Articles by Robert Knight
Having a Merry Pagan Christmas
By Robert Knight   |   12.19.18
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat says the culture war in America may not be so much about secularism or atheism replacing Christianity but the rise of an old Christian foe – paganism. This ancient religion differs from atheism in...
The Sensation Nation
By Robert Knight   |   11.26.18
A common refrain when people lament violence, sex and f-bombs in movies, goes: “How did we get from the golden days of Hollywood to this?” Actually, Hollywood, with many notable exceptions, has been at war with decency and American values since its inception. It just wasn’t as starkly apparent. 
The Confusion Racket
By Robert Knight   |   11.20.18
Almost anywhere you look, we’re being fed illusory notions that serve somebody’s interest. Some of the deceptions are minor or even harmless.  Especially in show business.
Denying Reality at a Steep Price
By Robert Knight   |   10.31.18
The idea of two distinct sexes has been acknowledged as fundamental reality for thousands of years by billions of people, biology and every major religion. The Trump administration agrees, which is why the Health and Human Services Department is circulating...
Hate, Inc. Loses the Pentagon But Gains Silicon Valley
By Robert Knight   |   10.12.18
The hate business may not be what it used to be – at least on the government level. The Defense Department has become the latest federal agency to sever ties with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an Alabama-based, hard-left...
Mad. Hot. The ‘Resistance’ Is Seething
By Robert Knight   |   07.14.18
Looking at the current political and cultural climate in Washington, D.C., you might get the idea that the ruling class is in the midst of a conniption.  Even the walls of the National Cathedral are vibrating with weirdness – more...
Mormon Exodus from Scouting Is Good for Boys
By Robert Knight   |   05.18.18
It’s official. The Mormons have finally figured out that they can’t do business with the devil. Bully for them. More specifically, the Salt Lake City-based denomination is flipping off the demonic forces assigned by Beelzebub to wage war on God’s...
A Black-Robed Counterrevolution
By Robert Knight   |   04.18.18
Federal judges sit on the bench for life and can either uphold the law or rule like tyrants. This puts judicial appointments right near the top of the most important things a president can do. The newest U.S. Supreme Court...
Need Motivation for Reining in Government? Visit the Debt Clock
By Robert Knight   |   02.13.18
Well, it’s not breaking news, but it’s worth noting as President Donald Trump and Congress spar over spending that the national federal debt exceeds $20,000,000,000,000 and is rising by the minute. We’re using zeroes here instead of spelling out “trillion”...
The Way Back to Religious Liberty
By Robert Knight   |   01.27.18
In early January, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) overturned a longstanding policy that forbade churches from getting federal disaster relief money. The rule change by the Trump Administration affected any houses of worship that were damaged on or after August 23, just before...
Unmasking the Folly of Today’s Emperors
By Robert Knight   |   01.15.18
One of my hopes for the New Year is that more people will find the courage to ignore or even speak up against cultural and moral insanity instead of going along with it. It’s difficult in many circumstances, such as...
The One-Sided Din Over Taxes
By Robert Knight   |   01.11.18
As we stand on the threshold of a new year, a phrase from Simon and Garfunkel’s song “The Boxer” sums up why America’s division into two warring worldviews seems to be widening. “A man hears what he wants to hear...
Cultural Marxism and Its Discontents
By Robert Knight   |   11.16.17
The deadly Islamic terrorist truck attack in New York City on Halloween exposed a cauldron of issues, from national security to immigration policy. But it’s about much more than that. The attack and its aftermath have shone a light on the Left’s campaign to radically transform America through cultural Marxism. That’s the revolutionary philosophy that aims to cure inequality by destroying traditional Western culture.
Whackapedia?
By Robert Knight   |   11.13.17
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. So, imagine my shock...
The Uses and Abuses of Hate
By Robert Knight   |   10.19.17
Given its prominence in current public discourse, one would think that hate, not love, is a many splendored thing. The perfectly good word, which oozes out of every media pore, is now so overused that it means next to nothing.  ...
Robert Knight
Executive Director and Policy Expert
Robert Knight

Robert H. Knight, Executive Director and Policy Expert, has been a journalist for 15 years, including 7 as editor/writer at Los Angeles Times. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from American University, 1973 and a M.A., Political Science; 1975 American University, and a Media Fellowship, 1989-1990 Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has also held senior positions with the Heritage Foundation, Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, Media Research Center, and Coral Ridge Ministries. He has authored three books and hundreds of reports, papers and articles.

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