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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 danger to America in the courts by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Tampering with American elections

The absence of Justice Antonin Scalia continues to be felt as the Supreme Court lurches ever leftward on key cases. Because the Court is evenly divided along ideological lines, its 4-to-4 votes leave mostly liberal lower court rulings intact. Published September 4, 2016

Colorado Gov. John HIckenlooper. **File  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)

Color Colorado purple

The Rocky Mountain State is known for its purple mountain majesties, as immortalized in "America the Beautiful." Published August 28, 2016

Illustration on socialism's assault on America's societal underpinnings by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The reality of a pipe dream

Socialism is still in vogue, regardless of its sorry record all over the world for the last century. The Free Stuff Army is on the march, especially in the United States. Published August 21, 2016

Threat to U.S. From Political Correctness Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A snapshot of modern madness

Two recent news items provide a glimpse of life in modern America. One is about the growth of the federal government and the other is about the evils of "profiling." Published August 14, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the 2016 National Association of Black Journalists' and National Association of Hispanic Journalists' Hall of Fame Luncheon at Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The truth about lies

The whole idea of truth is getting an overhaul. Published August 7, 2016

Edward G. Robinson Wants More, See? Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A tale of two platforms

Regardless of the Trump-Clinton matchup, it's instructive to contrast the Republican and Democratic Party platforms. While nearly identical in length, they reveal utterly opposite worldviews. Published July 31, 2016

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