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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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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, donning her martyr's veil, claims to be under siege from American right-wing groups. (Associated Press)

Don't cry for me, America

Before you shed a tear for Hillary Clinton -- ensnared yet again in a web spun by the Vast Alt-Right Wing Conspiracy -- remember this: There is no "femme" without "fatale." There is no martyr without sacrifice. There is no shattered glass ceiling without broken shards of glass. Published August 29, 2016

"The amounts involved, the favors done, and the significant number of times it was done require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately," Donald Trump said. (Associated Press)

Trump drives agenda while Hillary hides behind jokes

Never in modern American political history has a more issue-oriented, serious candidate for president faced off against a more dishonest, platform-less, self-absorbed celebrity who is cashing in on ill-gotten wealth and fame despite serious concerns about mental and physical health. Published August 23, 2016

A supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., sits in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, during the second day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Poor Bernie -- a loser remains a loser because the fix was in

If you are going to start a revolution, you probably want to finish it. Either win or die trying. That is why revolutions are always so bloody. Whatever you do, if you start a real movement and then try to sell it away, don't be surprised if you lose control. Published July 26, 2016

Donald Trump: #LoveWins

Say whatever you want about real estate developer Donald J. Trump, he is the candidate of "love." Published July 22, 2016

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump's children Donald Trump, Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump AND Tiffany Trump celebrate on the convention floor during the second day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

A new Camelot is born

Behold! A new American political dynasty is born! Goodnight, Camelot. Move over Bushes and Clintons. Meet the entire Trump clan. Published July 20, 2016

Melania Trump speaks on the opening night of the Republican National Convention. (Associated Press)

Melania Trump brings a refreshing attitude about America

Becoming an American citizen, Melania Trump told Republican delegates on the first night of the convention, was "the greatest privilege on planet Earth!" Boy, what a refreshing and starkly different attitude to have in the White House. Published July 19, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event to announce Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., as his vice presidential running mate on, Saturday, July 16, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Donald Trump's message made great by its simplicity

From the moment he descended his glass escalator and transformed U.S. politics with his hostile takeover of the Republican Party, Donald Trump has been a big-picture, broad-brush candidate peddling a very simple, clear message. A simple message from a simple man. Published July 18, 2016

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during the Innovation Showcase, Thursday, July 14, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Donald Trump should stick to gunslinging strategy, pass on boring Mike Pence

By picking Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, real estate mogul Donald J. Trump would take a serious departure from the instinctual campaign style and gunslinging strategy that has served him so well and allowed him to pull some of the most unlikely spectacular political surprises in recent political times. Published July 14, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, July 5, 2016 with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

On Hillary emails, Comey's evidence clashes with Comey's conclusions

So it turns out that while you can indict a ham sandwich, indicting our top diplomat for "extremely careless" handling of national secrets at a time of war against the most determined and diabolical enemy we have ever faced -- well, that is just a waste of time. Inconvenient. Awkward. Published July 5, 2016