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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

FILE - In this May 22, 2013, file photo, then-IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Oversight Committee hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny IRS gave to tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status.  The House is preparing to vote May 7, on holding Lerner  in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify at a pair of committee hearings about her role in the agency's tea party controversy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

KNIGHT: The IRS conspiracy killers in the news media

After the full House of Representatives cited former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress on Wednesday, The Washington Times fittingly made it the lead story. Published May 9, 2014

Illustration on voter photo IDs by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

KNIGHT: ACLU's vote-fraud campaign

The American Civil Liberties Union is at it again, throwing a log in front of the accelerating — and widely supported — campaign against vote fraud. Published April 30, 2014

Illustration by Alexander Hunter/Ther Washington Times

KNIGHT: Resistance in the age of bullying

I don't know about you, but I'm hearing more and more from people around the country who are terrified about where the nation is headed. Published March 14, 2014

Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

KNIGHT: ACLU sings harmony with violent lyricist

In a case of attempted murder headed for the New Jersey Supreme Court, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wants violent lyrics written by the accused to be protected as "free speech" and barred from the courtroom. Published March 13, 2014

FILE - This Jan. 30, 2014 file photo shows California Governor Jerry Brown speaking in Los Angeles. Brown said Sunday, March 2, that he is not sure legalizing pot is a good idea in his state because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are getting stoned. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

KNIGHT: Riding the rails to insolvency at high speed

The Federal Transit Administration says in a new report that the light-rail "Purple Line" expanding Washington, D.C.'s rail system further into the Maryland suburbs will cost $1 billion more than originally estimated. Published March 7, 2014

KNIGHT: Using the IRS to disarm Tea Party and other political foes

When President Obama during a Super Bowl interview with Bill O'Reilly blamed Fox News for problems caused by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal, he sent an unmistakable signal to his base and his media allies: I will shoot the messenger, and so should you. Published February 19, 2014

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2014 file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Holder called on a group of states Tuesday to restore voting rights to ex-felons, part of a push to fix what he sees as flaws in the criminal justice system that have a disparate impact on racial minorities.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

KNIGHT: When you give liberals the Oval Office

On Presidents Day, we honor those men who helped start and guide our nation. Their leadership got us through the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Great Depression, two world wars and the Cold War. Published February 14, 2014