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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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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

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, confer prior to a news conference to say they are disagreeing with President Donald Trump's sudden decision to pull all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

All I want for Christmas is for politicians to care about America

The towering arrogance on display last week from the global interventionists in both parties in Washington over President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the Syrian civil war was enough to choke a full-sized draft mule. Published December 23, 2018

Protesters are reflected in a puddle as they wave European flags to demonstrate against Brexit in front of the Parliament in London, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to persuade lawmakers to support the divorce agreement between Britain and the European Union in a Dec. 11 House of Commons vote. Opposition parties say they will vote against it, as do dozens of lawmakers from May's Conservatives. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Only the second-worst result of efforts to unify Europe

Back during the formation of the European Union in the 1990s, there was a joke going around among those who prefer to remember history -- mainly hoping to avoid repeating it. The last time folks worked this hard to unify Europe, the joke went, things didn't turn out so well. Published December 9, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., pauses while speaking to members of the media at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Poor Chuckie Schumer: Still known by two names

The only turkey in Washington these days is Chuck Schumer, still the lowly Senate minority leader after the much-ballyhooed Great Blue Wave of 2018. Published November 25, 2018

President Donald Trump,  from left, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, California Gov. Jerry Brown, Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom and Paradise Mayor Jody Jones tour the Skyway Villa Mobile Home and RV Park during Trump's visit of the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Trump went to Northern California on Saturday to survey the devastation from the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool)

Nero fiddles while Trump burns

These people are looking for Nero. Just so long as he keeps playing the fiddle so nicely. Published November 18, 2018

A man raises a sign "Blacks For Trump" as President Trump speaks on June 27 in Fargo, North Dakota. (Associated Press)

Media nightmare: Black pro-Trump voters

Because President Trump is an Alt-Right, White-Supremacist, Nationalist Racist who wants to bring black slavery back in America, he dispatched a tweet proudly declaring record support among black voters. Published November 4, 2018