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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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Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, attends the opening of the Tesla factory Berlin Brandenburg in Gruenheide, Germany, March 22, 2022. (Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP, File)

Musk will be as hated by leftists as Trump

Elon Musk just called out the AP for "misinformation" after the news outlet posted a tweet conflating fact with opinion, with the apparent intent of convincing readers of the dangers the platform's new atmosphere of free speech is bringing to the world. Now the left hates him. Published November 25, 2022

President Joe Biden boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. The president and the first lady are celebrating the Thanksgiving at Nantucket, Mass. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Joe Biden mulls third reelection of President Kamala Harris

President Joe Biden is said to be spending this holiday season in deep thought about another run for the Senate, err, make that another run as President Kamala Harris' sidekick, err, oops, make that a third term in the White House. Or something, something, Ah, the hope of the DNC. Published November 25, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a leaders' meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool) ** FILE **

Biden snores as China marches to global dominance

A recent headline said this: "China, Saudi Arabia Announce Massive Strategic Partnership Energy Agreement" -- showing the alarming speed at which the CCP is spreading its tentacles of influence around the world. China marches. America, under a feckless administration, snores. Published November 24, 2022

Former President Donald Trump announces he is running for president for the third time as he smiles while speaking at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Nov. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Trump, by the data, still has magic touch

By the numbers, Trump-supporting, election-denying and Trump-endorsed congressional candidates won big at the ballot box. According to, of the 124 House members who refused to certify Joe Biden's victory and who sought reelection this year, 118 won. Published November 18, 2022

A sign asks shoppers to wear masks in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday that the state will end a COVID-19 mask mandate requiring face coverings in most indoor public settings, but will keep masking rules in place in schools for now. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Face masks fight racism, pseudo-scientists now say

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine based on research conducted by so-called scientists says universal face-masking of children in schools can help fight racism. Really. (Insert sarcasm here.) Published November 17, 2022

Former President Donald Trump, left, introduces Arizona Republican candidate for governor, Kari Lake, right, as Trump speaks at a rally on Jan. 15, 2022, in Florence, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Trump-Lake ticket a winning White House formula

Donald Trump is making another run for the White House. Kari Lake reportedly lost her race for the governor's office in Arizona. All's good in U.S. politics. A Lake loss means she's free and available and uncommitted -- and that makes her the perfect vice president pick for Trump. Published November 16, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden, right, walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping before their meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit meeting, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, in Nusa Dua, in Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden enabling communists everywhere he goes

President Joe Biden shook hands with President Xi Jinping in a luxury hotel resort in Indonesia -- after which ol' Joe showered so much love on the communist dictator-in-chief that the hallways filled with whispers of the proverbial "get a room" catcall. Not really. But just about. Published November 15, 2022

Former President Donald Trump, accompanied by former first lady Melania Trump, speaks to members of the media outside Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center after voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Donald Trump is still the MAGA guy America needs

A leading debate among conservatives these days indeed is 2024 -- as in, choose: Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis. But let's not toss out the best America's had in years because of nervous nellies in the GOP getting upset, once again, at Trump's manner of speaking. Published November 11, 2022

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, center, speaks with Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, center left, after a joint news conference at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell)

COP27 commies unleash war of ‘climate hell’

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres just said at the COP27 Climate Summit in Egypt: "We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator." Climate hell? This is rhetoric aimed at igniting a war. Published November 8, 2022

Joe Biden arrives at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, from an election campaign event for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, in Yonkers, N.Y. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Biden will have us all living like cavemen

President Biden just promised "no more drilling" -- a remark that came about a week after he vowed the next generation will be powered by wind. This guy, this president, this Biden presidency will have us living in caves and hunkering over fire pits for warmth. Published November 7, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally in Albuquerque, N.M., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

Democrats are arrogant and elitist and don’t deserve to win

Why do Democrats continue to express their elitist and arrogant views so openly? So -- well, arrogantly? Good question. Here's the answer. They're not so much political pragmatics as true believers in themselves. They honestly cannot accept the idea that Joe Truck Driver is an equal. Published November 5, 2022

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain walks on the South Lawn of the White House after stepping off Marine One, May 1, 2022, in Washington. President Joe Biden’s chief of staff violated the law by retweeting a political message on his official Twitter account, but no disciplinary action will be pursued and a warning letter was sent to him, according to a memo from the Office of Special Counsel. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Ron Klain can take his ‘one final warning’ and stick it

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain came out to defend President Biden's speech about so-called threats to American democracy by making this rather astonishing remark: Biden "decided a few days ago that it was important to issue one final warning on this issue." He can stick it. Published November 4, 2022

A cross and Bible sculpture stand outside the Southern Baptist Convention headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Holly Meyer) ** FILE **

Evangelicals pivot from abortion to economy

Christians said in a recent Barna survey said their top concern this midterm election season was the economy, not abortion, not religious freedom, not the morality crisis of U.S. culture. And that has some pining about the direction of America's spiritual compass. It's a valid point. Published November 1, 2022

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva embraces his wife Rosangela, after defeating incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential run-off to become the country's next president, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Biden vows ‘cooperation’ with Brazil’s far-left corrupt socialist

President Biden over the weekend sent out a message of congratulations to corrupt, socialist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for beating Brazil's incumbent conservative president, Jair Bolsonaro, in a widely watched election. This is how radical America's Democrats have become. Published October 31, 2022

Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally in support of Nevada Democrats, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Las Vegas. Obama is coming to southern Nevada on Nov. 1, 2022, to rally for a group of vulnerable incumbents fighting to fend off a potential Red Wave cascaded by low popularity for President Joe Biden and high inflation. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Devil goes down to Georgia

Barack Obama went down to Georgia, looking for some votes for Democrats. Looking for some souls to steal. 'Cause that's how Democrats do. Their principles are nonexistent so they rely on deceit to win. With Mr. Obama, the deceit is his flashy smile. Published October 28, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks at the Volvo Group Powertrain Operations in Hagerstown, Md., Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. With the economy consistently top of mind for voters who will decide the fate of vulnerable Democrats, Biden is urging patience amid the hazardous economic crosscurrents of persistent inflation, recession fears and the prospect of rising energy prices in the closing weeks of the midterm elections. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Twitter, like Democrats, poised for massive comeuppance

Elon Musk has taken over Twitter and fired the company's top executives. Democrats are down in the polls -- they "agonize" about their midterm chances, as NBC News put it. President Biden's approval ratings are low, very low. All's beginning to be right with the world. Published October 28, 2022

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry speaks about the United States' international climate efforts ahead of COP27, the upcoming 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Coronavirus to climate change: Make way for more lockdowns

A report from scientists in The Lancet finds climate change is "increasingly affecting the foundations of human health and wellbeing" and that if governments don't stop using fossil fuels, people will die, people will die, people will die. It's the reincarnation of COVID-19. Published October 27, 2022

FILE - A registered nurse fills a syringe with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site in the Staten Island borough of New York, April 8, 2021. All private employers in New York City will have to require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday, Dec. 6, imposing one of the most aggressive vaccine rules in the nation. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

New York court crumbles COVID-19 vaccine mandate walls

New York's Supreme Court has told employers who fired employees for failing to get the COVID-19 shots to reverse course, rehire those workers and -- get this -- give 'em all their backpay. Finally. Sanity is coming back into America. Let more lawsuits flow. Published October 25, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. A federal judge in St. Louis on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, dismissed an effort by six Republican-led states to block the Biden administration's plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Biden White House embraces do-nothing way of life

Sen. John Kennedy, Louisiana Republican, said on a recent media appearance that President Biden's policies have "tainted, almost defiled, the American Dream." How true. Published October 22, 2022