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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 [email protected]. 

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Bernie Sanders should have been stopped in 1981

Sen. Bernie Sanders is the Democrats' front-runner, and the fact he's an open socialist -- hidden communist -- is the clanging of the gong, the sounding of the alarms, that this country, this land of the free, is one batch of votes from becoming the land of the lost. The fact is Sanders never should have held public office in the first place. Published February 25, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., shakes hands with supporters during a campaign event on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Bernie Sanders admits he hasn't a clue of the cost of his socialist stuff

In a "60 Minutes" interview with host Anderson Cooper, Sen. Bernie Sanders acknowledged that he's not yet put a "price tag" on much of the proposals he's pushed. That's kind of a big concern -- yes? So was his obvious inability to look Cooper in the eye while answering certain questions. Deceive much? It's the socialist way. Published February 24, 2020

This Feb. 1, 2017, file photo shows then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, joined by K.T. McFarland, then-deputy national security adviser, during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

America is in peril, with wolves prancing at the door

America stands at a crossroads. Freedom -- or not. If we can't trust our intel and law enforcement, whom can we trust? But more than that, America's government is in turmoil. America's culture is in a tailspin. Yet: Americans, if enough want, could put a sure stop to the prancing of the wolves at our door. Published February 22, 2020

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined at right by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., pauses during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Russia Collusion Two wafts into being

The New York Times just released a report about the intelligence community's concerns that Russia is winding into gear to reelect President Donald Trump this November. Make way for the Russia Collusion Two, same as the first: all lies, lots of impeachable possibilities. Published February 21, 2020

This April 28, 2011, file photo shows President Barack Obama with then-outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, and then-Defense Secretary-nominee Leon Panetta, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Richard Grenell critics ought to remember Leon Panetta

President Donald Trump has named Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, as the new acting director of national intelligence, and now the anti-Trumping faction is going nuts, claiming Grenell does not possess the necessary requirements to successfully serve in the position. Hmm. But Leon Panetta, ex-CIA chief, did? Published February 20, 2020

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats aghast at outing as communists

In Case You Missed It: The latest Democratic debate involved a bit of back-and-forth between Mike Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders about the perils of politicking in America on a communist platform -- and all the Democrats go, what's wrong with that? This is where the Democratic Party has gone: defending communism in America. Published February 20, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign event in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Pete Buttigieg hardly a qualified keeper of the Christian key

Pete Buttigieg, in a CNN town hall, suggested Christians who support President Donald Trump aren't acting in accordance with the Christian faith. And then he kissed his gay "husband" and skipped off the set, exit, stage right. Not really. But you get the picture. Published February 20, 2020

Attorney General William Barr calls on a reporter during a news conference, at the Justice Department in Washington.  Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest hacks in history. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Bipartisan bill offers speedy cure for latest 'deep state' hits

The DOJ system is rigged: "Wrongdoing by every federal employee can be investigated by an Inspector General, except federal attorneys at the Justice Department," Rep. Jody Hice said. "There is no legitimate reason for federal prosecutors to be shielded from the IG." Published February 19, 2020

"This nation has a rich history of presidents who respected the power, decorum, and integrity of their office. Unfortunately, that rich history ended the day Trump became president," said the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Michael R. Bloomberg. (Associated Press/File)

Bloomberg does a Soros and buys up law enforcement

Michael Bloomberg, according to various media reports, has been funding state attorney general offices and paying the salaries of key, politically liberal-leaning attorneys general -- a practice that gives all appearances of buying law enforcement on the local and state levels. And guess what: This is what George Soros does, too. Published February 18, 2020

Former President Barack Obama talks during a panel with NBA players Chris Paul, Kevin Love and Giannis Antetokounmpo and sports analyst Michael Wilbon in Chicago on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Obama is jealous of Trump's economy

Barack Obama, ex-prez, took to Twitter to try and claim that today's great economy is due to his 11-year-old policy -- suggesting, laughably, his White House is owed a big ol' thank you from President Donald Trump, from the business world, from America. Sorry, Mr. Obama, but to coin one of your own phrases: You didn't build that. Published February 18, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during his campaign launch of "Mike for Black America," at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Mike Bloomberg slips in left's big pool of self-importance

Much ado has been made over Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's condescending comments about farmers -- you know, the ones where he said in 2016 that he "could teach anybody" to "dig a hole," drop in a seed, cover with dirt, "add water" and voila, "up comes the corn." But really, this is how all Democrats think of conservatives. Published February 18, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Nevada Black Legislative Caucus Black History Awards brunch Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Joe Biden knows: South Carolina or bust

Joe Biden isn't exactly putting out the Closed, Gone Fishing sign on his political campaign. But even he's acknowledging, subtly and in not so many words, but entertaining the thought just the same, that his trail to the White House has been less than smooth and that South Carolina may prove the end of the line. Published February 17, 2020

Attorney General William Barr waves after speaking at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

William Barr's tight spot and the red herring tweet

More than 1,100 ex-Department of Justice officials have signed a petition demanding Attorney General William Barr resign over his handling of the Roger Stone case. This isn't due to a presidential tweet. This was all part and parcel of the Democrats' next political plan. Published February 17, 2020

Residents arrive to vote in the New Hampshire primary at Bishop O'Neill Youth Center, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democrats' radicalism shielded by Bernie Sanders' socialism

Democrats on the campaign trail are about as radical as they come -- about as socialist as they come; make no mistake about it. They get cover for their radicalism from Sen. Bernie Sanders, the open socialist. Published February 11, 2020

Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a military officer at the National Security Council who testified during the impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill, walks down the steps of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Democrats tee up their next impeachment cause

President Donald Trump, as presidents are wont to do, fired a White House staffer in whom he lost confidence -- namely, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. And now the left has its next impeachment cause: witness retaliation. Published February 11, 2020

Jeff Reichert, from left, Julia Reichert, and Steven Bognar, winners of the award for best documentary feature for "American Factory", pose in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Karl Marx quoted at Oscars -- and it's not even surprising

We always knew those on the left, particularly the scholarly, intellectual, high-brow elitist of the left, were in love with Karl Marx. And Vladimir Lenin. And Benito Mussolini. And Joseph Stalin. And Che Guevara. And the like. They're just becoming more open about it Published February 10, 2020

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stands inside the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Maduro is at the court to give his annual presidential address. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

'Christian socialism' is tyranny

Christian socialism? Make way for the lie. Christianity and socialism cannot coexist and bring freedom to the individual. Moreover, it's not even based on Bible truths. Published February 8, 2020

President Donald Trump speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

National Prayer Breakfast reveals a great evil of the left

President Donald Trump created quite a media stir when he stood at the National Prayer Breakfast podium and, in response to keynote speaker Arthur Brooks' call to love thy enemies and leave behind thy contempt, said he saw things a bit differently -- that it was rather difficult to swallow the bitter bites of fabricated impeachment pushes with a simple shrug and "oh well" hug. Well, Trump is right. Love does not mean tolerance of evil. Published February 7, 2020

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., heads to meet with fellow Democrats on the morning after a divisive State of the Union with President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats at SOTU blew opportunity to unite, heal

Democrats, at the State of the Union, had the perfect opportunity to show their above-the-fray sides and prove that when it comes to politicking, their primary interests are country and Constitution, first; individual citizen second; self, third -- if at all. But they blew it. They showed themselves once again as unworthy of their titles. Published February 6, 2020