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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 Sept. 24, 2013, file photo, Courtney Keating, education coordinator of The Literacy Center in Evansville, Ind., reads "If I Ran the Zoo," By Dr. Seuss, to passersby during an event to promote literacy along the Evansville Riverfront. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the business that preserves and protects the author and illustrator's legacy, announced on his birthday, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, that it would cease publication of several children's titles including "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" and "If I Ran the Zoo," because of insensitive and racist imagery. (Erin McCracken/Evansville Courier & Press via AP, File)

Dr. Seuss censorship sets impossible standard

If Dr. Seuss is the standard by which all authors are to be judged, make way for the book burnings. And bring lots of firewood. Because if Dr. Seuss and his cartoonish characters can't pass the anti-racism muster of the faces of the left, how can Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?" Published March 4, 2021

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters before the House votes to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Pelosi is flanked by Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., left, and Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Democrats stage COVID-19 'rescue' that's less rescue, more boondoggle

The name of the bill is H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. But scroll the text, tabulate the figures, and it's plain to see the measure is far less for the rescue of the coronavirus-beaten people and far more for the political socialist ambitions of the Democrats. Published March 2, 2021

In this Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a press conference before the opening of a mass COVID-19 vaccination site in the Queens borough of New York. A former aides allegations that Gov. Cuomo subjected her to an unwanted kiss during years of sexual harassment have spurred calls for an investigation  and questions about who might meaningfully conduct one. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool, File)

Nancy Pelosi throws Andrew Cuomo under bus

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dropped a bit of a bombshell on Sunday with a statement that said the sexual harassment accusations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo are "credible" and worthy of investigation. Tire, meet Cuomo's face. Published March 1, 2021

In this June 24, 2020, file photo, Antonio Mingo, of Washington, right, holds his fists in the air as demonstrators protest in front of a police line on a section of 16th Street that's been renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. A financial snapshot shared exclusively with The Associated Press shows the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation took in just over $90 million last year. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Black Lives Matter disturbingly mum on donors

Black Lives Matter -- the foundation -- raked in more than $90 million in donations in 2020, proving itself to be a major player in the political world then, now and, with Democrats holding all the positions of D.C. power, likely into the foreseeable future. So why the secrecy on donors? Published February 25, 2021

In this March 29, 2012, file photo author and political consultant Naomi Wolf speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) ** FILE **

Naomi Wolf: Too little, too late -- too disingenuous

Much ado is being made about ex-Clinton adviser and Joe Biden voter Naomi Wolf's explosive warning on Fox about the turning of this nation into a "totalitarian state" -- and it's not about nothing. But why doesn't the left ever heed the warnings before the 12th hour approaches? Published February 24, 2021

A Palestinian medic prepares a shot of the Russian-made Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, in Gaza City, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Military gives clues of experimental nature of COVID-19 vaccine

Get the coronavirus vaccination -- it's safe, it's effective, it's the way back to pre-pandemic normalcy. Those are the lines; these are the arguments. But consider this. If the coronavirus vaccines were all that safe and secure, then why isn't the military mandating it for troops? Published February 23, 2021

Coca-Cola is racist, but so is Pepsi

Coca-Cola is facing significant backlash for a company-wide diversity training call for staffers to "try to be less white." But if you think the alternative is Pepsi -- think again. PepsiCo has been embroiled in some pretty racist messaging itself. Published February 22, 2021

In this March 31, 2020 file photo, Palestinian workers load food supplies distributed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) at the Sheikh Redwan neighborhood of Gaza City.   (AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)  **FILE**

Biden administration to fund UN agency that teaches that Israel is evil

UNRWA, an agency that's supposed to provide health, education and social services to select populations, has been just caught -- again -- pushing through schools via online materials that Israel is basically the devil. This is the agency President Joe Biden wants to resume funding. Published February 20, 2021

President Joe Biden boards Air Force One, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, en route to Camp David. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Biden sets sail to sink America on globalism

Hello, United Nations. Goodbye, America First. The nation, under President Joe Biden, is rapidly swerving toward globalism. Globalism and diplomacy at all costs on foreign affairs. Published February 19, 2021

This Wednesday, March 21, 2018, file photo shows one of two billboards displaying the Ten Commandments and a flaming American flag which Wayne Wallace installed without proper permits in Brookhaven, Miss Wallace is required to move the signs further back from their current position from state highway 51, and that's OK with Brookhaven Mayor Joe Cox, who says the city was never "against the word of God." (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) ** FILE **

Christians should learn the power of 'Bite me'

Patriotic Christians need to learn the power of the phrase "Bite me" -- and then, apply it accordingly. Repeat as needed. Our Judeo-Christian-based liberties are at stake. And who knows best how to fight for God-given rights than those trained in the ways and words of God? Published February 18, 2021

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., stand with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., as Trump speaks while departing after a Senate Republican Policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican Party still belongs to Donald Trump. The GOP privately flirted with purging the norm-shattering former president after he incited a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last month. But in the end, only seven of 50 Senate Republicans voted to convict Trump in his historic second impeachment trial on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Trump deplorables will not be purged

Hey, RINOs: Guess what? Neither Donald Trump nor his fan base is going quietly any time soon. This culture war, this political war, this fight for the future of America and battle over capitalism versus socialism -- this party is only getting started. Published February 17, 2021

In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Biden's 'commonsense gun law reforms' are the lies of the anti-2nd Amendment left

President Joe Biden, on the anniversary of the horrible tragedy called the Parkland school shootings, promised his administration would forever protect innocent Americans from similarly senseless crimes and soon enough, with Democrats holding majorities in both House and Senate, pass "commonsense gun law reforms." That is to say: End the Second Amendment as we know it. Published February 16, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens as President Joe Biden speaks during a visit at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Double face-masking: Why not triple? Quadruple?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and health experts with Johns Hopkins just agreed with Anthony Fauci that double masking -- piling a mask on top of a mask over face and nose -- is "helpful" to fight coronavirus. "Helpful." There's a scientific finding for ya. Published February 13, 2021

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley campaigns for U.S Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) ** FILE **

Nikki Haley -- et tu? -- distances from Trump

Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations told Politico Magazine that yes, she once stood by the president but now, post-Impeachment Two, post-Capitol Hill protest, he's "let us down." Ouch. That's the sound of a knife sliding gently into the former president's back. Published February 12, 2021

In this Feb. 3, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden meets with Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., and other Democratic lawmakers to discuss a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

ISIS: We're baaack!

It's really no coincidence that as soon as strong-on-foreign-policy Donald Trump exited the White House office and weak-with-overseas-players Joe Biden entered that headlines started blasting this: "ISIS could regain capacity to orchestrate attacks in 2021." Published February 12, 2021

This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

LifeSite silenced by YouTube

YouTube censors have completely shut down the pro-life LifeSite channel, as well as erased all the Christian group's videos. While YouTube is privately owned, within its free-market rights to pick and choose its posters -- come on, now. As if the abortion matter only had one side? Published February 11, 2021

Dallas Mavericks team owner Mark Cuban walks across the court floor during half time of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Dallas, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

National anthem is still unifying

By now, everybody's heard that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, also of "Shark Tank" TV fame, has done away with the singing or playing of the national anthem before basketball games and that he's also declined to tell why. The 11-14 Mavericks suck, anyway. Published February 11, 2021

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. Trump is en route to his Mar-a-Lago Florida resort. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) **FILE**

Trump could easily steal Republican voters for new party

Roughly 70% of Republicans said in a new poll that they'd either definitely or "maybe" join a political party formed by Donald Trump. As Bernie Sanders might say: That's yuuge. Yuuge enough to set Republicans in Congress on notice about the political perils of impeachment, at least. Published February 10, 2021