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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 Assault on free speech by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Leftist assault on free speech and conscience

Have you heard of SWATing? Someone calls 911 falsely claiming that a person has killed someone or is about to do so. It can bring down a world of hurt, complete with sirens and a SWAT team with drawn guns. Published June 1, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Kansas leads way against ballot fraud

Kansas is one of those schizophrenic states that produce movers and shakers on both sides of the aisle, plus a lot of moderates like Viagra pitchman Bob Dole. Published May 18, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Obama's wicked marriage proposal

After having done everything in his power to undermine marriage, President Obama has come out of the closet, so to speak, with his announcement that he's now for brideless or groomless "marriage." But he didn't come out alone. Published May 11, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Saving the planet, one crucifixion at a time

What do Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico have in common? They make up the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 6. They also constitute the core of America's energy production, especially oil. Published May 4, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: The audacity of cynicism

Barack Obama's 2006 best-seller, "The Audacity of Hope," gave us a number of clues as to how he would govern based on his worldview. We can't say we weren't warned. Amid the graceful prose, we see underlying hostility toward the idea of revealed truth (apart from his own). Published April 27, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: ACLU fails to establish right to porn

Wenatchee, Wash., famous for apples and wine, may become famous in the culture wars as well. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) just took it on the chin there over its ongoing campaign to force public libraries to accommodate perverts in raincoats. Published April 19, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Titanic misappropriation of Reagan

The Titanic went down 100 years ago, on April 15, 1912. It took just two hours and 40 minutes for the sea to swallow the ship that "God Himself couldn't sink." Published April 13, 2012

Illustration: Potato pulpit by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Obama's bullying pulpit

I don't know which was more embarrassing: Barack Obama trying to bully the Supreme Court - again - or The Washington Post trying to clean up after him. Published April 6, 2012

Illustration by M. Ryder

KNIGHT: Overplaying the hate card

If Oscars were awarded for liberal hysteria, California's Rep. Barbara Lee would be a perennial contender. On Tuesday, at a congressional forum on the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, Ms. Lee proclaimed that it was the result of "a toxic and deadly mix." Published March 30, 2012

Illustration: EPA overreach by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Taming the EPA monster

Slowly, inexorably, the monster is being driven back to its lair. Its days of terrorizing villagers may soon be over. I wish I were talking about the federal government, but it's the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), better known as the Environmental Protection-or-else Agency. Published March 23, 2012

Illustration: Voter ID by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Betrayal by any other name

What would you call it if some Americans went overseas to the United Nations Human Rights Council and gave aid and comfort to some of the most repressive regimes on the planet? Published March 16, 2012

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KNIGHT: Will high court adopt the coercion test?

As the American Civil Liberties Union prowls the land to muzzle public prayers, rip out Ten Commandments monuments and terrify small towns over Nativity scenes, help may be on the way from the U.S. Supreme Court. Published March 9, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Power to the people's overseers

Liberals love coercion. They think they're smarter than the rest of us. If they didn't, they wouldn't expend so much effort inventing new rules and laws for our betterment. Published March 2, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Lying because it works

This year's presidential election will be a contest between truth and lies. Don't think it's that stark? Let's compare how the media handled two incidents. On Feb. 16, philanthropist Foster Friess, a major backer and adviser to Rick Santorum, cracked a joke that became a media sensation. Published February 24, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Voter fraud in this life and the next

Did you know that according to a new Pew study, more than 1.8 million dead people are registered to vote? And that leading Democrats are fiercely opposing new laws that tighten voting requirements? Published February 17, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Paper-thin cover for liberal agenda

Although I get a lot of news online, I love to read real newspapers. You can linger forever on a particular page without getting eye strain, or you can physically flip it with gusto to show your contempt for what some editor thought should be holding your interest. Published February 10, 2012