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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

CNN's Don Lemon suggests President Trump should have his addresses to the nation delayed as a means of editing out "propaganda," Jan. 7, 2019. (Image: CNN screenshot)

CNN's Don Lemon: Trump is a bigot, America's racist and I belong on $100 bill

CNN's Don Lemon, in a discussion with fellow CNNer Chris Cuomo about Rep. Steve King's "white supremacist" remark to The New York Times, called out President Donald Trump as a bigot, going so far to say that calling him that was not opinion, but fact. And then he suggested all of Trump supporters were the same. Published January 16, 2019

In this photo taken Monday, June 4, 2018, a painting of the Last Supper is seen next to posters quoting China's constitution on religious freedom in a house church shut down by authorities near the city of Nanyang in central China's Henan province. Under President Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, believers are seeing their freedoms shrink dramatically even as the country undergoes a religious revival. Experts and activists say that as he consolidates his power, Xi is waging the most severe systematic suppression of Christianity in the country since religious freedom was written into the Chinese constitution in 1982. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) ** FILE **

Religious Freedom Day, a time to reflect -- and fight

Religious Freedom Day is being celebrated at choice spots around the nation, giving Americans who take such matters for granted a brief moment in time to consider: Not all have it so First Amendment-y free and easy. In fact, a look at the statistics show most don't have it so free and easy when it comes to worshipping. Published January 16, 2019

In this Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., speaks during a news conference discussing women's health care on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson) ** FILE **

House Democrats pledge tax dollars for abortions

Well, here's a real winner of an issue for the left -- Democrats, in all their newly won legislative majority wisdom, have pledged to use their House powers to repeal a ban on federal dollars being used to abort babies. They're pledging, in essence, to use tax dollars for abortions. Published January 15, 2019

Gillette's "We Believe: The Best Men Can Be" is billed as a "short film" that encourages men to contemplate "toxic masculinity," "bullying" and other concerns tied to the #MeToo movement. (Image: YouTube, Gillette video screenshot)

Masculinity's not the problem

Everywhere you look, masculinity is under attack. But the devil's in the definition. In a culture where masculinity's been defined more by sexual conquest than by providing for one's wife and children -- when a little black book means more than a marriage certificate -- no wonder the word "masculinity" brings a negative connotation. Published January 15, 2019

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, waits to participate in a mock swearing-in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, as the 116th Congress begins. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Mitt Romney -- but of course -- demands Steve King resign

Newly-elected Sen. Mitt Romney stretched his neck across the Senate all the way to the House to issue his fellow congressional member Steve King, Iowa lawmaker, a harsh message that went like this: Resign. Now if only Romney could get as tough with Democrats as he does with Republicans -- perhaps he'd be a great senator. Published January 15, 2019

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., flanked by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., left, and Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., talks to reporters after signing a House-passed a bill requiring that all government workers receive retroactive pay after the partial shutdown ends, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Democrats + chaos = leftist control

Democrats aren't as stupid and short-sighted as they appear. For the far left -- and far leftism is what the Democratic Party of John F. Kennedy has devolved into -- the idea of government is not so much to secure rights that are inherent to the individual as it is to serve as a mechanism to advance a vision of collectivism. Published January 15, 2019

"Call me a radical," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, on "60 Minutes." She's frequently referred to as "AOC." (Associated Press)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, bringing 'gangster' to government

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, hereafter known as the Gift That Keeps On Giving, has given yet another gift to the Republican Party -- a tweet bragging about the bills she's introduced using her best rap-happy twang. Published January 14, 2019

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., flanked by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., left, and Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., talks to reporters after signing a House-passed a bill requiring that all government workers receive retroactive pay after the partial shutdown ends, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Sorry, Nancy Pelosi: 53% likely voters say wall not 'immoral'

Voters, with a voice of 53 percent, say border walls aren't immoral -- meaning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is off the mark, along with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with any number of Democrats who've either outright agreed or intimated by their silence a border wall is an "immorality." Published January 14, 2019

This Feb. 16, 2017, photo shows newborn babies in the nursery of a postpartum recovery center in upstate New York. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Diapers for dummies -- or technology that shouldn't be

Here's a thought: If you're a parent and can't tell when your baby's bottom is wet or soiled -- you might not be what's called "a good parent." You might want to stick with being a pet owner. Published January 11, 2019

Hansjoerg Reick looks at a display of Oral-B Genius X smart toothbrushes at the Procter & Gamble booth before CES International, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Technology in your toothbrush, telling you how to brush

If CES 2019 tells anything, it's a story of how technology is moving into every aspect of human life, from driving to securing home and possessions to parenting to -- brushing teeth. Some of the artificial intelligence serves as an apt demonstration of overkill. Published January 11, 2019

AvatarMind has developed service robots like iPal which is based on artificial intelligence, motion control, sensors and power management, and created iPal to deliver on that vision with multiple applications for friendly, fun and functional robot assistants, shown at CES International Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Las Vegas. Designed for child education and elder care, iPal is a fully functional humanoid robot with a friendly, playful demeanor, as iPal runs on the Android operating system with extensions for motion, sensor and natural language conversation. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Flying cars, coming to a city near you

Federal regulators haven't even figured out a satisfactory solution yet for dealing with drones, and here come the flying cars. Published January 10, 2019

Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, the 2018 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Beto O'Rourke and his magic border beans

Beto O'Rourke -- or, as he was born, Robert Francis O'Rourke -- tweeted out a video response to President Donald Trump's border wall speech that in essence said this: There's nothing to see here, folks. Go home to your families, eat and be merry. The borders are safe, safe, safe. And then he clapped his hands, spun three times and threw down some magic beans and voila, the borders were indeed safe. Published January 10, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks from the Oval Office of the White House as he gives a prime-time address about border security Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Washington. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)

Trump hits all the right notes in border speech

President Donald Trump delivered a winner of a border speech to the American public, uncommonly scripted to the end as it was -- and the Democrats, in return, in response, sadly sank to their usual low levels of partisan jibbing and political jabbing. Published January 9, 2019

In this photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board via the Florida Highway Patrol shows a Tesla Model S that was being driven by Joshua Brown, who was killed when the Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode on May 7, 2016. A source tells The Associated Press that U.S. safety regulators are ending an investigation into a fatal crash involving electric car maker Tesla Motors' Autopilot system without a recall. (NTSB via Florida Highway Patrol via AP, File)

Tesla self-driving car mows down, 'kills' robot in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- The Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2019, opened with a bit of embarrassment for Tesla, to put it mildly, when its self-driving model car ran over and "killed" an autonomous robot, Promobot. Making matters worse: It was a hit-and-run. Oh my, you just can't make this stuff up, people. Published January 8, 2019

Host Rush Limbaugh says the media has destroyed the conservative "brand" and offers a way to neutralize the negative effects. (Rush Limbaugh)

Rush Limbaugh: 'Why does Trump have to go it alone?'

Radio's Rush Limbaugh took to airwaves this week to condemn the Democrats who are stymying President Donald Trump's border agenda, as well as the media, filled with members who serve as little more than lapdogs and mouthpieces for the left's talking points. But he reserved his harshest points for the Republicans. Published January 8, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House after meeting with lawmakers about border security, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Donald Trump's inspiring, no matter what polls say

President Donald Trump has taken a hard-core stand for his long-promised border wall, and this has put him in a deep, deep dump with the American people -- so go the polls. But let's remember: These are the same polls that put Hillary Clinton in the White House. By wide margins, in some cases. Published January 8, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., left, and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., second from left, walk down the House steps to take a group photograph of the House Democratic women members of the 116th Congress on the East Front Capitol Plaza on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, as the 116th Congress begins. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Even when leftists win, they embrace hate

Democrats, listen up: You won the House. So here's a question: Why the need to keep up the hate-filled rants against conservatives? Published January 8, 2019

A voter leaves his booth as election workers GayLee Erickson, left, and Debbie Redmond, second from left, confer at the Valley Bible Chalet, on election day, Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014, in Indian, Alaska, south of Anchorage.  First-term Democratic Sen. Mark Begich is facing a strong challenge from Republican former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

New year, new chance to reclaim 'God-given'

It's 2019 and if this new year should bring anything, it's a national reclamation of what makes this country the absolute best in the world -- the notion that here, in America, individual rights are recognized as coming from God, not government. There's a resolution worth keeping, wouldn't you say? Published January 5, 2019