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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

In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo, Amira Hassan, of Burnsville, Minn., plays in the waiting room at the specialty clinic at Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis. Hassan went to the hospital's clinic for a routine wellness check, but had to wear a mask to protect her from measles after an outbreak has sickened more than 30 children in Minnesota. The masks are just one precaution that hospitals are taking to try to control the spread of the disease, which is predominantly affecting Minnesota's Somali community. (AP Photo/Amy Forliti)

Measles in Minnesota: It's the borders, stupid

Minnesota is facing a bit of a measles crisis, with nearing 50 confirmed cases in the last four weeks -- a level that hasn't been seen in three decades or so. But the blame for this crisis is being wrongfully cast on anti-vaccination activists, and not on open border folk, where it more rightfully belongs. Published May 11, 2017

Radio host Michael Savage. ** FILE **

Michael Savage advises Trump to lay low

Michael Savage, top-ranked talk-radio host in America, said President Donald Trump ought to lay low for a bit, back off the social media and keep a quieter profile because, frankly -- and these are Savage's words -- his "administration is in trouble." Good advice. Published May 11, 2017

People stand on the Mexican side the U.S. border as a group of athletes from six countries swim across the border to Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, beach, on Friday, May 5, 2017. The swimmers from the United States, Mexico, Israel, New Zealand and South Africa were escorted by a Mexican Navy ship as they reached a beach in Tijuana, a short distance from a border fence that juts into the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)

DUI suspect who hit boy, 6, an illegal with 15 deportations

The DUI suspect who plowed his car into a family driving home from Disneyland, leaving a 6-year-old with serious head injuries, was an illegal immigrant who's been deported 15 times in the last 15 years. Go sanctuary cities and open borders, right Democrats? Published May 11, 2017

U.S. flags flutter over some of the names at the Peace Officers Memorial in Sacramento, Calif., in this Monday, May 8, 2017, file photo. The names of 10 officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2016 names were added to the memorial during the annual Peace Officers Memorial ceremony. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Obama quip on 'politicians you deserve' bears truth

Barack Obama, speaking before a crowd of Global Food Innovation Summit participants in Milan, suggested the left needed to get more engaged in the political process because, frankly, he said, "You get the politicians you deserve." Ain't that the truth. Only not in the way he meant it. Published May 11, 2017

James Comey's firing and the hypocritical squawks of the left

So James Comey is fired -- and now Democrats are squawking. No surprise there; that's what Democrats do. But what is a bit surprising is their hypocrisy. After all, Comey's firing is exactly what they were demanding over the last recent months. Published May 10, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, flanked by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, speaks to members of the media about healthcare, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington following a policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Senate GOP's health reform already stymied by stupid

A 13-member working group with a lead mission to forge the Senate's version of Obamacare reform-slash-repeal is all men -- no women. Come on now. Leadership really could've seen this one coming. You know, there's a thing called token. Published May 10, 2017

People protest outside the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., Monday, May 8, 2017. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday is examining a ruling that blocks President Donald Trump's administration from temporarily barring new visas for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It's the first time an appeals court is hearing arguments on the revised travel ban, which is likely destined for the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Steve McMillan)

Activist judges review Trump's rhetoric, not text of ban

Were it not for President Donald Trump's campaign trail rhetoric about Muslims and national security, his latest revised travel ban order would pass constitutional muster with barely a legal argument. Published May 9, 2017

In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

EPA, Interior pink slip moment a jolt of sanity

Outside agencies that have advised the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Interior on matters related to science for years have been handed pink slips of sorts in recent days. This is a real returning-to-sanity moment in American history Published May 9, 2017

Undated handout photo of a parchment manuscript of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, believed to date from the 1780s and found in a records office in Chichester, southern England. Harvard University researchers say they've discovered a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence, The Boston Globe reported Friday, April 21, 2017. (West Sussex Record Office Add Mss 8981 via AP).

No, no, NO -- health care is not a right

Republicans on Capitol Hill, who hold the majorities in all the political power channels -- the House, Senate and White House -- are playing the Democratic game and talking about health care as if it's a right. When the heck did that happen? Published May 9, 2017

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., accompanied by his wife Cindy McCain, pauses after speaking in Phoenix. A Trump administration official says that Cindy McCain is likely to take on a prominent State Department role. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

John McCain, a la Toy Story, is 'at it again'

Sen. John McCain, the Republican best loved, in order, by Democrats, RINOs and the mainstream media, is at it again, taking up partisan rhetoric to slam a fellow GOPer. Really, Mr. McCain. It seems a story like this comes out about you at least once a month. It's starting to become a yawner. Published May 8, 2017

United States former President Barack Obama waves as he leaves his hotel, in Milan, Monday, May 8, 2017. Obama, who is Italy for a two-day visit to participate at the "Seeds&Chips - Global Food Innovation" summit, is also meeting former Italian premier Matteo Renzi and representatives of the local business community. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Obama awarded for 'courageous' kill of free market

Barack Obama, the guy who's no longer president, gave a campaign-type, rally-the-troops speech a few hours ago -- while accepting an award for "politically courageous leadership," no less -- aimed at making President Donald Trump's life more difficult. He didn't put it that way; it was implied. Published May 8, 2017

Plastic cups spell out Rockville Strong, at Rockville High School in Rockville, Maryland, on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom, allegedly by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America. (AP Photo/Brian Witte) ** FILE **

Maryland prosecutor drops rape charges against illegals

Two teenage boys in Maryland -- illegal immigrants -- accused of raping and sodomizing a classmate in a high school bathroom skated charges Friday. Why? Prosecutors dropped the case. Lack of evidence, they said. Published May 5, 2017

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2016 file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Mt Airy Church of God In Christ in Philadelphia. President Donald Trump on Thursday, May 4, 2017, signed a new executive order aimed at weakening the enforcement of a law that bars churches and tax-exempt groups from endorsing political candidates. A look at the law in question, known as the Johnson Amendment. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Hillary's 'Onward Together' resistance group smells like scandal

Hillary Clinton, after a six-month break from public life, is emerging to head up a resistance group, "Onward Together," aimed entirely at taking out President Donald Trump's policies and bringing down the Republican agenda. It smells like a watchdogger's dream. Can you say "Clinton Foundation, Deja Vu?" Published May 5, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. pauses while meeting with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, following a policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Senate better not stall on Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz warned Americans the Obamacare reform passed through the House might not have such a quick and easy journey through the Senate. Why? Because senators hold their seats for six years, not two, like legislators. Cruz didn't say that -- but it's implied. Published May 5, 2017