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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

Columns by Charles Hurt

Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, speaks at the 2024 Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Beating Hollywood: Trump’s GOP steals the story

The party of Hollywood has lost the script. Democrats always enjoyed the star power of big-screen royalty such as George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Robert De Niro. Published July 18, 2024

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski arrive at the White House Corespondents Association Dinner April 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. File photo credit: Rena Schild via Shutterstock.

Joe and woe: Love in the time of dementia

You could call it The Tale of Two Joes. One on a leash and the other who holds a leash. One a slave. The other a master. Both named Joe. Published July 5, 2024

Steve Bannon speaks outside Danbury Federal Correctional Institution, Monday, July 1, 2024, in Danbury, Conn. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Soldiers of fortune: Bamboo jail cell in a Banana Republic

"Steve Bannon Is No Longer a Free Man," gloated one left-wing website. Monday this week was, by any measure, a dark and grave moment in American political history -- one concealed only by its absurdity. Published July 3, 2024

President Joe Biden speaks at the grand opening ceremony for the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center, Friday, June 28, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Democrats are the party of dementia, derangement and dysphoria

ATLANTA -- Like Alzheimer's, dementia and addiction, mental illness is an affliction that attacks whole families. Sometimes these diseases are actually worse for those not diagnosed with the disease, but rather sentenced to a special kind of hell caring for those who are -- out of love, obligation or family. Published July 1, 2024

President Joe Biden is seated during a campaign event with former President Barack Obama, June 15, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

The left turns on Biden

And just like that, the whole reason Joe Biden ran for president goes down the drain. Published June 24, 2024

Former President Donald Trump arrives to the Capitol Hill Club, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump set for greatest political comeback in history

Former President Donald Trump's blaring motorcade snaked its way up to Capitol Hill on Thursday, marking his first visit to the Capitol since he was drummed from power nearly four years ago. Published June 13, 2024

Republican presidential candidate, former President Donald Trump motions to the crowd after speaking at a campaign rally Sunday, June 9, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The real reason Trump is running again

Barack Obama was America's first social media president. But he was not smart enough or strong enough to use that independent power against the government machine. Published June 10, 2024

Hunter Biden arrives to federal court, Thursday, June 6, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Rock bottom for Hunter Biden

It is most certainly true that if Hunter Biden's last name were not Biden, he would not find himself passing through a throng of media every day this week into a Delaware courtroom to face charges that he lied. Published June 6, 2024

A banner in support of Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is set up before a campaign rally in the Bronx borough of New York, Thursday, May. 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Trump’s Empire state of mind

Under smiling skies last Thursday night, former President Donald Trump ventured far beyond Yankee Stadium into a tough Democratic neighborhood in the South Bronx to be greeted by an adoring, enthusiastic crowd waving red, white and blue. Published May 28, 2024

Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Waukesha, Wis., on May 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) **FILE**

Beating the odds: Trump always plays to win

Walking out of court in Manhattan last week, former President Donald Trump boasted that he was up in all the polls even though, as he likes to remind us, "I have a gag order!" Published May 20, 2024