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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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**FILE** Rep. Kevin Yoder, Kansas Republican (Associated Press/The Kansas City Star)

HURT: Another media belly-flop over skinny-dipping 'scandal'

Skinny-dipping overseas isn't exactly the campaign commercial you want to run for Congress on, but the notion that leaping into the Sea of Galilee is somehow an offense that churches and synagogues all over the country are suddenly fretting about seems a wee bit overblown. Published August 21, 2012

**FILE** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, announces July 31, 2012, to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington that he and GOP House Speaker John Boehner have reached an agreement to keep the government running on autopilot for six months when the current budget year ends on Sept. 30. (Associated Press)

HURT: The improbable reign of Harry Reid, mumbling gangster

Harry Reid brings the same honor and integrity that he has used to slime so many to the task of running the Senate, which is to say he will say anything and do anything to win any little skirmish over tactics, policy or anything else. Published August 7, 2012

President Obama addresses the National Urban League convention at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on July 25, 2012. (Associated Press)

HURT: The smallness of the new Obama

It has become the disappearing presidency. He went from peddling the "audacity of hope" to sheer hopelessness. From promising change to — literally — begging for change. Any spare change. Published July 31, 2012

President Obama speaks during a fundraising event Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

HURT: Obama’s South Side Chicago thuggery

Now that we know just what President Obama thinks of people who succeed in business, it is no wonder that the economy is so much in the crapper. To avoid any discussion of his own disastrous handling of the economy, Mr. Obama announced last week what he thinks of the struggling spark plugs of commerce: They are a bunch of felons. Published July 17, 2012

**FILE** A physicist explains the ATLAS experiment on a board May 20, 2011, at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) outside Geneva. The illustration shows what the long-presumed Higgs boson particle is thought to look like. (Associated Press)

HURT: Higgs boson, by Mark Twain

Everyone, it seems, has an explanation for the scorching heat, terrifying winds and hellish wildfires haunting the world these days. Published July 10, 2012

**FILE** This undated booking photo shows Rudy Eugene, 31, who was shot and killed by Miami-Dade Police after he refused to stop eating another man's face in Miami on May 26, 2012. (Associated Press/Miami-Dade Police Dept.)

HURT: Explaining the face-eating zombie

With all the zombie cannibals on the loose these days in this scorching heat, choking wildfires and violent winds, we are living in some terrifying times. Published July 3, 2012

President Obama greets Chief Justice John Roberts on Jan. 27, 2010, before he delivered his State of the Union Address on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press) **FILE**

HURT: The silver lining? Now Obama owns his tax hikes

Conservatives gathering now for a low-tech lynching of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. need to take a quick breath of air and think about what he managed to accomplish by upholding President Obama's highly unpopular, signature piece of legislation. Published June 28, 2012

President Obama walks across the tarmac June 25, 2012, to greet people as he arrives on Air Force One at Boston Logan International Airport in Boston. (Associated Press)

HURT: Obama's court victory sets up bigger defeat later

Perhaps it is fitting that the justices began the week by throwing President Obama a bone. Because later this week the Supreme Court will deliver the final death blow to his "progressive" agenda and at long last set some far-out perimeter for the federal government's galloping encroachment on Americans' dearest rights. Published June 25, 2012

A letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service moves a cart of mail to his truck. (Associated Press)

HURT: Postal Service failure a symptom of federal failure

On this tiny fishing island in the Gulf, the majestic and prehistoric tarpon sheathed in its armor of giant scales is called "Silver King." Fisherman here bow to the king when he breaks from his foamy lair and people who live along the shoreline of his domain talk of little else. Published June 12, 2012

President Obama waves to the crowd during a campaign event at the New Amsterdam Theatre, Monday, June 4, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

HURT: The only thing worse than the economy is Obama talking about it

If you are wondering why President Obama and his supporters spend so much time in this election condescending to female voters, jabbering about gay marriage and contraception, or whether Mr. Obama really was born in Kenya, it is because they simply cannot talk about the economy. Published June 5, 2012

A man sits at an empty Capital Bikeshare stand near the Eastern Market Metro station in Southeast. Riders can check a station's status on a free GPS-enabled mobile application or Bikeshare's website. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

HURT: Capital Bikeshare is making biking ugly, smugly

Unlike Sarah Palin or Tina Fey, or whoever it was, I really can see Russia from my front porch. Or, at least, I can see broken-down socialism. That is because across the street from my house on Capitol Hill is a loud, clanging "Capital Bikeshare" docking station. Published May 29, 2012

Ann Romney, left, wife of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Mary Pat Christie, wife of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

HURT: The news media's un-American failures

When the national media isn't consumed with "exposes" revealing that Mitt Romney was once a teenager and attended high school with other teenagers, they are busy ignoring persistent evidence causing alarming numbers of Americans to believe President Obama was not born in the U.S. Published May 22, 2012

President Obama participates in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC's "Good Morning America" at the White House on May 9, 2012. (Associated Press/The White House, Pete Souza)

HURT: In a whirl over Obama's gay marriage pirouette

One "mainstream" American journalist broke into sobs of joy last week when President Obama publicly announced his twirling pirouette (aka "flip-flop") in support of gay marriage. In describing the unbinding of his emotions, Andrew Sullivan called Mr. Obama his "father figure." Published May 15, 2012

President Obama walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, after a day trip to Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

HURT: Obama's real 'war' is against the elderly

Politicians around here keep talking about some kind of underground, undeclared War on Women. But the only real open warfare going on is President Obama's all-out War on Seniors. Published May 8, 2012

** FILE ** President Barack Obama speaks at Lorain County Community College, Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Elyria, Ohio. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

HURT: Bailing out bad choices isn't academic

Once again, this town has ground to a halt in another one of its interminable squabbles about how to spend even more of our money that we do not have. Published May 1, 2012

** FILE ** A man waits to be processed at a Border Patrol detention center on Jan. 17, 2012, in Imperial Beach, Calif. (Associated Press)

HURT: In this economy, U.S. needs border fence — to keep Mexicans in

A new study from the highly esteemed Pew Hispanic Center says the millions of Mexicans who risked their lives crossing the desert to get here to the promised land for a better life have given up on the U.S. This is no small feat. Have you ever been to Mexico? Published April 24, 2012