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Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt is the Opinion Editor and a columnist for The Washington Times. Often seen as a Fox News contributor on the cable network’s signature evening news roundtable, Mr. Hurt in his 20-year career has worked his way up from a beat reporter for the Detroit News and Washington correspondent for the Charlotte Observer before joining The Washington Times in 2003. He later served as D.C. bureau chief and White House correspondent for the New York Post and editor at the Drudge Report.

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United States President Donald Trump speaks during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Trump jingles spurs at U.N., decries rogue regimes Obama bowed to

After a decade of global apology, squirrelly deals and appeasement of the world's worst actors, America has returned to the ramparts of its founding ideals, unapologetically backed -- of course -- by the 16-inch guns of an armada of battleships. Published September 19, 2017

"Experts" on President Trump have no shortage of questionable political slurs. (Associated Press/File)

Trump 'experts' let imaginations run wild with dog-whistle political attacks

Isn't it funny how all the great political experts who never met a Trump supporter and never thought President Trump could win the White House are suddenly the greatest experts on how upset Mr. Trump's voters are with all the president's wheeling and dealing with dirty Democrats? Published September 17, 2017

President Donald Trump takes a question from a member of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, after meeting with people impacted by Hurricane Irma in Florida. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump delivers to voters, even if they don't like it

Thrice now President Trump has struck a dirty deal with devious Democrats, thwarting the good governance of fellow Republicans and betraying the alliance of voters who sent him to the White House where they hoped he would just behave like a good, proper professional Republican. Published September 14, 2017

In this Aug. 30, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform at the Loren Cook Company in Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump schools Obama on U.S. Constitution

Everyone knows that former President Barack Obama, our Great American Constitutional Law Professor, got mercilessly schooled by the Supreme Court during his eight years in office. Now he is getting schooled by a brash-talking, orange-haired reality-TV star and real-estate developer from Queens. Published September 4, 2017

Recusal or not, Trump's attacks on Sessions no way to help drain the swamp

The Alabama Republican is a deeply good man of impeccable decency. Donald Trump -- the man -- certainly owes Mr. Sessions respect, gratitude and loyalty. But when a man becomes president, he forfeits so many of the conventions that govern normal relationships between people in ordinary life. Published July 25, 2017

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., criticizes the Republican health care bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., said he will unveil their revised health care bill Thursday and begin voting on it next week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Blame dishonest Democrats who created Obamacare and lied about it

Politicians far, far away in Washington -- advised by armies of bureaucrats whose salaries you pay but you have never met -- all huddled in Congress deciding what pills they will give you and how long is long enough for you to be on life support. Published July 18, 2017

In this July 7, 2017, file photo, France's President Emmanuel Macron talks with U.S. President Donald Trump after the family photo on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

Long live President Trumpopov!

You don't have to be a seasoned Kremlinologist steeped in the chicanery of klepto-thugocracies to realize that America really dodged a bullet in last year's presidential election. Published July 11, 2017

This is an undated hand out photo of Charlie Gard provided by his family, at Great Ormond Street Hospital, in London. The parents of a terminally ill baby boy lost the final stage of their legal battle on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, to take him out of a British hospital to receive treatment in the U.S., after a European court agreed with previous rulings that the baby should be taken off life support. (Family of Charlie Gard via AP)

Trump seizes moral high ground in Charlie Gard case

The secret to President Trump's remarkable outsider success is his fearless willingness to walk into the most politically fraught situations, redefine every long-held prejudice and seize the moral high ground by embracing the simplest truth. Published July 4, 2017

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Paul Ryan is afraid to lead

The thing people like about House Speaker Paul D. Ryan is that he is a serious guy who is capable of thinking big and has an ambitious agenda to salvage our ungovernable federal bureaucracy. Published June 22, 2017

In this image from Senate Television video, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses as he speaks Wednesday, June 14, 2017, on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington, about the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice.  (Senate Television via AP) **FILE**

Bern victims pile up in Democratic Party

If the anti-Trump fever the media keeps telling us all about cannot break through in Georgia's 6th District, then it truly is nothing but a phantom that exists nowhere but in the minds of media elites hysterically trying to will President Trump out of existence. Published June 20, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions takes off his glasses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Jeff Sessions takes the gloves off

In Tuesday's testimony, Mr. Sessions excoriated -- in a voice that appeared quavering with anger at times -- those who are knowingly distorting plain and simple events into this vast web of conspiracy. Published June 13, 2017