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Robert Knight

Robert Knight

Robert Knight is a columnist for The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by Robert Knight

Illustration on the reasons behind Eric Cantor's defeat by Alexander Hunter/ The Washington Times

KNIGHT: The big idea behind Cantor's fall

Everyone has a theory about why Tea Party upstart Dave Brat soundly beat Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia's 7th Congressional District primary last Tuesday. Published June 13, 2014

**FILE** Rep. James Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin Republican, testifies July 17, 2013, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Voting Rights Act on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

KNIGHT: Resisting the siren song of voting-rights 'reform'

As the nation gears up for crucial midterm congressional elections in November, another "reform" proposal has emerged, with lawmakers hearing the predictable siren song of "go along, or be accused of racism." Published June 6, 2014

FILE - In this May 22, 2013, file photo, then-IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Oversight Committee hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny IRS gave to tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status.  The House is preparing to vote May 7, on holding Lerner  in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify at a pair of committee hearings about her role in the agency's tea party controversy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

KNIGHT: The IRS conspiracy killers in the news media

After the full House of Representatives cited former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress on Wednesday, The Washington Times fittingly made it the lead story. Published May 9, 2014

Illustration on voter photo IDs by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

KNIGHT: ACLU's vote-fraud campaign

The American Civil Liberties Union is at it again, throwing a log in front of the accelerating — and widely supported — campaign against vote fraud. Published April 30, 2014

Illustration by Alexander Hunter/Ther Washington Times

KNIGHT: Resistance in the age of bullying

I don't know about you, but I'm hearing more and more from people around the country who are terrified about where the nation is headed. Published March 14, 2014

Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

KNIGHT: ACLU sings harmony with violent lyricist

In a case of attempted murder headed for the New Jersey Supreme Court, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wants violent lyrics written by the accused to be protected as "free speech" and barred from the courtroom. Published March 13, 2014