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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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This cover image released by Gallery Books shows "Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes" by Stephen A. Smith. (Gallery Books via AP)

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith says quiet part out loud: Trump is not racist

Stephen A. Smith, ESPN analyst, said he's known for Donald Trump for years and that he's hardly the "racist" the Democrats and their allies in the media make him out to be. And since Smith himself is black, it won't be long before he becomes the victim of attacks by the left. Published April 12, 2023

From left, expelled Rep. Justin Pearson, D-Memphis, Rep. Gloria Johnson, D-Knoxville, and expelled Rep. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, raise their fists as they walk across Fisk University campus after hearing Vice President Kamala Harris speak, Friday, April 7, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. Harris came to support the two Democratic lawmakers, who were expelled from the Tennessee State Legislature. Jones was reinstated. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

Tennessee thug lawmakers the dream of the Democrats

When today's Democrats can't get what they want, they turn to chaos and thuggery and seize bullhorns and bricks and take to the streets to march or take over offices to scream. When they're called to account for their chaotic uprisings, they quickly pivot and play the victim. Published April 11, 2023

In this May 29, 2018, file photo, George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations, listens to the conference after his speech titled "How to save the European Union" as he attends the European Council On Foreign Relations Annual Council Meeting in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) ** FILE **

Soros sharks, fresh off feast of Trump, circle Clarence Thomas

A ProPublica look at Clarence Thomas found that for 20-plus years, the Supreme Court justice "has been treated to luxury vacations by billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow." Hmm. Wonder why ProPublica decided to look into Thomas now. Could it be George Soros at it again? Published April 8, 2023

German Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), arrives for the opening Davos Agenda 2022, in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. The Davos Agenda, from 17 to 21 January 2022, is an online edition due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak gather global leaders to shape the principles, policies and partnerships needed in this challenging context. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

WEF tilts more pro-China with ‘Summer Davos’ set for Tianjin

The World Economic Forum has announced a "Summer Davos" of global elites at Tianjin in China, showing once again its willingness to work with communists to take over the world's governments. If only Joe Biden weren't president, this gathering wouldn't be so worrisome. Published April 7, 2023

Former President Donald Trump speaks at his Mar-a-Lago estate Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Palm Beach, Fla., after being arraigned earlier in the day in New York City. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

CNN legal analyst on Trump indictment: ‘Underwhelming’

Even Trump-hating, Trump-bashing CNN and its host of Trump-hating, Trump-bashing paid legal analysts can't get behind Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and his courtroom witch hunt against the former president. Published April 5, 2023

Trump supporters stand outside Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday, April 3, 2023. Former President Donald Trump left Florida for New York on Monday for his expected booking and arraignment the following day on charges arising from hush money payments during his 2016 campaign. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg must be held to account

William P. Barr, ex-attorney general of the United States -- and no Donald Trump sycophant -- called Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's indictment against the former president an "abomination," the "epitome of the abuse of prosecutorial power" and a classic textbook case example of "banana republic" politicking. Bragg must be held to account. Published April 4, 2023

Surrounded by Army cadets, President Donald Trump watches the first half of the 121st Army-Navy Football Game in Michie Stadium at the United States Military Academy, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Trump indictment is greatest fundraising gift ever

Donald Trump supporters showered him with more than $5 million in donations within 48 hours of the announcement of his indictment -- $4 million of which came in the first 24 hours alone. Democrats think this indictment is devastating to Trump. Trump supporters say nope. Published April 3, 2023

George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations, looks before the Joseph A. Schumpeter award ceremony in Vienna, Austria. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File) Photo edited for Best of 2020 list.

George Soros feigns innocence on anti-Trump D.A., Alvin Bragg

Soros may not have physically met with Bragg and slid him the yellow envelope of cash across a restaurant table. But Soros money found its way into Bragg's hands via the Color of Change PAC. For Soros to wash his hands now of Bragg, the radical he helped create, is dishonest. Published March 31, 2023

Former President Donald Trump speaks with reporters while in flight on his plane after a campaign rally at Waco Regional Airport, in Waco, Texas, Saturday, March 25, 2023, while en route to West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump is for media what war is for economy

Donald Trump was just hit with the news a Manhattan grand jury has indicted him on charges that have yet to be made public and all the MAGA haters in the media go: Yay! Trump is the best bailout the failing CNN could hope to receive. Published March 31, 2023

In this screen grab from surveillance video tweeted by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, Audrey Elizabeth Hale points an assault-style weapon inside The Covenant School in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, March 27, 2023. The former student shot through the doors of the Christian elementary school and killed several children and adults before being killed by police. (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department via AP)

Truth-telling about Audrey Hale is not inciting violence

These LGBTQ activists and their fawning enablers are deranged. Their mental illness, post-Audrey Hale, is on full display. It's more important than ever to call out the mental illness -- the utter evil -- for what it is and not allow the sick in society to usurp the narrative. Published March 30, 2023

Girls write messages on crosses at an entry to Covenant School, Tuesday, March 28, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn., which has become a memorial for the victims of Monday's school shooting. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Audrey Hale was a woman

Audrey Hale, 28, is the name of the woman who stormed into a private Christian Covenant School in Nashville and murdered three small children and three adults. And all the media and transgender activists go: Gasp! Don't you dare call her a woman. She identified as a man. Published March 29, 2023

From left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and other progressive lawmakers advocate for reimposing a nationwide eviction moratorium that lapsed last month, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Democrats’ new ‘Equal Rights’ caucus sure to be anything but

Democrats are poised to launch the Equal Rights Amendment Caucus this week, with hopes to amend the Constitution to make clear gender discrimination is not OK. It's an interesting push for a political party that's filled with members who can't even define a woman versus a man. Published March 27, 2023

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, addresses supporters at an election night party in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. According to data from AP VoteCast, about four in five people with no religion voted for Josh Shapiro and Fetterman, both Democrats elected Pennsylvania's newest governor and senator, respectively. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Sen. John Fetterman a perfect example of congressional perks

John Fetterman campaigned amid a wave of health woes, including a stroke that left him for all practical purposes incoherent; won the seat anyway; and after serving only six weeks in the Senate, left in depression to Walter Reed. He's still there. Taxpayers sure are good to this man. Published March 24, 2023

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, arrives to speak about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, April 22, 2020, in Washington. Fauci steps down from a five-decade career in public service at the end of the month, one shaped by the HIV pandemic early on and the COVID-19 pandemic at the end.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Bill busting future Fauci-like dictatorial powers a good post-COVID start

Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Chip Roy brought forward legislation to bust up the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases into three separate units led by three separate Senate-confirmed picks. Why? To make sure an Anthony Fauci-like dictator will never again emerge. Published March 24, 2023

The Vinuela reservoir is seen with a low water level due to a lack of rain in la Vinuela, southern Spain, Feb. 22, 2022. Declining agricultural yields in Europe, and the battle for diminishing water resources, especially in the southern part of the continent, are key risks as global temperatures continue to rise. These conclusions are part of a new United Nations report that will help countries decide how to prevent the planet from warming further. (AP Photo/Carlos Gil) ** FILE **

The U.N. is coming for your water

The United Nations is holding a conference on water in New York, a gathering that some say could be a "Paris moment" -- meaning, the global body could soon do for water what it's sought to do, via treaty, for the climate. The U.N. is coming to control the world's water. Published March 23, 2023

This image released by PBS shows Dr. Anthony Fauci in a scene from the documentary “American Masters: Dr. Tony Fauci,” premiering nationwide on PBS, Tuesday, March 21. (Topspin Content/Room 608/American Masters Pictures/PBS via AP)

Fauci offers to debate ‘anybody’ — so here’s his invitation

Anthony Fauci denied during a PBS interview he was a flip-flopper on face mask guidance and that he'd be "happy to debate that anywhere, any place, with anybody." Fauci is hereby invited to "debate that" with yours truly on the "Bold and Blunt" podcast at The Washington Times. Published March 22, 2023

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to reporters during a news conference, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, March.1, 2023. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)

The ‘climate time-bomb’ is coming!

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its new findings and woe to the world, run to the caves, a "climate time-bomb" is coming. So much for that 12-year thing promised by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It's go time. It's bomb time. Published March 21, 2023