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Charles Hurt

Articles by Charles Hurt

Developer Donald Trump gestures as he announces that he is seeking the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Voters eager to see Trump gore federal china shop

Call him "Teflon Don." Campaigning in Iowa over the weekend, Donald Trump was being, well, Donald Trump, fearlessly bellowing insults without mercy, until he finally landed a big blow on Old John McCain and managed to hit on the ONLY thing you cannot say bad about the senator from Arizona. In mocking and belittling Mr. McCain's tortured service as a downed Navy pilot in a Hanoi prison camp, The Donald's meteoric ascent seemed threatened -- but just for a moment. Published July 21, 2015

This book cover released by Harper shows "Go Set A Watchman," a follow-up to Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird." The book will be released on July 14. (AP Photo/Harper)

Was Atticus Finch a justice-loving racist all along?

So it turns out a half century on that Atticus Finch -- America's fearless moral compass on matters of race, our Moses of The South -- got old and turned into just another crotchety Archie Bunker, barking about blacks, white outsiders and the meddlesome federal courts. Published July 14, 2015

President Barack Obama sings "Amazing Grace" during services honoring the life of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Friday, June 26, 2015, at the College of Charleston TD Arena in Charleston, S.C.. Pinckney was one of the nine people killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church last week in Charleston. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Nero had his fiddle; Obama has 'Amazing Grace'

If Jimmy Carter is "history's greatest monster," as deemed by the good people of Springfield in "The Simpsons," then President Obama is "history's most deluded jester." Published June 30, 2015

Dylann Storm Roof is a suspect in the shooting of several people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. (AP Photo)

Confederacy of one dunce spurs battle flag retreat

A self-absorbed loser whose weak mind has been twisted into a haunted house of pharmacological drugs and psychotic Internet fantasies commits unspeakable crimes against some of the very finest, most loving people you could possibly find in this corrupt world. A bipartisan throng of tragedy whores takes the stage to address the wicked travesty. They are going to DO something about this evil crime! They are going to demand -- that a flag be taken down? Published June 23, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush waves while walking on the stage to speak at Rick Scott's Economic Growth Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Jeb's European vacation

Not since Clark Griswold took his family on a European vacation have we seen such goofy antics. Jeb Bush, in a desperate bid to be taken seriously, is cashing in his last name to buy himself a first-class tour of European capitals to hobnob with world leaders, statesmen and dignitaries. Published June 9, 2015

Tonya Smith visits the grave of her grandfather, Air Force veteran Tom Logsdon, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif., Monday May 25, 2015. Americans observe Memorial Day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Military gratitude and the politics of war

Apparently feeling intellectual, The Washington Post sports department decided to mark Memorial Day this year by pondering a deep thought. Published May 26, 2015

Hillary and Bill Clinton (Associated Press)

The 'Old and Relentless': The Clinton soap opera continues

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the longest-running Southern Gothic soap opera in American history! It is a mix of "Days of Our Lives," "Dr. Phil," "The Sopranos," "Oprah" and "Judge Judy" all rolled into one, long, endless saga called "The Clintons -- a Tale of Naked Ambition, Unquenchable Libido, Towering Greed and Their Desperation to be a Part of Every American's Life as Long as We Live." Published May 19, 2015

Alex Rodriguez warms up before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday, April 13, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Yankees ignoring Alex Rodriguez's milestones is grosser than gross

Thinking of New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and his historic milestone of passing Willie Mays' lifetime home run record last week, I was reminded of the jokes kids used to tell one another when they wanted to impress their playground friends with the epic grossness of their imaginations. Published May 12, 2015

Liberals' petri dish laid bare in Baltimore

All the mayhem unfolding in Baltimore is nothing short of an unspeakable American tragedy. Laid bare are the failures of cradle-to-grave social policies held so dear by politicians in both parties, but embraced and celebrated most lustily by Democrats. Published May 5, 2015

A man carries items from a store as police vehicles burn, Monday, April 27, 2015, after the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a Baltimore Police Department van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

From Star-Spangled Banner to free toilet paper

With such steady, just and hopeful leadership from President Obama and his recently departed attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., is it any wonder that peace, love, patriotism and tranquility reign across the land with such fervor? Published April 28, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican. (Associated Press)

Marco Rubio habla Americano better than other Republicans

Sen. Marco Rubio might be a Spanish-speaking Cuban from Miami, but he is currently winning the Republican Party's "American" presidential primary as the only guy speaking common English right now. Published April 21, 2015

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One, Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) **FILE**

Beauty Queen Barack and the Tehran Mullahs: Partners in peace

Just like every other ditzy beauty queen in the history of beauty pageants, President Obama steps across the world stage clutching the giant bouquet of flowers handed him by the Nobel Committee and pivots back and forth, waving mechanically. Published April 7, 2015

In this Feb. 3, 2012, file photo, released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves to the worshippers before he delivers his Friday prayers sermon, at the Tehran University campus, Iran. (AP Photo/Office of the Supreme Leader, File)

Obama the playground taunter and his merchants of betrayal coddle Iran

President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are so many fathoms out of their depth that the best they can do for civilization is to toss control of the entire Middle East into the hands of the Iranians. That really and truly is their strategy. Published March 24, 2015

The U.S. Capitol is kept largely out of reach from American taxpayers.

Washington bureaucrats gone wild rival spring break revelers

It's that time of year when college kids in flip-flops hit the sandy beaches of cheesy Mexican resorts and party till the break of dawn, shimmying and jiggling and drinking florescent tequila shots from unknown belly buttons. Here in your nation's capital, it is really no different. Published March 17, 2015