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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

From left, Marina Aleixo tends to the children's table as Diana Otongo, Umar Choudry and Jonas Mphiri serve themselves a meal of rice, salmon and beef stroganoff inside Aleixo and Choudry's Minneapolis home on March 5, 2017. Immigrants themselves, Aleixo and Choudry are inviting immigrant and refugee families to dinner at their home more frequently. "These kind of initiatives can help us gain a better understanding of each other," Aleixo said.   (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Gag me with the media spin on falling food stamps

And leftists say there's no such thing as a left-leaning media -- that media bias is all in conservatives' heads. Well, look at this headline, from The Washington Post, about the drop in numbers of illegals applying for food stamp benefits: "Immigrants are going hungry so Trump won't deport them." Published March 17, 2017

President Donald Trump arrives for a St. Patrick's Day reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

No, Julie Andrews, cutting 'the arts' does not kill Bert and Ernie

So President Donald Trump wants to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts -- and now the artsy world is in a panic, as if the White House proposal means the end of creativity everywhere. Listen up, Left: People painted before the NEA, you know. Published March 17, 2017

President Trump makes a gesture of embrace at a huge rally in Nashville, Tennessee earlier this month. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

What, now Trump's to be taken seriously? How convenient

Here's a question that's floating in the winds of judicial clamp-down on President Donald Trump's latest travel ban: Since when did anybody on the left, to include activist judges, consider Trump and his blunt style of speaking anything but clownish in the first place? Published March 16, 2017

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, confers with the committee's ranking member, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March, 14, 2017, prior to the start of the committee's hearing on the investigation of nude photographs of female Marines and other women that were shared on the Facebook page "Marines United."  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

John McCain's jump the shark moment

Sen. John McCain, the Republican from Arizona, apparently facing a brief lull in all the television interviews he's given lately to attack President Donald Trump, took to the Senate floor to deliver a scathing verbal assault on a fellow senator, another Republican, this one, Rand Paul from Kentucky. Published March 16, 2017

In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, photo, Cambridge Hospital first-year residents Samantha Harrington, center, and Vikas Gampa, right, talk during "sign-out" at the hospital in Cambridge, Mass. That's when the rookie doctors exchange information about their patients during shift change. Effective this summer, rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new extended limits. A Chicago-based group that establishes work standards for U.S. medical school graduates has eliminated a 16-hour cap for first-year residents. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Doctors warn: Trump's climate change can kill kids

Seriously, is there any place climate change cannot go? In the creative minds of the left, the latest call-out for government intervention for the environment comes from the medical community -- the world of doctors and physicians. Published March 16, 2017

Lying Congress and the lying anti-repealers

Congress isn't going to repeal Obamacare. That whole Republican-driven mantra that's been making the media wave since 2010 -- the one that blasted Barack Obama as a socialist for signing government health care into law and that vowed a concerted fight for repeal? Bunk. Bull. Boldface lie. Published March 16, 2017

MSNBC'S  Joe Scarborough predicted on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, that President Donald Trump will be "crushed" by the media unless his administration changes its behavior towards journalists. (MSNBC screenshot)

Thank you, MSNBC: First Maddow, now Scarborough, lots of LOLs

MSNBC, fresh off a red face from Rachel Maddow TV revelations that were tantamount to reporting, "hey, President Donald Trump paid his taxes," apparently tried a bounce-back of sorts with another host, Joe Scarborough, who attempted to prove his mettle by taking on a Top Trump Dog, attorney Michael Cohen, via Twitter. And in social media lingo? LOL. Published March 15, 2017

In this Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center, is joined onstage by first lady Michelle Obama, left, President Barack Obama, second from left, Chelsea Clinton, second from right, and former President Bill Clinton, right, after speaking at a rally at Independence Mall in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Please God, not another Clinton

Please, God, make it stop. Eight years of Bill Clinton. Two White House tries of Hillary Clinton. Four more years of Hillary at State. And now their child, Chelsea, seems to be positioning herself for some kind of political run, too? No, no, no, no, no. Published March 15, 2017

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, left, and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with members of his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

For greens, it's 'get ready to rumble' time

The White House announced it's opening a review into fuel efficiency standards set in place by the previous Barack Obama administration -- and you know what that means, don't you? Environmental groups are gearing to fight Published March 15, 2017

In this March 9, 2017, file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Speaking about health care, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Pelosi said the GOP measure is "very, very cruel. It must be stopped." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Pelosi's Twitter feed: It's still the repeal, stupid

Be careful what you ask for, as the saying goes. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi learned the hard way not to ask unfiltered, un-vetted constituents for their stories on Obamacare -- because what she heard back was hardly what she wanted. Published March 14, 2017

FILE- In this Thursday, April 21, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama, with Saudi Arabia's King Salman, right, speaks after a Gulf Cooperation Council session at the Diriyah Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. When President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Arabias Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House in the coming days, the new commander-in-chief will be laying the groundwork for his administrations relations with a Middle Eastern powerhouse and the worlds top oil exporter. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Sharia is not compatible in U.S. -- and here's why

Gotta love the Sharia. Our good friends in Saudi Arabia, the ones we dare not criticize for human rights issues because of strategic national security reasons, have launched a girls' council to help on the women's rights' public affairs front -- but unfortunately, it's Wahhabi style. Published March 14, 2017

Nicole Perry joins other members of the transgender community who oppose Senate Bill 6 in a protest at the Texas Capitol as the Senate State Affairs Committee holds hearings on the bill, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Austin, Texas. The transgender "bathroom bill" would require people to use public bathrooms and restrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificate. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) ** FILE **

'Toni the Tampon' -- speechless (almost)

Forget Dr. Seuss. The new Cat in the Hat on the block is "Toni the Tampon," a character devised by children's author Cass Clemmer to show kiddies 'round the nation that men, not just women, can menstruate. Published March 14, 2017

Folders containing amendments to the GOP's "Obamacare" replacement bill are spread on a conference table on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 9, 2017, as members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee worked through the night. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Republicans gone drunk on health care power

Come on, Republicans. Have you gone commie? How else to explain this, from CNN: "While Republicans are pushing to drop the requirement of Obamacare that compels Americans to get insurance, another move in a separate bill could compel employees to participate in workplace wellness programs that collect their and their families' health and genetic data." Published March 14, 2017

In this March 9, 2017, file photo, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wis. uses charts and graphs to make his case for the GOP's long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Paul 'never defend Trump' Ryan exposed as two-faced

Wow -- this is like a "Girls Gone Wild" tape for the political world. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, the Republican public servant from Wisconsin, was captured on audio during the campaign season saying he'd never defend Donald Trump. Not then. Not ever. Published March 14, 2017

Trump wiretap brouhaha raises Patriot vs. Patriot Act fight

The media's been filled with busy bees lately, painting President Donald Trump with the crazy stick and demanding he produce proof of Barack Obama's wiretap of Trump Tower -- but what has happened to America, land of the free, country of the Constitution, that wiretapping one's own citizens has become so believable? Published March 14, 2017

No dice, BLM, Michael Brown was not innocent

A new documentary -- and remember, that word's been used in recent years to prove Al Gore right on climate change and Michael Moore similarly correct, that capitalism is racist -- purports to prove Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black man whose story sparked a militant national movement called Hands Up, Don't Shoot, was innocent of the crime that led to his killing. Published March 13, 2017

Women burn a mock American flag with the portrait of U.S. President Donald Trump during a rally at the U.S. Embassy to mark International Women's Day Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Women all over the world mark the women's day with rallies and protests to highlight the role of women in society. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Socialist surge: DSA membership soars as snowflakes go politicking

Socialism, in the face of President Donald Trump's rise to the White House, has seen a surge of activism, with membership to the Democratic Socialists of America jumping to record levels and tripling in size over the last year. Call it the year of the snowflakes. Published March 13, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 10, 2017, during a meeting on healthcare. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Russia: Hey, we met with Hillary's peeps, too

This, from Vladimir Putin's spokesman to CNN "GPS" host Fareed Zakaria, in a recent interview: "[Russia's ambassador met with] people working in think tanks advising Hillary or advising people working for Hillary." Published March 13, 2017

Sen. John McCain, R-Az., places his hand over his heart, while Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin watches, after he addressed the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on Department of Veterans Affairs community care program, on Captiol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

John McCain, will you ever be Republican?

Sen. John McCain, the go-to guy for mainstream media members who need a Republican voice in order to claim balance and non-bias in their stories, took to CNN over the weekend to offer up some criticisms of President Donald Trump. Published March 13, 2017