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Charles Hurt

Articles by Charles Hurt

** FILE ** Firearms instructors Logan Martin (left) and Andres Gonzalez of Calgary, Alberta, look through the sights of Sig Sauer Swat Patrol AR rifles during the 35th annual SHOT Show on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

HURT: Gun edicts put personal liberty under fire

Where is the liberal outrage? Where is the liberal suspicion about powerful, unchecked governments? Where is the liberal unflinching devotion to individual liberty? Published January 16, 2013

HURT: Congress doesn’t mend its old ways

Congress and the White House have so utterly disgraced themselves and this country over the past few years it seemed impossible for them to do any worse. Yet here we are, facing a massive tax-hike time bomb that was set by them 10 years ago and these people manage to reach new levels of stupidity, recklessness, dishonesty and unfairness. Published January 1, 2013

The National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre speaks during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in Washington. The nation's largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings." (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

HURT: Gun grabbers won't heed NRA's sensible advice

What an irony it was to watch the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre finally emerge after a self-imposed and highly publicized week of silence after the incomprehensible killings of 20 elementary school children. Published December 25, 2012

Sen. Mark R. Warner, Virginia Democrat (The Washington Times)

HURT: After Conn. tragedy, Washington thinks of … political gain

Only in this capital of self-absorbed arrogance do people learn of an incomprehensible slaughter of angelic children huddled in terror and immediately think — well, of themselves. And how they can, in their boundless power and wisdom, fix it so it never happens again. Only in this town do people witness such madness and carnage and think of — what else? — low, dirty politics. Published December 18, 2012

President Obama, flanked by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, National Governors Association (NGA) Chairman, and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, NGA Vice Chair, meets Dec. 4, 2012, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington with the NGA executive committee regarding the fiscal cliff. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is at right. (Associated Press)

HURT: Washington’s financial miscreants sucker us

Only in a town like this would criminally reckless and penniless grifters still be at the bargaining table as their debtors and creditors pick through the rubble of the financial ruin they themselves created. Published December 4, 2012

**FILE** President Obama leaves the East Room of the White House on Nov. 14, 2012, following his first post-election news conference. (Associated Press)

HURT: Whole gaggle 'wasn't looking' during presidential election

During this time of Thanksgiving, it is altogether fitting and appropriate that we stop to give thanks for one of our most important and cherished freedoms in America: our freedom of the press. Without the vigorous and unflinching watchdogs of truth and justice, where would we be today? Published November 20, 2012

President Barack Obama calls Wisconsin volunteers as he visits a campaign office call center the morning of the 2012 election, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

HURT: Obama victory means four more years with no hope of change

All that for nothing. It was the billion-dollar election that did not decide one single damned thing. Republicans control the House. Democrats control the Senate. And the White House remains in Democratic hands with absolutely no mandate whatsoever. Published November 7, 2012

A volunteer check-in clerk reads the newspaper while waiting for constituents to cast their votes during the lunch time hours at Wesley Methodist Church, precinct 32, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

HURT: Voting in Washington, D.C., is an experience like nowhere else

Living here in the capital of the world's most powerful and sophisticated democratic republic isn't so easy, especially on Election Day. As the beacon of freedom and self-governance, we voters in the District of Columbia take seriously our duty once again to humbly demonstrate to the world how democracy works. Published November 6, 2012

President Barack Obama answers a question during the third presidential debate at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

HURT: Exceptionalism Obama versus Bowing Obama

Good news, America! Just three years and 351 days into his presidency, President Obama has finally accepted the concept of American exceptionalism in the world. Published October 22, 2012

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attends a conference on women's empowerment in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Clinton arrived for the long-planned women's event in Lima, Monday, after another weekend of criticism from Republicans over the Obama administration's initial explanation of the Sept. 11 attack and security at the consulate in Benghazi, where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans died. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)

HURT: White House finds a scapegoat for tragedy in Libya

Lost in all the "fog of war," as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called it, that is still rising like smoke from the burned and looted U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is an even more glaring global catastrophe caused by the Obama administration. Published October 16, 2012

President Barack Obama, left, listens as Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney answers a question from a member of the audience. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

HURT: Romney ticks off failed math of Obama's four years

Thanks to the debates, we now know our country is being run by a couple of stoner college kids who spend most of their time slouched on the couch, watching TV, playing video games and doing drugs. Published October 16, 2012

Vice President Joseph R. Biden speaks  Oct. 4, 2012, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (Associated Press)

HURT: Want higher taxes, Joe? 'Yes, we do!'

Joe Biden's done it again. He inadvertently said exactly what was rattling around in his old head, which is the cardinal sin of any politician and particularly egregious when your mind contains the peculiar thoughts of Vice President Joseph R. Biden and President Obama. Published October 7, 2012