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Charles Hurt

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** FILE ** President Barack Obama speaks at Lorain County Community College, Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Elyria, Ohio. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

HURT: Bailing out bad choices isn't academic

Once again, this town has ground to a halt in another one of its interminable squabbles about how to spend even more of our money that we do not have. Published May 1, 2012

** FILE ** A man waits to be processed at a Border Patrol detention center on Jan. 17, 2012, in Imperial Beach, Calif. (Associated Press)

HURT: In this economy, U.S. needs border fence — to keep Mexicans in

A new study from the highly esteemed Pew Hispanic Center says the millions of Mexicans who risked their lives crossing the desert to get here to the promised land for a better life have given up on the U.S. This is no small feat. Have you ever been to Mexico? Published April 24, 2012

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

HURT: Fire and brimstone from the Church of Do-Goodery

Two of the wisest sages of all time — Mark Twain and Jesus Christ himself — spoke memorably about the dangers of worrisome do-gooders run amok. Indeed, it is the curse of do-gooders the world over to find fault in everyone except themselves. Published April 10, 2012

President Obama shakes hands April 3, 2012, with Dean Singleton, the outgoing AP chairman of the board, after Singleton introduced him to speak at the Associated Press luncheon during the ASNE Convention in Washington. (Associated Press)

HURT: Newshounds in heat over Obama

Any hope that the full-blown love affair the old-guard media has for President Obama might cool off a bit for their coverage of the 2012 presidential election vanished long about lunchtime Tuesday. Published April 3, 2012

** FILE ** Unaware that a microphone was recording him, President Obama asked outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday, March 26, 2012, for breathing room until after Mr. Obama's re-election campaign to negotiate on missile defense. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

HURT: Obama's 'flexibility' to lie after election

Turns out he's not Kenyan after all. He's KGB. All this time, people were worried that President Obama was born in Africa and that his radical agenda had been crafted by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Saul Alinsky on the streets of Chicago's South Side. Published March 27, 2012

HURT: Big picture looks good for GOP

With all the creepy preaching from Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney's disastrous attempts at relating to earthlings who don't own a couple of Cadillacs or hobnob with owners of NASCAR teams, it is understandable Republicans might be a wee bit depressed these days. Published February 28, 2012

HURT: Pious pretenders should blame themselves

The shocker out of the fracas over President Obama forcing contraceptives on everybody has been how all these suddenly pious politicians and appeasing religious leaders who paved the way for Obamacare pretend to be surprised that the right to rubbers, diaphragms and pills has been enshrined in the pantheon of American rights, up there with free speech. Published February 14, 2012

HURT: Maybe Mitt Romney might just be enough

As former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld might say, you have to go into the general election with the candidate you have, not the candidate you might want or wish to have at a later time. Published February 7, 2012

HURT: 'Islamist Firster' president not what he claimed

Surveying the live minefields, cratered roads and mortar-pocked concrete buildings along the border here between Syria and Israel, it is hard not to be reminded of the historic and monumental disappointment President Obama has been. Published January 31, 2012

** FILE ** This video image provided by the Office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shows Giffords announcing her plans to resign, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Office of Gabrielle Giffords)

HURT: Congress a generous place to work

Congress is a very generous place to work, a place where a horrific tragedy (such as the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords) or terrible health news (such as a stroke, suffered by Sen. Mark Kirk) doesn't mean career uncertainty and financial destitution. It would be lovely if the rest of the world were that generous. Published January 24, 2012

HURT: Jonny Huntsman, we hardly knew ye

At last, the long national nightmare of Jon Huntsman Jr. running for president is finally over. One can only hope we will never again endure hearing Chinese spoken during another presidential debate. Published January 17, 2012

HURT: Attacking markets exposes folly of Romney rivals

The whole problem with Mitt Romney, it turns out, is that he dared to participate in the American free market before going into politics. At least, that is, according to Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and their increasingly wacky, desperate and dwindling band of supporters. Published January 10, 2012