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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

In this Thursday, July 6, 2017, file photo, security officer John Christiansen, right, stands on duty as nursing assistant Jared McCullough, left, and clinical nurse leader Nicole McWhorter, center, discuss a patient in the psychiatric hall of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center emergency department in Lebanon, N.H. The emergency department has one security officer assigned to the waiting area, and another assigned to the psychiatric hall with its three patient rooms and a fourth "quiet room." (James M. Patterson/The Valley News via AP)

Mental health sick days a sign of America's wussification

There's this story that's been going around the media for a few days now that paints a picture of a sympathetic boss gently cheering on his absent employee for letting him know she's missing work due to "focus" on her "mental health." Let's just nip this crazy in the bud. This is a mark of America's wussification -- nothing to cheer. Published July 12, 2017

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough pose for a photo shoot put together by The Hollywood Reporter. (Image: The Hollywood Reporter video screenshot)

Joe Scarborough -- gasp! -- exiting GOP, stage right

Joe Scarborough, the "Morning Joe" co-host with the mostest hatred on President Donald Trump, is leaving the Republican Party. Umm. You don't say. But -- was he ever really in it? Published July 12, 2017

Media's might-be, may-be, could-be messaging on Trump crimes

NBC blasted a headline Wednesday that went like this: "Did Donald Trump Jr. Break Any Laws When He Met With Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya?" And that, of course, tells Americans all that's needed to know about the latest peer into the Russia-Trump collusion hysteria: No. Published July 12, 2017

Demonstrators stand together as they wait for a Republican response to a new city income tax on the wealthy that was approved earlier by the Seattle City Council Monday, July 10, 2017, in Seattle. Seattle's wealthiest will become the only Washington state residents to pay an income tax under legislation unanimously approved by the City Council, a measure designed as much to raise revenue as to open a broader discussion about whether the wealthy pay their fair share. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seattle goes socialist and hits up rich to save poor

Seattle, home of far leftists, environmentalists and annoying coffee snobs, has gone Robin Hood on its residents and decided the best way to provide for its poor is to snatch from the rich. Can you say socialism? Published July 11, 2017

The parents of sick baby Charlie Gard, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, right, stand together as a statement is read by a family friend to the media, outside the High Court during an adjournment of their legal hearing to allow treated of their son with an experimental therapy, in London, Monday July 10, 2017. Charlie Gard is on life support at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and remains at the centre of a legal battle to allow the terminally ill infant to receive experimental treatment for his rare genetic disease, mitochondrial depletion syndrome. (Nick Ansell(/PA via AP)

Charlie Gard v. U.K.: Evil is thy name

A British judge told the parents of young Charlie Gard they have two days to prove why their son should be kept alive. Think about that for a second: A government body has just told the parents they have to explain why their son should live. Published July 11, 2017

Birney Bervar, center, addresses reporters outside the federal courthouse in Honolulu on Monday, July 10, 2017. Bervar was appointed the attorney for Ikaika Kang, a 34-year-old active duty soldier who has been accused of trying to aid the Islamic State. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

Hawaii 15: Blue states, plus Iowa, battle Trump ban

Hawaii just won't let it go -- and neither, now, will 14 other Democratic-leaning states keeping up the legal challenges to President Donald Trump's travel ban. The summer of resistance is in full swing. Published July 11, 2017

Former U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his speech during the 4th Congress of Indonesian Diaspora Network in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim) ** FILE **

Obama rides back into politics -- atop a dead Democratic horse

Barack Obama's going to headline a fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a group seen as crucial to the rebuilding of the party. What delicious irony. What delightful incongruity -- for Republicans. Published July 11, 2017

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders shelved a vote on their prized health care bill Tuesday until at least next month, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debate. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Chuck Schumer turns nanny eyes at chocolate powder

Sen. Chuck Schumer has a new cause -- a whammy and a whopper, rolled into one nice tight regulatory package with possible power to tax and fine. What's it called? Regulation. And this time, the target is chocolate powder. Published July 10, 2017

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, Dec. 15, 2016. 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 **

New York Times claims 'honest mistake' led to slam of Sarah Palin

The New York Times, the Gray Lady of journalism, the supposed bastion of reputable news reporting and standard bearer for the rest of the media, just put in a defense to Sarah Palin's claim of defamation, and it went like this: Oopsie. Published July 10, 2017

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham right, speaks during a press conference at the Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seen left. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) ** FILE **

Lindsey Graham bares anti-Trump teeth, blasts prez's 'dumbest idea'

Sen. Lindsey Graham bared some sharp teeth against President Donald Trump during a recent television news interview, calling out the commander-in-chief for his "dumbest idea" on working with Russia on cybersecurity. Why do Republicans -- make that, elitist, entrenched Republicans -- always have to jump to the forefront of criticizing and condemning this president on national TV? Published July 10, 2017

The U.S. Senate is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Obamacare repeal teeters for GOP from yes to '50-50' to 'dead'

Obamacare repeal, once upon a time, the stuff of Republican Party platform, has now moved into fairy-tale status. Sad but true. Republicans, it seems, are going to bank the 2018 elections on a hope in a good case of collective conservative Alzheimer's. Published July 10, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, waves along with Poland's President Andrzej Duda, as U.S. First Lady Melania Trump, left and Poland's first lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda, right, stand by, in Krasinski Square, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, July 6, 2017.(AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Trump lassos spirit of America

President Donald Trump, from Poland, put to words what courses in spirit across America, and drives her greatness: the never-ending quest for freedom, not as a government grant, but as a God-given right. Published July 8, 2017

In a Thursday, 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. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund, File)

Bret Stephens rudely rips 'rank-and-file conservatives' as idiots

Bret Stephens, of New York Times fame, took pen to paper to shred the notion that Fox News' Sean Hannity deserved the William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence -- but along the way, managed to 'diss the entire class of conservatives who've emerged in recent years, post-Sarah Palin, and brand them as idiotic. Published July 7, 2017

In this May 7, 2015, file photo, former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr speaks to media outside his lawyer Dennis Edney's home in Edmonton, Alberta. Khadr, who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan, has received a multimillion-dollar payment from Canada's government after a court ruling said his rights were abused, a Canadian official said Thursday night, July 6, 2017. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Canada's egregious multimillion dollar payout to American-killing jihadist

Omar Khadr, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan, was just given a multimillion dollar apology payout from Canada. What a face-slap to the widow and other family and friends of the now-deceased U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer. Published July 7, 2017

California charts sellout of America, Trump on climate

President Trump may be pulling out of the Paris climate change agreement to save America the fiscal heartache of complying with ridiculous emission controls. But California? The state, under the leadership of Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown, is reeling in the opposite direction. Published July 6, 2017

President Donald Trump walks down the steps of Air Force One upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, returning from a weekend trip to Florida. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Kansas professor: MAGA means 'white supremacy'

Only white supremacists believe in the Make America Great Again message carried by President Donald Trump -- at least, that's what one University of Kansas professor would have believed, anyway. Published July 6, 2017