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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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In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden arrive for the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Leading the donkey by the tail

Defunding city police departments. Exploding murder rates. Free health care for illegal aliens. Crushing debt. Obliterating American history. Published August 6, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, center, smiles as he watches an opening day baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

America's Faucian bargain

Anthony Fauci's embarrassing face-plant on Opening Day at Nationals Park gave a bad name to bespectacled nerds everywhere. Maybe it was his facemask cutting off the oxygen required for elite athleticism. Published July 27, 2020

Just like rats in a plague, Dems feed on America's misery

Nearly 150,000 Americans have already died in this once-in-a-century plague from China. The nation is truly at war against an invisible enemy. In other words, this is the perfect time for Washington Democrats to pillage for their own personal political profit. Published July 23, 2020

This June 16, 2010, file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., participates in a ceremony to unveil two plaques recognizing the contributions of enslaved African Americans in the construction of the United States Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, has died. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed his passing late Friday, July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Remember John Lewis

Remember John Lewis. Remember Selma. Last week America lost one of the great lions of the civil rights movement. Few people alive today did more to bend the arc of history toward justice than Rep. John Lewis. Published July 20, 2020

Leroy Satchel Paige 1942 (Associated Press)

Baseball is the answer

When in doubt, baseball is the answer. In these harrowing times, the silver lining has been the local-TV baseball station that plays "classic" games from years past every night. Published July 16, 2020

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being ... Joe Biden

After six weeks of shamelessly exploiting the tragic death of George Floyd for his own political fortune Mr. Biden has finally identified the source -- the very headwaters -- of White Privilege in America. He found it in the mirror. Published July 9, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden puts on a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he departs after speaking at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Joe Biden, part of the problem since 1973

You gotta love Joe Biden. The guy has been part of the problem in Washington for 47 years. But now? Now, he is really going to get after it! Published July 6, 2020

In this file photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2011, a Cape vulture is seen in its enclosure at the Vulture Programme at Boekenhoutkloof near Hartbeespoort Dam, South Africa. The birds are known as loyal mates, devoted parents and resourceful foragers, as well as spectacular flyers. Visitors to the Vulture Programme can observe the birds feeding at a "vulture restaurant" and get close to a Cape vulture breeding colony established on an artificial cliff built of concrete, mesh and paint.  (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Vulture Joe Biden no Atticus Finch

What kinds of political vultures sit around bobbing their nasty little heads in search of rotten carrion after a human catastrophe? Well, Democrats, of course! Published July 2, 2020

Supporters of of President Donald Trump hold signs during a rally at Pliny Park in Brattleboro, Vt., Saturday, June 27, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Beware, President Trump, of the enthusiasm gap ...

President Trump's reelection campaign issued a "memorandum on enthusiasm" Sunday outlining the very "real and wide" gap in enthusiasm between Mr. Trump's campaign and that of Joe Biden. Published June 29, 2020

The White House is visible behind a statue of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Washington, with the word "Killer" spray painted on its base. Protesters tried to topple the statue Monday night. President Tump had tweeted late Monday that those who tried to topple the statue of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House faced 10 years in prison under the Veteran's Memorial Preservation Act.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Democrats' 'Bonfire of Inanities'

In this modern Bonfire of Inanities, ignorance reigns supreme. Which is one of the big problems with mob "justice," a painful lesson we history students here in America learned a long time ago. Published June 25, 2020

In this June 17, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Darby, Pa.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  **FILE**

Somebody call 911; Joe Biden needs a body cast

The problem isn't how long Joe Biden has been alive. The problem is how long he has been in Washington. Or, as President Trump described it, "four decades of betrayal, calamity and failure." Published June 21, 2020

President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a roundtable discussion about "Transition to Greatness: Restoring, Rebuilding, and Renewing," at Gateway Church Dallas, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Dallas.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump and the riot of political plagues

It is only June. But already this year, President Trump has endured an impeachment trial, a global pandemic, an economic collapse and, now, unchecked rioting in the streets. Published June 11, 2020

President Donald Trump arrives to speak during a tour of Puritan Medical Products medical swab manufacturing facility, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Guilford, Maine. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump versus all the crazed liberal lies

Brace for the fight of your life. The biggest difference between today and four years ago is that this time they know Donald Trump can win. Published June 8, 2020

President Donald Trump talks to reporters before departing the White House for a trip to Michigan, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump's political education should make him wary

And why shouldn't President Trump be alarmed that election officials in swing states are mailing out millions of absentee ballot applications to voters ahead of the 2020 election? Published May 21, 2020

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House as he departs on Marine One, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Washington. Trump is en route to Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump's modesty and ending political persecutions

Again and again, it is President Trump's quiet, patient modesty that shines through. Especially compared to the suffocating loud-mouthed arrogance of his predecessor. Published May 18, 2020