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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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FILE - A registered nurse fills a syringe with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site in the Staten Island borough of New York, April 8, 2021. All private employers in New York City will have to require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday, Dec. 6, imposing one of the most aggressive vaccine rules in the nation. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

New York court crumbles COVID-19 vaccine mandate walls

New York's Supreme Court has told employers who fired employees for failing to get the COVID-19 shots to reverse course, rehire those workers and -- get this -- give 'em all their backpay. Finally. Sanity is coming back into America. Let more lawsuits flow. Published October 25, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. A federal judge in St. Louis on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, dismissed an effort by six Republican-led states to block the Biden administration's plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Biden White House embraces do-nothing way of life

Sen. John Kennedy, Louisiana Republican, said on a recent media appearance that President Biden's policies have "tainted, almost defiled, the American Dream." How true. Published October 22, 2022

FILE - Republican U.S. Senate candidate and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt listens to an attendee at the Governor's Ham Breakfast at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Schmitt has filed an open records request seeking correspondence between two journalism professors connected to the University of Missouri and the executive director of a fact-checking group. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Attorneys general ride to free-market, anti-ESG rescue

Eric Schmitt is helping to lead a 19-state investigation into six U.S. financial firms that are tied to the United Nations' Net-Zero Banking Alliance, a global entity that basically tells businesses to get on board with the radical environmental agenda, or close doors. Yay, Team A.G. Published October 20, 2022

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Transgender enablers are cruel, wicked and even criminal

The LGBTQ movement in this nation has rapidly shifted to one of demanding tolerance for utter evil. It's high time to drum out the evil. It's past time to call out the lies for what they are: lies. It's due season to get legislators and courts involved to stop the insanity. Published October 20, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks about abortion access during a Democratic National Committee event, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at the Howard Theatre in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden’s immoral, sleazy vote-buying, student debt forgiveness scheme

The Cato Institute filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education, alleging President Joe Biden's plans to erase student loans violates taxpayer rights. Absolutely correct. This is a cut and dry instance of Peter getting screwed to pay off Paul's loans. Published October 19, 2022

American Windows RIoters and Looters Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Socialism in America thriving as secularism grows

Youth are being taught a batch of lies: namely, that life is about making a buck, that the path to success should be easy, and that some are born with unfair advantages and therefore, their subsequent successes are unearned. These are all ingredients in the recipe called socialism. Published October 18, 2022

AP Illustration of scenes of the January 6th hearings and Capitol.

January 6 is not the drop dead Election Day deal Democrats think

Democrats believe that a subpoena to Donald Trump will be the final, dramatic moment voters say, hey, you're right, Dems, we do hate The Donald and we're going to vote against all Republicans this coming November. But nobody cares about January 6. Not really. Published October 15, 2022

President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Biden is en route to Colorado, California, Oregon, and returning to Delaware. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden does a Humpty Dumpty with ‘slight’ recession remark

President Joe Biden said he didn't think there would be a recession, but if there were, it would be "very slight" -- but not to worry because he doesn't "anticipate" even this slightness of economic slump. Democrats and their equivocations. What's a "slight" recession, anyway? Published October 13, 2022

U.S. Rep. Frank J. Mrvan, D-Ind., speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony at Hessville Park in Hammond, Ind., May 31, 2021. (Joe Ruffalo/The Times via AP) ** FILE **

Democrats and their dirty politics, ‘disgraceful tactics’

GOP Jennifer-Ruth Green is running for Congress against Indiana Democrat Rep. Frank Mrvan. Turns out, she's a survivor of sexual assault. But we wouldn't know that if leftists hadn't perused her military records and, over her pleas for privacy, pushed that bit of info into the public domain. Published October 11, 2022

President Joe Biden walks between tombstones as he arrives at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del., to attend a Mass, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Biden billed by British news as ‘nasty,’ ‘useless’

An associate editor with the British newspaper, The Telegraph, slammed President Joe Biden as "nasty," feckless, weak, intolerant -- and that was just the beginning. This is how the world views Biden. Published October 10, 2022

A ballot drop box is visible outside an early voting location in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. In-person voting for the midterm elections has started in Minnesota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming, in a landscape that has changed since the pandemic drove a shift to mail balloting in the 2020 presidential contest. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Midterms for sale! Power to the people is now power for the few

The midterms are only a few weeks away and according to tabulations from, which has been tracking spending by outside groups, they're shaping to be the most expensive on record. So much for power to the people. Published October 8, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting of the reproductive rights task force in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Democrats do love their culture of death

If abortion is a privacy issue, then all the much more recreational heroin use, prostitution and even, yes, even pedophilia. Wait for it; the logical extension gets you there soon enough. Published October 6, 2022

A pedestrian wears a face mask while walking past a sign at a vaccination center at City College of San Francisco during the coronavirus pandemic in San Francisco, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) ** FILE **

Face masks make massive inroads with brainwashed college crowd

Only a few colleges are forcing face masks for this fall's return to campus. But it doesn't really matter. Most college kids, according to recently collected data, are voluntarily wearing them anyway. Why? At root: the brainwashing of the past coronavirus years has been successful. Published October 4, 2022

Demonstrators protest inside the Florida State Capitol, Monday, March 7, 2022, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida House Republicans advanced a bill, dubbed by opponents as the "Don't Say Gay" bill, to forbid discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, rejecting criticism from Democrats who said the proposal demonizes LGBTQ people. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Democrats — uh-oh! Voters don’t want kids taught porn

Voters by a vast majority think kids should be sheltered from pornographic materials in their school libraries, and that parents have a right to know that the teachers are teaching, according to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports. Democrats -- uh-oh. There goes your midterm hopes. Published October 3, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks about Hurricane Ian during a visit to FEMA headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Washington. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell look on. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Joe Biden sees dead people, mental decline is unfolding right before our eyes

We can't have the person who's supposed to be the most powerful individual in the world wandering off stage, shaking unseeable hands, calling on the deceased. Those aren't gaffes. Joe Biden shouldn't so much be in the White House as in full-time hospital care and observation. Published September 30, 2022

Utility trucks are staged in a rural lot in The Villages of Sumter County, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida's southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph (250 kph), just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status.  (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Hurricane Ian, to Democrats, a chance to score political points

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, just hours before one of Florida's worst weather events was due to strike, said of her party's work on climate change: "That's why we've got to win this as that hurricane bears down on Florida. We've got to win in the midterms." Never let a crisis go to waste? Published September 29, 2022

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., questions witnesses during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to examine an update on the ongoing federal response to COVID-19 on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

Socialist Bernie Sanders still eyes White House

Sen. Bernie Sanders, independent by name but socialist by game, said he hasn't yet decided on another run for the White House in 2024. That figures. He barely can decide on a political party. How could he possibly know if he wants to run the country or not? Published September 28, 2022

A Jackson, Miss., resident receives a Pfizer booster shot from a nurse at a vaccination site Feb. 8, 2022.  Pfizer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11, Monday, Sept. 26. Already 4.4 million Americans have received one of the updated boosters since they rolled out earlier this month for anyone 12 and older. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Pro-COVID-19 vaccine doc calls for stop to shots

A doctor who was initially on board with the COVID-19 vaccination program and widespread use of the novel mRNA shots has now called on health officials to stop administrating the shots. Why? Because of a study showing the shots came with a high risk of serious health impacts. Published September 27, 2022

Drag kings and queens from Studio 13 wave while riding in a truck during the 51st annual Iowa City Pride Festival, Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP) ** FILE **

Sexualizing youth is America’s great, growing evil

A school in Newburyport, Massachusetts, has made available to students via its library shelves a book called "This Book is Gay," with a subject matter that teaches how to use online sex apps. Subtitle it "porn for kiddies." A few years ago, this would've been considered criminal. Published September 27, 2022