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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. He can be reached at churt@washingtontimes.com.

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Columns by Charles Hurt

Republican presidential candidates from left, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., participate in a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by NBC News Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

‘Party of losers’ spices up latest GOP debate

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley would really like to tear each other apart to claim the donor-approved mantle of being "not Donald Trump." But someone keeps getting in the way. Published November 9, 2023

President Joe Biden speaks from the Oval Office of the White House Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, in Washington, about the war in Israel and Ukraine. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

Biden funding two new wars

When Democrats promised a "return to normalcy" during the 2020 campaign, they did not tell us it was another one of their crazy euphemisms -- this one meaning a return to unending war and bloodshed around the world. Published October 23, 2023

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., leaves a meeting on the morning after he filed a motion to strip Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., from his leadership role, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Burning down the House

Rep. Matt Gaetz, Florida Republican and psycho killer, led the smallest caucus in Congress this week across the aisle and into the lap of Democrats. Published October 5, 2023

From left to right, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., argue a point during a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by FOX Business Network and Univision, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Dana Perino and the Seven Dwarves

Dana Perino, moderator of last week's GOP debate, sparked a firestorm on the internet by asking contestants on the stage to eliminate one competitor from the stage. After all, eliminating opponents is what the electoral process is about in a free country. Published October 2, 2023

From left to right, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and former Vice President Mike Pence, participate in a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by FOX Business Network and Univision, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Trump wins another debate he didn’t attend

They're all in it for the one-liners. There were more canned lines at that debate than you would hear on a Rodney Dangerfield comedy tour. And most of them were lame. Published September 28, 2023

UAW members cheer as employees walkout from the Fort Worth Parts Distribution Center on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, in Roanoke, Texas. (Shafkat Anowar/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

UAW should have hired Hunter Biden

Too bad striking autoworkers are too stupid to know what's best for them. If they really wanted their "fair share" under the Biden administration, there is one surefire way to get it: Hire Hunter Biden. Just ask the Ukrainians. Published September 25, 2023

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event on Saturday, July 8, 2023, in Las Vegas. Trump is dominating the early stages of the Republican presidential primary even as he's refused to endorse a federal ban on abortion, allowing some top rivals to get to the right of him on an issue that animates many conservative activists. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Confronting success: GOP leeches in disarray over abortion

In politics, shamelessness is a virtue, and accountability is Kryptonite. If not for shamelessness, the halls of Washington would fall silent. And if accountability reigned supreme, the town would be deserted. Published September 21, 2023