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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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U.S. President Joe Biden arrives for a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. A Group of 20 summit scheduled for this weekend in Rome is the first in-person gathering of leaders of the world's biggest economies since the COVID-19 pandemic started. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Joe Biden must fail, for the good of the country

What's best for America is for Joe Biden's presidential pushes to fail. All of patriotic America should pray for the Biden Administration to go down in flames. It's what's best for the country. Published October 29, 2021

A health care worker receives a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot at Jackson Memorial Hospital Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) ** FILE **

One shot, two shots, three shots, four

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just announced new coronavirus guidelines that said some people, some people with vulnerabilities, may indeed, should indeed, may very well mightily should indeed get -- get this -- a fourth shot. Oh, "Saturday Night Live," where are you? Published October 28, 2021

The sign to an In-N-Out restaurant is shown in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. The In-N-Out hamburger chain is sizzling mad after San Francisco shut down its indoor dining for refusing to check customers' vaccination status. The company's Fisherman's Wharf location, its only one in San Francisco, was temporarily shut by the Department of Public Health on Oct. 14. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Vaccine mandates claim another victim

An In-N-Out restaurant in Contra Costa County in California was forced to close because business owners refused to play the government's game and force customers to show zee vaccine papahs as conditions of entry. It's boot-stomping good times for the Democrats. Published October 27, 2021

Rep. Tina Polsky, D-Boca Raton, debates during a session Tuesday March 10, 2020, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida's top health official was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of the state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed. Florida Senate leader Wilton Simpson, a Republican, sent a memo to senators Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 regarding the incident at the office of Democratic state Sen. Tina Polsky, asking visitors at the building to be respectful with social interactions. Polsky, who represents parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties, had not yet made public her breast cancer diagnosis. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

Science in the hands of Democrats is a weapon

Joseph Ladapo, the top health official in Florida, just made national headlines for refusing to wear a face mask while meeting with a Democrat diagnosed with breast cancer and possessed of a fear of catching COVID-19. Ladapo is right. And this Democrat is all that's wrong in America. Published October 26, 2021

FILE - A statue of Stonewall Jackson is seen uncovered in Justice Park, in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.  Charlottesville said in a news release Friday, July 9, 2021,   that the equestrian statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee as well as a nearby one of Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson will be taken down Saturday.(Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)

Tennessee fights history whitewashing with common sense

Instead of tearing down, Tennessee officials decided to build up -- and in so doing, maintained Confederate history while adding context and alternate viewpoints. This is how you heal a nation. Published October 25, 2021

Southwest passengers wait to check in at Miami International Airport, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Miami. Southwest Airlines appears to be fixing problems that caused the cancellation of nearly 2,400 flights over the previous three days. By midday Tuesday, Southwest had canceled fewer than 100 flights, although more than 400 others were running late. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Vaccine mandates, vaccine schmandates

The White House told the governors of Florida and Texas to stop undercutting the feds by allowing citizens to exercise free choice. Or else. It's almost as they think their trumped-up vaccine mandates are truly mandates or something. That's so cute. Bless their hearts. Published October 14, 2021

President Joe Biden arrives at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del., with grandchildren Finnegan Biden and Natalie Biden, right, to attend Mass, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Democrats are going down, down, down

November 2022 approaches. And by all indications: Democrats are going down. As in Bruce Springsteen "down." And that means one thing: Cue Lovin' Spoonful's daydream. Published October 12, 2021

Unclaimed baggage wells up between carousels for passengers arriving on Southwest Airlines flights at Denver International Airport late Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Denver. Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend, blaming the woes on air traffic control issues and weather. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Southwest pilots are patriots for fighting COVID-19 vaccines

Southwest Airlines canceled 1,800-plus flights over the weekend on account of wink, wink, bad weather -- but the more plausible reason is that scores of pilots refused to fly because of COVID-19 vaccine mandates. If so, these pilots are patriots who deserve Americans' full support. Published October 11, 2021

Illustration on ignorance of socialism's failings and critical race theory by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

America losing her youth to socialism

America has a socialism problem, and it's one that's only growing worse with each school year. But this is by design. The Democratic Party's playbook is to turn the next generation into the best little sheep they can be. Why? The better to solidify party power, of course. Published October 9, 2021

In this Aug. 25, 2021, file photo, people hold signs and chant during a meeting of the North Allegheny School District school board regarding the district's mask policy, at at North Allegheny Senior High School in McCandless, Pa. The nation's school boards are asking President Joe Biden for federal assistance to investigate and stop a growing number of threats made against their members, on Thursday, Sept. 30. (Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)

Home-schooling will soon be targeted for outlaw

President Biden's Department of Justice has just been weaponized against parents in America, and it won't be long before home-schooling, religious schooling and private schooling -- particularly private Christian schooling -- become the next targets of this administration. Published October 7, 2021

In this undated file photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of Defense, a Chinese PLA J-16 fighter jet flies in an undisclosed location. China flew more than 30 military planes toward Taiwan on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, the second large display of force in as many days. (Taiwan Ministry of Defense via AP, File)

Biden, in weakness, emboldens China to aggress Taiwan

Every time a Democrat takes over the commander-in-chief position, the free world is set on edge. It's good times for tyranny; bad times for liberty. Or, in the case of this Biden administration, happy days for China; shaky times for Taiwan. Published October 5, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool) **FILE**

King Fauci, man of many deceptions

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Joe Biden administration's go-to guy for coronavirus policy, said in a wildly curious statement that the scores of people streaming illegally across America's borders are "absolutely not" to blame for coronavirus numbers in the United States. What a deceiver. Published October 4, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden arrives for a NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, June 14, 2021. U.S. President Joe Biden is taking part in his first NATO summit, where the 30-nation alliance hopes to reaffirm its unity and discuss increasingly tense relations with China and Russia, as the organization pulls its troops out after 18 years in Afghanistan. (Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool via AP)

Joe Biden’s love affair with socialists, communists

President Biden's choice for the new comptroller of the currency is fresh off the Marxist bus, having graduated from Moscow State University in 1989 and since, spoken in glowing terms about communism. Published October 2, 2021

This undated image provided by Merck & Co. shows their new antiviral medication. Pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. said Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use. (Merck & Co. via AP)

Never-ending COVID-19 crisis shifts to pill form

America has listened to health bureaucrats chat up the efficacy of face masks and COVID-19 vaccinations, assuring these mitigation efforts would return the country to pre-pandemic normalcy. Didn't happen. But here comes the magic pill that will no doubt carry the same promises. Published October 1, 2021

A student wears a pair of cross necklaces over a Bluefield High School football shirt while walking home in Bluefield, W.Va., on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski) ** FILE **

America racing to darkness, but God gets final say

America is in peril. You know it, I know it, we all either see these perilous times for what they are, or we instinctively feel them. But remember: No matter the political will, no matter the cultural decay, it's God and God's people who have the final say on the fate of America. Published September 30, 2021

People gather to protest recent mandates requiring vaccines against the coronavirus before the "We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert" in New York's Central Park, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. We Love NYC, The Homecoming Concert celebrates its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic despite surging cases and hospitalizations due to the delta variant. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)

Health care worker refusing shot warns of rush to vaccinate

A health care worker in North Carolina who's worked in a hospital pharmacy for 21 or so years has been placed on unpaid leave for her refusal to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Fired for daring to think -- it's the new post-pandemic normal. Published September 29, 2021