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Robert Knight

Robert Knight

Robert Knight is a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Robert Knight

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

Socialist Destruction of the Family Unit Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

What political correctness has wrought

If you're wondering how America and Western Europe went from marriage-centered societies to post-Christian sexual anarchy abetted by massive government growth enforced by brutal political correctness in just a few decades, let's just say it was no accident. Published October 25, 2015

Mandatory Voting Laws Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Fixing elections, automatically

If you think that the politicians who now run our government are bad, how about a system with leaders chosen by people too lazy even to register to vote? Published September 20, 2015

Illustration on the Bernie Sanders candidacy by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Bernie's siren song of socialism

According to the experts, much of the Millennial generation is besotted with the candidacy of Bernie Sanders. Note: Millennials are the largest voting bloc by age. Published September 13, 2015

Illustration on Kim Davis by Alexander hunter/The Washington Times

Same-sex lawlessness

If you have that sinking feeling that we're living in a period of lawlessness, you're not alone. Something is very out of whack in America. Published September 6, 2015

ACLU Removing Religion from the Health Care System Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Sterilizing the First Amendment

Tie her tubes, or we'll sue you for sex discrimination, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) told a Catholic-affiliated hospital in California. Published August 30, 2015

A voter can be seen in a voting booth Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in Honolulu.  Despite the rains and winds from Tropical Storm Iselle that pounded the state Friday, Hawaii will hold primary elections today.  (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Another attack on election reforms

Although people in the nation's smallest state can obtain photo voter IDs with ease, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says that requiring an ID in order to vote is a hardship. Published August 16, 2015

Illustration on IRS harassment of Tea Party groups by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

IRS officials abused their powers like Third World bureaucrats

Do you recall the smoke spewing in front of the fake giant head of the Wizard of Oz? The whole thing looked intimidating until Toto pulled back the nearby curtain. I was reminded of that while reading Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, explaining away the persecution of the tea parties from 2010 to 2013 by Lois Lerner and her fellow Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operatives. Published August 9, 2015