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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

President Donald Trump shakes hands with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after speaking about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

EPA bigwig's boo-hoo exit -- if only more would leave

Elizabeth "Betsy" Southerland is ending her 30-year tenure with the Environmental Protection Agency with a big crybaby letter of resignation that decries what she calls President Donald Trump's fantasy regard for climate change. Published August 2, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions accompanied by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, left, speaks at a news conference to announce an international cybercrime enforcement action at the Department of Justice, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump, Justice to tackle affirmative action against whites

President Donald Trump's Department of Justice is reportedly poised to launch some civil rights investigations, and perhaps lawsuits, against those colleges and universities that discriminate against applicants based on skin color -- and hold on, it's not what you think. Published August 2, 2017

In this May 24, 2017, file photo, House Budget Committee member Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., questions Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Capitol Hill in Washington during the committee's hearing on President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 federal budget. Fellow committee member Rep. Susan DelBene, D-Wash., is at left. Wasserman Schultz fired IT staffer Irman Awan on July 25, 2017, following his arrest on a federal bank fraud charge. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: If anyone needs investigating, she does

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who used to be known for her Democratic National Committee leadership but who is now widely recognized as the lady who shielded Pakistani-born Imran Awan while he was being investigated and arrested for scandals tied to his cushy House IT job, needs to herself face scrutiny. Published August 1, 2017

In this April 13, 2017, file photo, Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake takes a question from the audience during a town hall in Mesa, Ariz. The debut of Flake's book "Conscience of a Conservative" goes on sale on Tuesday, Aug. 1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Jeff Flake tips elitist, RINO hat with anti-Trump book

Sen. Jeff Flake, part of the emerging breed of American Republican, the one that's called Democrat, bypassed that whole mainstream media thing and forged a brand new path of blasting President Donald Trump as a subpar leader -- by writing a whole book about it. Right. Why do the 30-second television anti-Trump spot when you can go on for 140 pages? Published August 1, 2017

President Donald Trump calls out to people gathered in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, after speaking during an American Legion Boys Nation and the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation event. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Eric Trump's head-thumping call to conservatives

Eric Trump said on national television in an interview on Fox News that one of his biggest wishes was for someone to start fighting for his father. He's absolutely right. President Donald Trump hasn't just been the only guy in the ring. He's also gone far beyond regular fight time, well on his way toward his bazillionth round. Published August 1, 2017

The Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, July 31, 2017, as the Senate returns for two weeks after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., delayed the start of the traditional summer recess until the third week of August to catch up on uncompleted work. The White House is insisting that the Republican-controlled Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law even after those efforts failed last week because of GOP defections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump call to cut Congress' perks an about-time moment

President Donald Trump set the nation's tongues a-wagging with a couple of recent tweets that suggested if Congress failed to repeal Obamacare, then congressional members would lose their own cushy health care subsidies. Good. Actually, Congress should lose these subsidies no matter what. Published August 1, 2017

The Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, July 31, 2017, as the Senate returns for two weeks after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., delayed the start of the traditional summer recess until the third week of August to catch up on uncompleted work. The White House is insisting that the Republican-controlled Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law even after those efforts failed last week because of GOP defections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell halts recess in face of Trump Twitter storm on Obamacare

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told his troops to get back to business, rather than take their traditional August recess. Call it the President Donald Trump Effect. Call it the Voter Effect. Whatever it's called, fact is: Outrage over failed Obamacare repeal has forced the Senate's hands. Published July 31, 2017

American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, leaves after attending a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Nikki Haley: 'Done talking about NKorea'

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley sent out some strong messaging via Twitter about North Korea, telling the world of social media readers that the time of simply tough talking was nearing an end. Agreed. Nobody likes to bring it up. But regime change is the only way to stop North Korea from its global aggressions. Published July 31, 2017

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 28, 2017, after the Republican-controlled Senate was unable to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare."  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Chuck Schumer gets nanny tough on fast-food sandwich wraps

Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, has found a new fight -- and fast-food wrapper is thy name. He wants the feds to investigate them. And not just fast-food wrappers. Cups and cartons, too. Wonder which industry forgot to pay off Schumer this month -- chemicals or fast food? Published July 31, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans said their last resort would be to ditch Obamacare's unpopular mandate requiring individuals to hold insurance, its rule requiring large employers to provide coverage and its tax on medical device sales. (Associated Press/File)

Republicans and Obamacare: Sound and fury, signifying nothing

Republicans may have tried to present as if they were fighting the good fight on Obamacare since 2010. But truly, they've been missing the mark, not just recently, but for years. Their whole messaging has been one big sound, one rush of fury, all signifying nothing. Published July 29, 2017

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017. The Senate voted decisively to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, sending the popular bill to President Donald Trump for his signature after weeks of intense negotiations. The legislation is aimed at punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria, where the Kremlin has backed President Bashar Assad. McCain said the bills passage was long overdue, a jab at Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress. McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, has called Putin a murderer and a thug.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

John McCain: Traitor to the conservative cause

There are video clips floating about devoted entirely to showing the dramatic few seconds on the Senate floor when Sen. John McCain cast his no-vote to Obamacare repeal. Pick one and watch it. They're good visuals of what betrayal looks like. Published July 28, 2017

In this Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, file photo Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green File)

Scaramucci's vulgarities reminiscent of Rahm

Anthony Scaramucci went on a rambling, near-epic and vulgarity-laced rant to a writer for the New Yorker, Ryan Lizza. We haven't had this much shock and awe with vulgarities since Rahm Emanuel's White House days. Published July 28, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017, after a vote as the Republican majority in Congress remains stymied by their inability to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" because of opposition and wavering within the GOP ranks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mitch McConnell tosses white towel on Obamacare, cedes to Dems

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw in the white flag on Obamacare repeal on Friday, admitting defeat and telling his Republicans in a voice that seemed close to cracking that it's "time to move on" to other matters. Published July 28, 2017

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., with the committee's ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Health and Human Services Secretary-designate, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., lower right.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Six Republican senators we don't need

There are six things which the Lord hates, seven which are an abomination to him -- likewise, there are six Republicans who voted for Obamacare repeal two years ago, seven who voted against it now. Published July 27, 2017

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., a member of the House Appropriations Committee, speaks during a markup hearing on FY2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, FY2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill; and Interim Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY2018, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Wasserman Schultz's ex-IT guy prompts talk of 'treason'

What's the extent of national security damage done by Imran Awan, the Pakistani-born former IT guy for Debbie Wasserman Schultz? We just don't know. But the word "treason" is already being slung. Published July 27, 2017

In this July 25, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump sits in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia _ a remarkable concession that the president has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Donald Trump's greatest tweet ever

President Donald Trump, just a few hours ago, put out what's probably his Best. Tweet. Ever. In all caps, he blasted: "IN AMERICA WE DON'T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT -- WE WORSHIP GOD." Bam. Published July 27, 2017