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Robert Knight

Robert Knight is a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Robert Knight

Identical Cookies Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When 'equality' means anything but normal

The conceit of our age is that we can alter reality at a whim. We're really that smart and powerful. We not only can control the planet's weather, but we can defy God's essential design for life, reflected in nature and cultures trillions of times a day. Published June 23, 2019

Alley Cats Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Paving the road to Hell with weasel words

We are awash in weasel words, that is, euphemisms meant to distract us from reality. The most obvious ones are replacing homosexuality with "gay," taxes with "revenue," spending with "investments," sexual confusion with "gender identity" and abortion with "choice." Actually, abortion has a whole set of weasel terms. Published June 16, 2019

Illustration on the felon vote by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Lessons from one-party rule

Here in the Swamp, local Democrats are rattling the cage for statehood. They want to make the 61.4-square-mile District of Columbia the 51st state, right up there with Virginia, Alaska and California. Even the smallest state, Rhode Island, has 1,212 square miles, about half the size of Joe Biden's Delaware. Published June 9, 2019

Commie Collage Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Keeping the Russia collusion hoax alive

Special counsel Robert Mueller's two-year-long fishing expedition found no evidence of the Trump campaign colluding with Russians. So why is Mr. Mueller now hinting that Mr. Trump is somehow guilty after all? Published June 2, 2019

Karl Marx Lives Here Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Rejecting the Marxist version of the Constitution

The first rule of any Marxist revolution is that rules are fine if they advance the cause or cripple opponents. The rules can be discarded the minute they get in the way. Published May 26, 2019

Distress in the U.S. Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A misnamed legal jackhammer strikes

Democrats in the House are celebrating Friday's passage of the Equality Act, a misnamed legal jackhammer that would add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to federal civil rights law. Published May 19, 2019

Illustration on biased Twitter policy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The cyber bullies' moment

Brian Sims is having his 15 minutes of fame -- or notoriety, depending on your point of view. Published May 12, 2019

Illustration on the Decocrats' increasingly radical mindset by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A party lurching ever leftward

Adults in the Democratic Party, who seem like flustered parents at an out-of-control toddler birthday bash, have been warning about the public's perception of them. Published May 5, 2019

FILE - In this May 13, 1975, file photo, Kate Smith sings "God Bless America" before an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game between the New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia. The New York Yankees have suspended the use of Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. (AP Photo, File)

Rubbing salt in the nation's wounds

Kate Smith, famous for "God Bless America," has become the latest American to be jammed down the memory hole. Published April 28, 2019

Bicycles are chained to a railing are covered with snow at the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina in Boston, Tuesday, March 13, 2018.  The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for much of the coast of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A snowbound time of blessing or bane

So, we left springtime behind -- Northern Virginia's 70-degree weather and cherry trees in their full glory -- to drive to Maine, where weather lets you know who's boss. Published April 14, 2019

In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, right, speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Cohen, the head of the watchdog organization, on Friday, March 22, 2019, announced his resignation to staff.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) **FILE**

When the bully gets smacked

It appears that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is having a long overdue comeuppance. Published April 7, 2019

Free Stuff Army Approaches Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How Democrats try to make elections obsolete

With a fraudulent Russian collusion claim no longer in their hip pocket, Democrats are still optimistic about recapturing the White House and the U.S. Senate in 2020. Published March 31, 2019

The One Franklin Square Building, home of The Washington Post newspaper, in downtown Washington, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. The Kentucky teen at the heart of an encounter last month with a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington is suing The Washington Post for $250 million, alleging the newspaper falsely labeled him a racist. His attorneys are threatening numerous other news organizations, including The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Threading a way through media madness

Like many right-thinking Americans, I expect "mainstream" media to keep topping themselves in overt bias or absurdity or both. They rarely disappoint. Published March 24, 2019

FILE - This 1978 file photo shows actor-director John Wayne. California lawmakers have defeated a resolution intended to honor Wayne after opponents challenged what they say are racist statements by the late actor. Republican State Assemblyman Matthew Harper, of Huntington Beach, sought to declare May 26, 2016, as John Wayne Day to mark the day the actor was born. (AP Photo, File)

The 'cowboy way' under fire

In 1949, as part of its "Riders in the Sky" promotion, a film studio released Gene Autry's 10-sentence Cowboy Code. Published March 17, 2019

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

Grateful for spring and other things

The warm winds of spring have begun, at least in the Mid-Atlantic region. Migrating birds and butterflies are fluttering into newly leafy trees and bushes before heading farther North. Published March 10, 2019

Illustration on the Green New Deal by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Inside Democratic radicalism

People keep talking about how much Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal" would cost. Published March 3, 2019

Illustration on Bernie Sanders' communism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Bernie's Red bona fides

So, it's come to this: One of America's major parties is in the grip of a crazy old communist -- Bernie Sanders, 77 -- and a crazy young communist -- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29. Published February 24, 2019

Virginia Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax looks over a briefing book prior to the start of the senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. A California woman has accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her 15 years ago. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Hypocrisy is a great teacher

Years ago, like many college students, I flirted with left-wing politics before life delivered enough lessons to set me straight. Published February 10, 2019