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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

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

A man walks past defaced election campaign posters for French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, in Saint Jean de Luz, southwestern France, Thursday, May 4, 2017. France will vote on Sunday May 7 in the second round of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

France goes America: Macron is to Hillary as Le Pen is to Trump

Oh, France, which way will you go? Freedom hangs in the balance -- freedom, individual rights, sovereignty, the fate of borders, yay, even the fate of the entire French culture. It's like November in America: Emmanuel Macron is Hillary Clinton and Marine Le Pen is Donald Trump. Published May 4, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a school choice event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The president Donald planned to meet with lawmakers who authored a plan aimed at preventing another collapse of the Republican health care bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Sorry, atheists -- churches are getting back political free speech

President Donald Trump has a new executive order in the works, one to open the doors for churches to endorse political candidates without losing tax exempt status. Freedom From Religion Foundation -- exit, stage left. Don't let the door hit you. And here, take a Bible for the long walk home. Published May 4, 2017

House Paul Ryan of Wis. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, following the Republican Caucus meeting. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Hey, Republicans -- take a memo: You won

Do Republicans even know they won? Forgive the question, but it dawns, given their recent behavior in Congress, that Republicans are either above and beyond courteous, desirous of helping Democrats every which way they can -- or they just don't know they won, that they are the party of the majority. Published May 4, 2017

FILE - In this March 10, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, during a meeting on healthcare.  Washington policymakers have a time-tested method for rolling out new ideas: float a trial balloon. Spread rumors of a policy change or selectively leak it to the press, then see how it plays and proceed only if it looks doable. Trump has flipped that script. Big and startling ideas fly out of his mouth or from his Twitter feed. Then the rest of his administration scrambles to catch up _ and to figure out when his statements signal new presidential policies and when theyre offhand remarks that mean little.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Yale professor warns 'inevitable' -- Trump's taking over U.S.

A Yale history professor, Timothy Snyder, warned in an interview with Salon about his new book, "On Tyranny," that President Donald Trump is -- seriously now -- trying to take over the U.S. government. Cue coup alert. (Only technically, since Trump's already leader of the free world, wouldn't his coup be -- what, of himself??) Published May 3, 2017

Honoree former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Planned Parenthood 100th Anniversary Gala on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Hillary Clinton joins 'resistance,' snuffing last semblance of dignity

Hillary Clinton, failed presidential candidate, figures she has nothing left to live for so she's tossing aside dignity and jumping deep off the political end, joining the "resistance." What, is Piggly Wiggly hiring no baggers? Is there no position out there that offers her self-respect? Published May 3, 2017

In this Nov. 7, 2012, file photo, then-President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his election night party in Chicago. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Sorry, Michelle Obama: You weren't Obama's first

A new book, "Rising Star," shedding light on Barack Obama's past, suggests he was more politically ambitious at a younger age than previously believed -- and that he had asked another woman to marry him before he ever met his eventual partner, Michelle. Published May 3, 2017

In this Thursday, April 27, 2017, photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, of N.Y., speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schumer says the $1 trillion plan funding the government through September is a "good agreement for the American people, and takes the threat of a government shutdown off the table." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Schumer sneers to Trump: 'Can't always get what you want'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sent out a mocking, snarky, sneering message President Donald Trump's way over the budget bill showdown -- the showdown that wasn't, really -- telling the White House chief he shouldn't be talking up a government shutdown. Published May 2, 2017

Demonstrators wearing papier-mch heads representing President Donald Trump and the planet Earth, walk along Pennsylvania Ave., in front of the White House in Washington, during a demonstration and march, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Thousands of people gather across the country to march in protest of President Donald Trump's environmental policies, which have included rolling back restrictions on mining, oil drilling and greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

People's Climate March hypocrites litter streets with trash

Over the weekend, scores of leftists converged on Washington, D.C., to pay homage to their green god whilst calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, and so forth and so on. Days later, city workers were still removing the trash they left on the streets. Need more be said? Published May 2, 2017

In this April 11, 2017, photo, host Jimmy Kimmel appears during a taping of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," in Los Angeles. Kimmel says his newborn son is home and doing great after open-heart surgery. A tearful Kimmel turned his show's monologue Monday, May 1, into an emotional recounting of the crisis with what Kimmel called a "happy ending." (Randy Holmes/ABC via AP)

Jimmy Kimmel's crying pro-Obamacare jag

The left has an uncomfortable habit of slinging around tears to get what it wants. The latest such show? Comedian Jimmy Kimmel, pleading for Obamacare while speaking of his son's heart defect. Published May 2, 2017

Members of the state Assembly listen to an address by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, at the in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California's coming third gender -- intersex

California, in all its glorious, leftist vision, may soon offer residents a third option on the portion of state documents that ask for the gender of the writer. There's male. There's female. But in California, there may soon be another dubbed "intersex." Published May 2, 2017

In this March 23, 2017, file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Democrats emboldened by budget bill win

The left, led by the likes of Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, had been treading panicky ground in recent months, due to voter rebellion that ushered in Donald Trump to the White House and prior, Republicans in charge of both the House and Senate. Then along came the omnibus spending bill and now the Democrats are crowing once again. Published May 2, 2017