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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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"If the state and federal government don't want to stand up to the NRA and some other folks, then let us," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said. (Associated Press)

Blame the shooter, not law-abiding gun owners

It really takes uncommon depravity for someone to use a tragedy such as a shooting to score political points. It is a level of disregard for human life that the vast majority of decent people in America cannot comprehend. Published August 18, 2019

President Donald Trump talks with reporters before departing for an event to celebrate the 400th anniversary celebration of the first representative assembly at Jamestown, on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump is the least racist person in the world

It is true. President Trump really is the least racist person in the world. Just ask him. "I am the least racist person there is anywhere in the world," he said this week. Published July 31, 2019

President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

EXCLUSIVE: Trump's 'unconventional' diplomacy opens doors, Pompeo says

In his first interview just hours after returning from the DMZ with Mr. Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is clearly pleased with the day's events. He is seated at the desk in his office aboard the Air Force 757 carrying him home after an eight-day diplomatic journey around the world. Published June 30, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, speaks at the G-20 summit event on the Digital Economy in Osaka, Japan, Friday, June 28, 2019. President Donald Trump, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, listen. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

You're welcome Japan; now it's time you help us

But, in fact, Mr. Trump's statement is a perfectly shrewd observation. Obviously, for 70 years now, America has been committed to the 1951 U.S.-Japan security treaty that put the United States on the hook for Japanese security. Published June 28, 2019

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described the White House as "afflicted by mental retardation" on Tuesday. Mr. Rouhani and President Trump have been exchanging escalating rhetorical jabs at one another. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) **FILE**

New beginnings in the Middle East

Conventional wisdom around here holds that once the smoke clears from all the lightning, thunder and pyrotechnics of President Trump's mighty thumb tweets, current foreign policy toward Iran is somehow remarkably similar to the previous administration's. Published June 26, 2019

Migrants applying for asylum in the U.S. make breakfast on the border in Tijuana, Mexico. (Associated Press)

Like Pedro says: 'You never sausage a place'

"Threats and temper tantrums" are better known as "smart negotiating skills." It is how this president managed for the first time in 40 years to find a solution to deal with an immigration problem that both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have refused to fix. Published June 9, 2019

Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Starved for attention, Mueller pulls a Jim Comey

In this latest episode of "Prosecutors Gone Wild," special counsel Robert Mueller performed what can only be described in legal terms as "pulling a Jim Comey." Published May 29, 2019