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Charles Hurt

Articles by Charles Hurt

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

This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching, the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter. Instead, the U.S. government pursued negotiations to get him back over the following five years of his captivity  a track that led to his release over the weekend. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)

HURT: An unfair trade for an undeserving deserter

It is truly a fool's errand for any decent person of conscience governed by honesty to engage in debate with the likes of these people. Never has that folly been more acute than in the aftermath of the president's release of the five Kingpins of Terror. Published June 3, 2014

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HURT: Obama's audacity of inaction

According to my copy of "The Audacity of Hope," Barack Obama is deeply disturbed by "income inequality," access to health care for poor people and having U.S. troops on aimless missions abroad. Published May 27, 2014

Folksy: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid compared the fight with Republicans over the Keystone XL pipeline to a greased pig contest in which a deal always slips out of his hands.

HURT: Harry Reid hides behind Constitution to hit Koch brothers

When the founders included the "Speech or Debate" clause in the U.S. Constitution, they wanted to protect members of Congress from the whims of any outside tyrant who might abuse the power of his office to harass, control or destroy his political enemies. Published May 20, 2014

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HURT: Frau Hillary C. — a case study that would tax Dr. Freud

It has forever been perfectly fair game in prudent political discourse to demand that politicians seeking higher office reveal information about their physical fitness. Everyone remembers when Democrats and the press tried making an issue out of Ronald Reagan's advanced age and health in 1984. Published May 13, 2014

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HURT: Tripping over income inequality with intellectual shoelaces

A French "thinker" writes a book about global poverty and, predictably, The New York Times goes limp in the knees. All out was the putsch last week by the Gray Lady's opinion staff to promote the book aimed at toppling the evil rich around the world. Leading this charge was the paper's famous, bearded Marxist Emeritus columnist Paul Krugman. Published April 29, 2014