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Cheryl K. Chumley

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 - American Airlines passenger jets prepare for departure, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, near a terminal at Boston Logan International Airport, in Boston.   American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, reported a loss of $931 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Fort Worth, Texas-based company said it had a loss of $1.44. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.42 per share. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

American Airlines throws face mask hissy fit

An American Airlines plane headed to London was more than hour into its flight when its pilot decided to turn around and head back to the departure point, Miami, because a female passenger declined to wear a face mask. What a petty, unnecessary move. Published January 21, 2022

President Joe Biden listens to a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Joe Biden, divider-in-chief: only 16 percent say he’s united America

Joe Biden, at his first presidential press conference in God knows how long, said that his administration has united the country. Good thing he also said he doesn't believe in polls. Only 16% of surveyed Americans think he's united the nation. Published January 20, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden: Mask-less, hypocritical, incoherent, odd

President Biden took to the White House podium for a rare press conference, sporting an even rarer look -- a face absent a mask. And then he went on to say he's united the country, did a terrific job in Afghanistan and is not -- not! no matter what people say -- not Sen. Bernie Sanders. Published January 20, 2022

Linsey Jones, a medical assistant working at a drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic, wears an N95 mask, Jan. 4, 2022, in Puyallup, Wash., south of Seattle. The Biden administration will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free to Americans starting next week, now that federal officials are emphasizing their better protection against the omicron variant of COVID-19 over cloth face coverings. The White House announced Wednesday that the masks will come from the government's Strategic National Stockpile, which has more than 750 million of the highly protective masks on hand. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Biden face mask giveaway a tax-paid treat for China

President Biden is planning to give away 400 million N95 face masks to the American people as a means of fighting the spread of the coronavirus and its variants. That's "give" in quotation marks, of course. The federal government does not "give" anything away. Taxpayers do. Published January 19, 2022

First lady Jill Biden packs produce as she and President Joe Biden volunteer at hunger relief organization Philabundance, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden radicalism sends Democrat voters fleeing

In 2021, roughly 49 percent of Americans claimed allegiance to the Democratic Party, while about 40 percent leaned Republican. Fast-forward a few months and the picture has quite changed: 47 percent say they're Republican; 42 percent, Democrat. Seismic, meet shift. Published January 18, 2022

In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Democrats, socialists silent as billionaires reap $5 trillion COVID-19 windfall

The world's wealthiest -- the billionaires' club -- added another $5 trillion to their bottom lines during the coronavirus pandemic, even as the gap between rich and poor grew even wider. Ding, ding, ding -- are you there, Democrats? Where have all the social justice warriors gone? Published January 17, 2022

The Supreme Court is seen at dusk in Washington on Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Supreme Court vaccine rulings fail to recognize God-given rights

The Supreme Court, in a moment of supreme lucidity, slapped down Joe Biden's presidential attempt to use a federal agency to bend private companies' to his executive will, via OSHA. That's great. But the split rulings fail to recognize a core American principle: God-given rights. Published January 15, 2022

President Joe Biden takes off his mask to speak to members of the media as he leaves a meeting with the Senate Democratic Caucus to discuss voting rights and election integrity on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

America wins when Joe Biden loses

President Joe Biden has had a very bad week. That means America, at least the part of America that still believes in individual liberties and the Constitution, have had a very good week. Published January 14, 2022

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, in Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP) ** FILE **

Who is Ray Epps? Who is John Galt?

Who is Ray Epps? -- Sen. Ted Cruz asked. Who is John Galt? -- might as well have been the FBI's Jill Sanborn's answer. That's like saying, a la Ayn Rand "Atlas Shrugged"-like, "Who knows?" or "Why ask me -- how would I know?" A simple yes or no should suffice. Published January 13, 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Dr. Fauci tips hubris hat with ‘moron’ slam of senator

Dr. Anthony Fauci was captured in a hot mic moment calling Sen. Roger Marshall a "moron" because he didn't like being questioned about his COVID-tied financial disclosures. This says all Americans need to know about Fauci. Arrogant, disrespectful, condescending to the core. Published January 12, 2022

Former President Donald Trump speaks during his Save America rally in Perry, Ga., Sept. 25, 2021. A resurgent GOP is poised to reclaim one, if not both, chambers of Congress and retain its lock on dozens of state legislatures and governor’s offices. The turnaround — which is expected but far from assured — is fueled by an unpopular Joe Biden presidency, deep frustration with the lingering pandemic and fresh concerns about inflation, as well as the GOP having history on its side.  (AP Photo/Ben Gray, File)

Donald Trump keeps on winning with minorities

If Donald Trump were to face off against Joe Biden today, minorities by a wide margin would choose Trump, according to a survey conducted by the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports. That's astonishing -- right? No. Only to those who get their news from CNN et al. Published January 11, 2022

n this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, Michelle Obama listens to female students at the Can Giuoc high school in Long An province, Vietnam. The former first lady and The Poor People's Campaign have been chosen to receive Freedom Awards from the National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee. The museum said Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, that Obama and the campaign's two leaders, the Rev. William Barber and the Rev. Liz Theoharis, will be honored during a virtual ceremony on Oct. 14. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh, File)

Michelle Obama enters politics with vengeance, bent on revenge

Former first lady Michelle Obama is partnering her foundation with 30 other groups to register a million new voters before the midterms. It's go time for the left. Her entry into election politicking guarantees this fight over the Electoral College is the Dems' signature campaign issue this year. Published January 11, 2022

First responders, health care workers and law enforcement personnel line up outside of Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, to receive their first dose of the Moderna vaccine to combat the coronavirus. Gillette Stadium opened last week as the first mass vaccination site in Massachusetts. (Mark Stockwell/The Sun Chronicle via AP) ** FILE **

COVID-19 stats finally take turn to truth

Massachusetts announced that hospitals in the state will start to distinguish between patients who are admitted because of COVID-19 versus patients who happen to test positive for COVID-19, but have been admitted for some other health ailment. Wow. Truth-telling. What an idea. Published January 10, 2022

A dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Lurie Children's hospital, Nov. 5, 2021, in Chicago. The omicron-fueled surge that is sending COVID-19 cases rocketing in the U.S. is putting children in the hospital in close to record numbers, and experts lament that most of the youngsters are not vaccinated. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

FDA and its flimsy COVID-19 FOIA dodge falls flat with federal judge

The FDA was just told by a federal judge that no, it can't take 75 years to release documents showing the process of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine licensing approval -- that it has to cough up the data within eight months. That's a significant win for open-government advocates. Published January 7, 2022

This Sept. 9, 2016, file photo shows Harkness Tower on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)

Save the kids, quit the college

Nowadays, parents are better off keeping Johnny in the basement playing video games for another year. Better to rot their minds with gaming than socialist-Marxist-globalist propaganda and COVID-19-tied protocols that teach them solely to fear and obey. Published January 6, 2022

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announces his upcoming budget proposal during a news conference inside The Market at 25th in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP) ** FILE **

Dear Ralph Northam: Don’t let the door hit you

Northern Virginia was hit by the worst snowstorms in -- well, maybe ever, this week, leaving thousands of residents without power or heat, as temperatures dropped to below freezing, and thousands more struggling to stay alive in their stalled or otherwise stopped vehicles on Interstate 95 and the alternate north-south Route 1. And where were the Democrats? Where was Virginia's illustrious Democratic governor, Ralph Northam? Good question. Published January 6, 2022

In this file photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks at a news conference urging the Senate to secure a pathway to citizenship in President Joe Biden's legislative agenda Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)  **FILE**

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is textbook hypocritical socialist

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez serves a constituency that's been among the most consistently clamped in the nation when it comes to civil rights, civil liberties and civil freedoms, due to political power-grabs based on drummed-up COVID-19 fears. But does she hold herself to these same strict anti-constitutional crackdowns? Nope. Published January 5, 2022

Transgender flag at LGBT gay pride march. Photo credit: Ink Drop via Shutterstock. ** FILE **

China has a point about sissy men

The Chinese Communist Party has just kicked off a cultural campaign to make sure men are dressing and behaving like men and that the effeminate look won't cripple President Xi Jinping's push to become the leading world power. America could take a memo. Published January 4, 2022

President Joe Biden waves as he leaves St. Ann Roman Catholic Church after attending Mass in Wilmington, Del., Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Joe Biden has really sucky poll numbers

If President Joe Biden had any ambitions to ring in the new year with newfound favorability among Americans, he can put that dream back in the box. His most recent poll numbers show he trails Donald Trump in a fictional matchup by almost five points. How low can Joe go. Published January 3, 2022