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Robert Knight

Robert Knight

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

Columns by Robert Knight

Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

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

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

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

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