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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

Stacy Harp and her father, Clayton Perrotte, have been battling the government over a typo that has changed the gender of Perrotte from male to female. (Photo courtesy of Stacy Harp)

Social Security gender war exposes bureaucratic bloat

Talk about a bureaucratic nightmare. Stacy Harp, who hosts Bible News Radio with her husband, Randall Harp, is just trying to transfer the Social Security payments for her father, Clayton Perrotte, from Florida to Tennessee. But she can't, because a government error changed her dad's gender from male to female. Published July 15, 2017

In this May 24, 2017, file photo Fadumo Adan, a lacrosse player at Deering High School, wears a sports hijab provided by the school during practice in Portland, Maine. Deering High School is providing sport hijabs with the goal of making Muslim girls comfortable and boosting their participation in sports. Tennis co-captains Liva Pierce and Anaise Manikunda solicited private donations to avoid criticism for using taxpayer funds on religious apparel, and ended up with enough to outfit all teams, including lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, softball, field hockey and track. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

American Eagle hat tips Islam with denim hijab for sale

American Eagle is reaching out to the Muslim community and offering up a denim hijab for sale at its online locations. So much for the American in the Eagle. Apparently, a hijab is now considered traditional American garb? Published July 14, 2017

Jurisdictions that were accused of violating the Trump administration's immigration policy on "sanctuaries" defended their stance in a letter to the Justice Department. Here, an operation is conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles. (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP) (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Illegals, take note: Trump took shackles off ICE

Thomas Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told a Fox News audience that President Donald Trump has removed the shackles from his agency. Wakey, wakey, illegals. The Trump Train is rolling. Published July 13, 2017

Franklin Graham speaks with dignitaries, including U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq Lisa Grande, at the Samaritan's Purse field hospital on the Plains of Nineveh in Iraq. Image courtesy of Samaritan's Purse.

Franklin Graham's right -- 'socialized medicine' sucks

Worldwide evangelist Franklin Graham cut to the chase about the Charlie Gard vs. Government life-and-death case that's being played out in U.K. courts right now, putting it plainly that parents ought to have the final say over their infants' health care -- not bottom-line bureaucrats feeding into their socialist system. In other words: Socialized medical care sucks. Published July 13, 2017

President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Paris. President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron may be the world's most unlikely political odd couple. Far apart on climate change and immigration, the two leaders will look for common ground on terrorism and defense policy when they meet in Paris. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump impeachment article brought to House -- LOL

Reps. Brad Sherman of California and Al Green of Texas have brought forward a formal article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for "high crimes and misdemeanors." There's a story about monkeys here that seems applicable. Published July 13, 2017

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

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)

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