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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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President Donald Trump sits with Joshua Holt, who was recently released from a prison in Venezuela, in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump inherits Reagan's wind

No president from either party over the past three decades has earned the inheritance of Ronald Reagan on the world stage quite like President Trump has. Published May 27, 2018

What Obama and his political Choom Gang did is far worse than Watergate

At the end of all the scandal and drama, all of the breathlessly reported lies and false accusations, at the end of all the money wasted on some zany kabuki swamp dance choreographed to the thrumming of giant bullfrogs and yipping of excited coyotes — at the end of all of this — it comes down to precisely what we said it was a year and a half ago. Published May 20, 2018

Former U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry attends the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP) ** FILE **

Throw John Kerry in jail

Once again, America finds John McCain heroically fighting for his life, this time against cancer. Perhaps inspired by such heroism, John Kerry has dusted off his old turncoat from his French closet and is turning traitor against the United States again. Published May 6, 2018

Then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 3, 2017. Mr. Comey is blasting President Donald Trump as unethical and "untethered to truth" and his leadership of the country as "ego driven and about personal loyalty." Comey's comments come in a new book in which he casts Trump as a mafia boss-like figure who sought to blur the line between law enforcement and politics and tried to pressure him regarding the investigation into Russian election interference. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

'Slimeball' versus Stormy Daniels

Call it a pole-dancing standoff between the Siren Stripper and the Leakin' Lyin' Nasty Giraffe, code-named "Slimeball" by the highest levels of the United States government. Published April 15, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican (left) and Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, South Dakota Republican, speak with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Tuesday about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. (Associated Press)

Facebook's Big Dork vs. Congress' Dearth Panels

Every single one of these people in Congress expressing shock and condemnation over Facebook's sale of persuasion power to political entities already knew exactly what Facebook has been up to for years. Because each and every one of them has used those very tactics to get elected. Published April 11, 2018

"CHlCKS ARE lN" is a dangerous temptation for children everywhere. More dangerous than cotton candy, fire crackers, video games and bad words. (Charles Hurt/The Washington Times)

An Easter life lesson in parenting

The T-shirt industry has been making a killing off American children for decades now. But I always felt like the industry was missing a big winner: "I survived bad parenting." Published April 1, 2018

The leftist romance with lawlessness

Only in Washington would it be a scandal for the government to ask a person who wants to be represented in Congress if they are an actual U.S. citizen. Published March 27, 2018

In this Feb. 11, 2007, file photo, Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. A nonprofit watchdog group has asked the Justice Department and Office of Government Ethics to investigate whether a secret payment to Daniels made prior to the 2016 presidential election violated federal law because Donald Trump did not list it on his financial disclosure forms. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) ** FILE **

Next up (The Swamp hopes): The really truly final end of Trump

First they tried to beat him at the polls. They lost miserably. Then they unleashed America's most powerful and penetrating espionage apparatus against him at the height of the presidential campaign. And got caught red-handed. Published March 25, 2018

Outgoing White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, one of President Trump's closest aides, arrives to meet with the House Intelligence Committee. (Associated Press)

Hope Hicks and the truth of little white lies

Hope Hicks has more integrity and is far more honest than any of the lying politicians on the House "intelligence" committee who grilled her for nine hours this week about whether she has ever lied on behalf of her boss, the president of the United States. Published March 4, 2018