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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 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

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

CNN President Jeff Zucker attends the Turner Network 2017 Upfront presentation at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, May 17, 2017. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) ** FILE **

CNN's Jeff Zucker, playground bully, oddly blames Trump

CNN's president, Jeff Zucker, responded to the fiasco surrounding his network this week with a jab President Donald Trump's way, asserting it's the White House chief who's the aggressor in this tiff -- that the news organization is the victim. Zucker's like the playground bully, trying to weasel out of blame. Published July 6, 2017

U.S. commander in South Korea rumbles of war

A combined statement from the top U.S. and South Korea military leaders said North Korea's aggressions may very well prove the match that lights a war -- and if so, they're ready and willing. Another empty threat? Published July 6, 2017

An NYPD vehicle with a cracked window sits on the scene where a police officer was fatally shot in the Bronx section of New York, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Police said Officer Miosotis Familia died at a hospital early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

'F--- Tha Police' debuts amid poorly timed cop-killing

BET Networks just aired its first episode of "Tales," a television scripted take-off of NWA's "F--- Tha Police" musical hit. And the left cheered. But then a cop was shot in New York City, ambush-styel. And the left -- well, the left is left must be a bit puzzled how best to respond. Published July 6, 2017

This image made from video of a news bulletin aired by North Korea's KRT on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, shows what was said to be North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, center, applauding after the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, ICBM, in North Korea's northwest. (KRT via AP Video)

Kim Jong-un's mistaken mocking 'gift' to 'American bastards'

North Korea's Kim Jong-un sent a taunting, mocking message to America on Wednesday, saying his test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile was a Fourth of July "gift" to "American bastards." Can you say poking the bear? Published July 5, 2017

Protesters rally outside a Trump hotel to call for the impeachment of President Trump, Sunday July 2, 2017, in New York. A statement from the organizer's website said President Trump "has been in blatant violation of the Constitution" and that the House of Representatives has the power to impeach him. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The list of Democrats who aren't crazy

Democrats, fueled by a hatred of President Donald Trump and a never-ending grief that their heir apparent Hillary Clinton lost the White House, have definitely gone off the deep end. But not all. Here's a list of those who've managed to remain level-headed. Published July 5, 2017

CNN's '#CNNBlackMail' hashtag of shame

CNN, already down in the dumps about skewed coverage that led to the departure of three network news staffers, is now walking a Twitter hall of shame with a hashtag that showcases the company as less than honorable -- #CNNBlackmail. Published July 5, 2017

In this May 20, 2017, file photo, a spectator takes a photo of a United States flag as it is unveiled for the national anthem as part of Military Appreciation Day before a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals in Atlanta. The anthem has been a standard part of U.S. sports games since World War II. Experts say Game 1 of the 1918 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs helped pave the way. The song became the official national anthem in 1931. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Fourth of July, Christian-warrior style

Let's not forget: The Fourth or July is about the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. And the greatness of the Declaration of Independence -- leading to the greatness of America -- is this: the recognition that certain rights come from God, not government. Published July 4, 2017

This is an undated hand out photo of Charlie Gard provided by his family, at Great Ormond Street Hospital, in London. The parents of a terminally ill baby boy lost the final stage of their legal battle on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, to take him out of a British hospital to receive treatment in the U.S., after a European court agreed with previous rulings that the baby should be taken off life support. (Family of Charlie Gard via AP)

Charlie Gard makes Trump case for speedy Obamacare repeal

President Donald Trump has just scored some massive political capital by tweeting of America's willingness to help save little Charlie Gard from the evils of socialized health care -- in other words, from government-imposed decision that he must die. Published July 3, 2017

Former U.S. President Barack Obama, center, waves as he walks with his wife Michelle, left, and daughter Malia, rear, upon arrival for a tour at Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Obama and his family wrapped up their five-day vacation on Indonesia's resort island of Bali and headed to the historic city of Yogyakarta on Wednesday during a nostalgic trip to the country where Obama lived for several years as a child. (AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi)

Obama, pre-July 4th, rips Trump-fueled 'nationalism'

Barack Obama, never one to shy from ripping a Republican in the public eye, took occasion from his childhood hometown Jakarta to tear into President Donald Trump for too much patriotism. Call it Fourth of July celebrations, Obama style. America waves Ol' Glory; Obama beats the global drum. Published July 3, 2017

Yemeni American Wadid Hassan speaks to supporters who gathered to protest a travel ban in Union Square, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in New York. A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban takes effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Donald Trump protesters fill streets, minus the sizzle

The streets of Los Angeles filled with President Donald Trump protesters, doing what the anti-Trump protesters do best -- call for impeachment. Yawn. It's to the point where these protests are bringing out the tepid response, here we go again. Published July 3, 2017

Polls and analyses were already reporting that there was media bias against the presidential hopeful, and the findings have continued. (Associated Press)

My first-person brush with news bias: 'You're fired!'

Talk of the media town lately has focused on the bias of the press, the fake news of the mainstream and whether journalism as an above-the-fray art is dead. My two cents? Dead as a doornail. Dead as dead can be. I know full well. I was fired for just the type of news bias that President Donald Trump blasts on a near-daily basis. Published July 1, 2017

Sanctuary city crackdown best Trump blessing yet

President Donald Trump has offered a lot of positives for this country so far -- but nothing matches his border-control vows that culminated with the House passage of two bills on sanctuary cities. Published June 30, 2017

President Trump's Twitter page (Associated Press/File)

Trump's Twitter account apparently The News -- to hating left

President Donald Trump uses Twitter. And frequently. In fact, his tweets have become The News -- the Big News of the Day that surpasses all other news. Well, note to media: We don't really care. Not in the way you imagine, anyway. Published June 30, 2017