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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com. 

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In this June 15, 2018, file photo, $20 bills are counted in North Andover, Mass.  The ways we save, spend, borrow and even think about money shape our financial habits. The sooner we recognize harmful money behaviors, the sooner we can begin to correct them.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

U.S. dollar dinged as Saudi anger with Biden grows

Saudi Arabia is considering a move off the American dollar and onto the Chinese yuan when it comes to oil sales, according to media reports citing the Saudis' growing anger with the Biden administration. Well, there goes America the Financial Great. Published March 17, 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, testifies before a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine the federal response to COVID-19 and new emerging variants, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP) ** FILE **

Dr. Fauci could see his wings soon clipped

Sen. Rand Paul introduced a measure to make a repeat of Dr. Anthony Fauci "I am zee law!" lockdowns less likely with a new pandemic. And the beauty of it is that it does what Founding Fathers decided was best to keep tyrants from taking over the country: Separate powers. Published March 15, 2022

President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, arrive to meet with the White House COVID-19 Response Team on the latest developments related to the omicron variant in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Russia plus China whispers world war

Russia, according to U.S. officials speaking both publicly and privately to the media, has reached out to China with requests for war-time assistance. Hello, World War III. Or as Kamala Harris might put it: Russia is a really big country -- and so is China. Published March 14, 2022

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris holds a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau  in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, March 10, 2022. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

America, on Russia, should tread softly on ‘war crime’ rhetoric

America must be careful not to travel a path that leads to confusion about the necessity of the military, the nobility of America's military forces, and the right of America to defend itself. That's a line of thinking from the delusional left. Published March 12, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks about the end of the war in Afghanistan from the State Dining Room of the White House, on Aug. 31, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

The bad news: Biden has three more years

President Biden has almost three more years. Just think of the damage he can do in that amount of time. Can you say Iran nuclear treaty talks? Published March 8, 2022

Voters remain wary of government "experts and intellectuals" according to new findings from veteran pollster Scott Rasmussen. (Associated Press)

Intellectuals are proving bad for America

What a joy it is to be part of the intelligentsia these days, where words can mean whatever is wanted and data can be manipulated to show whatever is desired. But formal education should never be mistaken for critical thinking. Higher education should never supplant common sense. Published March 5, 2022

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gestures during a news conference after announcing a $20 million dollar program to create cybersecurity opportunities through the Florida Center for Cybersecurity at the University of South Florida Wednesday, March 2, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis smacks down ‘COVID theater’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told a group of students to take off their face masks, and then he chastised, "We've got to stop with this COVID theater." The fact only some students, not all, removed them shows how deep the cultural damage from the left's exploitation of COVID fear has gone. Published March 4, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccinations after touring a Clayco Corporation construction site for a Microsoft data center in Elk Grove Village, Ill., on Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Senate Republicans wield teeny-weeny twig on vaccine mandates

The U.S. Senate, with a Republican-dominated voice of 49 to 44, passed a resolution to block Joe Biden's presidentially decreed coronavirus shot mandates for healthcare workers. Republicans are calling it a victory. But it's not. Not really. Published March 3, 2022

President Joe Biden is greeted by Democrats after delivering his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at the Capitol in Washington. (Jabin Botsford, Pool via AP) (Jabin Botsford, Pool via AP)

Biden, Democrats fail to deliver on Americans’ top concerns

A new poll from Pew Research found that the top priority for Americans was "strengthening the economy," followed by "reducing health care costs," dealing with the coronavirus and, in fourth place, "improving education." In other words: Democrats are in serious trouble. Published March 3, 2022

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 reaches for more socialist controls on U.S. businesses

The World Economic Forum in a recent post on its website cheered the success of its partners in moving businesses the world over away from a shareholder model and toward a stakeholder system -- meaning, away from a capitalist market and toward socialism. America, beware. Published March 2, 2022

In this photo taken from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to the nation in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Street fighting broke out in Ukraine's second-largest city Sunday, and Russian troops put increasing pressure on strategic ports in the country's south following a wave of attacks on airfields and fuel facilities elsewhere that appeared to mark a new phase of Russia's invasion. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)

Zelenskyy is what Biden should be

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is strong, resolute, determined, courageous and unflappable in the face of oncoming Russians led by a communist ex-KGBer who has vowed to murder him and bring the country of Ukraine to its knees. He's what U.S. President Biden is not. Published March 1, 2022

A Jackson Public School student receives a bandage on the arm after receiving a children's dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from a nurse, at a vaccination station in Jackson, Miss., Feb. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) ** FILE **

Another ballyhooed COVID-19 shot bites the dust

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine that was supposed to protect kids ages 5 to 11 from catching the virus with a 68% efficacy rate has now been outed as nearly ineffective. Its efficacy rate is actually only, get this, 12%. Another day, another one bites the dust. Published March 1, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks about the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, in Washington. U.S. and European officials are holding one key financial sanction against Russia in reserve. They're choosing not to boot Russia off SWIFT, the dominant system for global financial transactions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

America, under Biden, is dropping the foreign policy ball

It's a fast-moving scene in and near Ukraine, but no matter the advance of Russian troops, the theme doesn't change: A weak America emboldens the world's hostile players. It's largely President Biden's fault. Published February 26, 2022

In this Jan. 20, 2010, file photo, a subject's waist is measured during an obesity prevention study in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

America’s real COVID-19 ‘national emergency’ is fatness

President BIden just expanded the national emergency declaration of COVID-19. Why? It's all political theater, political deception, political hucksters imposing political hoaxes on the people. The data doesn't justify keeping Americans on pins and needles about the coronavirus. Published February 22, 2022

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during the New York State Democratic Convention in New York, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) **FILE**

Hillary Clinton can’t move past her victim mentality

Hillary Clinton, in a speech before the New York Democratic Convention, decried how "they've been coming after me again lately." If Clinton is really poised to reenter politics and take a White House run, she might want to lose the victim card. Published February 19, 2022

Associate Justice Clarence Thomas sits during a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, April 23, 2021. On Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, Georgia’s state Senate voted to erect a monument to U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Georgia native Thomas. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

Clarence Thomas, to Washington Post, is ‘White’ thinker

The Washington Post just put out a "clarification" about a report within its own pages that referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as someone "whose rulings often resemble the thinking of White conservatives." As opposed to -- what? Published February 18, 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House chief medical adviser and director of the NIAID, participates in the White House COVID-19 Response Team's regular call with the National Governors Association in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus, Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Dr. Fauci wants America forever chained

Dr. Anthony Fauci just said there was no definite number of coronavirus cases, coronavirus hospitalizations, coronavirus deaths or coronavirus recoveries that could serve to mark an end to the pandemic. Published February 17, 2022

A screen shows Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), during a remote panel titled "COVID 19: What's Next?" at the Davos Agenda 2022, in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP) ** FILE **

Americans finally putting scientists back in their subservient place

A new Pew poll finds that Americas across all political walks have lost trust in scientists, and now wonder whether these brainiacs truly have in mind and hold in heart the best interests of the people. Well, it's about time. As gate guards of truth go, scientists truly suck at their jobs. Published February 17, 2022