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Robert Knight

Robert Knight is a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Robert Knight

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

Illustration on FBI animus towards Donald Trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The FBI's war on Trump

Two lovebirds and others at the FBI need to be investigated on charges of plotting to influence a presidential election and later cripple a presidential administration. Published January 28, 2018

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