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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She's also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, a United Airlines passenger plane lands at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. United said on Monday, March 27, 2017, that regular-paying fliers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis Sunday because of their attire. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Let the leggings be banned! (Burqas, too)

United Airlines, in case you missed the news cycle the last 24 hours, has stirred a major social media controversy with its demand that two little girls cover up their leggings or fly some other plane. Published March 27, 2017

In this Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, right, listens to President Donald Trump speak during a breakfast with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law, Kushner, that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Trump: Beating back bureaucracy with business

President Donald Trump will announce Monday the formation of a new Office of American Innovation, to be headed by his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner. And aside from the George Orwellian-sounding bent -- the ministries of Love, Peace, Truth and Plenty in "1984" that weren't -- it's a fine idea. Published March 27, 2017

In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, file photo, people hold signs during a rally to advocating to make Bridgeport a sanctuary city outside City Hall in Bridgeport, Conn. (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP) ** FILE **

'Sedition' suits against sanctuary schools good step

The David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angeles is kicking into high gear a campaign against 11 schools in California known as safe havens for illegals, telling them, in no uncertain terms: Stop the sanctuary madness. Or else we'll prosecute you "for sedition," group founder Horowitz wrote, in an online post. Published March 24, 2017

In this March 20, 2017, photo, Rachel Dolezal poses for a photo with her son, Langston in the bureau of The Associated Press in Spokane, Wash. Dolezal, who has legally changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo, rose to prominence as a black civil rights leader, but then lost her job when her parents exposed her as being white and is now struggling to make a living. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)

Dolezal's deception, in book form: I'm 'too black,' even though I'm white

Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who snuck into the leadership ranks of the Spokane, Washington, NAACP offices by passing herself off as black, has just delivered the world of psychiatry another project to disseminate and study: Her new memoir, "In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World." Published March 24, 2017

In this July 7, 2016, file photo, FBI Director James B. Comey testifies before the House Oversight Committee about Hillary Clinton's email investigation, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

California Dem brings on the crazy -- 'shutdown' Trump!

A Democrat in California -- a say-no-more type of phrase, if ever there was one -- has issued a fiery statement against President Donald Trump, calling on fellow crazed Democrats -- a redundant type of phrase, if ever there was one -- to subvert any and all White House policies, packages, proposals and programs. Published March 24, 2017

President Donald Trump meets with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump sends ultimatum: Pass Obamacare or ...

Oh my, Republicans are in a spot. On Obamacare, it seems, President Donald Trump ain't playing, and late Thursday evening, he sent that message House Republicans' way, telling them to pass the reform plan -- or face the wrath of voters because he's moving on to other legislative matters. Published March 24, 2017

An attacker is treated by emergency services outside the Houses of Parliament London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  London police say they are treating a gun and knife incident at Britain's Parliament "as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise." The Metropolitan Police says in a statement that the incident is ongoing. It is urging people to stay away from the area. Officials say a man with a knife attacked a police officer at Parliament and was shot by officers. Nearby, witnesses say a vehicle struck several people on the Westminster Bridge.  (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP).

London terror and the Islam elephant in the room

President Donald Trump, reacting to the Wednesday terror attack in London by the Houses of Parliament, called it "big news," but withheld further comment, pending more information. And the information we're all waiting -- albeit quietly, because it's not politically correct to bring it up openly and bluntly -- is simply this: Is this another case of Islamic terrorism? Published March 22, 2017

Women burn a mock American flag with the portrait of U.S. President Donald Trump during a rally at the U.S. Embassy to mark International Women's Day Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Women all over the world mark the women's day with rallies and protests to highlight the role of women in society. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

U.N., post-Trump, tries hand at banning speech

The United Nations, ahead of its global celebration of the International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination, sent out a press release putting forth the notion that free speech is good -- free speech is necessary. But free speech has its limits. In other words: The First Amendment needs to be reeled in. Published March 22, 2017

Fighting crime with Jesus

A Chicago pastor, Jon Kelly, tired of seeing kids raised in crime and violence turn around and perpetuate the cycle with their own acts of criminality, has taken his prison past, his theology studies and a dose of good ol' boldness in God and headed to the streets -- taking over drug dealers' corners and setting up "Jesus Saves" shop. This is how it's done, folks. Published March 22, 2017

Susan Rice's breathtaking spins

File this under Most Disingenuous Argument Ever. Susan Rice, of Barack Obama national security adviser fame, actually penned a piece for the Washington Post decrying President Donald Trump administration's "false statements" about wiretapping -- saying such unproven allegations present a danger to America. Can she say Benghazi, and YouTube video? Published March 22, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. questions Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch during the committee's confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Graham flexes impeachment muscle at Trump

Sen. Lindsey Graham, sometimes Republican from South Carolina -- but always Republican In Name -- seemed to issue a direct, not-so-veiled threat to President Donald Trump during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch. Oh yes, he did. Published March 22, 2017

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson stunned Washington last week when he said his department's funding was "simply not sustainable." (Associated Press)

Rex Tillerson: The man with a mission from God

Between Rex Tillerson and now, his wife, Renda St. Clair, liberals must be in a complete uproar. His wife, it seems, suggested his appointment to secretary of state was God's will/ Published March 22, 2017

FBI Director James Comey takes a break after three hours of testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Comey: Media's 'wrong' a lot -- but correcting is not FBI job

James Comey, FBI director, said a mouthful about the media during congressional testimony about Russia earlier this week, making clear it wasn't his agency's job to correct the press on printed or published errors -- but also saying bluntly: Boy, they make a lot. True, but sitting idly by and letting the false narrative go forth isn't exactly praise-worthy, either. Published March 21, 2017

This Dec. 9, 2016 image released by NBC shows Arnold Schwarzenegger, the new boss of "The New Celebrity Apprentice," at a press junket in Universal City, Calif.  Schwarzenegger said Friday that he's through with "The New Celebrity Apprentice," and he's blaming President Donald Trump for the television reality show's recent poor performance. The former California governor said he wouldn't mind working with NBC and producer Mark Burnett again "on a show that doesn't have this baggage." (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

Hey, Ahh-nold: Trump won. Let it go

Arnold Schwarzenegger -- remember him? He used to star in some of Hollywood's hottest films, some decades back -- has taken to Twitter with a 40-second rant against President Donald Trump. It's self-promotion, at its worst. Published March 21, 2017

FILE- In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, Judge Andrew Napolitano waits for an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Fox News Channel has pulled legal analyst Napolitano from the air after disavowing his on-air claim that British intelligence officials had helped former President Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump.  The move was first reported by The Los Angeles Times on Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Fox benches Napolitano amid wiretap fizzle

The fallout from President Donald Trump's wiretapping claims against Barack Obama have turned from the White House toward Fox News, and now, according to several reports, Andrew Napolitano, the outlet's frequent "Judge Napolitano" legal commentator, has been benched. Eh. He'll be back. And back soon -- rightly so. Published March 21, 2017