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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.




Living in End Times

Are we living in the final days of humanity? Is America -- is the world -- on the cusp of collapse? Biblically speaking, where are we on the Revelation scale? Christians have been watching the signs of end times for some time now. But if you don't know what to watch for, you won't want to miss today's episode and interview with noted Florida pastor, Carl Gallups.


Russia As An American Threat Looms Large

The largest foreign policy threat to America right now is not China, but Russia. Why? A combination of recent cyberattacks and cupcake incoming U.S. leaders will see a drastically underestimated enemy rising in power, working feverishly to take America's position of global dominance. Be not blinded to this foreign policy truth.


Crushing Speech Is Dangerous

Americans cherish their freedoms of speech and expression -- but maybe not so much the left-leaning in America. How else to explain the left's complete and crazy attack on all-things-conservative in the public arena? But beware, all ye who support clamps on certain types of speech. What goes around, comes around. Today's shuttering of conservatives could be tomorrow's shuttering of liberals.


Pastor Labeled 'Terrorist' for Preaching Word

Who would've thought that here in America a pastor of a church would be called a terrorist for doing what pastors do: preaching the truth of the gospel. Yet that's what is taking place in today's political climate, dominated by leftist loudmouths who cannot tolerate dissenting viewpoints. Free speech is most definitely in peril.


Would You Take the COVID-19 Vaccine?

The COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled across America, with much fanfare. But roughly half of medical professionals are refusing to take it. What do they know that you don't? It comes down to this: whether the risk is worthwhile. Or, more to point: whether the government can be trusted. Research and data show the government's response to the coronavirus has been anything but trustworthy -- and as COVID-19 author Michael Betrus warns, government's lockdowns are only going to get worse.


Georgia On My Mind

So all eyes are on Georgia right now, and the Senate races, and the matter of whether the far left will have total rule on Capitol Hill this month. Regardless, Americans need to be aware -- and beware. The Democrats, the progressives, the socialists, the communists, the globalists, the collectivists: they're all one and the same. And freedom-loving Americans need to put all hope for the future in the hands of God. Politicians, no matter the party, will fail us.


Socialism Grows in America's Schools

The idea of socialism in America is enough to make the stomachs of freedom-lovers churn. And so it should. But in many respects, socialism is already part and parcel of America's politics and society. So how do we rid the country of this evil? Today's guest has some ideas -- and some good news about a new survey on socialism.


Communism in America

Could it really come here -- communism? Short answer: Yes. The coronavirus has been used as Big Government's favorite tool to strip individuals of their rights. And if we're not careful, the path this leads will leave the Constitution in shambles. But there's a legislator in Florida who sees the "spirit of rebellion" rising high, and it's this spirit that will stay the coming communist-slash-collectivist storm.


Death by 'New Normal'

Remember when it was all about flattening the curve? That was back in February-March. Now, here we are, the tail end of 2020, on the cusp of entering 2021, and we're still choking the life out of our businesses. Here's more bad news: Employers face new challenges with their employees -- mental health challenges brought about by coronavirus fears. Welcome to the "new normal."


Standing for God Against Coronavirus Evils

In these coronavirus chaotic times, it's easy to fall prey to the forces of wickedness that would have it believed it's OK to shut churches, shut schools, shut businesses -- all by government order. But this is not America; this is not the American way. And there are some out there who are taking a stand for right, for freedom, for God, against all these forces of evil that are using the virus to stamp out America's light.


All Eyes On Georgia

The eyes of America are on Georgia, and freedom-loving Americans are waiting with anticipation to see how the Senate races go and whether the newly seated Congress will be one that can restrain socialism -- or not. As one historian says, America, with a White House and Congress controlled completely by Democrats, will be headed for "very, very bad times."


Business Fights Back

Business owners, and in particular, restaurant owners, have been suffering horrendously under overreaching governors' coronavirus mandates. Well, here's one Michigan business owner who had enough and organized a fight to buck the tyranny. And he tells how other entrepreneurs can do the same.


2020: Year of Lost Freedoms

The year 2020 may go down in history as the era when Americas lost their freedoms in unprecedented ways -- but it doesn't have to be that way. Rebounding from the coronavirus is possible. Reeling in the government overreach is possible. Wayne Allen Root, best-selling author, radio host and successful businessman, has the ear of the president and knows why Donald Trump succeeds. And he has a Merry Christmas message of optimism with his new book, "Trump Rules."


Stolen Election

Democrats say Joe Biden is the duly elected. The majority of Republicans say otherwise -- including Newt Gingrich, including statisticians like Patrick Basham, including many, many more. Jenny Beth Martin of tea party fame talks about what's taking place in Georgia, where affidavits from those who allege fraud are flying fast and furious


Left Wants Therapists, Not Police

The idea of defunding the police may have moved a bit off the mainstream media cycles, but it's not disappeared. And it's still just as crazy as ever. There are reforms that can be made to police -- like demilitarizing their mindsets. But cutting funding to police and giving it instead to rapid response therapists is just, well, stupid. Yet it's taking place. And it needs to be nipped in the bud before it grows nationwide.


Joe Biden Ripe For Socialist Pickings

Joe Biden was weak on the campaign trail. And thanks to his dog-playing injury, he's grown even weaker. That means a Joe Biden administration will be weak on the America First side; vulnerable to far left, socialist, Kamala Harris-like influences. In fact, his first 100 days will "see socialism taking over the United States," says one congressional hopeful who just tried to unseat Rep. Maxine Waters. No doubt, he's right.


Democrats Are Great at Revising History

If there's one thing to be said for Democrats it's that they're fabulous at deceiving the public by revising history. In fact, they're so good at it they've honed historical revisionism to craft-like status. And nowhere do they like to revise history more than when it comes to Ronald Reagan. Just ask Reagan historian Craig Shirley.


‘Christ's Avengers'

Christians must become more involved in politics and government and culture, if America is to succeed -- if America is to stay a nation of free people with individual rights that come from God, not government. That's it, in a nutshell. And Jim Blockey has started a group in Las Vegas, "Christ's Avengers," to help do just that. It's a campaign that needs to go nationwide.


COVID School Closings Are Ridiculous

Closing America's schools due to coronavirus fears plays right into the hands and agendas of the far leftist union leaders and Democratic Party. And if we don't put a stop to the madness now, America's emerging youth will be ignorant, and America's future leaders will be ineffective. As Rebecca Friedrichs, a former public school teacher warns, it's only going to get worse under Joe Biden.


Coronavirus Hype and Lies

Listen to the Democrats, listen to the teachers' unions, listen to most in the media, and it's as if America is headed down a death trail of coronavirus figures. But that's far from the case. Listen to the real truths; separate the hype and hysteria from the facts. And prepare for a free-fall of civil rights' infractions under the incoming left-leaning administration because fear, not fact, is driving COVID police. So says Michael Betrus, author of the just-updated "COVID-19: Lockdowns on...