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Robert Knight

Robert Knight

Robert Knight is a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Robert Knight

Illustration on Mass shootings and mental health by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A crazy way to look at shooters, and reality

The mental health industry isn't what it used to be, although there are plenty of brilliant and compassionate analysts and counselors who help lots of people. Published June 24, 2018

Illustration on video game violence by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Taking aim at young targets

It's apparently not enough to corrupt children by selling them moral relativism. Published June 17, 2018

Elephant Stabbed Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Deconstructing young minds

Since November 2016, the deep state and its media allies have spent considerable time and money cultivating animus toward President Trump and the Republican-led Congress among younger voters. Published June 10, 2018

Intolerance Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

An Orwellian gagging of the media

Years ago, sitting in an English pub on July Fourth, my brother and I were surrounded by friendly Brits who toasted America's Independence Day. Expressing no bitterness over their former colonies' rebellion more than 200 years ago, they even jokingly joined in a chorus of "Down with the British!" Published June 3, 2018

Illustration on the hysterical persecution of Nichols Hardware by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

No handy tool for gender-bending

The culture war reached into the quiet Washington, D.C., exurban town of Purcellville, Va. last week. Published May 27, 2018

Illustration on Kelloggs' experience in Venezuela by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Swallowing the false promises of unexamined socialism

In the United States, surveys show that many millennials are not merely soft on socialism but openly support it. They think capitalism benefits only the "1 percent" and no one else, despite America's matchless record of upward mobility and prosperity. Published May 20, 2018

Illustration on the moral decline of the Boy Scouts of America by Alexander hunter/The Washington Times

Saying goodbye to equivocation

It's official. The Mormons have finally figured out that they can't do business with the devil. Bully for them. Published May 13, 2018

Illustration on Chik-fil-A in New York    The Washington Times

In praise of Chick-fil-A's 'infiltration'

Many Manhattanites apparently feel the same way as Mr. Hawkins. The handful of Chick-fil-A stores in the Big Apple attract long lines. One of them reportedly sells a chicken sandwich every six seconds. Published April 22, 2018

This Sept. 28, 2017, file photo shows Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch speaking at the 50th anniversary of the Fund for America Studies luncheon at the Trump Hotel in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

A black-robed counterrevolution

Federal judges sit on the bench for life and can either uphold the law or rule like tyrants. This puts judicial appointments right near the top of the most important things a president can do. Published April 15, 2018

President Donald Trump talks with reporters aboard Air Force One on a flight to Andrews Air Force Base, Md.,, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The anti-Trump media caravan rolls on

One of the most vexing aspects of daily life is the nonstop flow of anti-Trump propaganda masquerading as news analysis. That is, unless you hate Donald Trump, as most of the media clearly do. Fake news oozes from nearly every media pore, some of it more subtle than others. Published April 8, 2018

The Return of the Prodigal Son (Rembrandt)

Wonders that never cease

Cynics like to claim that Christians at Easter unknowingly celebrate a pagan spring fertility rite that the church co-opted for its own purposes. Published April 1, 2018

Workers prepare to free a trapped car from tons of debris after mudslides from heavy rain overnight caused the closure of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, a key mountain highway over the Santa Monica Mountains, above Malibu, Calif., early Thursday, March 15, 2018. No injuries were reported. The California Department of Transportation said that with more rain expected, the route through Topanga Canyon will remain closed through at least Sunday night. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

The great California train wreck

Let me just say from the outset that I still miss California. When I see news about my former state, it's like reading the details of a train wreck after having safely disembarked a comfortable time ago. Published March 18, 2018

Illustration on the culture of diversity and tolerance by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Transgressing the diversity dictate

"All I know is what I read in the papers," Will Rogers used to say when opening his vaudeville act. In that spirit, here are two items in the news that shed light on our current culture. Published March 11, 2018

Illustration on the value of gratitude by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The power of gratitude

One of the most memorable lines in the 1991 Bill Murray comedy "What about Bob?" was spoken by child actor Charlie Korsmo. Published March 4, 2018

FILE - In this June 12, 2003 file photo, the Rev. Billy Graham preaches in Oklahoma City, Okla. Graham, who died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at his home in North Carolina's mountains at age 99, reached hundreds of millions of listeners around the world with his rallies and his pioneering use of television. Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday, Feb. 24, as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Love and hate in sharp contrast

In 1953 in Chattanooga, Tenn., the Rev. Billy Graham saw that his crusade audience was segregated in roped-off sections. He personally tore the barriers down. Published February 25, 2018

A Maryland bill, approved by the state Senate on a 28-17 vote, would require presidential and vice presidential candidates to release the preceding five years of their tax returns to appear on the ballot.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Taxing America out of its liberties

As you struggle to submit something to Uncle Sam that won't send federal agents to your door, guns blazing, it's worth pondering how immoral and unconstitutional the whole thing is. Published February 18, 2018

Stockton California in a Glass Box Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Free money and pigeons

According to The Washington Post, which should know, Democrats are moving even farther left in an effort to appeal to more Americans. Published February 11, 2018

Illustration on the growing national debt by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why government must be tamed

Well, it's not breaking news, but it's worth noting as President Trump and Congress spar over spending that the national federal debt exceeds $20,000,000,000,000 — and is rising by the minute. Published February 4, 2018