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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

Protesters in the hundreds gather to protest the appearance of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky., who was scheduled to speak at a gathering of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Covington, Ky. Protesters have been following McConnell at each of his public events as he tours the state during the congressional recess. They are angry with him for his support of Republican President Donald Trump.  (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Russians hit progressives for anti-Trump hush money: Report

Well here's an interesting twist to the whole "Russians hacked the election thing" the Democrats -- led by the suggestive powers of the former President, Barack Obama -- have been trying to press into the public collective mind: The Russians are now accused of demanding hush money from progressive groups. Published March 9, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, during a meeting with the Republican House whip team about the proposed health bill. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump is right -- but another dies proving it

An illegal immigrant from Mexico named Estuardo Alvarado, previously deported, was charged with five felonies in the alleged drunken driving car death of a California woman -- once again, underscoring President Trump's press to tighten U.S. borders. Published March 8, 2017

Kosovo feminist with a sticker on her forehead reading "We March we don't celebrate" march on the occasion of the International Women's Day in Pristina, Kosovo on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Kosovo feminists advocate for gender equality and protest against violence against women. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Women's Day dawns, as feminists vow not to smile

Here's a campaign that ought to go over big: Women the world over are taking their "Day Without a Woman" pledge so seriously that some are vowing not only to skip work -- but also to do so with stony faces. Published March 8, 2017

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin attends a special screening of his film "Still Alice" in New York.  Baldwin is teaming with author Kurt Andersen on the satirical book You Cant Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump, Penguin Press announced Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The book is scheduled to come out Nov. 7. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Alec Baldwin, fare thee well

Poor, poor Alec Baldwin. Scarcely had the pampered Hollywood pet placed high on Saturday Night Live's star cast with his President Donald Trump impressions, and he's already leaving the stage. Published March 7, 2017

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, in this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, file photo. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

WikiLeaks at it again -- this time, the CIA

WikiLeaks, in a stunning move, released what it called "the largest ever publication of confidential documents" on America's premier intelligence agency, the CIA. Published March 7, 2017

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, refugees rest as they wait at the temporary registration center of the southern German border town of Passau.  German newspaper 'Welt am Sonntag' reports that the government planned to close the border with Austria and turn back asylum-seekers in September 2015, but nixed the plan at the last minute., the paper reported Sunday March 5, 2017.  The interior ministry said in a statement it could neither confirm nor deny the report. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)

Angry migrants rampage at poor phone service

Eight angry male migrants between the ages of 18 and 28 went on a rampage at their refugee center in Rees-Halpern, Germany, because their mobile phone service was subpar. Published March 7, 2017

President Trump signs a revised travel ban on March 6 that temporarily halts entry to the U.S. for people from six Muslim-majority nations who are seeking new visas, allowing those with current visas to travel freely. (White House)

Trump's Russian laugh: Hey, Dems, remember Obama?

A new poll from CNN/ORC shows the vast majority of Americans want a special prosecutor to investigate President Donald Trump's supposed ties to Russia. One can almost hear the cheers from the left. Published March 6, 2017

Donald Trump and his Chicken Little detractors

It's late August, the campaign clock is ticking. Donald Trump's poll numbers are down -- not just by slim margins -- and Hillary Clinton's camp has all but locked up the race. Published August 24, 2016

Illustration on the court's reaffirmation of Fourth Amendment rights by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A slapdown of civil asset forfeiture

David, meet Goliath. Incredibly enough, a small-town Maryland dairy farmer and his wife just won their legal claim against the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Justice and will now be able to recoup tens of thousands of dollars seized in what turned out to be an unconstitutional application of civil asset forfeiture. Published July 13, 2016

Illustration on the need to return to God in America by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Politicians getting back to 'In God we trust'

A Quinnipiac University survey recently found 57 percent of Americans agreed the country "has lost its identity," 57 percent felt they were "falling further and further behind economically," and 76 percent believed "public officials don't care much what people like me think." Published April 19, 2016

The Rev. Al Sharpton is surrounded by other civil rights leaders while he speaks during a news conference at the National Action Network headquarters in New York, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) ** FILE **

Al Sharpton moving? Talk turns to MSNBC host losing prime nightly spot

The Rev. Al Sharpton may soon be booted from his weeknight television host role on Politics Nation and relegated to the pile of less-watched weekend fare, one source within MSNBC's ranks said, citing the need for the cable provider to bolster slagging audience numbers. Published February 26, 2015