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Charles Hurt

Articles by Charles Hurt

HURT: Re-election trumps phony green hype

First came the death panels, unchecked socialism and czarists run amok. Now President Obama has decided to kill as many as 12,000 Americans. In addition, he aims to give heart attacks to another 5,300, send 20,000 more to hospitals and emergency rooms and sicken another 2.5 million so they miss school or work. Published September 6, 2011

HURT: Tossing aside 'hope' and 'change'

The surest sign yet that President Obama will cashier his "hope" and "change" gimmicks from the last campaign in favor of a switchblade and brass knuckles for the next one was the stunning landmark decision he quietly made last week before hightailing it up to Martha's Vineyard for a trip to Luxuryville. Published August 23, 2011

President Obama arrives at the White House on Aug. 9, 2011, after making an unannounced trip to Dover Air Force Base, in Dover, Del., to pay tribute to the 30 U.S. troops killed over the weekend in Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

HURT: Fallen off Olympus, Obama stammers

The most shocking thing about President Obama's political implosion from bright supernova to deadened black hole has been the complete undoing of his ability to speak. Published August 9, 2011

President Obama addresses the nation from the White House on July 25, 2011, on the approaching debt limit deadline. (Associated Press)

HURT: Obama offers lectures but no answers

The whole problem with the teleprompter is it can't come up with a plan. It doesn't have any of its own ideas. Truth is, it doesn't come up with anything at all that you don't type into it. Published July 26, 2011

HURT: Debt mess maxes out on all fronts

OK, so you wake up from a long drunken bender and discover that you burned through every bit of your money, raided your retirement savings and maxed out all your credit cards with debts your grandchildren will be paying for the rest of their lives. What do you do? Published July 19, 2011

HURT: Cash clears up nanny's safety worries

As we all know from state and local laws that have been on the books for years, fireworks are dangerous and, without proper government supervision, can cause serious damage, injury and even death. Published July 5, 2011

HURT: Pols who beggared us begging for more

Anytime you hear a politician talk about needing "revenue," grab your wallet and run. Anytime you hear a politician talk about "raising" $600 billion in revenue, grab your wallet, any silverware you haven't already melted down to keep up with taxes, and your children's piggy banks. And run like the wind. Published June 28, 2011

This image provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 shows one of nine new warning labels cigarette makers will have to use by the fall of 2012. In the most significant change to U.S. cigarette packs in 25 years, the FDA's the new warning labels depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use. (AP Photo/U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

HURT: No ifs, ands or butts — FDA warning photos faked

For decades, the federal government has accused tobacco companies of running a campaign of relentless deception in order to sell cigarettes and convince customers that their product will make you sexy, skinny, cool or whatever. Published June 21, 2011

HURT: Watch out for Mama Grizzly Palin's bite

You don't exactly have to be Grizzly Adams to know that if you go out to shoot an Alaskan bear, there is one rule that rises above all others. Whatever you do, just don't wound the bear. Published June 14, 2011

HURT: Sarah of Alaska fits Joan of Arc role as 2012 possibility

On the very weekend America paused to remember all those whose sacrifices are the blood fruit of our freedom, rolling in like thunder, clad in black leather, was yet another red-white-and-blue bundle of American sacrifice and patriotism. Published May 31, 2011

HURT: In search of a worthy Republican candidate

Understandably, Republicans are growing a wee bit nervous about the next election as they watch the parade of political pygmies they have left to choose from for their nomination. So far, the brightest stars have ducked the big fight. Published May 24, 2011

HURT: Democrats addicted to spending our cash

Even as we learn the grave news that Congress will bankrupt Social Security and Medicare even sooner than previously predicted, Democratic leaders maintain their hot and oily rhetoric. Published May 17, 2011

HURT: Obama really not shy about spiking ball

If that glorious clap of gunfire and splintering open of Osama bin Laden's skull was the most thrilling moment yet of the Obama presidency, then the nadir came just hours later. Published May 10, 2011

HURT: This time, Obama made the brave choice

President Obama this week executed the finest feat of his presidency and he owes that success to the "Birthers" who dogged him so long to prove that he was born in America. Published May 3, 2011