Skip to content

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

Latest "Politically Unstable" Podcast Episodes

Columns by Charles Hurt

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters to discuss President Joe Biden's domestic agenda including passing a bipartisan infrastructure bill and pushing through a Democrats-only expansion of the social safety net, the at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Biden’s ‘America last’ agenda

Twenty years after 9/11, a plague from China rampages across our homeland. To date, COVID-19 has killed over 230 times more Americans than did those terrorist attacks. Published September 9, 2021

FILE - In this March 30, 2021 file photo, anti-abortion rights demonstrators gather in the rotunda at the Capitol while the Senate debated anti-abortion bills in Austin, Texas. The nation's highest court has allowed a Texas law banning most abortions to remain in effect, marking a turning point for abortion opponents who have been fighting to implement stronger restrictions for nearly a decade. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

Merchants of Death

Nothing reveals people's true selves like death. Published September 6, 2021

Hundreds of people run alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane, some climbing on the plane, as it moves down a runway of the international airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug.16. 2021. Thousands of Afghans have rushed onto the tarmac at the airport, some so desperate to escape the Taliban capture of their country that they held onto the American military jet as it took off and plunged to death. (Verified UGC via AP)

Biden blames Trump for exposing his career of carnage

Joe Biden's 50-year career in Washington will forever be remembered for the images of a U.S. transport plane rumbling down the runway in Kabul as hopeless Afghan citizens cling to the landing gear. It takes decades of death and false promises to whip up that level of desperation. Published August 19, 2021

In this July 20, 2021, file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington.  YouTube has suspended Paul for seven days, Wednesday, Aug. 11, after the Kentucky Republican posted a misleading video suggesting face masks don't prevent infection by COVID-19. The video was also removed. (Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

The real reason YouTube silenced Rand Paul

There is always the risk of taking fools and liars more seriously than they deserve. But then again Google-owned YouTube deserves every shred of scorn and ridicule we can still muster in these crazy, exhausting times. Published August 12, 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at New York's Yankee Stadium, Monday, July 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

‘Cuomosexual’ State of Mind

Somebody needs to check the water lines going into the New York governor's mansion in Albany. Those pipes are apparently leaching Viagra, testosterone and horny goat weed into the drinking supply. Published August 5, 2021

President Joe Biden holds a card handed to him by an aide that reads "Sir, there is something on your chin" to take notes as he meets with governors to discuss ongoing efforts to strengthen wildfire prevention, preparedness and response efforts, and hear firsthand about the ongoing impacts of the 2021 wildfire season in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Friday, July 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Elder abuse at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Just when you thought it impossible for this crazy carnival ride world to become more insane, somebody hits the "ludicrous" switch. Published August 2, 2021

German gymnasts stand with their unitard costumes and wait to perform during the women's artistic gymnastic qualifications at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Olympic uninspiration

This year's summer Olympics in Tokyo are hardly underway and already they have suffered a fairly epic collapse in ratings, falling to a 33-year low. Published July 26, 2021

In this 1960 file photo, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks in Atlanta. (AP Photo, File)

Political zealots seek to erase MLK’s history

Modern-day ISIS in America is not just hellbent on obliterating the history of our Founding. They are also determined to destroy our more recent history -- both our darkest struggles and our most shining moments. Published July 19, 2021