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Robert Knight

Robert Knight is a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Robert Knight

Illustration on the Constitution as the basis for renewed protection of religious rights by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The way back to religious liberty

In early January, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) overturned a longstanding policy that forbade churches from getting federal disaster relief money. Published January 21, 2018

Illustration on the penumbra of Constitutional interpretation and abortion by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The deceitful road to abortion

After Roe v. Wade plaintiff Norma McCorvey became a Christian and revealed that she had not been gang raped as her legal team had claimed, many Americans came to understand that this landmark ruling that legalized abortion was based on a lie. Published January 14, 2018

Illustration on moral bankruptcy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Unmasking the folly of 'emperors'

One of my hopes for the New Year is that more people will find the courage to ignore or even speak up against cultural and moral insanity instead of going along with it. Published January 7, 2018

President Donald Trump displays the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package he had just signed, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump touted the size of the tax cut, declaring to reporters in the Oval Office before he signed it Friday that "the numbers will speak." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

The one-sided din over taxes

As we stand on the threshold of a new year, a phrase from Simon and Garfunkel's song "The Boxer" sums up why America's division into two warring worldviews seems to be widening. Published December 31, 2017

Illustration on the Hallmark Channel by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hallmark magic in an age of anxiety

I don't know how everyone else is doing, but we're ahead of the game in at least one category: watching Christmas movies. Published December 17, 2017

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett looks to throw during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

The NFL's Hail Mary

Faced with plummeting attendance and TV ratings over its boneheaded unwillingness to require its millionaire players to at least stand during the national anthem, the National Football League brain trust has come up with another beauty: Let's throw millions of dollars at left wing political causes. Published December 10, 2017

A hard look at a Holder holdover

One of the biggest challenges facing the president in draining the Washington Swamp is ferreting out the activists who continue to pursue a progressive agenda in federal agencies. Published December 3, 2017

Illustration on the deadly history of socialism/communism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Socialism's predictable outcomes

Despite several horrifying current examples of nations in the grip of socialism, many of America's millennials are happily skipping down the socialist Yellow Brick Road toward an Oz that could never be. Published November 19, 2017

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, leaves the Fort Bragg courtroom facility as the judge deliberates in a sentencing hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Bergdahl, who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The Bergdahl liberals

I thought later about the women's admiration of Mr. Obama while reading about Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl's light, dishonorable discharge without incarceration for leaving his post in 2009 and causing severe injuries and possibly related deaths of several fellow soldiers in Afghanistan. Sgt. Bergdahl's return was procured by Mr. Obama in 2014 in exchange for five Taliban commanders who have gone back to plotting the destruction of the United States and our allies. Published November 12, 2017

CORRECTS TO HOUSTON NOT CHAMBERS STREET A passerby pauses at a makeshift memorial near a bike path that honors victims of an attack who were stuck and killed by a rental truck driven by indicted suspect Sayfullo Saipov last Tuesday, at Houston and West Streets in New York, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Saipov is accused of using the rental truck to mow down pedestrians and cyclists along the busy bike path. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Cultural Marxism and its discontents

The deadly Islamic terrorist truck attack in New York City on Halloween exposed a caldron of issues, from national security to immigration policy. Published November 5, 2017

Illustration on biased editing on Wikipedia by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Whackapedia' and its error fest

As a Wikipedia editor, I've made many edits and updates over the years to the American Civil Rights Union's Wikipedia page without interference. Published October 29, 2017

President Donald Trump departs Trump National Golf Club, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The ACLU's selective compassion

Under the Trump administration, the federal government no longer wants to be complicit in abortions performed on under-age teens who enter the country illegally. Published October 22, 2017

Illustration on the overuse of the word, "hate" by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The uses and abuses of hate

Given its prominence in current public discourse, one would think that hate, not love, is a many-splendored thing. Published October 15, 2017

A same sex couple take their wedding vows in front of the Duval County Courthouse Tuesday morning, Jan. 6, 2015, in Jacksonville, Fla. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle's ruling that Florida's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional took effect early Tuesday in all 67 counties in the state. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self)

How the 'revolution' is eating its own

At a forum at the College of William & Mary on Sept. 27, the ACLU got a sample of what conservatives have been experiencing on campuses for years. Published October 8, 2017

Illustration on the rise of materialism and anti-religious bigotry on Capitol Hill by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hate, Bernie style

Two remarkable things unfolded last week. The Democrats openly embraced socialism in the form of single-payer health care. And they announced a secular, anti-Christian test for public office. The two go together like Abbott and Costello. Or better yet, since this is far from funny, Marx and Lenin. Published September 24, 2017

Protesters gathered on Tuesday in Manchester, New Hampshire, ahead of a daylong meeting of the Trump administration's election integrity commission. They argue that the commission, which is tasked with investigating voter fraud, is a sham. (Associated Press)

Vote fraudsters double their opportunities

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has held only two public meetings so far, but it's already netted a haul of eye-opening data. Published September 17, 2017

New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner watched Donald Trump fill out his papers to be on the nation's earliest presidential primary ballot in 2015. Mr. Gardner says he will remain on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, though he disagrees with voter fraud allegations made by the panel's vice chairman about his state. (Associated Press/File)

The old vote scam in the mountains

Here are some connect-the-dot facts: The New Hampshire-Massachusetts border is a mere 40-minute drive for civic-minded progressives in Boston. The Granite State has same-day registration, which means you can register to vote and then cast a ballot on the same day. Published September 10, 2017

Illustration on revealing the Democrat voter fraud effort by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What have liberals got to hide?

Progressives are in an uproar over the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, and we have to ask why? Published September 3, 2017

The American Civil Liberties Union tweeted this photo Wednesday of a white baby holding a U.S. flag. (ACLU)

The death of parody

Ever since Donald Trump's election, we've been awash in such cultural and political lunacy that it defies attempts at parody. Published August 27, 2017

Illustration on the results of automatic voter registration law by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Guarding election integrity

In 1993, when President Clinton signed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), its boosters claimed that it would solve, once and for all, a plethora of problems plaguing the nation's voter registration rolls. Published August 20, 2017