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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

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

The Value of One Life Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Martian family values

Holed up during the Blizzard of 2016, I was a grateful recipient of our DVD-collecting neighbor's brand new copy of the Matt Damon film "The Martian." Published January 31, 2016

No Speech is Free Speech Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Silence of the lambs

"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." Published January 24, 2016

Mainstream Media Adoration of Obama Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The servile media in Obama's America

At my very first reporting job, the editor had a banner above the newsroom that quoted humorist Finley Peter Dunne's admonition to newspapers to "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." Published January 17, 2016

Ben Franklin and the Tower of Babel Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Kicking God out of school

Glenview Elementary School in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, was already far along the safe road to political correctness. Published January 10, 2016

GOP Penalizes Itself Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Setting things right

"Low Prices Fail to Spark Growth," a recent headline in the Wall Street Journal said. Published December 27, 2015

Illustration on Rahm Emanuel's current crisis in Chicago by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

An insurrection in the Windy City

The Clintons and their cronies have an amazing track record for surviving scandal, but it's being tested mightily in Chicago. Published December 20, 2015