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Bold and blunt: Washington Times online opinion editor Cheryl Chumley brings her no-holds-barred take on the big issues of the day.

Bold and blunt: Washington Times online opinion editor Cheryl Chumley brings her no-holds-barred take on the big issues of the day.


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Bold and blunt: Washington Times online opinion editor Cheryl Chumley brings her no-holds-barred take on the big issues of the day.




Coronavirus: The Meeting of Church and Science

Coronavirus chaos is closing churches around the nation. Yet: Walmart remains open. What a sad, sad commentary on the shift of our nation's priorities. Meanwhile: Tom Borelli, degreed in microbiology, explains the science behind the virus, and whether the political and media worlds are doing the best job possible to protect Americans.


Saving Civil Liberties in a Coronavirus Time

It's in times of great peril -- like coronavirus -- that patriotic Americans must band together to ward off government attacks on constitutional rights that come in the name of national safety or security. That's what makes Lisa Nelson, CEO of the American Legislative Exchange Council, such a great guest. ALEC is all about the states' rights. And Lisa has some crucial words of policy wisdom for how states can keep up the free market march while fighting coronavirus -- even as feds try to...


Trafficked in North Carolina

It's bad enough Mexican cartels are bringing their drugs into America, devastating communities near you. But did you know cartel-tied human trafficking -- sex trafficking -- the enslavement of suffering little girls and boys -- takes place right in Anytown, USA? Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page, in Reidsville, N.C., helps tell the sad and sorry story, while offering solutions.


ERA -- it's back!

In case you've missed it -- the equal rights amendment for women is making a resurgence of late, on the wings of all the hopeful feminist women in politics who want to see abortion and LGBTQ madness as constitutional rights. Eagle Forum's Anne Schlafly Cori has some warnings about what this measure would bring America. Can you say chaos, chaos and more chaos?


Sex Trafficking in Your Backyard

Human trafficking, sex trafficking, the buying and selling of young girls and yes, even boys, for horrible, horrific cartel-tied purposes: this is taking place in America's own communities. In America's own neighborhoods. In America's own San Diego, for instance. And San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, who's seen first hand the destruction traffickers bring, has some tough words, along with some good ideas, to wake people to the cold, harsh truths of U.S. trafficking.


Why do Jews vote Democrat?

Democrats, particularly recently, have been fighting off perceptions -- accusations -- accusations based on factual coverage of their own statements and actions -- of anti-Semitism. Yet Jews, as a group, tend to vote Democrat. It's not just odd. It's self-destructive. So why do they? Rabbi Aryeh Spero, dubbed "America's rabbi," offers some thoughts -- including one idea he's not previously mentioned in public. Have to listen to learn what it is!


How to Save America

If you want to save America -- really, truly save America -- it's going to take more than voting Republican this November. It's going to take a widespread, national return to Judeo-Christian values. And to start, Dr. Michael Youssef, internationally-known pastor and founder of Leading The Way ministries, has written a book that lays out well the road that must be traveled: "Saving Christianity." Pure and simple, saving America starts with saving Christianity.


Democrats Are Pretty Dang Racist

Democrats say they're all about tolerance and equality and diversity, but that's all smoke and mirrors. Fact is, Democrats are pretty racist -- and you can see that in how they bend over backwards, every campaign season, to drum up black votes. It's ridiculous. It's offensive. It's ineffective. And Black Voices for Trump coalition member and Fox News contributor Deneen Borelli has a lot to say about it. Tune in for a special Super Tuesday podcast with one of politics' best pundits.


Big Brother Grows Bigger

OK, so we all know we live in a surveillance society nowadays -- or do we? Caleb Kruckenberg is an attorney who's litigating a case against automated license plate readers. And you will not believe what the government's doing now. This is one of the most important court cases to come. I've got the scoop, it's frightening as all get-out, but you can't afford to miss Caleb's warnings.


Bernie Sanders, Resident Deceiver

Bernie Sanders has been able to get away with quite a few deceptions on his trail to the White House -- heck, during his entire political career, for that matter. Adam Guillette, president of Accuracy in Media, explains how members of the press are complicit in advancing these deceptions, and gives some hints on what voters should watch for in the coming months.


Cal Thomas, On the Faith

The media doesn't have a very good reputation with the American people -- and part of that distrust comes from the polling fact that members of the press are simply out of touch, out of faith. Nobody knows this better than Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist and author, who speaks about his experiences as a Christian in the secular media world -- and about his great new book on the fate of America.


Charles Payne on Racism and America

It's Black History Month, a time to reflect on the contributions of greats like Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, Justice Clarence Thomas -- and look at how we can unify as Americans, rather than separate by race. And who better to speak on race relations in modern American than the face of Fox Business, Charles Payne -- and what he says may surprise you.


Why 12 Years?

On the first year of Christmas, my true love gave to me -- a can of hair spray that deleted the ozone. Democrats love to predict death and doom and devastation for the world in the next 12 years. But their science is far from sound, or settled. Here to help make sense of the insanity is environmental expert and "Inconvenient Truths" author Gregory Wrightstone, who provides what the left hates: Facts.


Cartels in America: Mexico's Scum Move North

If you think border violence is something that's confined to, well, the border states -- think again. Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannells gives some shocking, first-hand accounts of how Mexico's cartels are bringing the drugs and trafficking here -- and actually setting up residence. And sadly, the border protection comes at great cost to our own U.S. agents.


Brexit and America: Two Peas in the Freedom Pod

So what's Brexit got to do with America? Only everything -- only everything tied to principles of freedom, sovereignty, nationalism and yes, rugged individualism. Or, in a phrase: Everything the left hates. Lee Cohen, a Danube Institute fellow, historian and expert on U.S.-U.K. relations, gives the run-down. Listen to find out his warnings for America -- and why Democrats have simply fallen off the sanity wagon.


Removing the Sour Taste of Nancy Pelosi

Impeachment has ended, with a big fat zero for Democrats -- like we didn't see that one coming, right? Now it's time to heal. And what better way to kick it off with today's National Prayer Breakfast. Tune in to hear as Gov. Mike Huckabee tells what makes America great -- and how to keep it that way.


The 'Boy Crisis'

If you don't see the link between broken families, a growing secular society and the rise of Bernie Sanders' socialism -- you're missing the battlefield. Author Warren Farrell talks about "The Boy Crisis" and how he's working with the White House to Make the American Family Great Again. MAFGA!


George Soros, socialism and America's schools

Three things that should never be equated in the same sentence: George Soros. Socialism. And America's public school systems. Yet there is a relationship. Rebecca Friedrichs, an author who spent three decades as a teacher fighting the unions from inside the system, speaks of the outright Marxism that's marching into America's schools.


The Schools Are No Place For Children

Socialists in the schools. Teachers in the Democratic Socialists of America. Administrators who care more about LGBTQ agendas than educating on math, science and English. Your children are in danger -- and few know this more than actress, model, author, wife and mom Sam Sorbo, who pulled her kids from public schools and homeschooled them. She's got some dire warnings for parents -- and some sound advice. This is an interview you can't afford to miss.


America, the 'God-Given' Great

America was founded on the principle that rights come from God, not government. This is the core of American exceptionalism -- the root from which all individual freedoms spring. And nobody explains that better than Rep. Jody Hice, who says, in this interview, "the "more we kick God out," the "more intrusive" government becomes.