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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 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

Southern Poverty Law Center Fanning the Flames of Their Own Hate Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A 'progressive' bully strikes again

What do most Republican presidential candidates have in common with dozens of Christian, pro-family and patriotic organizations? Published February 21, 2016

Illustration on the decline of conviction for God and religion in the Democratic Party by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Embracing the socialist

New Hampshire, whose state motto is "live free or die," was once home to hardy souls like Robert Frost, whose Christian-inspired poems about nature's wonders contain glimpses of eternity. Now the Granite State is the least religious in America. Published February 14, 2016

Illustration on the truth about socialism's historical record by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Keeping a lid on the truth about socialism

When Sen. Bernie Sanders came within a few coin flips of beating Hillary Clinton in the Iowa caucuses, it signaled the Democratic Party's astounding march toward an outright embrace of socialism. Published February 7, 2016