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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

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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

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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

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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

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KNIGHT: 'Black-robed hate group'

By accusing backers of traditional marriage of being motivated only by animus against homosexuals, the U.S. Supreme Court has become the most prominent hate group in the country. Published July 1, 2013

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KNIGHT: Living in the devil of a time

Given the sheer volume of bizarre cultural shifts just in the past few weeks, it's time for another "if I were the devil" column. Published June 24, 2013

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KNIGHT: Drilled by the quill

As a longtime, ink-stained wretch, I'm actually glad that some of the Obama administration's bombs targeting our essential liberties found their way out of the Tea Party kill zone and were dropped instead on the Fourth Estate. Published June 3, 2013

Nancy Ohanian

KNIGHT: Turning the tables on the IRS

It's pretty clear that the Internal Revenue Service acted illegally in its abuse of Tea Party and other conservative groups and individuals since 2009. Published May 27, 2013

Mark Weber

KNIGHT: Taxing the credulity of the Americans

Barack Obama says he is angry about the Internal Revenue Service singling out conservative and Tea Party groups for rough treatment, even though it may or may not have something to do with an anti-Muslim video. Published May 20, 2013

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KNIGHT: Benghazi's media maze

You just knew press coverage of the congressional hearing on the Benghazi cover-ups last Wednesday would be nonexistent or squirrely, right? Published May 13, 2013

Benghazi's media maze

You just knew press coverage of the congressional hearing on the Benghazi cover-ups last Wednesday would be nonexistent or squirrely, right? Published May 13, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: An electoral-reform tsunami

Jefferson Davis County in southwest Mississippi has the distinction of being named after Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis. That's good or bad, depending on whether you regard what occurred between 1861 and 1865 as the Civil War or as the War Between the States. Published April 29, 2013

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KNIGHT: Earth Day religion

Just as the word "liberal" has given way to the less-tarnished "progressive," it's hard to find "global warming" in environmental groups' materials celebrating April 22 as Earth Day. Published April 22, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Getting rich by selling hate

While the media cheer the Obama administration and Senate Democrats as they exploit the Newtown, Conn., school massacre to push gun-control laws that would hamper law-abiding citizens, they won't connect some more obvious dots to another shooting. Published April 15, 2013

Uwe Romeike and his wife, Hannelore, worked with their children at home in Morristown, Tenn., last year. The German family was granted political asylum in the U.S. on grounds they faced persecution in Germany for home schooling. (Associated Press)

KNIGHT: The sound of tyranny

In a remarkably short time, Germany recovered smartly from the wreckage of its defeat in World War II to become the economic strongman of Europe. Monuments to the nation's plunge into Nazism remain at Dachau and other death camps as grim reminders of the dangers of an all-powerful state with a messianic leader. Published April 8, 2013