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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

Former President Jimmy Carter smiles while speaking with members of the media during a news conference at a Habitat for Humanity construction site in the Globeville neighborhood of Denver, Wednesday Oct. 9, 2013. Carter and his wife Rosalynn are commemorating their three decade relationship with Habitat for Humanity by helping build affordable housing in Denver. The Carters will head to New York City next to repair and renovate homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

KNIGHT: Jimmy Carter's change of heart

With the media giving 24/7 coverage to the federal shutdown and debt-ceiling standoff, other important news is slipping under the radar. Published October 13, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Culture clash in the high country

Just because the mountain air is thin at 7,800 feet and the New Age is evident in various ways doesn't mean that Coloradans have totally lost their sense of reality. Published August 5, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: When government grows like kudzu

The federal government is growing like kudzu. That's the Japanese ivy plant that's taking over roadsides all over the south and is even invading the north. Published July 22, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Silver linings in the ruling on Obamacare

In the latest court ruling upholding Obamacare, a three-judge federal panel in Richmond, Va, last Thursday rejected Liberty University's challenge to both the individual mandate and the employer mandate to provide health insurance. Published July 15, 2013

Illustration: IRS shakedown by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times.

KNIGHT: The IRS scandal's inconvenient facts

As part of his powerful screeds against English rule, Founding Father Tom Paine had this to say about the king's appetite for his subjects' tax money: "There is scarcely a necessary of life that you can eat, drink, wear or enjoy, that is not there loaded with a tax. Even the light from heaven is only permitted to shine into their dwellings by paying eighteen pence sterling per window annually." Published July 8, 2013