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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is online opinion editor for The Washington Times, the author of “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington” and of "Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality," and a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Fund for American Studies. Email her at 

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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020 file photo, Priscilla Duerrero from Boston, currently living in Washington, D.C., attends the March on Washington, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. A convergence of three unprecedented, simultaneous national crises  the coronavirus pandemic, joblessness and police brutality  has led many to believe this presidential election is a referendum on race relations in America.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Police, stripped of protection, should do an 'Atlas Shrugged' and leave

The police in Washington, D.C., have just been stripped of much of their protective gear -- specifically, their riot gear. Why? Because a man named Karon Hylton, 20, who was driving a moped without a helmet, at times on a sidewalk, was followed by a police cruiser and, while fleeing, crashed into another car and died. Ridiculous. Published October 31, 2020

Bernie Sanders' embrace of "socialism" is rightfully noxious to many Americans, but his anti-oligarchic populism surely is not. (Associated Press/File)

Socialism in new survey again gains favor in America -- and here's why

A new YouGov survey of 2,100 U.S. citizens ages 16 and older finds that the term "socialism" is being regarded with rising favor among America's more youthful population, the Generation Z-ers and millennials, collectively between the ages of 16 and 39. This is horrible. And patriotic Americans, Christians in particular, must fight. Published October 30, 2020

The Confederate flag along I-95 in south Stafford seen from Beagle Road on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Confederate flag that hangs from an 80-foot pole along I-95 in Virginia is once again drawing the ire of some local residents.  (Peter Cihelka/The Free Lance-Star via AP)

Virginia set to tear down Confederate flag, Robert E. Lee -- history

A large Confederate flag that's flown the Interstate 95 skies in Stafford County, Virginia -- and that's been the subject of much heated debate, particularly in recent politically correct times -- will finally be pulled from its post. Chalk this as another historical symbol on the way out, deemed too offensive for public display. Published October 29, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks as Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens at the Carpenters Local Union 1912 in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, to kick off a small business bus tour. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) **FILE**

Republican AGs plot path to save America from Biden, Harris

Republican attorneys general around the nation have been busily gathering and strategizing how to best offset a worst-case scenario this coming Election Day -- a win for Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Just in case -- it's a phrase that saves. And in this case, it's a phrase that marks a preparation to save the nation from socialism. Published October 29, 2020

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, traders work on the floor during the MediaAlpha IPO, Wednesday Oct. 28, 2020. Stocks around the world are tumbling Wednesday on worries the worsening coronavirus pandemic will mean more restrictions on businesses and drag down the economy. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Americans shouldn't have to suffer another COVID-19 lockdown

On the coronavirus, President Donald Trump strikes the right tone. His Democratic rival Joe Biden, on the other hand -- well, off the mark is putting is kindly. Off the rails is more like it. Americans, at this point in time, are fearing lockdowns, shutdowns and total economic clampdowns much more than they're fearing the virus. Published October 29, 2020

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Eppley Airfield, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump train chugs as Biden's sputters

The polls -- the same polls who predicted Hillary Clinton in the White House -- say President Donald Trump is going to lose. The people -- the packs and packs of people who have been turning out for his rallies in 2016-like masses -- suggest otherwise. Apparently, they've not gotten the message? Published October 28, 2020

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a campaign event, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Kamala Harris dodges socialism to disguise socialism

Sen. Kamala Harris, in a CBS News interview, burst out laughing when she was asked if she'd spend her White House career as vice president serving as an advocate of the "socialist or progressive perspective" in politics. And this is hugely significant because it underscores how socialism sneaks into America. Published October 27, 2020

In this Sept. 12, 2003, file photo, William H. Gates Sr., left, smiles while sitting next to his son, Bill Gates Jr., during the dedication and grand opening of the William H. Gates Hall, the new home of the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle. Bill Gates Sr., a lawyer and philanthropist and father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at age 94. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)

Bill Gates, software dude, slams Dr. Scott Atlas as COVID-19 'pseudo-expert'

Bill Gates, Harvard dropout, Microsoft founder, just slammed Scott Atlas, degreed biologist, degreed medical doctor, former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center -- that's Medical Center with a capital "M" -- as a, get this, "pseudo-expert" on the coronavirus. Hmm. One of these things is not like the other. Published October 26, 2020

In this file photo, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders approaches the stage at Kerrytown Market in Ann Arbor on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.  (Jacob Hamilton/Ann Arbor News via AP)  **FILE**

Bernie Sanders as Biden's labor secretary would devastate America

God forbid, the whispers of Bernie Sanders as Joe Biden's secretary of Labor prove true. There would go America. A socialist in charge of America's workplace policy? Now there's a free market in rapid slide toward disintegration. Published October 24, 2020

People watch from their vehicles as President Donald Trump, on left of video screen, and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speak during a Presidential Debate Watch Party at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The debate party was organized by Manny's, a San Francisco community meeting and learning place. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Trump's COVID-19 strength versus Biden's fear

What America doesn't need right now is a White House leader who tiptoes gently around COVID-19 solutions, falling forever and ever on the side of caution -- which means, in medical speak, forever and ever to stay at home. On this, on COVID-19, Donald Trump brings strength versus Joe Biden, who cowers in fear. Published October 23, 2020

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., applauds supporters during her appearance at UNC-Asheville, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Asheville, N.C. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Kamala Harris clangs a communist gong

A vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris is a vote for communism. There's no other way to paint it. Social justice? Economic justice? Climate justice? Economic justice? This is the language of communists. This is the rhetoric of communist revolutionaries trying to jumpstart an uprising against corrupt, mismanaged, tyrannical government. Published October 22, 2020

Members of the media gather for a walk-through of the stage set-up for the first democratic debate, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier) ** FILE **

Endless campaigns are bad for America

Once upon a time, America's presidential elections came every four years, with campaign seasons that lasted the few months before the fated November date. Now, they're endless. As soon as Election Day cometh, the next White House race dawneth. The overarching effect is a population kept in a constant state of political anxiety. Published October 22, 2020

In this file photo, pollster Frank Luntz speaks at the Milken Institute Global Conference Monday, April 30, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) ** FILE **

Frank Luntz, pollster, moans of Trump's 'heads up their a----' campaign team

Political pollster Frank Luntz said President Donald Trump's reelection campaign advisers have "their heads up their a----" and ought to be "brought up on charges of political malpractice," according to a report in The Hill. Isn't this the same Frank Luntz who apologized profusely in 2018 for underestimating Trump's ability to lead? Published October 21, 2020

In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, a sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Google, prepare to be cowed

In what will surely go down in Big Tech history as an "about time" moment for censor-weary Americans, the U.S. Justice Department filed a suit against Google, accusing the online giant of antitrust violations. Google, prepare to be cowed. At least a little bit. Published October 20, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden turns from the podium after speaking during a campaign event at Riverside High School in Durham, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Christmas with the Joe Biden cranks

President Donald Trump said in a rally over the weekend that if Joe Biden wins the White House, be prepared for a canceled Christmas season. That's the truth. Christmas -- and beyond. Published October 20, 2020

A lifesize bronze sculpture of international motorcycle racing sensation Nicky Hayden is located in his hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky. (Cheryl Chumley/The Washington Times)

America the great: 14 days, 14 states, optimism abounds

It's easy to become jaded about America. It's easy to sit at home, listen to the news, watch the candidates duke it out, hear as the pundits bicker, moan and groan as the politicians do what politicians do -- politick -- and then think only the darkest of America's future. But go outside the bubble of bickering -- and it's a different world. Published October 19, 2020

Facial masks are displayed at a shop at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, Friday, July 3, 2020. California's governor is urging people to wear masks and skip Fourth of July family gatherings as the state's coronavirus tally rises. But Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday said he would rely on people using common sense rather than strict enforcement of the face-covering order. Rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations have soared in the past two weeks after falling last month. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Masked teens able to shoot vendor in anonymity

A street vendor in California was shot in the leg by a trio of teens who were able to escape identification and flee under cover of the medical face masks their state mandates they wear. How lucky for the criminals that face coverings are oh-so-demanded these days. Published October 19, 2020

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, speaks as the Senate Judiciary Committee hears from legal experts on the final day of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Socialism's sneaky verbiage

The left will do what it can to tear down normalcy and inject chaos into society, even to the point of redefining commonly accepted words and phrases, because that's a path to Big Government. That's a road toward total government control. That's a sneaky tool of socialists and collectivists and Marxists. Published October 17, 2020

Abortion's sad, sorrowful defense

Fleetwood Mac singing sensation Stevie Nicks said in a recent conversation with a reporter from The Guardian that if she hadn't aborted the child she conceived with the Eagles' Don Henley, "there would have been no Fleetwood Mac" -- there would have been no music magic. But how does she know that for sure? Published October 16, 2020

FILE - This Feb. 23, 2011 file photo shows the Marshall University Old Main exterior in Huntington, W.Va. The school will temporarily suspend in-person classes once students return from spring break in late March 2020 as it continues to monitor the threat of the new coronavirus in a state with no confirmed cases. (Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

Democrat mayor -- gasp! -- cuts taxes, admits he's 'capitalist'

Make way for the pink elephant. For the pig to fly. For the you know where to freeze. For the blue moon to blaze. For the four-leaf clover among the bed of three's. What's the deal? There's a Democrat who just said this: "I might have 'D' after my name, but I [also] have capital 'C' after my name -- capitalist." Published October 15, 2020