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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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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

FILE - In this June 11, 2009, file photo, the logo of the World Health Organization is seen at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The head of the World Health Organization says on Friday, Dec, 18, 2020 the U.N. health agency’s program to help get COVID-19 vaccines to all countries in need, has gained access to nearly 2 billion doses of several “promising” vaccine candidates. None of the agreements currently include the vaccines by Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech, which is already in use in the United States, Canada and Britain. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

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

Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Turner Field in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) ** FILE **

Barack Obama, a boring boor who can’t stop condemning conservatives

Former President Barack Obama just said that Republicans suck, the Republican Party sucks, all the Republicans in America suck, and that the only smart people in the nation, nay the world, are Democrats and progressives and progressive Democrats. Not in so many words, of course. But it was implied. What a boor. And a bore. Published December 17, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden looks at his watch as former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg arrives to be announced as his nominee for transportation secretary during a news conference at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool via AP)

Joe Biden names Pete Buttigieg to ‘Harris-Biden’ Cabinet

In remarks to introduce Pete Buttigieg as the newest member of a Joe Biden White House administration, Biden referenced his looming most diverse Cabinet -- his most diverse "Harris-Biden" Cabinet. Come on, dude. Get with the program. Published December 16, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), speaks during a ceremony awarding the Nobel Prize medal and prize to Harvey J. Alter, Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, at NIH in Bethesda, Md., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Anthony Fauci the humanist demands stay-at-home for Christ’s birthday

Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an interview with The Washington Post's "Power Up" team that Christmas "cannot be business as usual" this year because of the coronavirus and that since he's giving up his family gathering in the name of saving America, then all the other Americans out there should do so as well. Give up church, you mean? Published December 16, 2020

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus gather near a giant TV screen broadcasting news of Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks as he participates in a virtual G-20 summit, at a shopping mall in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) ** FILE **

China and its ‘global climate governance’ plan

China's Xi Jinping just said that "COVID-19 is triggering deep reflections on the relationship between man and nature" -- so much so that the idea of "global climate governance" is becoming widely accepted. Read the tea leaves. He's talking about global governance via a two-punch fright fight called climate change and COVID-19. Published December 15, 2020