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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: 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

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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

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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

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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

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KNIGHT: Keeping marriage real

Maryland's Civil Marriage Protection Act is profoundly misnamed. In fact, it should more accurately be called the Attack on Religious Freedom Enabling Act. Published February 1, 2012

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KNIGHT: Welfare wars: Anatomy of a smear

When I was a copy editor at the Los Angeles Times, a young reporter submitted an article about a single mother having trouble obtaining government checks. Published January 27, 2012

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Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has been nominated to head the new Consumer Protection Bureau. But Senate Republicans say he would have too much power. Democrats, for their part, complain of political games being played in the process.

KNIGHT: Obama's inoperative Constitution

Back in 1973, when the Nixon administration was under fire for Watergate, Press Secretary Ron Ziegler uttered an unforgettable response when caught in a lie during a news conference: "This is the operative statement. The others are inoperative." Published January 6, 2012