ago, President Trump unleashed a media firestorm when he accused former President Barack Obama in a tweet of wiretapping Trump Tower in New York. Published March 12, 2017

Illustration on Democrat tactics against President trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Resisting civility

Donald Trump's opponents, which include the entire Democratic Party, progressives of all stripes and even some wet Republicans, are mounting what they call a "resistance" movement against the new administration. Published March 5, 2017

The Supreme Court. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Fake justice and the rise of a new religion

Post-modern progressives, contrary to popular belief, are not irreligious. They worship at the altar of government power, lifting the chalice of "diversity" and eating the bread of "tolerance." Published February 26, 2017

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