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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. He can be reached at

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Elon Musk attends Heidi Klum's 21st annual Halloween party at Sake No Hana at Moxy Lower East Side on  Oct. 31, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Vulgarian Trump and barbarian Musk at the gate

Former President Donald Trump is at his most vulgar and unsuited for high office when he claims that the 2020 election was stolen. This just in: The 2020 election was stolen! Published December 1, 2022

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in Hialeah, Fla.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Rise of the MAGA clones

Well, no wonder the guy is so damned sanctimonious. Maybe his nickname should be Ron DeLandslide. Or Ron DeSavage. Published November 10, 2022

Democrats' abortion vote illustration by The Washington Times

Democrats cling to abortion

As Sherlock Holmes famously observed, it's often the dog that didn't bark who cracks the case. Published October 3, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks during a Democratic National Committee event at the National Education Association Headquarters, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The ‘Biden Touch’ of misery

The country is melting down under the flames of historic inflation, rampaging crime, record gas prices, an unprecedented invasion at the border and a growing threat of nuclear war. Published September 26, 2022