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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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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., leaves a closed-door strategy session as he works to get past last week's failure to pass a health care overhaul bill and rebuild unity in the Republican Conference, at the Capitol, in Washington, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trumpcare failure a sign of real change in Congress

It sure ain't pretty, but this is what "post-partisan" politics looks like. And despite all the caterwauling you hear from the political press here in Washington, that is a good thing. Published March 28, 2017

Judge Gorsuch and the corpse flower

Every few years, the botanical garden down on the National Mall proudly boasts its prized "corpse flower." In years when our federal swamp gets hot and icky enough, the foul-smelling plant turns a throbbing purple and blooms. Published March 19, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in Congress are sitting around while Republicans try to clean up the Obamacare mess. (Associated Press/File)

Democrats need to help fix the Disastercare they created

The entire onus on fixing Disastercare rests squarely on the shoulders of President Trump and congressional Republicans. Mr. Obama and his "Choom Gang" Democrats are standing around whistling and smoking their joints. Published March 13, 2017

Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions too nice to handle Franken, Leahy, other jackals properly

When Jeff Sessions is told that he has lied under oath, failed to answer questions completely and misled the United States Senate, he responds with the humility of a church deacon who has just been accused by fellow parishioners of piling too much of the fried chicken onto his plate at the potluck supper. Published March 5, 2017

President Donald Trump during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump is the answer to all that ails Washington

In a whirling dervish White House press conference, President Trump manhandled the press, piledrived all the fake news and reminded the world why he tore through both political parties and got elected president in the first place. Published February 16, 2017

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn merely dished in private to a top Russian official the precise same sentiments President Trump has been dishing. (Associated Press)

Media and liberals think they've finally caught their prey

So Mike Flynn violated some arcane statute that has never been prosecuted in the more than 200 years it has been on the books. The statute is so loosely defined that Jimmy Carter, Dennis Rodman and the entire Clinton Cartel could have been rung up on that charges a hundred times over. Published February 14, 2017

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson smiles at a news conference about a federal appeals court's refusal to reinstate President Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. (Associated Press)

Make SCOTUS great again: Liberal judges push their own end

Thursday night's ruling to uphold the stay on President Trump's executive order by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was not surprising. It is incontrovertible proof that these judges, and far too many other judges, simply do not believe that the American people have the right to govern themselves. Published February 9, 2017

George Orwell

'1984': Making liberals great again

Are the kids finally waking up and after decades of blithe ignorance and deciding to finally educate themselves about social studies? Are they suddenly "woke" to the ancient questions such as "Who should govern?" and "Where do rights come from?" Published February 7, 2017

Donald Trump Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Donald Trump the Revolutionary

Not since 1980 -- or perhaps 1932 -- has such a political revolution hit the banks of the Potomac River. Published January 19, 2017