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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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In this image provided by Liberty University, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., speaks in the Convocation Center at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (AP Photo /Liberty University, Ty Hester) ** FILE **

Christian backlash, as left goes too far

There's a principle of life that goes, 'You can only push someone so far before they break." That's the left, toward Christians. And now Christians are beginning to break -- and fight. Published June 22, 2021

Passengers wearing face masks line up to board their planes at the domestic flight terminal of Gimpo airport in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The quarantine authorities on Wednesday began to require all airplane passengers to wear masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) ** FILE **

Ted Cruz calls out face mask politics

The most important remark Sen. Ted Cruz made was the one that reminded executive orders and health-based mandates are not laws. Published June 17, 2021

A registered nurse fills syringes with Pfizer vaccines at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Bellingham, Wash. Washington is the latest state to offer prizes to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, with Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announcing a series of giveaways during the month of June that includes lottery drawings totaling $2 million, college tuition assistance, airline tickets and game systems.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Colleges that force COVID vaccine should be sued

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on the heels of an emergency meeting to look at complaints of heart inflammation in young men as a side effect of the coronavirus vaccine, have determined that there seems to be a correlation. So why are America's colleges mandating this shot for students? Published June 15, 2021

Nuns look at Pope Francis, top right, as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 13, 2021. Francis demanded during his speech for humanitarian aid to reach residents of the war-torn Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, where Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers are blocking food and other assistance. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Victimhood is an epidemic

Pope Francis said the poor shouldn't be blamed "for their condition" because poverty is rooted in "selfishness" -- a characterization that suggests that without handouts, the downtrodden would stay downtrodden. That's a victimhood mentality that's killing American freedoms. Published June 15, 2021

Actor Jon Voight’s pro-Trump videos quickly drew 8.5 million viewers on Twitter alone, some 36 hours after they were posted online. (

Jon Voight on Trump: ‘We will keep our faith that he will be back’

Hollywood's Jon Voight took to Twitter with a scathing video message about the left's hypocrisy, the media's evil, the Democrats' racism and the need for "hope" that President Donald Trump will "be back" to bring this nation back to greatness once again. Published June 14, 2021

From left, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, US President Joe Biden, President of France, Emmanuel Macron and European Commission Ursula von der Leyen speak after posing for photos for the Leaders official welcome and group photo session, during the G7 Summit, in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, England, Friday, June 11, 2021. (Leon Neal/Pool Photo via AP)

Covax: Biden’s redistribution of vaccine-wealth scheme

President Joe Biden just announced a plan to buy 500 million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus shot to distribute around the world "with no strings attached," he said. Isn't that special. But when Joe Biden gives, it's not from his own pockets. It's from yours. Mine. All of ours in fact. Published June 12, 2021

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2020, file photo, dry ice is poured into a box containing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as it is prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Portage, Mich. The Biden administration plans to provide 500 million shots purchased from Pfizer to 92 lower income countries and the African Union over the next year through the U.N.-backed COVAX program. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool, File)

CDC — shh! — has a COVID shot ‘heart inflammation’ emergency

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold an "emergency meeting" of advisers to talk about the higher-than-expected numbers of young men who've experienced heart inflammation after taking doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against coronavirus. Shh!! Published June 11, 2021

A photo collage of Lamar High School staff hangs on the wall in the school in this file photograph taken March 31, 2015. Colorado lawmakers are considering a proposal to ban Native American mascots in public schools and colleges. the state Senate Education Committee is scheduled to discuss a measure Thursday, April 1, 2021, that would impose a $25,000 monthly fine on public schools, colleges and universities that continue to use an American Indian-themed mascot after June 1, 2022. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via The AP) ** FILE **

America’s public school servants are out of control

In New York, a parent jumped on the stage after a member of the Penfield Central School Board called him an "a--hole" during a heated debate over critical race theory and face masking of students. This is everything that's wrong with America's public schools, in one brief exchange. Published June 10, 2021

This Dec. 16, 2019 file photo shows composer and executive producer Andrew Lloyd Webber attending the world premiere of 'Cats' in New York.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)  **FILE**

Andrew Lloyd Webber emerges as post-coronavirus freedom fighter

World-renowned composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has a coronavirus-tied message for his U.K. government that goes like this: Back the freak off. All Americans should be so bold, both now and in the future -- in the future, as leftists continue to exploit COVID for political gain. Published June 9, 2021

The 40th anniversary of the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan is approaching, cited as significant by presidential historian Craig Shirley. Reagan had only been in office for 69 days. (Associated Press)

Reagan warned us about Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci is part of that elitist class of which President Ronald Reagan warned when he said the nine most terrifying words in the English language were, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." Published June 8, 2021

In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a luncheon at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) ** FILE **

Condoleezza Rice for president!

Condoleezza Rice said yes, America's history is filled with acts and occasions and instances of racism, but it's a disservice to truth to therefore say all of America is racist, and all of America's governing documents are inherently racist. Madam President some day? Published June 7, 2021

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci listens as President Joe Biden speaks during an event to commemorate the 50 millionth COVID-19 shot, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden has some ‘splainin’ to do about Fauci

President Biden, on the heels of the revealing emails that cast Anthony Fauci as deceptive on the coronavirus, said he is still "very confident" in the good doctor. Why? On what does he base that confidence? As for the rest of America, we want answers. Published June 5, 2021

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. talks to an aide during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on the Capitol breach on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exploits own grandmother

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter slammed the former president, Donald Trump, for failing to provide money to her Hurricane Maria-victimized and ailing grandmother, whom she now says is being forced to live in subpar housing. Thine, not mine: It's the socialist way. Published June 4, 2021

In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020, file photo, abortion rights demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin File) ** FILE **

Paxton Smith, Texas high schooler, roars for abortion as secularism seeps deep

Much ado is being made about Texas high school Paxton Smith's graduation day condemnation of her state's clamps on abortion. It took real "guts," Hillary Clinton said on Twitter. But more ado should be made about the shocking moral decay of society that this girl's rant demonstrates. Published June 3, 2021

In this March 11, 2021, photo, President Joe Biden holds up his face mask as he speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during a prime-time address from the East Room of the White House in Washington. The U.S. is meeting President Joe Biden’s latest vaccine goal of administering 200 million COVID-19 shots in his first 100 days in office, as the White House steps up its efforts to inoculate the rest of the public.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) **FILE**

COVID-19 vaccine status a private affair

Remember the days when personal medical and health decisions stayed personal? The coronavirus has changed all that. Fear and ignorance driven by a politically exploitative class of political exploiters have changed all that. Published May 29, 2021

FILE - This  May 6, 2019 photo provided by the Manchester VA Medical Center shows a Bible as part of a memorial table display at the veterans hospital in Manchester, N.H.  Vice President Mike Pence has weighed in on a First-Amendment lawsuit challenging a Bible on display at a New Hampshire veterans hospital, saying under the current administration, “VA hospitals will not be religion-free zones.” Pence addressed the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis on Wednesday, Aug. 28. He said “The Bible stays.” (Kristin Pressly/Manchester VA Medical Center via AP)

Americans grow ‘very dissatisfied’ with nation’s morals

It's no coincidence that at the same time America is growing increasing dissatisfied with the moral drift of the nation that many other polls and surveys show the citizenry is growing much more secular, that the churches are growing silent, that the pews are remaining empty. Published May 28, 2021

In this March 20, 2018, file photo, Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., greets President Donald Trump to speak to the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner, at the National Building Museum in Washington. Trump unloaded via Twitter on Republican former House Speaker Paul Ryan after Ryan's comments critical of Trump appeared in excerpts from a new book. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

Trump Train only grows stronger in face of attacks

The more the RINOs, the more the Democrats, the more the haters in the elitist camps and leftist camps and globalist camps attack Donald Trump, the more the people of America rally around the former president. It's like a Newton's Law thing. Published May 28, 2021

President Joe Biden talks with reporters before boarding Marine One for a trip to Delaware, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

States’ rights to the rescue

In Founding Fathers' days, it was the Federalists versus the Anti-Federalists. In Joe Biden's presidential days, it's the radical environmentalists versus the state treasurers. And watch and wait: If states stand strong, they'll get the win on this one. Published May 27, 2021