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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 during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump is the answer to all that ails Washington

In a whirling dervish White House press conference, President Trump manhandled the press, piledrived all the fake news and reminded the world why he tore through both political parties and got elected president in the first place. Published February 16, 2017

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn merely dished in private to a top Russian official the precise same sentiments President Trump has been dishing. (Associated Press)

Media and liberals think they've finally caught their prey

So Mike Flynn violated some arcane statute that has never been prosecuted in the more than 200 years it has been on the books. The statute is so loosely defined that Jimmy Carter, Dennis Rodman and the entire Clinton Cartel could have been rung up on that charges a hundred times over. Published February 14, 2017

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson smiles at a news conference about a federal appeals court's refusal to reinstate President Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. (Associated Press)

Make SCOTUS great again: Liberal judges push their own end

Thursday night's ruling to uphold the stay on President Trump's executive order by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was not surprising. It is incontrovertible proof that these judges, and far too many other judges, simply do not believe that the American people have the right to govern themselves. Published February 9, 2017

George Orwell

'1984': Making liberals great again

Are the kids finally waking up and after decades of blithe ignorance and deciding to finally educate themselves about social studies? Are they suddenly "woke" to the ancient questions such as "Who should govern?" and "Where do rights come from?" Published February 7, 2017

Donald Trump Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Donald Trump the Revolutionary

Not since 1980 -- or perhaps 1932 -- has such a political revolution hit the banks of the Potomac River. Published January 19, 2017

Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. smile as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

At Sessions' hearing, Dems live up to the party's tradition of racism

Like tired old racists clinging to their discredited past and divisive politics, Democrats wheezed exhaustively on their racial dogwhistles Tuesday in their increasingly futile bid to derail Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to become the next attorney general. Published January 10, 2017

Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said the FBI did not contact him about the hack into his personal email account until after WikiLeaks began publishing his emails by the thousands on Oct. 7, 2016. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Rolling out the red carpet for hackers

Whether Sen. John McCain and Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee intended for Thursday's Russian hack hearings to be used to undermine the U.S. presidential election, one thing is for sure: The hearings WILL be used to undermine the election -- precisely as the Russians wanted. Published January 5, 2017

U.S. President Barack Obama greets people as he leaves Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, adjacent to Honolulu, Hawaii, en route to Washington, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, after his annual family vacation on the island of Oahu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Oblivious Obama pens farewell as world burns down around him

Bearing his trademark humility and modest historical self-regard, President Obama this week announced that he will, indeed, follow the lead of George Washington and allow "for a peaceful, democratic transfer of power." Published January 3, 2017

Bill Clinton

Bubba's shift from man of people to elitist is complete

President-elect Donald Trump has so thoroughly turned the political world upside down and inside out that he has entirely defanged Bill Clinton. The most potent and effective operative dominating the American political scene for nearly 30 years is now an out-of-touch elitist snob. Published December 20, 2016

A scene from the 1985 Chevy Chase film, "Fletch."

All the fake news that's fit to print!

Long after the rest of America gave up on the mainstream media, the Old Gray Lady has finally discovered the fake news we have complained about for decades. And as with most things, the New York Times takes it to a level and sophistication that is the envy of the establishment media firmament. Published December 12, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump's picks to lead the Pentagon and HUD show business will not go on as usual in Washington. (Associated Press)

Trump defines business as not-usual for D.C.

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different outcome, then Donald J. Trump is curing insanity in American politics. Published December 6, 2016