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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 [email protected]. 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough. ** FILE **

Joe Scarborough crows Trump 'doomed to fail'

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough unleashed a scathing commentary against President Donald Trump in a Washington Post opinion piece, calling out the Republican as pretty much a political aberration, "doomed to fail." Hmm. Can you say President Hillary Clinton? No, we can't, either. Published March 16, 2018

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, left, smiles as he and partner Bill Gates play in an exhibition tennis match against Jack Sock and Savannah Guthrie in San Jose, Calif., Monday, March 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) ** FILE **

Bill Gates: 'I don't agree with the America first rhetoric'

Bill Gates, whose private fortune was planted and sown in the garden called Capitalism -- the particular brand of America's economy, dontcha know -- just came out swinging about President Donald Trump's "America first" mantra. The billionaire, it appears, doesn't agree. He thinks Trump's signature mantra unfairly cuts into foreign aid budgets and that the way to greatness is paved with more and larger taxpayer handouts. Published March 15, 2018

This photo provided by the Irving Police Department shows the homemade clock that Ahmed Mohamed brought to school,  Wednesday, Sept.16, 2015, in Irving. Police detained the 14-year-old Muslim boy after a teacher at MacArthur High School decided that the homemade clock he brought to class looked like a bomb, according to school and police officials. The family of Ahmed Mohamed said the boy was suspended for three days from the school in the Dallas suburb. (Irving Police via AP) ** FILE **

Clock Boy shut down again, hopefully for good

Ahmed Mohamed, better known as "Clock Boy" -- better known as the tool by which Barack Obama was able to advance his narrative of an anti-Muslim America -- just lost yet another of his family's court cases. And for the love of God, please let this be the last. Published March 15, 2018

President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, March 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

America's love affair with Israel grows under Trump

The left likes to try to sell the line that the Palestinian Authority loves the Israelis, welcomes peace and wants nothing more than a harmonious agreement that allows both peoples to live side-by-side, in perpetual prosperity -- oh yes, and that President Donald Trump's announced move of the U.S. Embassy to Israel from Tel Avid to Jerusalem kills that plan. But apparently, the line isn't selling. Published March 15, 2018

Joy Behar apology shows Christian, conservative strength in numbers

Joy Behar has finally apologized. It took a month, but she finally did it. And you know why? Because viewers, up in arms about her anti-Christian comment, rallied and protested. Lesson learned? Yes, Christians and conservatives: You do have a voice. Published March 14, 2018

Gregg Donovan, left, supporter of President Donald Trump holds a sign during a rally against a visit by President Donald Trump, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Beverly Hills' best: Mexican-flag wavers demanding impeachment

The best and brightest that Beverly Hills has to offer went on full display just recently, as President Donald Trump touched down in Los Angeles for a Republican event. And by that, it's meant: Angry protesters waving Mexican flags and demanding impeachment took to the streets and waved around anti-Trump signs. Published March 14, 2018

In this Jan. 12, 2017, file photo, then CIA Director-nominee Mike Pompeo testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pompeo announced Feb. 2, 2017, that he has selected Gina Haspel, who has extensive overseas experience, including several stints as chief of station at outposts abroad. In Washington, she has held several top leadership positions in the clandestine service. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Edward Snowden: CIA's Gina Haspel guilty on 'torture'

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who started a whistleblowing nightmare for America's government, reacted with swift outrage to President Donald Trump's pick for Mike Pompeo's CIA replacement. On Twitter, Snowden wrote of Gina Haspel: "The new CIA director was a key part of the torture program." Published March 13, 2018

In this July 26, 2016 file photo, former Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Eric Holder has nerve to rip GOP for collusion 'coverup'

Eric Holder just slammed Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee who ended their investigation of Russia election shenanigans with a No Collusion conclusion as political beasts who set aside the truth for partisan reasons. And all the comedians at "Saturday Night Live" go -- we have our next skit! Published March 13, 2018

In this Oct. 28, 2015, file photo, replicas of Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush, left, and Marco Rubio face off in the free speech zone on the campus of the University of Colorado before the Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colo. Some colleges provide so-called "free speech zones" as the only place where people can protest and distribute fliers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Free-speech zones, an idea whose time to go has come

Free-speech zones are simply the left's way of chipping constitutional protections for conservatives. And it's high time schools the nation over -- particularly the ones that receive taxpayer dollars -- give the boot to these communist-style clampdowns to God-given and constitutionally protected rights. Published March 13, 2018

In this Nov. 3, 2017 photo, paramilitary policemen in an armored vehicle are on duty at the airport in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. Authorities are using detentions in political indoctrination centers and data-driven surveillance to impose a digital police state in the region of Xinjiang and its Uighurs, a 10-million strong, Turkic-speaking Muslim minority Beijing fears could be influenced by extremism. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China's chilling surveillance shows U.S. need to slow AI roll

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken quite a beating from his critics in the press for his oft-perceived hyperbolic warnings against artificial intelligence. But the guy's got a point. Just look to China for the dark side of what could come, one day, to America. Published March 12, 2018

A controversial Instagram post from Hasta Muerte Coffee in Oakland, Calif., which asks uniformed police officers to not patronize the establishment. (Instagram)

California anti-cop coffee shop fine by me

A coffee shop in California has jump-started a national discussion over its refusal to serve police due to ridiculous perceptions the officers' presence might threaten owners "physical and emotional safety." That's fine. Let it be. Just so long as other coffee shop owners around the nation have the right to refuse service to, say, Black Lives Matter t-shirt wearers. Or, to gay couples seeking wedding cakes. Published March 12, 2018

Rep. Maxine Waters' rebuttal to President Trump's first State of the Union address called the president a "terrible role model" who deserves a parental advisory every time he appears on television. (BET)

Maxine Waters, a parrot who can't seem to stop

Rep. Maxine Waters, who spent the better part of the inauguration season calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump -- before he even took over the White House seat, mind you -- and the better part of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation calling for the same, has found a new "let's get 'im, guys" cause to crow, and it's named Stormy Daniels. Honestly, Waters is like a parrot with a vocabulary of one word. Published March 12, 2018

This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Russian agents on Twitter attempted to deflect bad news around President Trump's election campaign in October 2016 and refocused criticism on the mainstream media and the Clinton campaign, according to an exclusive AP analysis of an archive of deleted accounts. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Trump's right -- of course he can Twitter-block obnoxious peeps

President Donald Trump's private and personal Twitter account was just the topic of hot discussion in federal court because lawyers for plaintiffs who were blocked from his account say he doesn't have the right to do that. Umm -- no duh, but yes? Twitter's a private company; users can very well be private citizens, even Trump. Published March 9, 2018

In this June 11, 2014, file photo, a man walks past a mural in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Survey says: Sex, not social media, gotta go

A new survey to gauge how addicted Americans are to social media shows that -- well, Americans are pretty dang addicted to social media. So addicted, in fact, that a good chunk of participants said they'd rather go a year without alcohol, a year without coffee and a year without sex before going a year without social media. Published March 8, 2018

In this April 24, 2017, file photo, corporate signage hangs at a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

McDonald's flips 'M' to 'W' for weird nod at International Women's Day

McDonald's, apparently hoping to show women how much they care, has flipped its signature golden arches on all its digital channels from "M" to "W" in some sort of executive level hat tip to International Women's Day. That's "W" for women, not weird, or What The Freak, in case you're wondering. Guess it's better than handing out pink hats with female genitalia atop, a la Women's March style. Published March 8, 2018

In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during a product event in San Francisco. Pichai has declared artificial intelligence more important to humanity than fire or electricity. And yet the search giant is increasingly having to deal with messy people problems: from the need for human checkers to catch rogue YouTube posters and Russian bots to its efforts to house its burgeoning workforce in pricey Silicon Valley. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Congressional donations from AI movers, shakers make lawmakers poor watchdogs

Early this year, Rep. John Delaney wrote a piece for pressing for Congress to get serious about artificial intelligence and take "proactive" steps to make sure this fast-moving technology industry is "good for working people, good for businesses and good for our economy and that it's implemented in an ethical way," he said. He might have mentioned the money ties his fellow Artificial Intelligence Caucus members would stand to gain in the process. Published March 8, 2018

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 5, 2018. Sanders answered questions about President Donald Trump's tariff on steel and aluminum, China and other issues. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sam Nunberg's supposed 'rough day'

Sam Nunberg told the Daily Caller in an exclusive that he's sorry for verbally unleashing on White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and calling her, among other vile names, a "fat slob." His excuse? He was having a "rough day," he said. Well, with all due respect and all, but that's not really a "rough day." That's an inner beast leaking forth. Published March 7, 2018