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Charlie Hurt: Politically Unstable - Where news and commentary collide. Listen as Washington Times Opinion Editor Charlie Hurt and Washington Times Politics Editor Stephen Dinan hash out the big stories of the day, along with your host, Andy Parks.

Charlie Hurt: Politically Unstable - Where news and commentary collide. Listen as Washington Times Opinion Editor Charlie Hurt and Washington Times Politics Editor Stephen Dinan hash out the big stories of the day, along with your host, Andy Parks.

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Charlie Hurt: Politically Unstable - Where news and commentary collide. Listen as Washington Times Opinion Editor Charlie Hurt and Washington Times Politics Editor Stephen Dinan hash out the big stories of the day, along with your host, Andy Parks.

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@washtimes

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English


Episodes

The impeachment of King Lear

1/13/2021
Washington Times Opinion Editor Charlie Hurt joins Andy Parks to explain why he says Shakespeare would have been in love with Donald Trump. But first, what does Charlie expect in Biden's first 100 days? Is impeachment the top priority? "It's going to be a very, very long two years and it's going to get uglier than we've ever seen." Charlie says not only did Trump not get a honeymoon phase, he didn't even get a first term.

Duration:00:12:13

Peddling 'malaise' doesn't travel far in real America

1/7/2021
Charlie Hurt and Andy Parks take a look at the results from Georgia. Charlie says Republicans need to do a lot of soul searching to figure out what the problem is here and where they are today. Is Donald Trump really to blame for problems in the party that go back 30 years? Will Republicans be able to learn the lessons? Andy asks, where to we go from here?

Duration:00:16:05

Give Christmas thanks, then go vote!

12/30/2020
Continuing to give Christmas thanks, Charlie Hurt joins Andy Parks with a look at the upcoming Georgia election and the importance of voting despite concerns of shenanigans. Andy wonders whether voters will trust that their vote is actually counted. "Whatever happens going forward, the worst thing that can happen is if people walk away... It is our duty to remember everything that President Trump fought for and accomplished, and to turn now to protect those accomplishments."

Duration:00:14:22

All hail AOC, Death Panel Princess

12/23/2020
"So, this is what Death Panels look like." Charlie Hurt and Andy Parks get into who, of all people, is at the front of the line for the new coronavirus vaccine... Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Charlie says, "for these people, everything is about politics all of the time." He says not a single member of congress should be able to get the vaccine until every other American has had that opportunity. "The life of a Washington bureaucrat!"

Duration:00:10:31

2020: Is it over for President Trump?

12/16/2020
"There is a reason that Democrats made all of these changes in this election." Charlie Hurt and Andy Parks talk about the odds of a window of opportunity for President Trump to prevail in the 2020 election. As Charlie says, it appears that the states have spoken and Joe Biden will be our next president. But the political options are still open to examine issues like censorship, journalistic integrity, massive mail-in ballot issues and the need to fight for what's right.

Duration:00:13:58

Waiting for Kraken

12/9/2020
"Understandably, Trump supporters are profoundly frustrated today." Charlie Hurt and Andy Parks on how Georgia, once a reliable vote for common sense and freedom, has now become the No Man’s Land between two trenches locked in vicious battle for the future of the Republic. Charlie says these are hard times, without a doubt, and the problem is that people in the country are surrendering to outside forces. Can Republicans prevail in Georgia?

Duration:00:10:28

Joe Biden and the 'Strolling Bones'

12/2/2020
Charlie Hurt and Andy Parks ask, can you imagine the reaction if Trump had been attacked by a dog? "Somebody get that man a walker! With fresh tennis balls!" And we take a look at some of the "unprecedented" and "historic" picks to join the Biden administration, including former Secretary of State John Kerry as the climate czar. "At least we can all agree on one thing, Charlie says. "The guy is an unrivaled expert on hot air. And he made a lot of money — the old fashioned way. He married...

Duration:00:14:20

Climbing into bed with the Kraken

11/25/2020
"Anything is possible." Charlie Hurt and Andy Parks get together to examine the details of claims made by Sidney Powell on the 2020 election. Charlie says a reasonable person might evaluate all these various improbabilities and conclude that somebody is lying. Maybe Kraken is just a myth. But this is our new world — the world of politics — in the age of Trump. Charlie says he's willing to believe anything now. Also, would a Biden presidency be the third term of Barack Obama?

Duration:00:13:36

Trump should fight, and fight to the very end

11/18/2020
"It must really be hard to live today in a nation of 73 million Nazis." Charlie Hurt and Andy Parks dig into Christiane Amanpour comparing the Trump presidency to Hitler’s rise to power. And then, we get Charlie's take on the state of the presidential race, the examples of voter irregularities, and where does the Trump campaign go from here? "The fact that we are having the argument is incredibly positive. It's a debate we should have been having for a very long time."

Duration:00:16:05

An election in the era of conspiracies

11/11/2020
Charlie Hurt and Andy Parks put their heads together to try to make sense of this election. Charlie says that President Trump has created such instability, it delights him. Is this a Biden victory lap? Is that premature? "Please, spare me all the pearl-clutching over President Trump and 70 million American citizens who are today rightly suspicious about whether this latest election was stolen." Charlie says he has more confidence today that President Trump has a real chance of winning this...

Duration:00:16:00

So, was it a Super Tuesday?

3/4/2020
Whether is was a Super Tuesday depends on who you ask. Charlie Hurt, Stephen Dinan and Andy Parks break down where things stand for the Democrats. Was it a total, complete rejection for Bernie Sanders? Were voters rejecting the idea of socialism? Is Joe Biden now in a position to put together the delegates needed to win on the first ballot?

Duration:00:19:58

Immigration: Are we tired of all the winning?

2/26/2020
Should President Trump take the victory on our southern border? Stephen Dinan explains what, exactly, E-Verify does and why it matters in the 2020 campaign. Along with Charlie Hurt and Andy Parks, Politically Unstable asks, is Trump taking the Chamber of Commerce approach over the average American worker in dealing with immigration?

Duration:00:17:32

Would AG Barr Really Resign?

2/21/2020
Who plays bad cop in the White House and who is “very smart in the way he wields insanity?” From Roger Stone to Paul Manafort and the Carter Page FISA warrant, Charlie Hurt, Stephen Dinan and Andy Parks debate the current state of the Justice Department and Attorney General Bill Barr.

Duration:00:15:14

At the end of the day, who survives this mess?

2/18/2020
Charlie Hurt, Stephen Dinan and Andy Parks reassess the 2020 presidential field. Why is Bloomberg running? Will Joe Biden’s family hold an intervention? And “Elizabeth Warren is no Ted Kennedy.” This week on Politically Unstable we ask… three weeks from now, who’s still standing?

Duration:00:23:30

Politically Unstable: Iowa Caucuses Explained

1/29/2020
Charlie Hurt, Stephen Dinan and Andy Parks dive into the history of the Iowa caucuses and look at whether they are a useful predictor of political success or just a confusing waste of time. Find out who enjoys spending time in zero degree weather and who would rather stick to sunny South Carolina.

Duration:00:21:13

Politically Unstable: The Lifetime Impeachment Award

1/21/2020
What’s next on Capitol Hill? Debates over procedure, partisan bickering and winners and losers in the impeachment process take center stage as Andy Parks, Charlie Hurt and Stephen Dinan make their predictions and share their wish list of impeachment witnesses.

Duration:00:19:38

Politically Unstable: Best and Worst of 2019

12/27/2019
From impeachment to immigration, media, the stock market, #FakeNews and more, it was a year full of highs and lows. As the year wraps up, Andy Parks, Charlie Hurt and Stephen Dinan share their picks for best and worst of 2019.

Duration:00:27:38

Politically Unstable: Impeachment Limbo

12/19/2019
Where do we go from here? After what Washington Times Political Editor Stephen Dinan called “the most anti-climactic vote on impeachment we’ve ever seen,” the next steps remain unclear. Stephen, along Opinion Editor Charlie Hurt and host Andy Parks, hash out the scenarios for what is building into an unprecedented standoff on Capitol Hill.

Duration:00:21:32

Politically Unstable: Impeachment

12/9/2019
Host Andy Parks dives into the impeachment debate, comparing what is happening now in the House to the events of the Clinton administration. Washington Times Opinion Editor Charlie Hurt and Washington Times Politics Editor Stephen Dinan hash out the differences and share their take on where things are heading. From December 2, 2019.

Duration:00:24:28

Politically Unstable: The Premiere

12/9/2019
On the premiere episode of Politically Unstable, Washington Times Opinion Editor Charlie Hurt and Washington Times Politics Editor Stephen Dinan take on immigration, the democratic presidential nominees and how race and money are factoring into the race. Andy Parks guides the freewheeling debate as few could. From December 2, 2019.

Duration:00:22:42