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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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A supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., sits in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, during the second day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Poor Bernie -- a loser remains a loser because the fix was in

If you are going to start a revolution, you probably want to finish it. Either win or die trying. That is why revolutions are always so bloody. Whatever you do, if you start a real movement and then try to sell it away, don't be surprised if you lose control. Published July 26, 2016

Donald Trump: #LoveWins

Say whatever you want about real estate developer Donald J. Trump, he is the candidate of "love." Published July 22, 2016

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump's children Donald Trump, Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump AND Tiffany Trump celebrate on the convention floor during the second day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

A new Camelot is born

Behold! A new American political dynasty is born! Goodnight, Camelot. Move over Bushes and Clintons. Meet the entire Trump clan. Published July 20, 2016

Melania Trump speaks on the opening night of the Republican National Convention. (Associated Press)

Melania Trump brings a refreshing attitude about America

Becoming an American citizen, Melania Trump told Republican delegates on the first night of the convention, was "the greatest privilege on planet Earth!" Boy, what a refreshing and starkly different attitude to have in the White House. Published July 19, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event to announce Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., as his vice presidential running mate on, Saturday, July 16, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Donald Trump's message made great by its simplicity

From the moment he descended his glass escalator and transformed U.S. politics with his hostile takeover of the Republican Party, Donald Trump has been a big-picture, broad-brush candidate peddling a very simple, clear message. A simple message from a simple man. Published July 18, 2016

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during the Innovation Showcase, Thursday, July 14, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Donald Trump should stick to gunslinging strategy, pass on boring Mike Pence

By picking Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, real estate mogul Donald J. Trump would take a serious departure from the instinctual campaign style and gunslinging strategy that has served him so well and allowed him to pull some of the most unlikely spectacular political surprises in recent political times. Published July 14, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, July 5, 2016 with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

On Hillary emails, Comey's evidence clashes with Comey's conclusions

So it turns out that while you can indict a ham sandwich, indicting our top diplomat for "extremely careless" handling of national secrets at a time of war against the most determined and diabolical enemy we have ever faced -- well, that is just a waste of time. Inconvenient. Awkward. Published July 5, 2016

Hillary Clinton (The Washington Times/File)

Beware of the supreme maestro of shameless cover-ups

Lady Hillary Clinton's orchestration of a sprawling and fantastically dishonest cover-up of the terrorist attack on her State Department post in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11 is a clear reminder of just how totally indifferent the Clintons are when it comes to their responsibility to the voters they serve, the people they command and the country they represent. Published June 28, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, before signing bill H.R. 2576, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama's whitewashing of the Orlando massacre

Truly, there is no reserve of cynicism vast enough for decent, freedom-loving Americans to fully comprehend the diabolical motivations of President Obama and the henchmen he has running his administration. Published June 22, 2016

FILE - This undated file image shows Omar Mateen, who authorities say killed dozens of people inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, June 12, 2016. A bartender told The Associated Press that Mateen stalked her nearly a decade ago when he started coming into her Florida bar. (MySpace via AP, File)

While Obama frets over Islamophobia, terrorists get guns

Weeks before killing 49 infidels in Orlando, Omar Mateen walked into a Florida gun store trying to buy body armor and a thousand rounds of ammunition. Suspicious about a Middle Eastern-looking guy jabbering a foreign language into a cellphone, the gun-store clerk denied the man service. Published June 19, 2016

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking to members of the media in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 13, 2016, after getting briefed on the investigation of a shooting at a nightclub in Orlando by FBI Director James Comey, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and other officials.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama whiffs on national security, blames guns

Well, thank goodness we have President Obama on the case. He will get to the bottom of it and finally put a stop to all this murder, madness and mayhem. Published June 13, 2016

In this May 26, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the Rimrock Auto Arena, in Billings, Mont. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Donald Trump's crusade sets back struggle for a fair judiciary

Anyone who treasures integrity in the federal judiciary cannot help but cringe every time Donald J. Trump complains about the federal judge handling the class-action lawsuit against him on the grounds that the judge is of Mexican descent. Published June 5, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers questions during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. A super PAC supporting Donald Trump is hiring a former operative from the Trump campaign.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Donald Trump again proves he is master of the media

Politically speaking, nobody ever went broke beating up the media. Add this truism to the long, long list of techniques and tactics that Donald Trump instinctively understands at a deep guttural level that nobody in media or politics seems to grasp. Even now, a year into Mr. Trump's Presidential Spectacular. Published May 31, 2016