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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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In this freeze frame made from a video, stage blood covers the iconic "Charging Bull" statue near Wall Street on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in New York. Demonstrators say they were protesting against a lack of government action against climate change. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey) ** FILE **

Capitalism unfairly branded as doing 'more harm than good'

A new survey of people around the world finds that capitalism is being seen as doing "more harm than good." But if truth be told, it's capitalism and only capitalism that takes into account the wickedness of human hearts -- the natural failings of humans -- and works within that reality to lift individuals and whole nations from poverty. Published January 20, 2020

Hugh Hewitt is among the well-known talk radio hosts who will participate in daylong live broadcast from the White House. (Hugh Hewitt)

Hey, Hugh Hewitt -- conservatives don't vote socialist. Ever.

Hugh Hewitt, a conservative radio host and writer, roiled the media cycles just recently when he said he was going to vote in the Virginia primary for socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. With all due respect to Hewitt, who's written some fine books and advanced some fine patriotic principles -- conservatives don't vote for socialists. Ever. Published January 20, 2020

Illustration on the persecution of Christians by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Christian persecution on rise: North Korea, Muslims to blame

Once again, of the top ten anti-Christian countries of the world, eight slots go to nations with predominantly Islamic populations. And once again, the news of Islam's radical tendencies will very likely fall on deaf Democrat ears. Published January 18, 2020

Eminem calling for gun control akin to terrorist preaching on peace

Eminem, also known as one rap world's most violently, vulgar lyricists -- and whitest -- just dropped a surprise new album on the music community, accompanied by a video in which he makes a plea for gun control. It's hard to take seriously a guy who makes a living off selling violence as a form of art also calling for an end to violence. Published January 17, 2020

Lev Parnas, a Rudy Giuliani associate with ties to Ukraine, arrives for a bail hearing in federal court, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) ** FILE **

Lev Parnas, another Democratic impeachment dud

Much ado has been made by MSNBC and The New York Times and the left and the Democrats about the latest, newest, glitziest, golden boy hoped-for impeachment witness, former Rudy Giuliani business associate Lev Parnas. But this guy is a dud like all the rest. Published January 16, 2020

Jon Torsch, center, wears a T-shirt promoting democratic socialism during a gathering of the Southern Maine Democratic Socialists of America at City Hall in Portland, Maine, Monday, July 16, 2018. On the ground in dozens of states, there is new evidence that democratic socialism is taking hold as a significant force in Democratic politics. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Socialists are coming for your children

Socialists are coming for your school-age children -- and that's no hyperbole. In a post on its website, the Democratic Socialists of America writes, "Why Socialists Should Become Teachers." This is horrifying. America's children are being targeted by forces who stand in utter opposition to all this country represents. Published January 16, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bernie Sanders, the patriot: 'Our job is to build the United Nations'

Oh boy, this is about as far left on foreign policy as a leftist can get -- and no surprise, it's brought to America courtesy of the socialist-slash-democratic-socialist-slash-independent-slash-Democrat, Bernie Sanders. "Our job," he said, at the final Democrat debate in Iowa, broadcast by CNN, "is to build the United Nations." Wow. Published January 14, 2020

In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, Vince Vaughn arrives at the American Cinematheque Award ceremony honoring Bradley Cooper at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Vince Vaughn talks to Trump, and suffocating left goes nuts

Vince Vaughn, Hollywood actor, dared to chat it up with President Donald Trump at the national championship game in New Orleans. And now the left is going nuts. Call it freedom, Democrat style. Another word for it? Suffocating. Published January 14, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally for Omaha Democratic mayoral candidate Heath Mello, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ** FILE **

Democrats: Killing patriotism, one child at a time

In the years between the Greatest Generation and now, the values that made America great -- the individual call to duty, honor, faith, family, country -- have been, in the minds and hands of millennials, tossed to the wayside. That's according to a Pew survey that found youth don't see America as the greatest country in the world. Published January 14, 2020

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin during his swearing in ceremony in San Francisco, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

San Fran's newest 'communist' D.A. cleans house of tough prosecutors

Chesa Boudin, San Francisco's newest district attorney, the guy once referred to as "communist" by city sheriffs, kicked off his new law enforcement leadership role by, get this, firing seven of the community's experienced prosecutors -- the ones, notably, known as tough on crime. Published January 13, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Nancy Pelosi's revenge: Trump is 'impeached for life'

In between the insistence on impeachment as a dire national security issue and then the holding of the articles, Nancy Pelosi gave a slight hint into why she's been going gung-ho for so long, so viciously, yet so utterly devoid and defiant of facts, against President Donald Trump: It's personal. It's revenge. It's her way of marking Trump for life. Published January 13, 2020

Former Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a campaign stop to support Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at the Biden for President Fort Dodge Office, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

John Kerry's delusional diplomacy

John Kerry, former Democratic senator, presidential aspirant and U.S. State Department secretary under Barack Obama, is a heavy pot smoker. He'd have to be to say this: Until President Donald Trump came along, the Iran nuclear deal "was working." Published January 10, 2020

House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., from left, with fellow members Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., speaks during a rally in support of President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Rep. Jody Hice: It's the God-given that makes us great

Rep. Jody Hice said the most crucial principle to remember about America is that here, in this country, individual rights come from God, not the government, and that deviating from this path leads to cultural degradation, Big Government, socialism and, ultimately, utter governmental and societal collapse. He's right, you know. Published January 9, 2020

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 7, 2020, as Democrats prepared largely symbolic resolutions under the War Powers Act to limit the president's military actions regarding Iran. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Nancy Pelosi endangers U.S. by faulting Trump 'provocations' of Iran

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a tweet that came on the heels of Iran's launch of a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S.-populated military bases in Iraq, said President Donald Trump should quit poking the Iranian bear. She blamed Trump for Iran's hostilities. This is liberal logic at its worst. It's like a whisper to Iran, hey, you got a friend in me. Published January 8, 2020

Mourners attend a funeral ceremony for Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and his comrades, who were killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone strike on Friday, in the city of Kerman, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. The leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard threatened on Tuesday to "set ablaze" places supported by the United States over the killing of a top Iranian general in a U.S. airstrike last week, sparking cries from the crowd of supporters of "Death to Israel!" (Erfan Kouchari/Tasnim News Agency via AP)

Iran vows 'all out war' -- and U.S. must stand strong

Iran shot off more than a dozen missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house U.S. troops, ratcheting tensions but injuring or killing no one -- and now Iran is warning America: Respond and it's war. Well, isn't that a pot calling the kettle black moment. America, on Iran, must not retreat. Published January 8, 2020

In this frame grab from video posted online, people try to resuscitate victims of a deadly stampede at a funeral procession for a top Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike last week, in Kerman, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019. Two Iranian semi-official news agencies reported that the stampede in Kerman that killed dozens of people and injured over 200 others took place in Kerman, the hometown of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, as the procession got underway. (AP Photo)

Soleimani funeral stampede shows savagery of U.S. enemies

Forty died and more than 200 were injured during funeral services for the killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Don't know about funerals in your neck of the woods. But typically, in more civilized section, stampedes and angry rallying and loud vows to kill Americans and attack U.S. spots are not part and parcel of the whole funeral procession experience. Published January 7, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, on the day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on two charges, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Nancy Pelosi, 2020, keeps up 'bizarre' impeachment strategy

Christmas is over, New Year's has ended, 2020 has begun, and what's on the table for Congress is the same that was set last year by Democrats in the House -- impeachment. And that's curious because, in the words of Democrats, impeaching President Donald Trump was a national security must-do, must-do right now. Published January 7, 2020

Protesters burn a U.S. flag during a demonstration over the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 3, 2020. Iran has vowed "harsh retaliation" for the U.S. airstrike near Baghdad's airport that killed Tehran's top general and the architect of its interventions across the Middle East, as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

America is righteous, Iran is the sponsor of terror

America doesn't take its marching orders from Iran. America isn't the younger, weaker, sissier brother in this relationship. America is the righteous one. Iran is the terrorist regime. How far must America go to appease evil? Published January 7, 2020