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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

Illustration Banning Jesus by John Camejo for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Free speech vs. sound of silence

In George Orwell's futuristic novel "1984," a tyrannical government masks its activities through the use of Newspeak -- saying or doing something opposite of a word's meaning. Published December 7, 2012

Illustration: Women in combat by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Deceitful debate over women in combat

Oblivious to important differences between men and women, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Department of Defense to lift all combat exemptions for women. Published November 30, 2012

Illustration Voting Tricks by John Camejo for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Left likes fuzzy math on Election Day

Pawing through the ashes of Mitt Romney defeat, it's clear that if the Republican Party wants to compete nationally, it has to do several things, such as re-message timeless traditional values, attract more young and minority voters -- particularly Hispanics -- and do a better job of getting out the vote. Published November 23, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Vote suppression, real and imagined

Did you know that the uberclean United Nations, whose blue-helmeted troops have been charged with everything from rape to theft in Third World countries, is going to have an affiliate help us run our elections? Published October 26, 2012

Illustration: Family church by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: ACLU says father-daughter dance ‘contrary to federal law’

If you want to see what the new normal looks like when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) calls the shots, look no further than Cranston, R.I. That city of 80,000, the third-largest in the Ocean State, is at the epicenter of the ACLU's war on the normal. Published October 22, 2012

Illustration Obamaliar by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Buying Obama’s whoppers

You know it's bad when the president deputizes Big Bird as his thuggish surrogate. Aside from Big Bird's checkered past as a well-to-do federal welfare recipient, wouldn't Joe Biden or Oscar the Grouch put up a better fight? Published October 12, 2012

Illustration Voter IDs by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Suppressing the vote

During World War II, American soldiers in the Pacific listened to Radio Tokyo and other English-language programs on Japanese-run stations. Published September 28, 2012

Illustration: Free speech by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Appeasement trumps First Amendment

I was driving into Washington the other day when a radio clip of Hillary Rodham Clinton got my attention. The secretary of state was emoting hotly, using terms such as "disgusting" and "reprehensible." Published September 21, 2012

Illustration Obama's Constitution by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Trashing the Constitution

Constitution Day is Monday, Sept. 17, so I compiled a non-exhaustive list of the ways Barack Obama has violated the Constitution. Published September 14, 2012

Illustration by Donna Grethen

KNIGHT: Democratic convention presents the ‘new normal’

If the November election is solely about the economy, why did the Democrats boot God and Jerusalem from their platform at the Democratic National Convention only to panic and then rig a vote to put them back in? Published September 7, 2012

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KNIGHT: Weighing ‘hate’ on uneven scales

When a man shot and wounded security guard Leo Johnson at the Family Research Council (FRC) on Wednesday morning, the shooter left little doubt why. Published August 17, 2012

Illustration West Ad by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

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