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Robert Knight

Robert Knight is a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Robert Knight

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

Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Bully EPA's air rules over all

With breathtaking mountains, constant wind and a tiny carbon footprint, Wyoming has some of the prettiest scenery and cleanest air in the nation. Published February 10, 2014

Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

KNIGHT: The ACLU's deadly prescription for addiction

Drug overdoses are in the news again with the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The 46-year-old actor was found dead on Sunday in his Manhattan office-apartment of an apparent drug overdose. Published February 6, 2014

This artist's rendering provided by the Satanic Temple shows a proposed monument that the New York-based Satanic group wants to place at the Oklahoma state Capitol. The statue features a bearded, goat-headed demon sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with children next to it. (AP Photo/Satanic Temple) ** FILE **

KNIGHT: Playing the satanic game of 'equality'

Last week, the New York-based Satanic Temple garnered a lot of free publicity by releasing a drawing of a proposed statue of Satan at the Oklahoma state Capitol to be placed near a Ten Commandments monument. Published January 12, 2014

** FILE ** In this Dec. 20, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama laughs as he is asked a question during an end-of-the year news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

KNIGHT: Lies, lies and more presidential lies

One bad thing about our media-mad age is that it's difficult to keep up with all the lies we're being told by our government. The good news is that falsehoods don't have the legs they once had. Published January 5, 2014

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Capital dysfunction

Baseball and football fans know that when coaches chew out umpires and referees, there's little chance that the questionable call will be overturned — especially in baseball. In many cases, though, that's not the intent. The idea is to intimidate the umpire into giving them a better call the next time around. Published December 15, 2013

A school-girl takes a photograph of Pope Benedict XVI  with her phone at at St Mary's University College during day two of the Pope's four day state visit to Britain in Twickenham, London Friday Sept.17, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Macdiarmid, Pool)

KNIGHT: In a class by themselves

Years ago, when I was writing a book called "The Age of Consent," about moral relativism, I was warned by a book agent that it wouldn't fly with New York publishers. Published December 8, 2013

Former President Jimmy Carter smiles while speaking with members of the media during a news conference at a Habitat for Humanity construction site in the Globeville neighborhood of Denver, Wednesday Oct. 9, 2013. Carter and his wife Rosalynn are commemorating their three decade relationship with Habitat for Humanity by helping build affordable housing in Denver. The Carters will head to New York City next to repair and renovate homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

KNIGHT: Jimmy Carter's change of heart

With the media giving 24/7 coverage to the federal shutdown and debt-ceiling standoff, other important news is slipping under the radar. Published October 13, 2013