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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

Hawaii Gov. David Ige speaks to reporters at the Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Ige has taken the oath of office for a second term as Hawaii's governor. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

'Gender X' options gain steam in states

Hawaii is poised to become the ninth state to offer "Gender X" as an option on driver license applications. And the chaos continues to spread. Published June 26, 2019

A Chinese national flag flutters near the surveillance cameras mounted on a lamp post in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Friday, March 15, 2019. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday denied Beijing tells its companies to spy abroad, refuting U.S. warnings that Chinese technology suppliers might be a security risk. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China's chilling pre-crime prison indoctrination system

BBC News, equipped with cameras, went inside one of China's village reeducation camps -- and emerged not just with footage that would make a freedom-loving American gasp and gag, but also with prescient proof of why runaway Big Tech is bad for the Constitution. It's called jail first, ask questions later. Published June 25, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks at a news conference with Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to call for legislation to cancel all student debt, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Holocaust Museum's subtle slap at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The United States Holocaust Museum issued a statement making clear that comparisons of Nazi concentration camps with other matters of historical record or modern-day news are inappropriate. And though museum officials didn't name Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, they might as well have. Published June 25, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. (Associated Press)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's missed opportunity to shine

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had an opportunity win some hearts and minds and political points, all the while overturning the perception she has a problem with facts and history and Jews -- and she turned her socialist nose high into the air and said thanks, but no thanks. Published June 25, 2019

Former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Jack Keane, speaks to activists gathered at the State Department before a march to the White House to call for regime change in Iran, Friday, June 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump's 'strategic' Iran offense v. Obama's 'take our cash' deal

Retired military Gen. Jack Keane said on national television that President Donald Trump is to be commended for his past few days of foreign policy regarding Iran -- specifically, for heading up "the first administration in 39 years to be on the strategic offensive with the Iranians." That's quite a feat. Published June 24, 2019

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough told comedian Stephen Colbert that he doesn't believe President Trump will run for reelection in 2020. (CBS) ** FILE **

Joe Scarborough's ludicrous attempt to school 'lying' Mike Pence on Christianity

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough ripped into Mike Pence during a recent televised rant, calling out the vice president as a liar, a fake Christian and a guy who simply sits idly by and smiles as little kids get tortured. There's just too much to unwind there to get it all in one sentence. But let's start with "L" for Ludicrous. Published June 24, 2019

In this May 7, 2014, file photo, the World War I memorial cross is pictured in Bladensburg, Md. (Algerina Perna /The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

America's great divide: 'Peace Cross' versus Satanic Temple

Two headlines of major interest rocked national news at very nearly the same time this week -- the first, from CNN, "Supreme Court rules 'peace cross' in Maryland can remain," and the second, from the Associated Press, "Alaska government meeting opens with 'Hail Satan' prayer." The battle lines just don't get clearer than that. Published June 22, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Elizabeth Warren sprinkles some Disney magic: Yes, let's legalize sex for money

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who's been gaining in polls for the Democratic ticket to the White House, has just announced her latest political pandering -- er, policy view -- and it's one goes like this: Prostitution should perhaps be legal. It's Disney time, girls. Let the magic unfold. Published June 20, 2019

In this Oct. 28, 2015, file photo, actor Daniel Craig poses for the media as he arrives for the German premiere of the James Bond movie "Spectre" in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

Joe Biden's silly 'James Bond-style' gun control fantasy

Joe Biden has a dream. He wants "James Bond-style" smart gun controls to protect and save America from all kinds of crime. Well, that's just great. The Democrats' best hope for the presidency -- according to polls, anyway -- wants to use fictional characters exalted on Hollywood's big screens to hone our nation's Second Amendment. Published June 20, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., left, makes a point with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., as the House Oversight and Reform Committee considers whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to turn over subpoenaed documents related to the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Democrats' wild-eyed rhetoric will be their election downfall

Democrats and members of the left have been taking their mouths on some wild rides lately, calling out President Donald Trump as Hitler, characterizing his border control as concentration campy and such. And if they think they're winning the hearts and minds -- and votes -- of the American people with this rhetoric, they should think again. Published June 20, 2019

In this May 13, 2019, file photo Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks at the final event for the Road to the Green New Deal Tour at Howard University in Washington. Ocasio-Cortez says any plan to adequately address climate change would cost at least $10 trillion. The Democrat is the lead author in the House of the Green New Deal, a plan to dramatically cut the nation's dependence on fossil fuels. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Ding, dong, Ocasio-Cortez's legislative days may soon be dead

If polls mean anything -- and generally, they don't, except as glimpses in time, but this one's too happy to ignore -- then ding, dong, socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's legislative days may soon be dead. Ice cream cones for everybody. Make that, water bottles. Published June 19, 2019

President Donald Trump smiles as pastor Paula White prepares to lead the room in prayer, during a dinner for evangelical leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Trump's reelection campaign kicks off 'in the name of Jesus Christ'

Paula White, dubbed in 2016 as Donald Trump's "personal pastor," kicked off the president's reelection campaign with an opening prayer that referenced the "demonic networks" that have aligned to destroy this White House. She wasn't just talking about CNN. LOL. But the key takeaway from her prayer was this: White said "Jesus." Published June 19, 2019

In a Sept. 26, 2016 photo, Marine veteran Cindy Martinez stretches ahead of a weightlifting workout at the Crossfit Goat gym in Dacula, Georgia. Martinez lost three limbs and part of the fingers on her remaining arm after getting a flesh-eating bacteria in 2015 and nearly dying. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)

Climate change's newest alarmism: It'll eat your flesh

Five people in the last two years have been admitted to the same New Jersey hospital for treatment of the same flesh-eating bacterial infection, Vibrio vulnificus, tied to the same Delaware Bay -- and now scientists say it's maybe, or maybe not, but very possibly maybe, definitely likely maybe, due to climate change. Really? Published June 18, 2019

Protesters burn a mock U.S. flag during a rally near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, to mark the Independence Day on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The group said they condemn the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for it's alleged subservience to the dictates of U.S. and China. They also demanded an end to the Visiting Forces Agreement, VFA, and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, EDCA. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Flag-burning bans are anti-American

Flag burning is today's equivalent of the Sedition Act. We cannot let the emotions of patriotism blind us to the duties of being a patriot. Published June 18, 2019

Kyle Kashuv, survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, speaks at the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Harvard's takedown of a little kid

Harvard, in a move that's supposed to be seen as predicated on principle, told Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv, 18, that sorry, due to your use of the N-word when you were 16, your admissions' ticket has been yanked. Hmm. Monkey see, monkey do. Monkey thinks Harvard's full of poo. Published June 17, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Beto O'Rourke blows Jake Tapper interview

In the course of just a couple minutes on CNN, struggling Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke went from "umm, I don't know" to "umm, yes, I think so" to "hmm, no, nope, not at all" on an issue that, in this point in the game, he ought to have a stand. It's like host Jake Tapper was his position whisperer or something. Published June 17, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg greets supporters after delivering remarks on foreign policy and national security during a speech at the Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Pete Buttigieg reveals left's long-term plan to kill Electoral College

Democrats, for some time, have been pressing the end of the Electoral College because it stands in the way of their plans for total leftist takeover of America's political world. But 'lest you think this is a phase -- Pete Buttigieg made clear: For Democrats, this is a long-term goal. Published June 14, 2019