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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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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

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers training center, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Commerce, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Hillary fights to overcome a sordid history

Clutching her pearls, Hillary Clinton is stricken. Horrified! Disgusted that Donald Trump would dare to remind voters about all the depraved debauchery she and her lecherous husband inflicted on the innocent American citizen for all of those years. Published May 24, 2016

Former President Bill Clint speaks in Portland, Ore., Thursday, May 5, 2016, while campaigning for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Shenanigans of Clinton's husband will be major liability in fall campaign

The general election isn't even officially underway yet, and already the leading front-runners of both major parties are in lockstep agreement on one major point: Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agree that disgraced former President Bill Clinton will play a huge role in the upcoming campaign. Published May 19, 2016

President Obama speaks during Rutgers University's 250th anniversary commencement ceremony in Piscataway, N.J., on May 15, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Trump is the wind that Obama's JV presidency hath sown

A rare point of universal agreement in all this trenchant political acrimony: No matter what you think of Donald Trump, the political environment in which the flashy real estate mogul has so brilliantly thrived was created entirely by President Obama. Published May 16, 2016

Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, May 9, 2016. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's administration sued the federal government Monday in a fight for a state law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Pee free or die! Obama and Lynch rely on distorted lens of racism

The economy is gasping, the world shudders in violence, invaders heave across our southern border, and despair is etched on the faces of the American people. So, in the final year of his reign, what does our great Prophet of Hope and Change give us? Published May 10, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is interviewed by host Bill O'Reilly during "The O'Reilly Factor" television program, on the Fox News Channel in New York, Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Ted Cruz fails to heed own advice, get out of race he can't win

What strange bedfellows and broken pretzels politics do make! Mere weeks ago, Sen. Ted Cruz pressured Gov. John Kasich to get out of the race for the Republican nomination because he had no mathematical chance of winning. Published April 19, 2016

Wendell Pierce portrays Clarence Thomas in "Confirmation." (HBO via Associated Press)

HBO dredges up a high-tech lynching to help Democrats fight 'war on women'

Twenty-five years later, HBO this week debuts a movie called "Confirmation," a drama rehashing all the lurid -- yet entirely unsubstantiated -- smears used in the great effort to destroy the character of one of America's first black Supreme Court justices. All because he was conservative. Published April 14, 2016