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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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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

People wait in line on the first day of advance voting for Georgia's Senate runoff election at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Ga., Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)

Forensic auditors find shocking 68% error rate in one Michigan county’s votes

The personnel of Allied Security Operations Group -- a team of defense, military, Secret Service and intelligence professionals, led in part by an academic from Harvard with expertise in business and technology -- just found the Dominion Voting System in Antrim County, Michigan, for the 2020 election recorded a 68% error rate. Oops. Published December 14, 2020

In this Saturday, Jan 19, 2019, file photo, a police car sits in front of Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky. The news about Karen Pence's teaching job at a Christian school in northern Virginia that lists "homosexual or lesbian sexual activity" as among the disqualifying criteria for prospective employees, was quickly followed by debate over the behavior of boys from this school during a January 2019 visit to Washington. While opinions varied widely as to whether the boys had behaved badly, that incident further fueled debate over faith-based schools and the world view of their students. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston) ** FILE **

Christian schools poised for persecution

The Association of Christian Schools International just surveyed 730 faith-based facilities about their COVID-19 responses and found that "the vast majority of Christian schools delivered on their promise to reopen in person [this fall] and to do so safely and comprehensively." This makes them Public Enemy Number One to Democrats. Published December 14, 2020

Billionaire Bill Gates talks about the coronavirus pandemic with NBC's Savannah Guthrie, Dec. 3, 2020. (Image: NBC, "Today" video screenshot) ** FILE **

Bill Gates vows COVID-19 tyranny ‘til 2022

Bill Gates, the guy who turned in his Microsoft credentials for a cereal box medical degree that allows him to tell you and me to stay home due to a virus, now tells that you and me will have to stay home until, umm, let's see, 2022. Or so. Tyranny 'til 2022 -- learn it. Live it. Love it. Put it on a bumper sticker and drive it. Published December 14, 2020

Dr. Michael Osterholm, a coronavirus advisor to presumptive President-elect Joe Biden, on Wednesday called for a 4- to 6-week federal lockdown that he said would help combat the coronavirus pandemic and keep the economy afloat while we await a vaccine. (Screenshot via Yahoo)

COVID-19 tyrants now set sights on Christmas

Watch out. One of Joe Biden's coronavirus advisory board members told CNN that Americans need to give up their Christmas parties in order to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Who died and made these political hacks the keeper of the constitutional rights? Published December 12, 2020

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam addresses the public and the media while giving new restriction orders for Virginians dealing with the coronavirus during a press conference at the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP) ** FILE **

Virginia COVID-19 shutdown is a total farce

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam just issued new coronavirus-tied restrictions that include curfews, tighter mask mandates and more restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings -- supposedly because science tells him this is the right thing to do for citizens' safety. Don't believe it. The new shutdowns are based on lies and deceptions. Published December 11, 2020

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, a statue of Thomas Jefferson stands in front of the Rotunda on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. For the first time since World War II, Charlottesville won’t honor the Founding Father’s birthday this spring. Instead, the city will celebrate the demise of the institution with which Jefferson increasingly has become associated: slavery. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Thomas Jefferson is being slandered

Falls Church, Virginia, school board officials, citing slavery, just voted to remove the name of Thomas Jefferson from an elementary school, despite the fact the vast majority of citizens were opposed to the idea. Yet another example of ignorance and radical leftism winning a cultural battle. Published December 10, 2020

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., questions Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper and State Department official David Hale as they testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Eric Swalwell now thinks Donald Trump colluded with Axios

Rep. Eric Swalwell, who couldn't wait to impeach President Donald Trump for false Russia collusion charges, is now shaking off any negative press about his dealings with a Chinese spy by -- get this -- accusing Trump of colluding with the news organization that reported his dealings, Axios. Or maybe it's Axios colluding with Trump. Published December 9, 2020

Masked customers wait for their take out order at Fatburger in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles on Sunday Dec. 6, 2020. Many Californians were preparing Sunday for a new stay-at-home order that bars restaurant dining, shutters salons and limits retail in an effort to curb spiraling coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

In America, the default is individual freedom, not government dole-outs

The government, on COVID-19, has gone amok; on that, there is no question. But a question that does arise is this: Who's in charge here, anyway? It's supposed to be the people. COVID-19 has made it the government. And American citizens need to fight, fight, fight on this point or forever cede the notion of rights coming from God. Published December 8, 2020

Attorney General nominee William Barr arrives to meet with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Jeanine Pirro rips Bill Barr as swamp creature, as U.S. divide grows deeper

This country is rapidly being split into believers versus non-believers. That is to say: If you think this election was tainted by fraud and that President Donald Trump actually won, stand on this side of the country. If you think Joe Biden won and allegations of election fraud are the stuff of conspiracy nonsense, stand on that side. Published December 7, 2020

 In this Nov. 30, 2020, file photo from video provided by the Office of the Governor, California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a virtual briefing from his home in Sacramento, Calif. (Office of the Governor via AP, File)  **FILE**

America, it’s pitchfork time

The list of Democrats who've violated their own COVID-19 scoldings grows long. Chances are, it'll grow longer. It's high time to grab the pitchforks and drive these scourges right out of office. Published December 5, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden talks with reporters at Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport, in Avoca, Pa., after a CNN town hall Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Joe Biden gets high marks for not drooling

Joe Biden is on a roll -- and if you don't believe that, ask CNN. As Jake Tapper and Don Lemon gushed, here's a guy who gave all the "right answers" during a recent interview. That's code for: Oh my God! He stayed awake the whole time! Published December 4, 2020

In this Jan. 16, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama, center, walks out of the Oval Office of the White House with former Presidents Bill Clinton, left, and George W. Bush, right, to deliver remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. Three former presidents say they'd be willing to take a coronavirus vaccine publicly, once one becomes available, to encourage all Americans to get inoculated against a disease that has already killed more than 273,000 people nationwide. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Obama, Clinton, Bush, Biden band for ridiculous vaccine virtue signal

Three former presidents and the one the media chose for incoming -- Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George Bush and Joe Biden -- have come forth to proudly proclaim they'll take the COVID-19 vaccine in public, for all to see, so all can see there's nothing to see here, no need to worry. Well, isn't that special. And do the American people get to pick a random physician to administer the shot? Published December 4, 2020

Supporters listen to speakers during the "Stop the Steal" rally with attorneys Lin Wood and Sidney Powell in Alpharetta, Ga., on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Texas turned down Dominion voting software — and that’s no conspiracy theory

One line of logic being slung by the scoffers of President Donald Trump's election challenges goes like this: that's conspiracy talk -- particularly the part about the Dominion voting system. But Texas rejected the very Dominion software that's at the heart of attorney Sidney Powell's investigation into ballot-counting fraud. Three times. Published December 3, 2020

In this photo provided by the United Nations, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres briefs reporters during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at U.N. headquarters in New York. (Rick Bajornas/UN Photo via AP) ** FILE **

Socialists at U.N. giddy at gift of Joe Biden

For four years, the United Nations has been constrained by the Donald Trump administration's America First, U.N. not at all policies. That's all about to change. Published December 3, 2020

This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Twenty-six words tucked into a 1996 law overhauling telecommunications have allowed companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to grow into the giants they are today. Those are the words President Donald Trump challenged in an executive order Thursday, May 28, 2020 one that would strip those protections if those companies engaged in “editorial decisions” — like, for instance, adding a fact-check warning to one of Trump's tweets. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Donald Trump makes bold play to strip Section 230 from Big Tech

President Donald Trump in a late-night tweet made clear Section 230 shields for "Big Tech" has to go, or the National Defense Authorization Act with all its funding for the military won't pass. It's about time all the talk, talk, talk about Section 230 and the need to repeal is finally making it to the walk. Published December 2, 2020

Supporters of President Trump demonstrate in Atlanta — hoping to "stop the steal" of the presidential election due to possible voter fraud. (Associated Press)

Election results have more holes than Swiss cheese

Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House, said bluntly that the 2020 election was stolen from President Donald Trump by minions of the left, supporters of socialism, defenders of the Democratic Party -- which is to be redundant, i.e., the socialists. Meanwhile, the more analysis comes, the more Gingrich shows as right. Published December 1, 2020