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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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HURT: Pols who beggared us begging for more

Anytime you hear a politician talk about needing "revenue," grab your wallet and run. Anytime you hear a politician talk about "raising" $600 billion in revenue, grab your wallet, any silverware you haven't already melted down to keep up with taxes, and your children's piggy banks. And run like the wind. Published June 28, 2011

This image provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 shows one of nine new warning labels cigarette makers will have to use by the fall of 2012. In the most significant change to U.S. cigarette packs in 25 years, the FDA's the new warning labels depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use. (AP Photo/U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

HURT: No ifs, ands or butts ā€” FDA warning photos faked

For decades, the federal government has accused tobacco companies of running a campaign of relentless deception in order to sell cigarettes and convince customers that their product will make you sexy, skinny, cool or whatever. Published June 21, 2011

HURT: Watch out for Mama Grizzly Palin’s bite

You don't exactly have to be Grizzly Adams to know that if you go out to shoot an Alaskan bear, there is one rule that rises above all others. Whatever you do, just don't wound the bear. Published June 14, 2011

HURT: Sarah of Alaska fits Joan of Arc role as 2012 possibility

On the very weekend America paused to remember all those whose sacrifices are the blood fruit of our freedom, rolling in like thunder, clad in black leather, was yet another red-white-and-blue bundle of American sacrifice and patriotism. Published May 31, 2011

HURT: In search of a worthy Republican candidate

Understandably, Republicans are growing a wee bit nervous about the next election as they watch the parade of political pygmies they have left to choose from for their nomination. So far, the brightest stars have ducked the big fight. Published May 24, 2011

HURT: Democrats addicted to spending our cash

Even as we learn the grave news that Congress will bankrupt Social Security and Medicare even sooner than previously predicted, Democratic leaders maintain their hot and oily rhetoric. Published May 17, 2011

HURT: Obama really not shy about spiking ball

If that glorious clap of gunfire and splintering open of Osama bin Laden's skull was the most thrilling moment yet of the Obama presidency, then the nadir came just hours later. Published May 10, 2011

HURT: This time, Obama made the brave choice

President Obama this week executed the finest feat of his presidency and he owes that success to the "Birthers" who dogged him so long to prove that he was born in America. Published May 3, 2011

HURT: Tea party not cause of budget stalemate

To hear Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tell it, this unprecedented budget crisis should all be blamed on the tea party's supposed iron grip on the Republican Party. Published March 29, 2011

President Obama makes a statement Friday on Libya in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

HURT: Obama squanders America’s legacy

Welcome to the post-America world. If the last one was the American Century, this century is the one in which an internationalist president abdicates our crown as leader of the free world and shuffles America randomly into the deck of nations. Published March 22, 2011