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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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Maximum Security appeared to have won the 145th Kentucky Derby on Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky, however, the horse was disqualified for interference. (Associated Press)

Trump, the Kentucky Derby and fake news

In the stunning confusion of Saturday's Kentucky Derby as we tried to comprehend why Maximum Security's jockey had been disqualified after appearing to win the race, my first thought -- naturally -- was: "I cannot wait to see what President Trump tweets about this!" Published May 5, 2019

Oh, to work in Nancy Pelosi's vineyard

Once again, President Trump has hit upon a supposedly "controversial" proposal that has caused the entire herd of fainting goats in the Washington press corps to collapse in fevered panting and jerky spasms. And, once again, the idea is simple, logical and genius. Published April 12, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks at an annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trump is lone, sensible voice about privacy among all the nonsense

For 200 years, stringent safeguards have been in place to protect the civil liberties of U.S. citizens from unreasonable search and seizure. These protections severely restricted the federal government's ability to spy on Americans, especially on U.S. soil. Published April 7, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

'Never Trumpers' are suddenly constitutionalists

Now come all the great Washington "conservatives" lambasting President Trump for threatening to declare a "national emergency" so he can finally build the promised southern border wall that got him elected president. Published February 17, 2019

The U.S. Capitol Building Dome is seen before the sun rises in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

State of the Union? Kermit Gosnell could be governor of Virginia

Last week, a major political party in America openly embraced legislation to legalize elective abortion during live human birth. Previously, such infanticidal horrors had been glimpsed only in murder trials of monsters like Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist serving a life sentence for murdering three babies at birth. Published February 5, 2019

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, gestures as his wife, Pam, listens during a news conference in the Governors Mansion at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Northam is under fire for a racial photo that appeared in his college yearbook. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Outrage over blackface, silence over killing babies

What is truly amazing is how many Virginia Democrat politicians had to touch that hot stove before they got the message that even mainstream Democrat voters do not approve -- no, they are appalled, aghast and unbelieving -- at the mere notion of an elective abortion during delivery. Published February 3, 2019

Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, speaks outside of the federal courthouse following a hearing, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Stone was arrested Friday in the special counsel's Russia investigation and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

The real sins of Roger Stone

Finally. America is safe. Young children can go outside and play again. No longer is liberty and justice threatened by the scourge of the Donald Trump presidency. Or militant Russian collusion. Published January 27, 2019

A sign is posted on a gate blocking a parking lot to Land's End in San Francisco, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Nonprofits, businesses and state governments across the country are paying bills and putting in volunteer hours in an uphill battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown lingers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

How about a taxpayer shutdown?

The federal government has been shut down for three weeks now and it is hard to find a single tax-paying, Average-Joe citizen who has been affected -- unless, of course, you happen to work for Uncle Sam. Published January 6, 2019