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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 ACLU Assaults Freedom by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Skirmish won in war for religious freedom

In a victory for religious freedom, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) won't be able to make Catholic agencies fund abortions for sex-trafficking victims after all. Published January 25, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Obama opens a new term with a loud 'bang'

Leave it to Barack Obama to come into his inaugural weekend with a bang, and not just on guns. He's made it clear that he intends more spending, more regulation, more radical appointees and less national defense in his second term. Published January 21, 2013

The Boy Scouts

KNIGHT: Boy Scouts prevail after 11-year battle

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has a well-earned reputation as the hippiest, dippiest, most-reversed appellate court in these United States. Published January 14, 2013

Illustration Banning Jesus by John Camejo for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Free speech vs. sound of silence

In George Orwell's futuristic novel "1984," a tyrannical government masks its activities through the use of Newspeak -- saying or doing something opposite of a word's meaning. Published December 7, 2012

Illustration: Women in combat by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Deceitful debate over women in combat

Oblivious to important differences between men and women, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Department of Defense to lift all combat exemptions for women. Published November 30, 2012

Illustration Voting Tricks by John Camejo for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Left likes fuzzy math on Election Day

Pawing through the ashes of Mitt Romney defeat, it's clear that if the Republican Party wants to compete nationally, it has to do several things, such as re-message timeless traditional values, attract more young and minority voters -- particularly Hispanics -- and do a better job of getting out the vote. Published November 23, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Vote suppression, real and imagined

Did you know that the uberclean United Nations, whose blue-helmeted troops have been charged with everything from rape to theft in Third World countries, is going to have an affiliate help us run our elections? Published October 26, 2012

Illustration: Family church by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: ACLU says father-daughter dance 'contrary to federal law'

If you want to see what the new normal looks like when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) calls the shots, look no further than Cranston, R.I. That city of 80,000, the third-largest in the Ocean State, is at the epicenter of the ACLU's war on the normal. Published October 22, 2012

Illustration Obamaliar by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Buying Obama's whoppers

You know it's bad when the president deputizes Big Bird as his thuggish surrogate. Aside from Big Bird's checkered past as a well-to-do federal welfare recipient, wouldn't Joe Biden or Oscar the Grouch put up a better fight? Published October 12, 2012

Illustration Voter IDs by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Suppressing the vote

During World War II, American soldiers in the Pacific listened to Radio Tokyo and other English-language programs on Japanese-run stations. Published September 28, 2012

Illustration: Free speech by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Appeasement trumps First Amendment

I was driving into Washington the other day when a radio clip of Hillary Rodham Clinton got my attention. The secretary of state was emoting hotly, using terms such as "disgusting" and "reprehensible." Published September 21, 2012