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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 - Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the opening of the Tesla factory Berlin Brandenburg in Gruenheide, Germany on March 22, 2022.  (Patrick Pleul/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Elon Musk, the great Twitter Disruptor-In-Chief

Elon Musk, in just a few short weeks as chief of Twitter, has cleared house of key officials who've been outed for shutting down voices on the platform that countered the leftist view. He's doing for Twitter what Donald Trump did for America vs. the deep state. Published December 7, 2022

FILE - Syringes and colorful bandages are prepared as children from local schools prepare to get COVID-19 vaccines in Pittsfield, Mass., on Monday Dec. 13, 2021. A review by federal health officials finds that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine appears safe and effective for children under 5, the only group not currently eligible for vaccination. The review issued Sunday, June 12, 2022, by the Food and Drug Administration is a key step toward a decision on vaccinations for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, perhaps as soon as June 21. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP, File)

Pfizer, BioNTech now siccing experimental COVID shots on babies

Pfizer asked the FDA -- again, under an emergency use authorization -- to OK a new COVID-19-tied experimental shot, err, oops, vaccine for, get this, little kids, ages 6 months through 4 years old. Get 'em while they're young! That's the slogan of street dealers, too. Published December 5, 2022

Kanye West arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. A surge of anti-Jewish vitriol, spread by a world-famous rapper — Ye, formerly known as Kanye West — an NBA star and other prominent people, is stoking fears that public figures are normalizing hate and ramping up the risk of violence in a country already experiencing a sharp increase in antisemitism. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Democrats using anti-Semitism as political bullet

The White House just announced it will be hosting an event this week for Jewish leaders to gather and discuss recent acts and rhetoric of anti-Semitic nature. That's a shrouded way of announcing the next leftist tactic to target and take down Donald Trump. Published December 5, 2022

Larry Fink, CEO of Blackrock, participates in a panel during the One Planet Summit in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

BlackRock gets a much-needed face slap

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis rocked headlines with an announced intent to pull $2 billion of investments with BlackRock over the firm's Environment, Social and Governance, or ESG, standards. The woke firm run by woke CEO Larry Fink is finally facing some much-needed fire. Published December 2, 2022

Germany's Dominik Schwaiger races during a men's World Cup downhill training run Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP Photo/John Locher)

World Cup? China Cup is more like it

The 22nd FIFA World Cup has a total of 16 official sponsors and partners -- and six of them are Chinese companies. This maybe isn't so much a World Cup as it is a China Cup. Published December 1, 2022

Production personnel perform a visual inspection of filled vaccine vials inside the Incepta plant on the outskirts of Dhaka in Bangladesh Saturday Feb. 13, 2021. In an industrial neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangladesh's largest city lies a factory with gleaming new equipment imported from Germany, its immaculate hallways lined with hermetically sealed rooms. Yet the factory is operating at just a quarter of its capacity. It is one of three factories that The Associated Press found on three continents whose owners say they could start producing hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccines on short notice if only they had the blueprints and technical know-how. (AP Photo/Al-emrun Garjon)

Radicals seek to slice carbon footprint of surgeries

It's not enough that radical environmentalists have gone after planes, trains, automobiles, the military and meat. Now they're entering hospital operating rooms, calling out the places where the sickly go to heal and be healed as cesspools of pollution. Published December 1, 2022

A Disney cast member displays a Mickey Mouse pin on his shirt at The Center, an LGBTQ support organization, while participating in an employee walkout of Walt Disney World, Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) ** FILE **

Leftists’ disgusting lust for pedophilia

Leftists, in all their wicked, evil, ungodly and psychologically malfunctioned glory, will continue to push the barriers and norms until the point pedophilia is regarded as just another fun sexual preference. It's a fight the righteous can never quit. Published December 1, 2022

Workers in protective suits stand guard at a barricade as others prepare for their duties in a locked down neighborhood as part of COVID-19 controls in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. China is expanding lockdowns, including in a central city where factory workers clashed this week with police, as its number of COVID-19 cases hit a daily record. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China’s COVID-19 lockdowns are America’s warning

Protests have erupted in China over President Xi Jinping's zero-tolerance COVID-19 policies. Take note, America. From the mouths of America's own lockdown-loving elites -- a warning: As China is, so could the United States go. Lockdowns on freedoms could certainly reoccur here. Published November 29, 2022

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, attends the opening of the Tesla factory Berlin Brandenburg in Gruenheide, Germany, March 22, 2022. (Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP, File)

Musk will be as hated by leftists as Trump

Elon Musk just called out the AP for "misinformation" after the news outlet posted a tweet conflating fact with opinion, with the apparent intent of convincing readers of the dangers the platform's new atmosphere of free speech is bringing to the world. Now the left hates him. Published November 25, 2022

President Joe Biden boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. The president and the first lady are celebrating the Thanksgiving at Nantucket, Mass. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Joe Biden mulls third reelection of President Kamala Harris

President Joe Biden is said to be spending this holiday season in deep thought about another run for the Senate, err, make that another run as President Kamala Harris' sidekick, err, oops, make that a third term in the White House. Or something, something, Ah, the hope of the DNC. Published November 25, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a leaders' meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool) ** FILE **

Biden snores as China marches to global dominance

A recent headline said this: "China, Saudi Arabia Announce Massive Strategic Partnership Energy Agreement" -- showing the alarming speed at which the CCP is spreading its tentacles of influence around the world. China marches. America, under a feckless administration, snores. Published November 24, 2022

Former President Donald Trump announces he is running for president for the third time as he smiles while speaking at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Nov. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Trump, by the data, still has magic touch

By the numbers, Trump-supporting, election-denying and Trump-endorsed congressional candidates won big at the ballot box. According to, of the 124 House members who refused to certify Joe Biden's victory and who sought reelection this year, 118 won. Published November 18, 2022

A sign asks shoppers to wear masks in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday that the state will end a COVID-19 mask mandate requiring face coverings in most indoor public settings, but will keep masking rules in place in schools for now. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Face masks fight racism, pseudo-scientists now say

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine based on research conducted by so-called scientists says universal face-masking of children in schools can help fight racism. Really. (Insert sarcasm here.) Published November 17, 2022

Former President Donald Trump, left, introduces Arizona Republican candidate for governor, Kari Lake, right, as Trump speaks at a rally on Jan. 15, 2022, in Florence, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Trump-Lake ticket a winning White House formula

Donald Trump is making another run for the White House. Kari Lake reportedly lost her race for the governor's office in Arizona. All's good in U.S. politics. A Lake loss means she's free and available and uncommitted -- and that makes her the perfect vice president pick for Trump. Published November 16, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden, right, walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping before their meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit meeting, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, in Nusa Dua, in Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden enabling communists everywhere he goes

President Joe Biden shook hands with President Xi Jinping in a luxury hotel resort in Indonesia -- after which ol' Joe showered so much love on the communist dictator-in-chief that the hallways filled with whispers of the proverbial "get a room" catcall. Not really. But just about. Published November 15, 2022

Former President Donald Trump, accompanied by former first lady Melania Trump, speaks to members of the media outside Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center after voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Donald Trump is still the MAGA guy America needs

A leading debate among conservatives these days indeed is 2024 -- as in, choose: Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis. But let's not toss out the best America's had in years because of nervous nellies in the GOP getting upset, once again, at Trump's manner of speaking. Published November 11, 2022

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, center, speaks with Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, center left, after a joint news conference at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell)

COP27 commies unleash war of ‘climate hell’

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres just said at the COP27 Climate Summit in Egypt: "We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator." Climate hell? This is rhetoric aimed at igniting a war. Published November 8, 2022

Joe Biden arrives at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, from an election campaign event for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, in Yonkers, N.Y. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Biden will have us all living like cavemen

President Biden just promised "no more drilling" -- a remark that came about a week after he vowed the next generation will be powered by wind. This guy, this president, this Biden presidency will have us living in caves and hunkering over fire pits for warmth. Published November 7, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally in Albuquerque, N.M., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

Democrats are arrogant and elitist and don’t deserve to win

Why do Democrats continue to express their elitist and arrogant views so openly? So -- well, arrogantly? Good question. Here's the answer. They're not so much political pragmatics as true believers in themselves. They honestly cannot accept the idea that Joe Truck Driver is an equal. Published November 5, 2022

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain walks on the South Lawn of the White House after stepping off Marine One, May 1, 2022, in Washington. President Joe Biden’s chief of staff violated the law by retweeting a political message on his official Twitter account, but no disciplinary action will be pursued and a warning letter was sent to him, according to a memo from the Office of Special Counsel. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Ron Klain can take his ‘one final warning’ and stick it

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain came out to defend President Biden's speech about so-called threats to American democracy by making this rather astonishing remark: Biden "decided a few days ago that it was important to issue one final warning on this issue." He can stick it. Published November 4, 2022