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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

Captain America hates on Donald Trump

The actor who plays Captain America, Chris Evans, has launched a fight against President Donald Trump, taking his public platform in a new political direction to talk up how bad the commander-in-chief is to any fan who will listen. Talk about 'dissing your fans. Doesn't Evans know Marvel fans and Trump fans are often one and the same? Published May 30, 2017

U.S President Donald Trump listens as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, makes a statement, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in the West Bank City of Bethlehem. Standing alongside Abbas, Trump said an agreement with Israel could "begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

John Bolton's right -- Israeli-Palestinian peace 'undoable'

Former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said President Donald Trump may have the best of intentions, but his attempts to forge peace between Israel and the Palestinians with a two-state deal would most certainly fail. "It's undoable," Bolton said. And he's very, very likely quite right. Published May 30, 2017

Manchester bomber funded terror with tax dollars

Police say Salman Abedi, the terrorist who targeted mostly women and children at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, used government dole-outs and low-interest education loan dollars to fund his suicide bomb plot. Published May 30, 2017

Civilians inspect the site of a deadly bomb attack, in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 30, 2017. Another bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in the Karrada neighborhood of Baghdad just after midnight on Monday, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, hospital and police officials said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

Ramadan bombings target shoppers, families eating ice cream

ISIS terrorists targeted a popular ice cream shop in Baghdad for their next hit, detonating a bomb in the nighttime hours where families -- families with children -- went for a snack to mark the end of the day's Ramadan fast. A second bombing hours later targeted bustling shoppers in the Shawaka region. Happy Ramadan. Published May 30, 2017

In this Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, file photo, a man is comforted by others as he mourns over Egyptian Coptic Christians who were captured in Libya and killed by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group, outside of the Virgin Mary church in the village of el-Aour, near Minya, 220 kilometers (135 miles) south of Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Ramadan's here -- let the killing begin

It's Ramadan, and for followers of Islam the world over, the monthlong celebration of their prophet's unveiling of the Koran means fasting, spiritual introspection -- and apparently, murder, mayhem and bloody attacks against infidels. That's not polite to say, of course. But it can't help but be noticed. Published May 30, 2017

Hillary Clinton speaks during the Children's Health Fund annual benefit in New York on May 23, 2017. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Hillary Clinton still blaming press, Russia, FBI

Hillary Clinton, who lost the presidential election, just can't quite seem to get it through her head -- that she lost the presidential election. In a recent interview with New York Magazine, she told the writer she should've won -- she would've won -- had it not been for those dang, pesky Russians. Published May 29, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis listens during a National Security session at the 2017 Somalia Conference in London, Thursday, May 11, 2017. The Somalia Conference is aimed at improving stability and prosperity in Somalia and boosting the humanitarian response to the drought. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

James Mattis rocks: He fights people, not weather

Defense Secretary James Mattis rocks. Why? He considers the threats America's flesh-and-blood enemies bring -- not the weather reports, like Barack Obama's defense chiefs did. Published May 29, 2017

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., listens during a news conference on Capitol in Washington, in this Feb. 28, 2013, file photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Maxine Waters: Less lawmaker, more circus act

Rep. Maxine Waters, once again, has gone on national television to talk about impeaching President Donald Trump -- to double down that time's a-tickin' and Americans are weary of waiting. This is a woman who has been blinded by hate. Published May 29, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, right, accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, following after a Republican policy luncheon.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

GOP's slow-walk of Obamacare to bring certain failure

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Obamacare is going to be tough to repeal and that the bill he's bringing to the floor for vote probably won't meet voters' expectations. And with that, out the window flew any grand vision the GOP held for 2018. Published May 29, 2017

People react while visiting the flower tributes at St Ann's square in central Manchester, England Friday May 26 2017. More than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

The left's dangerous dance with terrorists

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly went on national television recently and made this somewhat chilling remark: "If [Americans] knew what I knew about terrorism, [they'd] never leave the house in the morning." It's just that kind of frightening head thump on reality that makes one wonder: So why are so many leftists in this nation heck-bent on keeping borders open? Published May 27, 2017

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reacts to her introduction while sitting with faculty members before she delivered the commencement address at Wellesley College, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Wellesley, Mass. Clinton graduated from the school in 1969. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

Clinton 'fesses to hitting the bottle, post-election loss

Hillary Clinton, during delivery of a Wellesley College commencement speech, may have inadvertently made Hillary history -- by telling a truth that quite possibly nobody will dispute. What was it she said? Read on. Published May 26, 2017

FILE - This Tuesday Sept. 27, 2016 file photo shows Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Chief Justice Roger Gregory during an interview in his office in Richmond, Va. Gregory will preside over the full 15-judge court will hear the a lawsuit challenging President Trump's travel ban. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

4th Circuit's Russian roulette roll of the border

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit shot down yet another attempt by President Donald Trump to control and limit travelers to this country from terror hot spots in the world. It's like the panel just can't get enough of Russian roulette -- the game that's basically being played with America's border security and the open door approach the left wants to keep intact, regardless of terror and security concerns. Published May 26, 2017

Dozens of Coptic Christians were killed in a December bombing at St. Mark Cathedral in central Cairo. Each month, about 322 Christians are killed, 214 churches or Christian properties are destroyed, and 772 acts of violence are carried out on Christians because of their faith, advocates say. (Associated Press)

Coptic Christians, dozens of them, massacred in Egypt

Terrorists bearing guns and bent on wiping out Egypt's non-Islam population went on a persecution mission Friday and attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians, killing more than two dozen. Published May 26, 2017

Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg delivers the commencement address at Harvard University commencement exercises, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass., (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Mark Zuckerberg's brainless world tax to pay all for being born

Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, has made his money -- his billions of dollars in a short span of time -- and now? Now, he wants yours. How? He pitched a global tax idea to Harvard graduations, a way of giving every man, woman and child a set amount of money for the simple reason of being born. Published May 26, 2017

Ben Carson's poverty comments shake, shock -- and bear true

Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, sent shockwaves through the liberal world during a recent radio show when he told the host that poverty is, "to a large extent," simply a "state of mind." He's right. Published May 25, 2017

Republican candidate for Montana's only U.S. House seat, Greg Gianforte, sits in a vehicle near a Discovery Drive building Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Bozeman, Mont. A reporter said Gianforte "body-slammed" him Wednesday, the day before the special election. (Freddy Monares/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)

Greg Gianforte's teachable moment: Don't body-slam reporters

Greg Gianforte, Montana's Republican hopeful for the congressional seat vacated by Ryan Zinke -- who's now President Donald Trump's secretary of Interior -- had a little bit of an altercation with one of the reporters who questioned him at his campaign headquarters in Bozeman. And given the special election is Thursday, one might say the unpleasantries came at a quite inopportune time. Moreover, altercation is probably an understatement. Published May 25, 2017

Journalist Bob Woodward sits at the head table during the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Bob Woodward's right -- the media is 'smug'

Bob Woodward, one of the legendary Washington Post journalists who broke Watergate said reporters ought to tread carefully, or face the risk of tripping over their own smug attitudes. That's a pretty apt summary of the nastiness and snark that passes as Investigative Reporting, and Hard Journalism these days. Published May 25, 2017

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway listens as Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speak to the media about President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget in the Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP fires freelancer for anti-Trump post

The Associated Press, in a near-unprecedented move for a mainstream news outlet, fired a freelance journalist it employed after it was discovered she posted anti-Donald Trump remarks on her Facebook page in 2016 -- and then sneaked into a closed Republican event and reported negatively on Kellyanne Conway. Published May 25, 2017

Katy Perry performs at Wango Tango at StubHub Center on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Katy Perry's delusional hug-a-terrorist approach

Katy Perry, pop star-turned-Hillary Clinton-gal-Friday-turned-anti-Trumpeteer, offered up the bubble of all bubble responses to the terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that left adults and kids alike dead and injured -- and it went something like this: All we need is love. Published May 24, 2017