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Robert Knight

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

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KNIGHT: An electoral-reform tsunami

Jefferson Davis County in southwest Mississippi has the distinction of being named after Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis. That's good or bad, depending on whether you regard what occurred between 1861 and 1865 as the Civil War or as the War Between the States. Published April 29, 2013

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KNIGHT: Earth Day religion

Just as the word "liberal" has given way to the less-tarnished "progressive," it's hard to find "global warming" in environmental groups' materials celebrating April 22 as Earth Day. Published April 22, 2013

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KNIGHT: Getting rich by selling hate

While the media cheer the Obama administration and Senate Democrats as they exploit the Newtown, Conn., school massacre to push gun-control laws that would hamper law-abiding citizens, they won't connect some more obvious dots to another shooting. Published April 15, 2013

Uwe Romeike and his wife, Hannelore, worked with their children at home in Morristown, Tenn., last year. The German family was granted political asylum in the U.S. on grounds they faced persecution in Germany for home schooling. (Associated Press)

KNIGHT: The sound of tyranny

In a remarkably short time, Germany recovered smartly from the wreckage of its defeat in World War II to become the economic strongman of Europe. Monuments to the nation's plunge into Nazism remain at Dachau and other death camps as grim reminders of the dangers of an all-powerful state with a messianic leader. Published April 8, 2013

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KNIGHT: If no one can win, everyone loses

The last time I was in Ipswich, Mass., I had one of the tastiest plates of fried clams imaginable. They were fresh, full-bellied and cooked perfectly. Try getting something like this outside the Bay State. Published April 1, 2013

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KNIGHT: Hope goes out of season in Seattle

During spring renewal, when flowers blossom, grasses begin to green and a billion Christians celebrate a peerless Resurrection that occurred nearly 2,000 years ago, it's a good time to reflect on one of Christendom's most significant contributions to civilization: establishing hospitals. Published March 29, 2013

President Obama signed executive orders in the presence of children who wrote to him about gun violence. Among them were (from left) Hinna Zeejah, 8, and Nadia Zeejah, Hinna's mother; Taejah Goode, 10, and Kimberly Graves, Taejah's mother; Julia Stokes, 11, and Theophil Stokes, Julia's father; and Grant Fritz, 8, and Elisabeth Carlin, Grant's mother. (Associated Press)

KNIGHT: The kidnapping lobby is at it again

What's the real message behind Barack Obama's call in his State of the Union speech for taxpayer-funded "universal" preschool and his trip to a Georgia preschool last Thursday for photo ops? Published February 18, 2013

Illustration ACLU Assaults Freedom by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Skirmish won in war for religious freedom

In a victory for religious freedom, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) won't be able to make Catholic agencies fund abortions for sex-trafficking victims after all. Published January 25, 2013

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KNIGHT: Obama opens a new term with a loud 'bang'

Leave it to Barack Obama to come into his inaugural weekend with a bang, and not just on guns. He's made it clear that he intends more spending, more regulation, more radical appointees and less national defense in his second term. Published January 21, 2013

The Boy Scouts

KNIGHT: Boy Scouts prevail after 11-year battle

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has a well-earned reputation as the hippiest, dippiest, most-reversed appellate court in these United States. Published January 14, 2013