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Robert Knight

Robert Knight is a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Robert Knight

In this June 8, 2014, photo, a Boy Scout wears his kerchief embroidered with a rainbow knot during Salt Lake City's annual gay pride parade. An announcement Tuesday night, May 8, 2018, by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Boy Scouts will mark an end to close relationship that lasted more than a century built on their shared values. The religion will move its remaining boys into its own scouting-type program. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

The confusion racket

Almost anywhere you look, we're being fed illusory notions that serve somebody's interest. Some of the deceptions are minor or even harmless. Especially in show business. Published November 11, 2018

Synagogue Stained Glass Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Issues that dominate the midterms

Several issues dominate the midterm elections this week: The roaring economy, migrant caravans on a mysteriously swift journey to the United States, health care reform and leftist mobs protesting almost nonstop. Published November 4, 2018

Illustration on denying the existence of the two sexes by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Denying reality at a steep price

The idea of two distinct sexes has been acknowledged as fundamental reality for thousands of years by billions of people, biology and every major religion. Published October 28, 2018

Self-Immolation of the Democrats Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Burning with ambition and lunacy

During the lead-up to the Vietnam War, the media sometimes carried horrific images of Buddhist monks setting themselves afire to protest the South Vietnamese government. Published October 21, 2018

In this Oct. 31, 2008, file photo, the Washington Post building is seen in Washington. The Washington Post Co. said Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, its fourth-quarter profit more than quadrupled. Its cable TV and education divisions provided most of the lift, although the publishing segment also made money after large cost cuts.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Deep state conservatives

When I was a Los Angeles Times news editor many years ago in Orange County, California, I suggested to my liberal boss that we should have at least one conservative columnist. Published October 14, 2018

Illustration on the Pentagon's disconnection from the SPLC by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Showing a bully the door

The hate business may not be what it used to be — at least on the government level. Published October 7, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.  (Tom Williams/Pool Image via AP)

Seeing is believing

While watching Republican senators and their hired female lawyer impersonate a nervous bomb squad during Christine Blasey Ford's testimony last Thursday, I couldn't help but think about Proverbs 18:17, which counsels patience in such matters. Published September 30, 2018

Illustration on which side is more responsible for national polarization by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The roots of hyper-polarization

Just when you think things couldn't be more upside down, Hillary Clinton declares that only one side is to blame for the vast cultural divide in America. Published September 23, 2018

Illustration on a constitutional power struggle by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A struggle for supremacy

The most powerful evidence that federal judges have eclipsed the other branches of government is the circus surrounding President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. This should not be as big a deal as it is. Published September 16, 2018

Illustration on Nike and Colin Kaepernick by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Kicking off more contempt for America

What is it with our ruling elites? How did they come to have so much disdain for America? Some recent events have yet again brought this unfortunate situation to the surface. Published September 9, 2018

Illustration on the Democrats' game plan by ALexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Democratic game plan

The "progressives"' game plan to re-acquire power in Washington and make it permanent has been shockingly obvious for some time: Published September 2, 2018

Illustration on impeachment by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

From border hysteria to impeachment cheerleading

Last week, a full-page opinion column in the Loudoun Times-Mirror, a weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia, actually had this five-column headline, caps included: Published August 26, 2018

FILE - In this May 10, 2018 file photo, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in New York. New York Gov. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at a bill signing event in Manhattan, Cuomo said that America "was never that great" during remarks criticizing Republican President Donald Trump and his slogan "Make America Great Again," saying America won't be truly great until all Americans have true equality. Republicans quickly pounced on Cuomo's remarks. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Chasing alternative reality

The American left has so many people vying to be the Alternative Reality poster child that it may be difficult to pick a winner. Published August 19, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh isn't afraid to break with his colleagues of the federal appeals court. (Associated Press/File)

Liberal claims to the moral high ground

The progressive left is in a panic over the Senate's coming confirmation vote on President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Published August 12, 2018

Illustration on attacks over unacceptable tweets by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A Maoist moment in America

During the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, Chinese communist dictator Mao Zedong's Red Guards marched people through the streets in large dunce caps. The victims had said or done something outside the canon of Chinese Marxism. Published August 5, 2018

Jefferson Shame Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

On the run at UVa

If Thomas Jefferson were to step out of a time machine at the University of Virginia, how would he react to the 21st-century version of his beloved creation? Published July 29, 2018

Former U.S. President Barack Obama, left, delivers his speech at the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. In his highest-profile speech since leaving office, Obama urged people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

The predictability of Barack Obama

Last Tuesday in South Africa, Barack Obama gave a speech with some lines right out of a Donald Trump stemwinder. Published July 22, 2018

The Christian Light Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Living in revolutionary times

Over the weekend, in addition to being in the World Cup soccer final against tiny Croatia, France got to celebrate Bastille Day, which commemorates the July 14, 1789, storming of the infamous Paris prison. Published July 15, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks with reporters in advance of votes on two broad immigration bills, deriding the Republican immigration legislation as a "compromise with the devil," at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mad and hot, the 'Resistance' is seething

Looking at the current political and cultural climate in Washington, D.C., you might get the idea that the ruling class is in the midst of a conniption. Even the walls of the National Cathedral are vibrating with weirdness — more about that later. Published July 8, 2018

Illustration on the Supreme Court restoring balance by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Are you tired of winning yet?'

Remember when President Trump said we were going to win so much that we are going to get tired of it? Published July 1, 2018