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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

Signs outside a polling place support different opinions on an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The amendment would expand the power of legislators to pass more abortion regulations. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee doing pro-life right

The worst abortions opponents, the ones who give pro-lifers a bad name, are the ones who stand safely away from the pregnant woman, shouting righteously and defiantly of the need to protect the unborn and preserve the sanctity and save the innocence and so forth -- then go home and pat themselves on the back for jobs well done. Published December 15, 2018

Terry Swann protests against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh outside the office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) ** FILE **

Another RINO bites the dust

So Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the chief justice of the Supreme Court of California, has left the Republican Party, in part, because of the backlash from all the sexual allegations that swirled about Brett Kavanaugh, newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court justice. Well, goodbye and good riddance. Published December 14, 2018

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski on the Nov. 17, 2017 edition of "Morning Joe." (MSNBC)

Mika Brzezinski by a different name would be fired

Mika Brzezinski of "Morning Joe" fame made a tasteless joke about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as possibly a "wanna dictator's butt-boy" during an MSNBC segment with Sen. Dick Durbin. And much as she apologized, fact is: If Brzezinski were named, say, Tucker Carlson, or Sean Hannity, or Laura Ingraham, today's mainstream media would be filled with expressions of outrage. Published December 13, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

'Pledges' are never 'petty,' no matter what Chuck Schumer says

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer chastised President Donald Trump for his "petty campaign pledge" of building a border wall -- and bam, that's what's wrong with today's batch of elitist politicians. Campaign pledges aren't "petty." Published December 13, 2018

In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, University of California, Berkeley police guard the building where Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos was to speak in Berkeley, Calif. UC Berkeley police took a hands-off approach to protesters on the campus when violent rioters overtook a largely peaceful protest against a controversial speaker. After a series of protests around the country, some institutions are rethinking their security and tactics in an age of growing political polarization. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

The censorship of the American mind

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education found in its recent "Spotlight on Speech Codes 2019" that across the country, at 466 of America's so-called "top colleges and universities," students are not allowed to fully exercise their First Amendment freedom of speech rights. My, how the pendulum has swung far from the 1960s. Published December 13, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, following a meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The left and its national security problem

For whatever reason, Democrats don't give the impression of caring a whit about the state of national security -- which, if you carry that to its natural conclusion, would mean they don't care much about the safety and security of American citizens, either. How else to describe their dug-in resistance to the border security America so desperately needs? Published December 12, 2018

Central American migrants march to the U.S. consulate in Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Migrants want U.S. authorities to speed up the asylum application process for members of migrant caravans seeking to enter the U.S., including accepting more applications per day. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Migrants' audacious blackmail of U.S. won't end well

A bunch of migrants from Central America reportedly sent a list of demands to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana that went like this: Pay us $50,000, and we'll go home. Don't pay us, and we'll stay. Oh, and in the meantime, speed up the asylum process so more of us can enter America. Does this scenario end well, in anybody's imaginations? Published December 12, 2018

In this Jan. 6, 2017, file photo, a translucent screen shows smart car technology at the Intel booth during CES International in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

A.I. experts warn of loss of free will, need for morality

Pew Research Center asked 979 technology experts, business and policy leaders, scientists and science-minded activists and the like just how they thought artificial intelligence would impact humans by the year 2030 -- and while 63 percent waxed positive, another 37 percent warned of the negatives. That's a sizable percentage. Published December 11, 2018

In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., talks with reporters following a photo opportunity on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's weak whine on Paul Ryan

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went on a bit of a whine fest on Twitter, calling out the country for its so-called "double standards" of giving Rep. Paul D. Ryan high marks for getting elected at a young age while calling her a "fraud" for doing the same. Thing is: Ryan's not a socialist. Published December 11, 2018

CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 16, 2016, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Islamic State. Brennan said that the Islamic State remains "formidable" and "resilient," is training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on the West and will rely more on guerrilla-style tactics to compensate for its territorial losses in the Middle East. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

John Brennan's rip of Donald Trump forgets this one crucial fact

Former CIA director and loud-mouthed hater of all-things-this-White House John Brennan ripped into President Donald Trump with an angry tweet that crowed about the "trouble you are in" and cheered the fact that "you will never have the opportunity to run for public office again." Except that's wrong. Published December 10, 2018

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, arrives to interview Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos, wife of former Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos at a closed-door meeting with Democrats on the House intelligence committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats still regurgitating, after all these years

After two years of President Donald Trump, a midterm election and a Russia collusion investigation that's led nowhere, you'd think Democrats would've found a new rally call. But nope. It's "impeach Trump" in 2016, before he even took office; it's "impeach Trump" in 2018, just as the clock's about to strike 2019. Published December 10, 2018

In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

On Heather Nauert, Snarky McSnark faces need not apply

Ninety percent of Heather Nauert's job will be done if she only stands tall in the face of all the globalized hand-wringers of the world -- if she only, for instance, does what outgoing Ambassador Nikki Haley has done, what former Ambassador John Bolton once did. Published December 7, 2018

Secret Service police walk past the South Portico of the White House decorated for Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will greet children this afternoon during a Halloween event at the White House. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Red-light cameras, move over: Government gunning for your face

The U.S. Secret Service is testing a new facial recognition program at the White House, supposedly simply to identify their own volunteer agents in the public areas in the vicinity of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Well, what comes next? That is indeed the question. Published December 6, 2018

This Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, shows the Statue of Liberty in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

New welfare numbers show sickness of America's spirit

The latest Census Bureau numbers find that more than seven of 10 households headed by immigrants in California, and nearly the same amount in Texas, are on the taxpayer dole. So much for the Democrat sheep who bleat that concerns of immigrant-tied drains on welfare are simply rooted in racism and hate. Published December 5, 2018

A.I. robots good for Walmart -- not so much for space station

Walmart just announced 360 janitor robots with data-collecting capabilities will make their debuts at select stores before the end of January. Let's hope these 'bots do better than the ones sent to help astronauts at the International Space Station. Published December 4, 2018

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., takes a photo as she attends the Member-elect room lottery draw on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. The lottery determines the order in which new member gets to select their new Capitol Hill office. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tips ignorant hat once again

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just tweeted: "[W]e have for-profit 'death panels' now: they are companies + boards saying you're on your own bc they won't cover a critical procedure or medicine." Talk about a twist on truth. Published December 3, 2018

A man walks past flooded belongings, between bouts of heavy rain at a sports complex sheltering thousands of Central Americans in Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Aid workers and humanitarian organizations expressed concerns Thursday about the unsanitary conditions at the sports complex in Tijuana where more than 6,000 Central American migrants are packed into a space adequate for half that many people and where lice infestations and respiratory infections are rampant.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Tuberculosis and chickenpox and AIDS, oh my

Democrats like to swoon over the sad plights of the suffering masses making their way to U.S. borders right now, saying the poor people of points south are only trying to do right by their families, find suitable jobs and safe homes and so forth. But they do so from the safe distance of Washington, D.C. Published December 1, 2018