Robert Knight | Stories - Washington Times
Skip to content

Robert Knight

Robert Knight

Robert Knight is senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Robert Knight

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, leaves the Fort Bragg courtroom facility as the judge deliberates in a sentencing hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Bergdahl, who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The Bergdahl liberals

I thought later about the women's admiration of Mr. Obama while reading about Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl's light, dishonorable discharge without incarceration for leaving his post in 2009 and causing severe injuries and possibly related deaths of several fellow soldiers in Afghanistan. Sgt. Bergdahl's return was procured by Mr. Obama in 2014 in exchange for five Taliban commanders who have gone back to plotting the destruction of the United States and our allies. Published November 12, 2017

CORRECTS TO HOUSTON NOT CHAMBERS STREET A passerby pauses at a makeshift memorial near a bike path that honors victims of an attack who were stuck and killed by a rental truck driven by indicted suspect Sayfullo Saipov last Tuesday, at Houston and West Streets in New York, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Saipov is accused of using the rental truck to mow down pedestrians and cyclists along the busy bike path. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Cultural Marxism and its discontents

The deadly Islamic terrorist truck attack in New York City on Halloween exposed a caldron of issues, from national security to immigration policy. Published November 5, 2017

Illustration on biased editing on Wikipedia by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Whackapedia' and its error fest

As a Wikipedia editor, I've made many edits and updates over the years to the American Civil Rights Union's Wikipedia page without interference. Published October 29, 2017

President Donald Trump departs Trump National Golf Club, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The ACLU's selective compassion

Under the Trump administration, the federal government no longer wants to be complicit in abortions performed on under-age teens who enter the country illegally. Published October 22, 2017

Illustration on the overuse of the word, "hate" by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The uses and abuses of hate

Given its prominence in current public discourse, one would think that hate, not love, is a many-splendored thing. Published October 15, 2017

A same sex couple take their wedding vows in front of the Duval County Courthouse Tuesday morning, Jan. 6, 2015, in Jacksonville, Fla. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle's ruling that Florida's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional took effect early Tuesday in all 67 counties in the state. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self)

How the 'revolution' is eating its own

At a forum at the College of William & Mary on Sept. 27, the ACLU got a sample of what conservatives have been experiencing on campuses for years. Published October 8, 2017

Illustration on the rise of materialism and anti-religious bigotry on Capitol Hill by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hate, Bernie style

Two remarkable things unfolded last week. The Democrats openly embraced socialism in the form of single-payer health care. And they announced a secular, anti-Christian test for public office. The two go together like Abbott and Costello. Or better yet, since this is far from funny, Marx and Lenin. Published September 24, 2017

Protesters gathered on Tuesday in Manchester, New Hampshire, ahead of a daylong meeting of the Trump administration's election integrity commission. They argue that the commission, which is tasked with investigating voter fraud, is a sham. (Associated Press)

Vote fraudsters double their opportunities

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has held only two public meetings so far, but it's already netted a haul of eye-opening data. Published September 17, 2017

New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner watched Donald Trump fill out his papers to be on the nation's earliest presidential primary ballot in 2015. Mr. Gardner says he will remain on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, though he disagrees with voter fraud allegations made by the panel's vice chairman about his state. (Associated Press/File)

The old vote scam in the mountains

Here are some connect-the-dot facts: The New Hampshire-Massachusetts border is a mere 40-minute drive for civic-minded progressives in Boston. The Granite State has same-day registration, which means you can register to vote and then cast a ballot on the same day. Published September 10, 2017

Illustration on revealing the Democrat voter fraud effort by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What have liberals got to hide?

Progressives are in an uproar over the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, and we have to ask why? Published September 3, 2017

The American Civil Liberties Union tweeted this photo Wednesday of a white baby holding a U.S. flag. (ACLU)

The death of parody

Ever since Donald Trump's election, we've been awash in such cultural and political lunacy that it defies attempts at parody. Published August 27, 2017

Illustration on the results of automatic voter registration law by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Guarding election integrity

In 1993, when President Clinton signed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), its boosters claimed that it would solve, once and for all, a plethora of problems plaguing the nation's voter registration rolls. Published August 20, 2017

Illustration on blocking social media "trolls" by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Beyond the First Amendment

Several Republican governors have joined President Trump in an exclusive but growing club: They are being sued by left-wing organizations for removing persistent critics from their Facebook or Twitter pages. Published August 13, 2017

Illustration on examining voter fraud by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Rooting out vote fraud

Judging by the unhinged reaction this past week to the first public meeting of President Trump's blue-ribbon voter fraud panel, progressives are terrified. Published July 23, 2017

ACLU Legal and Policy director Rebecca Robertson talks during a news conference held by opponents of a "bathroom bill" at the Texas State Capitol, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Austin, Texas. The Texas House is considering a bill that's different than one that sparked outcry when it cleared the state Senate last month. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The ACLU's attack on election integrity

If you don't think the Left is terrified by the prospect of clean voter rolls, you might not have heard about the latest ploy by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Published July 16, 2017

President Donald Trump delivers a speech at Krasinski Square, Warsaw. Associated Press photo

The real news from Poland

Unless you went to some lengths to access President Trump's stunning address in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday instead of relying on media coverage, you missed a remarkable event. Published July 9, 2017

Jody Owens, director of the Mississippi office of the Southern Poverty Law Center, holds up a copy of a lawsuit filed on behalf of four African-American mothers with children in public elementary schools during a news conference in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, May 23, 2017.   Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students and violating the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, the Southern Poverty Law Center alleged Tuesday in a lawsuit trying to strengthen constitutional protections for education.   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Silencing the silencers

Frustrated by its inability to win elections, the left is attempting to silence opponents through intimidation, either in the streets or in the courts. Published July 2, 2017

ACLU Legal and Policy director Rebecca Robertson talks during a news conference held by opponents of a "bathroom bill" at the Texas State Capitol, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Austin, Texas. The Texas House is considering a bill that's different than one that sparked outcry when it cleared the state Senate last month. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The ACLU goes hunting in Montana

In a 1981 speech before the California Peace Officers Assn., former Attorney General Ed Meese referred to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as a "criminals' lobby." Published June 24, 2017