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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com. 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Demonstrators hold shields during a free speech rally Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Several thousand people converged in Berkeley Sunday for a "Rally Against Hate" in response to a planned right-wing protest that raised concerns of violence and triggered a massive police presence. Several people were arrested for violating rules against covering their faces or carrying items banned by authorities. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Cornell students move to ban 'hate speech'

A Latino student at Cornell University overheard somebody chanting, "build a wall," so now the student government passed a resolution condemning "hate speech." Whatever that is. Seriously -- what is hate speech? Published September 25, 2017

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle and former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva (78) stands outside the tunnel alone during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Alejandro Villanueva, hero of the NFL

When the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to stay their sorry selves in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem at Sunday's game, the entire NFL fanbase, minus the Friends of Colin Kaepernick crowd, gave a collective sigh -- a heavy, frustrated, "here we go again" sigh. Then came Alejandro Villaneuva. Published September 25, 2017

A North Korean defector holds a banner as police officers stand guard during a rally against South Korean government's policy against the North in front of the Government Complex in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called U.S. President Donald Trump "deranged" and said he will "pay dearly" for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Donald Trump: Deliciously impolite

Politeness is so overrated. President Donald Trump's naysayers have come out in full force in recent days to blast his tough-talk speech to the United Nations as bombastic, and his Twitter firings at North Korea's Kim Jong Un as dangerous. But the truth is: Keeping the world powers on its collective toes is good for America. Published September 23, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel, elitist pro-Obamacare mouth, is at it again

Jimmy Kimmel, the Hollywood comedian who turned into a pro-Obamacare mouthpiece a few months ago by speaking emotionally of his son's medical condition, is at it again -- this time, snarking it up on the televised stage how stupid Republicans are, how stupid the Obamacare repeal effort is and how very, very "phony" is the "little creep" from Fox News, Brian Kilmeade. Published September 22, 2017

In this Monday, May 8, 2017, file photo, former National Intelligence Director James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

James Clapper stuns: Yes, Trump could've been recorded

James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence, told CNN host Don Lemon that it's "possible" President Donald Trump could've been captured on audio during the federal wiretapping of Paul Manafort. Published September 22, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to law enforcement officials about transnational organized crime and gang violence at the Federal Courthouse Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Boston. Sessions has called crime groups, like MS-13, "one of the gravest threats to American safety." (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Jeff Sessions nails it: Some Dreamers indeed 'wolves in sheep clothing'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for crackdowns on illegals -- on Dreamer illegals in particular -- who exploit America's kind heart for wicked reasons. And all the amnesty lovers go "gasp." But why? Truly, all Sessions said was common sense. Published September 22, 2017

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 in New York described as "the sound of a dog barking" Trump's threat to destroy his country. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Donald Trump faulted for fueling global love for Iran

The reverberations of President Donald Trump's first address to the General Assembly are still sounding, and the latest from the naysaying side is this ridiculous suggestion -- that his bold remarks on the Iran treaty have actually jumpstarted sympathy for the regime. Published September 21, 2017

Former President Barack Obama speaks during the Goalkeepers Conference hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Obama, ever the campaigner, surfaces to say: GOP wants humans to suffer

Obama's back, and he's here to hit at Republicans who want to repeal-reform-replace his signature Obamacare mess. It's curious, isn't it -- even when he's not in office, or seeking office, the ol' campaigner-in-chief, Barack Obama, can't stop the campaigning. Published September 21, 2017

In this June 2, 2017, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Scott Pruitt, in fight for EPA life -- literally

Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has apparently generated so much controversy that radical green peeps are threatening him with near-regularity, to the point he's now getting extra armed protection. Seriously, folks, some perspective, please. Are trees that important? Published September 21, 2017

MSNBC co-host Joe Scarborough slammed the left-wing violence in Berkeley, California, over the weekend, saying there's nothing "anti-fascist" about using force to shut down free speech. (MSNBC)

Joe Scarborough agrees: Trump's U.N. speech a winner

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, normally no fan of Donald Trump's -- to put it mildly -- nonetheless came out in defense of the president's speech before the United Nations. In short, Scarborough actually liked it. Check the skies for flying pigs. Published September 20, 2017

Protesters march in support of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick outside Ford Field and an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Arizona Cardinals in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Colin Kaepernick: Apologize

Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback known these days more for his on-field displays of anti-Americanism than for his tossing skills, now says he's ready to play. Well, isn't that special. No apology? No play. That's what I say, anyway. Published September 20, 2017

In this June 30, 2014, file photo, customers walk to a Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City. Federal prosecutors say Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mislabled. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Hey lady, raw cotton is not racist -- it's raw cotton

A new controversy has erupted in the left's ever-expanding war on racism, and this one is so ridiculous that even the left ought to be shaking heads in shame. Basically, a woman's claimed a Hobby Lobby art display of raw cotton -- comprised of a few sticks of the fiber stalks shoved into some glass jars, with the fluffy white spilling from brown branches -- is racist. Published September 19, 2017

Paul Manafort wiretapped -- and suddenly, Trump's not so crazy

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, was being wiretapped by feds -- not just once, but twice -- as part of an FBI investigation into his dealings in Ukraine and Russia. The secret surveillance took place at a time when Manafort was in contact with Trump, all the way into 2017. And with that, Trump, who claimed that his Trump Tower had been wiretapped by Barack Obama in the lead-up to the election, is suddenly no longer the crazy dude the left made him to appear. Published September 19, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump, center, gets up to leave after making a quick statement at a meeting during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Donald Trump, the right guy to rein in the United Nations

President Donald Trump took the United Nations to task in recent remarks at the global body's New York headquarters, telling those attending a special forum on "management, security and development" that the entity was in dire need of reform. It's about time America snipped the U.N.'s wings. Published September 19, 2017