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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

White House press secretary Sean Spicer points to a questioner during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Playboy journo whines of Trump: We're 'browbeaten' daily

A Playboy journalist named Brian Karem who covers the White House said he's been "bullied and browbeaten" daily by this President Donald Trump White House and, by God, he's not going to take it anymore. Boo-hoo. Quit your crying and do your job. Published June 28, 2017

Joy Behar of "The View" likened Sarah Palin's visit to the The White House to the War of 1812 during a broadcast on Friday, April 21, 2017. (ABC screenshot)

Joy Behar's juvenile obsession with Trumps' sex lives

Joy Behar's biggest claim to fame is as a comedian -- we get that. But poking fun of the president's and first lady's sex life? Come on. That's just tasteless, tactless, juvenile, grasping at relevancy, gasping for attention and -- and, well, stupid. Published June 28, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., steps out of the West Wing to speak with the media after he and other Senate Republicans had a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Republicans need to get it together on Obamacare

Republicans in the Senate have delayed a vote on reform and replacement of the Democrat-owned disaster known as Obamacare. They seriously need to get it together on this and pass something -- even if that something is not a final, perfected plan. Voters will not forget this failure. Published June 28, 2017

FILE- In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, Sarah Palin, political commentator and former governor of Alaska, walks on the sideline before an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams in Seattle. Palin is accusing The New York Times of defamation over an editorial that linked one of her political action committee ads to the mass shooting that severely wounded then-Arizona Congressman Gabby Giffords, according to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund, File)

Sarah Palin strikes one for conservatives with suit against The New York Times

Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate, kicked off a lawsuit against The New York Times, alleging the newspaper defamed her when its editorial board tied her to the 2011 shooting of Gabrielle Giffords. Good. The time to challenge leftist mudslinging masked as scholarly opinion and wrapped in a First Amendment bow has definitely arrived. Published June 28, 2017

In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, you must recuse

Dozens of House Republicans have penned a letter to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, asking her to recuse from the case of President Donald Trump's travel ban. She should. Published June 27, 2017

In this May 3, 2017, file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

CNN producer, caught on camera: Russia-Trump 'mostly bulls--'

A CNN producer, John Bonifield, was outed by a Project Veritas camera as saying all the hoopla surrounding the President Donald Trump-Russia election collusion-obstruction investigations "could be bullshit." He went on: "I mean, it's mostly bullshit right now." Published June 27, 2017

In this June 26, 2017, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs President Donald Trump as Modi departs the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Good news for America: Trump's favor falling overseas

President Donald Trump's favor with other nations seems to have fallen in recent weeks, particularly when it's matched against that of Barack Obama, a new poll finds. Our reaction? Great news for America. Published June 27, 2017

People visit the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017, as justices issued their final rulings for the term, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Religious rights rest in clutches of the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States agreed this week to consider whether a Denver baker violated the constitutional and civil rights of a gay couple by refusing to sell the two guys a wedding cake. Let's hope the court sides with religious freedom on this, not special rights. Published June 27, 2017

A woman prays during a memorial rally for the late American student Otto Warmbier near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 23, 2017. North Korea on Friday called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of Warmbier who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Otto Warmbier 'got exactly what he deserved,' professor says

A professor of anthropology at the University of Delaware, Katherine Dettwyler, age 62, who said in a Facebook post that Otto Warmbier was a "spoiled" white boy who "got exactly what he deserved" -- imprisonment in North Korea, leading to his death -- has been fired. Good riddance. Don't let the door hit you. Published June 26, 2017

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR T-MOBILE - T-Mobile employees show #UnlimitedPride as they celebrate equal rights for the LGBTQ community during San Francisco Pride on Sunday, June 25, 2017. T-Mobile was a sponsor of the event. (Peter Barreras/AP Images for T-Mobile)

Nikki Haley, Jews, Trump among targets of pro-LGBT marchers

LGBT pride marchers this past weekend were supposed to be marching for equal rights and tolerance and acceptance. But if that's true, if tolerance is thy LGBTers' middle name, why were Jewish women attending the pride fest told to leave? Published June 26, 2017

Eric Trump, left, and Donald Trump Jr., executive vice presidents of The Trump Organization, pose for a photograph at an event for Scion Hotels, a division of Trump hotels, Monday, June 5, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Eric Trump nails it -- Dems dying under 'nut job' leadership

Eric Trump called the head of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, a "nut job" on national television. This came on the heels of him saying, earlier this month, that the Democratic Party is in midst of "imploding" -- and he's right on both counts. Published June 26, 2017

In this April 15, 2016, file photo, a Donald Trump supporter flexes his muscles with the words "Build The Wall" written on them as then-Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Plattsburgh, N.Y. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Trump-ers for peace a stark contrast to 'resistance' Dems

It's like Occupy Wall Street versus the tea party all over again. Democrats can have their "Resistance Summer." Republicans, and specifically, President Donald Trump supporting Republicans, have their "Rally for Peace." Published June 26, 2017

Rep. Adam Schiff, right, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speak during the Los Angeles LGBTQ #ResistMarch, Sunday, June 11, 2017, in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Dems gnash teeth, weep, wail -- but won't change

Democrats may be floundering to understand their recent election losses. But the reasons aren't hidden. Note to Dems: Your resistance messages aren't resonating, your left-of-left viciousness is off-putting and truly, you refuse to change. Published June 24, 2017

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra blasted his former congressional colleague, House Speaker Paul Ryan, who suggested that President Trump's lack of political experience explains his questionable interactions with James Comey, during an interview with The Associated Press, Friday, June 9, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra labeled Ryan an "accomplice" for defending what he termed Trump's incompetence or dereliction of his presidential duties. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California's travel ban -- targeted at Christians?

California's just banned state-funded travel to four states that don't meet the Democratic attorney general's standards for providing LGBT protections. That's offensive. It's an attack on Christianity, that's what it is. Published June 23, 2017

In this photo taken Sunday, June 4, 2017, a woman church leader reads from a bible in her native Bari language, at the United Church which is held in a school classroom tent, in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. The South Sudanese refugees meet in open-air churches rigged from timber with seats made only from planks of wood or logs drilled into the ground, yet these churches for the born-again Christians are oases of joy among the daily humiliations that come with rebuilding their lives. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Christians battle GuideStar on 'hate group' tag

Conservative and Christian organizations dinged by GuideStar as "hate groups" have risen up and launched a counter-attack, asking the supposed nonpartisan watchdog of the nonprofit world to reverse course and remove the labels. And well GuideStar should. Published June 23, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Hallelujah -- North Korea thinks Trump's nuts

North Korea, via its state-run Communist Party newspaper, put out the message that President Donald Trump's a "psychopath" who needs to be curbed and controlled. Hallelujah. North Korea thinks Trump's a nutcase. It's just such messaging that's great for America -- that's great for America's national security. Published June 23, 2017

Actor Johnny Depp introduces a film at the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

Johnny Depp skates on kill Trump joke -- unlike Obama clown

Johnny Depp, Hollywood movie star, made a tasteless joke about President Donald Trump's assassination, and the media yawned. But if this had been about Barack Obama, the mainstream media would be alive with rage, and the jokester would be out of work. Remember the Missouri rodeo clown? Published June 23, 2017

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough discusses the "unmasking" of President Donald Trump's associates by former national security adviser Susan Rice during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, April 4, 2017. (MSNBC screenshot)

MSNBC 'Morning Joe' sickeningly paints Hitler picture of Trump

Hosts and pundits of "Morning Joe" on MSNBC traveled back in time to Nazi Germany days to make the case President Trump is much more like a dictator or fascist than a free-market, constitutional, duly elected leader. It's sickening. Note to left: Hitler was evil. Quit confusing evil with political differences. Published June 22, 2017