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Robert Knight

Robert Knight

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

Articles by Robert Knight

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KNIGHT: Slinging mud from the Soptic tank

Public figures' records are fair game in political campaigns. It's not "mudslinging" unless it's untrue or employs "derogatory personal slurs," according to the Living Webster Dictionary. Published August 10, 2012

Illustration Targeting Values by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Liberals' war on Boy Scouts, Chick-fil-A

Twelve years ago, Bryant Gumbel called me an (expletive) idiot on CBS' "The Early Show" for defending the Boy Scouts after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed their right to uphold moral standards for leaders and members. Published August 3, 2012

Illustration Marriage Cow by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: ‘Eat mor chikin’

Each day brings new evidence of the left's hatred for Christians and other traditionalists, but the smear campaign against Christian-owned Chick-fil-A sets a new low. Published July 27, 2012

Illustration: Voter ID by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Clueless in Minnesota and Michigan

At the Minnesota Supreme Court on July 17, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) argued that Gopher State people aren't smart enough to be allowed to vote in November on whether to approve a voter photo ID constitutional amendment. Published July 20, 2012

Actor Andy Griffith sits in front of a bronze statue of Sheriff Andy Taylor and son Opie from "The Andy Griffith Show" after the unveiling ceremony in Raleigh, N.C., in October 2003. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan)

KNIGHT: Why Mayberry still resonates

"Americans loved, and still love, the notion of the small town as a manageable, non-threatening, friendly, finite community. ...The black-and-white world that Andy Griffith shaped so masterfully is there for our perusal from a distance, but it is not coming back either on television or anywhere else." - Ted Anthony, Associated Press Published July 6, 2012

Illustration Fire Door by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Court's awful ruling taxes our patients

When is a tax not a tax? Answer: When you're busy pushing a major expansion of government like Obamacare. The tax that is not a tax becomes a "penalty" or a "shared responsibility payment" in the text of the bill. In campaign lingo, it becomes an "investment." Published June 29, 2012

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KNIGHT: Media's moral morass

The unabated moral confusion flowing through the media is stunning. It's so bad, you can't look away. But we should try. Published June 15, 2012

Illustration Millstone by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: ACLU friends sex offenders

Well, there they go again, carrying water for their army of odd men in raincoats. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana is suing to strike down a state law forbidding convicted sex offenders from using social media such as Facebook. Published June 14, 2012

** FILE ** Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, introduces a plan on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, to overhaul Medicare. The proposal would have the federal program competing with private plans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

KNIGHT: Classless warfare fails in Wisconsin

Wouldn't it be awful if an important election hinged on some fat cats outspending the opposition? That was the liberals' excuse for the failure of Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to unseat Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday's recall election. Published June 8, 2012

Illustration Assault on free speech by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Leftist assault on free speech and conscience

Have you heard of SWATing? Someone calls 911 falsely claiming that a person has killed someone or is about to do so. It can bring down a world of hurt, complete with sirens and a SWAT team with drawn guns. Published June 1, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Kansas leads way against ballot fraud

Kansas is one of those schizophrenic states that produce movers and shakers on both sides of the aisle, plus a lot of moderates like Viagra pitchman Bob Dole. Published May 18, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Obama's wicked marriage proposal

After having done everything in his power to undermine marriage, President Obama has come out of the closet, so to speak, with his announcement that he's now for brideless or groomless "marriage." But he didn't come out alone. Published May 11, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Saving the planet, one crucifixion at a time

What do Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico have in common? They make up the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 6. They also constitute the core of America's energy production, especially oil. Published May 4, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: The audacity of cynicism

Barack Obama's 2006 best-seller, "The Audacity of Hope," gave us a number of clues as to how he would govern based on his worldview. We can't say we weren't warned. Amid the graceful prose, we see underlying hostility toward the idea of revealed truth (apart from his own). Published April 27, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: ACLU fails to establish right to porn

Wenatchee, Wash., famous for apples and wine, may become famous in the culture wars as well. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) just took it on the chin there over its ongoing campaign to force public libraries to accommodate perverts in raincoats. Published April 19, 2012