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Robert Knight

Robert Knight is a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Robert Knight

Illustration on the Bernie Sanders campaign by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Expanding the 'Free Stuff Army'

Ever wonder how Bernie Sanders' brand of "democratic socialism" differs from socialism in general, which has wreaked havoc all over the world? Published March 13, 2016

Cheer up! Baseball season is almost here Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Warning: Good news here

Ever wonder why the news is so depressing? Except for a rare human interest story or a scientific breakthrough, the news is rife with crime, economic misery, terrorism, war, cultural insanity, pathos and political posturing. Published March 6, 2016

Southern Poverty Law Center Fanning the Flames of Their Own Hate Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A 'progressive' bully strikes again

What do most Republican presidential candidates have in common with dozens of Christian, pro-family and patriotic organizations? Published February 21, 2016

Illustration on the decline of conviction for God and religion in the Democratic Party by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Embracing the socialist

New Hampshire, whose state motto is "live free or die," was once home to hardy souls like Robert Frost, whose Christian-inspired poems about nature's wonders contain glimpses of eternity. Now the Granite State is the least religious in America. Published February 14, 2016

Illustration on the truth about socialism's historical record by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Keeping a lid on the truth about socialism

When Sen. Bernie Sanders came within a few coin flips of beating Hillary Clinton in the Iowa caucuses, it signaled the Democratic Party's astounding march toward an outright embrace of socialism. Published February 7, 2016

The Value of One Life Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Martian family values

Holed up during the Blizzard of 2016, I was a grateful recipient of our DVD-collecting neighbor's brand new copy of the Matt Damon film "The Martian." Published January 31, 2016

No Speech is Free Speech Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Silence of the lambs

"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." Published January 24, 2016

Mainstream Media Adoration of Obama Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The servile media in Obama's America

At my very first reporting job, the editor had a banner above the newsroom that quoted humorist Finley Peter Dunne's admonition to newspapers to "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." Published January 17, 2016

Ben Franklin and the Tower of Babel Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Kicking God out of school

Glenview Elementary School in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, was already far along the safe road to political correctness. Published January 10, 2016

GOP Penalizes Itself Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Setting things right

"Low Prices Fail to Spark Growth," a recent headline in the Wall Street Journal said. Published December 27, 2015

Illustration on Rahm Emanuel's current crisis in Chicago by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

An insurrection in the Windy City

The Clintons and their cronies have an amazing track record for surviving scandal, but it's being tested mightily in Chicago. Published December 20, 2015

A Syrian refugee, who agreed to be photographed on condition of anonymity because of fear of retaliation against family living in Syria, poses for a portrait with her child on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at the Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley in Whitehall, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Tolerating the intolerable

If, as Franklin Roosevelt said, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself," we might have to redefine "fear." Published November 22, 2015

Concerned Student 1950 member Ayanna Poole uses a megaphone while leading a "We Are Not Afraid" march including local and regional campuses Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 on Rollins Street on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Mo. (Daniel Brenner/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

The folly of stoking campus racialism

Bernard Sanders has joined the campaign to shame U.S. colleges that has taken off in the wake of events at the University of Missouri, where top administrators resigned last week over allegations that they didn't do enough about racist incidents. Published November 15, 2015

Rafael Cruz, Sen. Ted Cruz' father, has been a fixture on the campaign trail as the younger Cruz seeks the Republican presidential nomination. (Associated Press)

Restoring the natural family

SALT LAKE CITY -- Riding on the bright, efficient light rail through the downtown, a visitor can feel the vibes of a shifting urban environment, plus some spectacular mountains. It's a little like cruising the wide, clean streets of Disneyland, except that instead of Goofy and Mickey, you might spot a few homeless people here and there. Published November 1, 2015