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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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Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., talks to reporters, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Wilson is standing by her statement that President Donald Trump told Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson killed in an ambush in Niger, that her husband "knew what he signed up for." In a Wednesday morning tweet, Trump said Wilson's description of the call was "fabricated." (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

A clown in a cowboy hat

For the good of humanity -- not to mention the notion of self-governance in America -- this woman must be removed from public office. Published October 20, 2017

"We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran's nuclear breakout," President Trump said Friday in refusing to re-certify the nuclear deal President Obama signed. (Associated Press)

Trump takes wrecking ball to the swamp that is D.C.

There is the old adage that if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. This has always been because the swamp contains the nastiest reptilian creatures that will just as soon strike you in the back as look at you. Published October 15, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly began by saying, "Although I read it all the time, pretty consistently, I'm not quitting today." (Associated Press)

The general schools doltish press corps

Gen. John Kelly stepped to the podium in the White House briefing room and delivered a bare-bottom, wire-brush, red-rash public spanking of the political press Thursday-- the likes of which we have never seen in the age of modern media. Except, perhaps, every single time President Trump addresses the media or hurls fiery bolts of Twitter lightning in their general direction. Published October 12, 2017

Participants in the Columbus Day Parade ride a float with a large bust of Christopher Columbus in New York. A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has new momentum but the gesture to recognize victims of European colonialism has also prompted howls of outrage from some Italian Americans, who say eliminating their festival of ethnic pride is culturally insensitive, too. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Columbus deserves his day

In this era of Making America Great Again, it is true and wonderful to celebrate this great and glorious holiday and sing high praises for the good and daring adventurer who discovered America. Published October 8, 2017

A cost guard helicopter arrives to deliver emergency supplies after the passing of of Hurricane Maria, in Utuado, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Sept. 30 2017. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz on Friday accused the Trump administration of "killing us with the inefficiency" after the storm. She begged the president, who is set to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, to "make sure somebody is in charge that is up to the task of saving lives," and appealed for help "to save us from dying." (Thais Llorca/Pool Photo via AP)

Puerto Rico the latest crisis Democrats see as too good to let go to waste

And so on President Trump goes, once more slaughtering yet another political sacred cow: the hurricane-ravaged, flooded-out, helpless local pol -- weeping before the jackals in the media -- accusing the federal government of failing to protect her people from Mother Nature. Published October 1, 2017

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal airport, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Morristown, N.J. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Critics call Trump 'self-interested' like it's a bad thing

As a businessman, a builder and a real estate tycoon in the most fiercely competitive real estate market on the planet, President Trump has spent his entire life exercising his own considerable self-interest. He built a huge and admirable fortune trying to make a buck for himself. Published September 24, 2017

United States President Donald Trump speaks during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Trump jingles spurs at U.N., decries rogue regimes Obama bowed to

After a decade of global apology, squirrelly deals and appeasement of the world's worst actors, America has returned to the ramparts of its founding ideals, unapologetically backed -- of course -- by the 16-inch guns of an armada of battleships. Published September 19, 2017

"Experts" on President Trump have no shortage of questionable political slurs. (Associated Press/File)

Trump 'experts' let imaginations run wild with dog-whistle political attacks

Isn't it funny how all the great political experts who never met a Trump supporter and never thought President Trump could win the White House are suddenly the greatest experts on how upset Mr. Trump's voters are with all the president's wheeling and dealing with dirty Democrats? Published September 17, 2017

President Donald Trump takes a question from a member of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, after meeting with people impacted by Hurricane Irma in Florida. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump delivers to voters, even if they don't like it

Thrice now President Trump has struck a dirty deal with devious Democrats, thwarting the good governance of fellow Republicans and betraying the alliance of voters who sent him to the White House where they hoped he would just behave like a good, proper professional Republican. Published September 14, 2017

In this Aug. 30, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform at the Loren Cook Company in Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump schools Obama on U.S. Constitution

Everyone knows that former President Barack Obama, our Great American Constitutional Law Professor, got mercilessly schooled by the Supreme Court during his eight years in office. Now he is getting schooled by a brash-talking, orange-haired reality-TV star and real-estate developer from Queens. Published September 4, 2017

Recusal or not, Trump's attacks on Sessions no way to help drain the swamp

The Alabama Republican is a deeply good man of impeccable decency. Donald Trump -- the man -- certainly owes Mr. Sessions respect, gratitude and loyalty. But when a man becomes president, he forfeits so many of the conventions that govern normal relationships between people in ordinary life. Published July 25, 2017

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., criticizes the Republican health care bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., said he will unveil their revised health care bill Thursday and begin voting on it next week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Blame dishonest Democrats who created Obamacare and lied about it

Politicians far, far away in Washington -- advised by armies of bureaucrats whose salaries you pay but you have never met -- all huddled in Congress deciding what pills they will give you and how long is long enough for you to be on life support. Published July 18, 2017

In this July 7, 2017, file photo, France's President Emmanuel Macron talks with U.S. President Donald Trump after the family photo on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

Long live President Trumpopov!

You don't have to be a seasoned Kremlinologist steeped in the chicanery of klepto-thugocracies to realize that America really dodged a bullet in last year's presidential election. Published July 11, 2017