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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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Sen. Marco Rubio speaks Monday during a campaign rally at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, March 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) ** FILE **

Marco Rubio is the tea party heartthrob who turned establishment shill

Like the Titanic before it, the U.S.S. Jeb! set sail with such great puffery and fanfare that the passengers on board the gilded ship sipping from champagne flutes were filled with confidence and optimism about the wondrous journey to follow. Quite bullish they were! Published March 15, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, March 7, 2016, in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

'Big tent' Trump forcing party to attack itself

In 2012, we watched as the GOP establishment forced a flawed and flimsy candidate onto Republican voters. It was like trying to stuff a cat into a trash can. Published March 8, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., reaches into the crowd to shake hands at a campaign rally Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Minneapolis.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Establishment seeks USS Marco Rubio to save it from Donald Trump

The Donald Trump Derangement Syndrome treatment facilities simply cannot handle the patient load. By Super Tuesday, there will be no beds left and white people wearing Brooks Brothers suits and tassel loafers will be wandering the streets of New York and D.C. with bloodshot eyes. Published February 23, 2016

Pope Francis meets journalists aboard the plane during the flight from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to Rome on Feb. 17, 2016. (Associated Press)

Pope hurling stones at Trump from glass Vatican

Looks like Pope Francis needs to go to confession. At the very least, the pontiff should seek an audience with real estate mogul Donald J. Trump to ask for forgiveness over slandering him and denouncing his Christian faith. Published February 19, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a rally at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing & Technology in Florence, S.C., Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Another ill-advised (but self-serving) kamikaze stunt by Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz is one of those people who constantly wrestles with the Constitution -- and always wins. In his latest declaration to mount the barricades in defense of the Constitution, the Texas senator said he will "absolutely" filibuster any nominee the president puts forward to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Published February 16, 2016

Supporters wait for Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump to speak during a primary night rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

Donald Trump built a juggernaut and had the media pay for it

Why does the mainstream media heap such scorn and disbelief on Donald Trump over his promise to build a great wall along the border with Mexico -- and make Mexico pay for it? After all, Donald Trump has built a winning presidential campaign -- and made the media pay for it. Published February 9, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Gilbert, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

The rise of Trump, the downfall of the 'experts'

To understand the rise of Donald Trump here in Iowa and around the country, you must first understand that Americans have always been suspicious of experts. The honest, brutal truth is that we actually despise experts. Published January 31, 2016

Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and John Kasich stand for a group photo before the Republican debate Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa. (Associated Press)

GOP primary -- the greatest show on earth!

It is high time to declare -- honestly and without exaggeration -- that the 2016 GOP presidential primary has officially become the greatest, most interesting, most entertaining election of all time! Published January 29, 2016

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The State of the Union Obama really wanted to give

Even at the end of seven good and prosperous years, a president's final State of the Union address is a tough act. There is no one left to blame. By this point in a presidency, he owns the current state of the union. Imagine what it must be like after seven terrible years. Published January 12, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks onstage for a rally at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Debunking 'conservative' concerns about Donald Trump

First, they told us that Donald Trump's whole campaign was conjured up by disgraced ex-President Bill Clinton as a way to toss a smoke grenade into the middle of the Republican presidential primary and smooth the path to the White House for his wife, Hillary. Published January 10, 2016