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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.




Remembering Rush Limbaugh, And Other Stories From James Golden

America may be facing some tough times right now. Americans may be seeing their civil liberties stripped at government whim, their abilities to earn for their families stopped at every turn, their freedoms to travel and freely associate absent political intrusions clamped on a near daily basis -- but as Rush Limbaugh might say: It ain't over yet for America. James Golden, a.k.a. Bo Snerdley, author of the new book, "Rush on the Radio," talks about the radio giant, but also the issues in...


The Danger Of So-Called 'Dangerous Speech'

America was founded on a concept of rights coming from God, not government, and chief among those God-given rights is the one that says individuals have the authority to express themselves as willed -- that individuals have the right to free speech and expression. The Founding Fathers underscored that authority in the First Amendment. But the left has taken it on itself to label some speech good, other speech bad, and even other speech as downright dangerous. Question Anthony Fauci and it's...


Inflation Lies And The White House Inflation Liars

It's one thing to see higher prices at the gas pump, higher prices at the grocery store, higher prices on the Thanksgiving dinner table. But it's another thing entirely to be told that these higher prices are actually signs of a healthy, vibrant and chugging economy -- and to deal with it because, well, as Team Joe Biden argues, things aren't that bad really. Kevin Hassett, former economic adviser to Donald Trump and author of the new "The Drift: Stopping America's Slide to Socialism," sets...


America May Not Survive Joe Biden

America, under this Joe Biden administration, may not make it through the next four years without undergoing a radical and foundational change, the intensity of which would compromise the country's civil liberties forever. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich discusses life after Biden in context of chatting up his new book, aptly titled, "Beyond Biden." But he also talks about the growing threat of China and debates whether or not this White House can properly address the communism...


Joe Biden Even Worse Than His Polls

President Joe Biden's poll numbers are plummeting, and he's losing favor with the American people near-daily. But it's even worse than that, says media giant Bill O'Reilly. This administration is doing everything it can to run from Donald Trump-type policies, it's actually undercutting its own hopes for success. The economy's down, inflation's up and America's morale is crumbling. Meanwhile, China's coming on strong. And Biden's big response? To attack American citizens who haven't yet...


How To Fight Woke Corporations

It's getting pretty difficult for patriotic American citizens to find companies that aren't offensively preaching social justice causes, or Black Lives Matter agendas, or LGBTQ causes. And with the holidays coming, and shopping swinging into high gear, the question for conservatives is rapidly becoming: Where can I find a place to shop that isn't supporting radical leftism? Well, that's a tough call. But Bill Flaig, co-founder of American Conservative Values ETF, has some ideas on investing...


‘Rigged’ 2020 Election Questions Persist

Donald Trump has alleged from day one that the only reason he’s not in the White House today is because leftists successfully stole the election from him and gave it to Joe Biden in November of 2020. But how true are those claims? Mollie Hemingway, noted author, esteemed journalist and famed Fox News contributor weighs in with a well-researched look at the 2020 elections called “Rigged.” And one of her red flag findings? There was more to the election fraud claims than meets the eye. That...


Beating Back the Unions, One Christian School At a Time

Jack Brewer, former NFL player and self-described “slave of Jesus Christ,” says an “anti-Christ spirit is sweeping the nation.” What say you? Before answering, look to the public school systems. Boys dressed as girls are allowed in the girls’ dressing rooms. Libraries offer little kids reading materials that are just shy of pornographic. Teachers’ unions have seized control and sent in the socialists to take over classrooms. And parents are increasingly being told their voices aren’t needed...


Mark Meadows, The 'Chief's Chief,' On Faith And America

Former White House Chief-of-Staff Mark Meadows says his ex-boss, President Donald J. Trump, may indeed run for another term -- but even if he doesn't, that he will be intricately involved in helping select and support the next commander-in-chief. This is good news for patriotic Americans; bad news for America-hating Democrats. The Democrat Party has been taken over by far-left socialists, communists, globalists and collectivists and their end game is to not only destroy America and the...


America's Been Infiltrated By 'Bolsheviks'

Today's Democrat Party is hardly the Democrat Party of John F. Kennedy days -- or even of Bill Clinton days, for that matter. At least those Democrat presidents didn't outright hate America and actively work to tear down the foundations of the nation. Today's Democrat Party is decidedly different -- decidedly more hostile to all that makes the country great. And as Victor Davis Hanson notes, today's anti-America forces aren't simply protesting outside the government buildings. They've...


Joe Biden: The Pinocchio of Politics

The list of President Joe Biden's lies grows long -- so long, in fact, that even liberal-leaning press can't avoid covering them. PolitiFact, run by The Poynter Institute, was keeping a running tab on all of Biden's campaign lies. But then the organization stopped -- maybe because of cost overruns? It must be very expensive to hire enough people to cover all this administration's lies. USA Today, Yahoo! News -- these are just two other perhaps unexpected outlets that have covered Biden's...


America's Prayer Warriors -- Unite!

If America is to remain free, if America is to remain exceptional, then Americans must band together and pray for safety, security, liberty and the Constitution. It's in our national DNA. Founders, when confronted with difficult times during the constitutional convention, turned to prayer and petition in order to smooth discussions and open doors to collaboration and cooperation. And it worked. Dave Kubal, head of Intercessors for America, says the same can happen in today's strife-filled...


The Incompetence of Democrats Is 'Unprecedented'

For more than a year, Anthony Fauci has been the go-to guy for the government and media on all things coronavirus, and he's handled that role by recommending, advising, cautioning, chastising, warning, suggesting and hinting at all the dire things to come if we don't pay attention to his COVID-tied remarks. In other words: He's been the COVID Czar. At the same time, he acts like he doesn't have a thing to do with policy -- that he's all about the science, nothing about the politics. He's...


Loony Left At It Again On Climate Change

Once again, the radicals on the left -- the talking tools of the Marxists -- are at it again, taking to task anyone and everyone in the world who won't bend to environmental regulation that restricts almost all human activity. This time, it's Greta Thunberg in Milan and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on CBS. When will these Green nuts quit? Likely: Never. Environmentalism is far too profitable for the left to just let it go. James Taylor, president of the free-market Heartland Institute, discusses.


Attacked At Work For Political Beliefs

It's one thing to be a police officer and face danger on the job. That's part and parcel of the mission. But imagine trying to go to the bathroom at work and facing a verbal assault just because someone doesn't like your politics? Welcome to the Democrat Party, circa 2021. By now, we've all seen the widely watched video of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat, who was accosted by socialist thugs who followed her into the bathroom and scolded her for refusing to support the $3.5 trillion...


Sifting Afghanistan Lies Versus Truth

The Joe Biden administration created a terrible mess in Afghanistan with a hasty, largely unstrategic, even cowardly withdrawal that left scores of Americans, American allies and Afghan innocents scrambling. Now this same administration is trying to pretend like everything went according to plan; that everything in the tribal nation is pretty much as it should be. The White House sounds like a spokesman for the Taliban. Retired Marine Lt. Col. Jonathon Myers talks about Afghanistan, as well...


Woke Corporations Killing American Freedoms

This whole trend of woke corporatism is downright killing American freedoms because it puts the business sector in charge of policy, and sets the chief executives in charge of enforcing government will. And it's always the far left will that's being enforced. What's worse is the left is busily trying to deny that wokeness in the corporate world is even a thing. The left is trying to paint those who sound the alarm on wokeness as tin hat conspiracy theory stupid. Thank goodness there are...


Free Speech Alert!

A new case the U.S. Supreme Court may take could have massive ramifications for the state of America's free speech, free expression and even free market. And with a president like Joe Biden who is busily pushing the idea that those who dare question the government and Big Pharma narrative on the coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccines are dangers to the nation -- killers of the innocent, even -- the idea of courts clamping First Amendment rights even more is frightening, to say the least....


Vaccine Mandates Gone Mad

A weatherman who worked for 33 years in his field was fired because he refused his company's mandate to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. This type of madness is happening everywhere, thanks to Joe Biden's presidential push to force every man, woman and youth in America to get vaccinated. And overseas, from London, liberties are facing similar assaults. Bruges Group director Robert Oulds discusses.


'Pound Sand,' Mr. President

When Joe Biden dared to tell the American people he was growing impatient with those who've refused so far to get vaccinated -- that his "patience" was "wearing thin," to be precise -- the executive of the Texas Public Policy Foundation responded with this brief quip: "Pound sand," Mr. President. Pound sand. What an underused phrase for liberty-loving patriots to toss bureaucrats' way in these coronavirus clampdown times. If only more uttered it -- and backed it with steadfast resistance to...