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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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In this July 1, 2013, file photo, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns speaks during a press conference at Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon. President-elect Joe Biden has chosen veteran diplomat Burns to be his CIA director. Biden announced on Monday. A former ambassador to Russia and Jordan, Burns rose through the ranks of the State Department to become deputy secretary before retiring to run the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace in 2014. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

Bill Burns, Biden's pick for CIA, must be vetted for Russia collusion

William Burns has been named by Joe Biden as the rising White House chief's pick for CIA director. And since Burns has a deep background in Russia relations, it only follows Democrats must now dig, dig, dig to make sure he hasn't colluded with Moscow's power players. Published January 11, 2021

In this Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a session during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.    (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)  **FILE**

Great Reset is corporate communism, and it's coming to America

Joe Biden's just-announced Cabinet picks for Labor and Commerce -- Mayor Marty Walsh and Gov. Gina Raimondo, respectively -- share the common denominator of being tight with the unions. And that makes perfect sense when you consider the corporate-run communism that's coming to America under Democrats. Published January 9, 2021

This June 19, 2019, file photo shows Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during the JFK Space Summit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) ** FILE **

Billionaires reap big bucks during coronavirus despair

The coronavirus has been devastating to America's economy, to America's businesses, to America's entrepreneurs, to America's farmers and fitness trainers and food servers and file clerks -- to blue-collar and white-collar workers alike. Not all, however, have similarly suffered. Published January 7, 2021

A journalist walks past the police headquarters in Hong Kong, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Hong Kong police have made their first major arrests under a new national security law, detaining four young people on suspicion of inciting secession. Police say they arrested three males and one female, aged 16 to 21, at three locations. All are believed to be students. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) ** FILE **

China goes 'full rogue,' sparking fears of next 'Cuban Missile Crisis'

The mass arrest of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, combined with the messaging of China's president for all soldiers to be on alert for combat "at all times," has set the global stage for the "most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis," according to one China affairs expert, Gordon G. Chang. That's comforting. Published January 6, 2021

In this Sunday April 10, 2016, file photo, a parishioner reads the bible before a service at the Christian Fellowship Church in Benton, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ** FILE **

God or bust -- America's choice is clear

There comes a time when things get so bad that even those without faith, even those who don't normally pray, even those who don't consider themselves believers in a higher power -- when things go so far south that even these secular types turn to God and ask for help. It's in these desperate conditions America now stands. Published January 5, 2021

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri Democrat. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Democrats set 117th Congress stage for godlessness

Democrat Rep. Emanuel Cleaver opened the 117th Congress in a prayer -- of sorts -- to "the monotheistic god, Brahma, and god known by many names by many different faiths." And then he wrapped with "amen and a-woman." With this prayer, Dems are essentially giving the boot to God from government. Published January 4, 2021

WHO can take its 'next pandemic' and shove it

For all you "let's just listen to the government so we can get back to normal" types out there, listen up: World health wonks are already paving the way to the next pandemic and with it more liberty-restricting lockdowns. Published January 2, 2021

Supporters of President Donald Trump stand on the side of a road as Trump's motorcade passes by, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Trump is returning to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., after visiting Trump International Golf Club. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democrats, RINOs alike dying to get rid of Donald Trump

Democrats, deep staters, RINOs, Black Lives Matter Marxist-types -- all these players and more are just days from breathing sighs of relief at the end of the "America First" administration, the one run by Donald Trump, the one run by the guy who outright, beginning to end, refused to play polite political behind-closed-door games. Published December 31, 2020

In this March 16, 2015, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, poses with Harvard University President Drew Faust for photos at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Feng Li, Pool, File)

China threat looms large at America's college campuses

America's college campuses, already corrupted by Marxist-loving professors bent on reliving their 1960s protest years, have now become even more dangerous places for the youth of the country. Nothing says "Tear Down These American Walls" like a pro-communist, properly propagandized youthful batch of college grads -- yes? Published December 31, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar before receiving his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool) ** FILE **

Anthony Fauci's 'lying' is hardly surprising

Sen. Marco Rubio just called out Anthony Fauci in a penned piece posted on Fox News as a lying liar who arrogantly used his position as the nation's top infectious disease bureaucrat to lie to the American people "in order to manipulate their behavior." It's a good piece; a crucial read. But readers, take note: Why be surprised? Published December 30, 2020

People stroll on the Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. In Los Angeles County, the nation's most populous, county estimates show that about 1 in 95 people are contagious with the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California shows COVID-19 shutdowns are all about politics, power plays

California has just seen an uptick in coronavirus case counts. That's after the state's residents suffered some of the country's toughest crackdowns on freedoms. So in response to the uptick in coronavirus case counts, the Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom, has -- get this -- issued more stay-at-home crackdowns. Come again? Published December 30, 2020

Jesus Hernandez, a merchant who owns a gift shop on Olvera Street that only opens on weekends due to the coronavirus pandemic, waits for a key to store his uncle's life-size stuffed donkey, a photo prop named George, in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Olvera Street, known as the birthplace of Los Angeles, has been particularly hard hit by the pandemic, with shops and restaurants closed and others barely hanging on. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) ** FILE **

Americans want work, not stimulus handouts

Six hundred dollars here, $2,000 there, government funding here, coronavirus stimulus there. As Congress and Capitol Hill grapple with the fate of final and ongoing relief funding amounts for Americans, the simple fact is this: These handouts are getting wearisome. Americans, true Americans, want to work. Published December 29, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gestures after receiving his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Anthony Fauci blames states' rights for coronavirus spread

Dr. Anthony Fauci just told BBC Radio 4 that it's that pesky ol' 10th Amendment that has proven a real detriment to disease-fighting. He wants total federal clamp-downs and few-to-zero sovereign state COVID-19 decisions. Of course, he didn't explicitly say all this. He gave it the Fauci Treatment, which is to say the subtle sell. Published December 28, 2020

In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) ** FILE **

Joe Biden cometh, and he's bringing his czars to rule

Make way for the czars. A Joe Biden White House, as media report is in the works, will bring more czars, more issuance of regulation, more Barack Obama-like pen and phone governance than any kind of duly passed laws and order. Published December 28, 2020

This photo made available by the U.S. National Archives shows a portion of the United States Constitution with Articles V-VII. For the past two centuries, constitutional amendments have originated in Congress, where they need the support of two-thirds of both houses, and then the approval of at least three-quarters of the states. But under a never-used second prong of Article V, amendments can originate in the states. (National Archives via AP)

All I want for Christmas is the Constitution

Build back better. It's the campaign call of leftists everywhere who want to see a better nation, nay better world, emerging from all this coronavirus stuff. It's such an alluring slogan, but it disguises its nasty socialist catch. Published December 19, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Washington. Karen Pence, and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams also participated. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Mike Pence doesn't faint, proving COVID-19 vaccine both safe and effective

Vice President Mike Pence took to live television to take the coronavirus vaccine in his arm -- and that's some darn good leadership right there, indeed. Moreover, he didn't faint. Even better leadership. 'Cause nothing says "don't follow me!" like a man trying to cut a "follow me, get the vaccine" public health spot who then faints. Like that nurse did in Tennessee. Published December 18, 2020

In this May 24, 2017, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf appears at an event in Erie, Pa. Gov. Wolf said Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating at home. The second-term Democrat said a routine test on Tuesday detected the coronavirus. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP, File)

Pennsylvania face mask mandates failed

Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf and his transgender health secretary Rachel Levine have demanded citizens in their state of Pennsylvania wear face masks for months as a means of combatting the coronavirus. But the masks failed. Coronavirus case counts are up. Published December 18, 2020

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a news conference, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The state announced a new statewide coronavirus exposure notification program Monday that uses smartphone technology in the ongoing effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. People with Apple iPhones can now enable the 'exposure notifications' feature that is already in their phone's settings, and Android devices can download the app. Use of the service is voluntary and users can opt-out at any time. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee poised to buck teachers' unions

Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, just announced that he wants his state of Washington to open schools for in-person instruction, COVID-19 case counts be danged. Well, case counts almost be danged. In these coronavirus shut-down times, it's practically political blasphemy for a Democrat to acknowledge the failures of online learning. Published December 17, 2020