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Charles Hurt

Articles by Charles Hurt

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Obama prepares for the Ebola election

Snap on those rubber gloves, zip up your hazmat suits, and tape up those galoshes. Get ready for the Ebola election! Published October 16, 2014

US President Barack Obama receives the Nobel Peace Prize during a ceremony in the Main Hall of Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Post-Obama Nobel Prizes go to ...

Now, in this hopeful Spring of post-partisan, post-racial and post-violent times, the world must come together to celebrate all this truth, justice, freedom and progress with a whole new slate of Nobel Prizes. Published October 7, 2014

Local workers look on as  a team or U.S. Navy engineers prepares the ground for  a 25-beds medical facility they are building next to the airport in Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday Sept. 27, 2014. Six months into the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak, and the first to happen in an unprepared West Africa, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and private groups and what is desperately needed is huge. Even as countries try to marshal more resources to close the gap, those needs threaten to become much greater, and possibly even insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Ebola mission not worthy of troops' sacrifices

The world's supply of experimental Ebola drug runs dry just as U.S. troops are deployed to West Africa by a commander-in-chief who has never appeared to have much use for the military as an actual military force. He has deployed them there to fight, in all seriousness, the Ebola virus. Published September 30, 2014

Bicyclists make their way down Pacific Coast Highway, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Huntington Beach, Calif. Under statewide regulations taking effect Tuesday, drivers must give bikes a buffer zone of at least three feet while passing. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

It's time for bicycle sense in America

With the senseless killing of a mother walking through Central Park last week by a madman on a bicycle, it is high time that society take a hard look at what is sure to be a thorny issue: Is it finally time to ban bikes once and for all? Published September 23, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama met with top advisers at the White House Monday to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

A foreign policy conducted in a drug-addled haze

See, kids, this is why you don't do drugs. And this is why you will always eventually regret voting for somebody who boasted of all the coke and dope he did while smoldering about his absentee father. Published September 9, 2014

Law enforcement officers stand watch outside a market, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, where Michael Brown allegedly stole some cigars before being killed by police nearly a week ago in Ferguson, Mo. A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting ignited days of heated protests, and released documents alleging the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a box of cigars. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

When officer safety is job No. 1, the public suffers

Defending yet another police shooting of an American citizen, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson last week casually made a stunning admission — one that fell largely on deaf ears among the twisted media, race pimps and merchants of racial discord gathered in Ferguson. Published August 26, 2014

A protestor is detained Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)

Race pimps and war tanks: Why Ferguson was a perfect storm

You have a nasty thug boosting Swisher Sweets from the corner store and roughing up the merchant. Then, like flies to a barnyard, you have swarms of race pimps breathlessly buzzing to the scene to further fuel the rage and delegitimize the very banner behind which they march. Published August 19, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, after criticizing President Obama's foreign policy, said through a spokesman Tuesday that she looks forward to "hugging it out" with the president at a party Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Hillary Clinton — a woman of no convictions

The rank spectacle of ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton suddenly turning on her commander in chief and former boss to shiv him in the back over the burning ruins she helped make of the Middle East is staggering to behold. Published August 12, 2014

Nancy Writebol, an American aid worker from North Carolina who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, arrives at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.  Writebol is expected to be admitted to the hospital, where she will join another U.S. aid worker, Dr. Kent Brantly, in a special isolation unit. (AP Photo/(AP Photo/The Journal & Constitution, John Spink)

HURT: Do you favor the BLEED Act, or are you a racist?

I call on Congress to write and immediately pass the Begin Loving Ebola Emigres, Dude! Act. And I call on President Obama to sign the BLEED Act, though that is merely a formality he doesn't really have to do if he doesn't feel like it. He can just write the law himself and pass it without Congress. Published August 5, 2014

Demonstrators outside the Supreme Court on the day of the Hobby Lobby decision relieving businesses with religious objections of their obligation to pay for women's contraceptives. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

HURT: Now that I have to pay for it, it is my business

Politicians here have not even figured out how yet to implement their new law requiring us to pay for everybody else's health care, and already people are clamoring to legalize drugs that are, at the very least, hazardous to their health. Published July 15, 2014

Children are held at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas. Thousands of children crossing alone into the U.S. can live in American cities, attend public schools and possibly work for years without consequences. (Associated Press)

HURT: Bring Obama your huddled, illegal youths; he invited them

"Death trains" rumbling through Mexico teeming with children, headed for the U.S. border. Teenage girls raped. Unspeakable violence at the hands of ruthless coyotes, carrying out President Obama's stunningly reckless new foreign policy. Published June 24, 2014