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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

FILE - This Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 file photo, shows the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston. Lawmakers broke for August recess Thursday, Aug. 1 with bills to update the formula remaining stuck in the Education Committee, frustrating advocates who had hoped that years of discussion would finally produce a breakthrough before the start of a new school year.    (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Boston mulls banning b-word after woman cries of hurt feelings

A Democrat serving Boston has successfully pushed forward for vote a bill aimed at banning use of the b-word -- rhymes with ditch, hitch and, Happy Halloween to the kiddies, witch. Well now, at the risk of leading the city of the original freedom fighting tea partier down another path of censorship -- holy sh--. (Rhymes with twit.) Published October 22, 2019

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) National Executive Director Nihad Awad, right, speaks as attorney Shereef Akeel, left, and CAIR national communications director Ibrahim Hooper stand nearby, during a news conference at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in Washington. The group announced the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf of more than 20 individuals challenging an executive order signed by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  ** FILE **

CAIR spins bogus anti-Trump web, as Nigerian boys suffer Islamic abuse

A few weeks ago, authorities in Nigeria uncovered hundreds of cases of horrendous abuse of boys at so-called Islamic reform schools, "Almajiris" -- abuse so wicked it was described by one local law enforcement official as tantamount to "modern slavery. But don't expect CAIR National to do much about it. Published October 22, 2019

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, listens to reporters following a roundtable discussion at Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital with officials and health experts to receive an update on anti-vaping efforts Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) ** FILE **

Mitt Romney's pathetic 'Pierre Delecto' shame

Mitt Romney, once upon a time -- once upon a Massachusetts time when his barely Republican credential stood apart from the multitude of liberals as something of a fresh difference -- used to have a political career. Now he's the butt of jokes. And honestly, this is something he's brought upon himself. Published October 22, 2019

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, of Calif., speaks to the media as he returns to a closed-door meeting where Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland is being interviewed as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Adam Schiff, old 'shifty' eyes, facing GOP censure fire

House GOPers are forcing a vote on Rep. Adam Schiff's censure. What good will that do? Likely: Little. The House is Democratic-controlled and honestly, censuring someone as "shifty" as Schiff, as Rep. Jody Hice calls him, would have about as much effect on controlling his anti-Donald Trump behavior as pelting him with marshmallows. Published October 21, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Gabbard is anti-Hillary, but still far-left fringe

Democratic candidate for president Tulsi Gabbard, in a widely watched Twitter-posted YouTube video, condemned the "rich, powerful" gang of elites who surround Hillary Clinton and demand Democrats either "toe the line" or stay silent. That's good. But let's remember: Gabbard is a far-left progressive; no friend of conservatives. Published October 21, 2019

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., takes questions from reporters following a closed-door briefing on Iran, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Lindsey Graham speaks the obvious -- and the press goes nuts

Sen. Lindsey Graham said "sure," he'd support impeachment of Donald Trump -- if in fact it were shown the president had committed an impeachable offense, that is. And from that, all the anti-Trumpers in the media went: One of Trump's biggest supporters wants to impeach! This is a classic example of bias masked as news. Published October 21, 2019

A demonstrator holds a U.S. flag during a rally at the Southorn Playground in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong have thrown basketballs at a photo of LeBron James and chanted their anger about comments the Los Angeles Lakers star made about free speech during a rally in support of NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, whose tweet in support of the Hong Kong protests touched off a firestorm of controversy in China. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

NBA losing money -- and well it should

The NBA's commissioner Adam Silver said that China had pressed for the firing of Rockets general manager Daryl Morey -- for the crime of publicly supporting freedom-fighting protesters in Hong Kong -- and that the league, as part of the fallout for siding with the reds over the red, white and blues, has been losing money. Published October 18, 2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, proposes a toast to U.S. President Barack Obama during a state dinner Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Washington. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) ** FILE **

Obama's hypocritical backing of 'blackface' Justin Trudeau

Barack Obama just gave his official, formal, all-the-weight-of-a-former-U.S.-president endorsement to Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, who's seeking reelection. You know, the guy who just weeks ago acknowledged donning blackface and brownface as recently as 2001? Published October 17, 2019

Chicago Public Schools teachers picket early Thursday morning, Oct. 17, 2019, at Lane Tech High School on the first day of a teacher's strike, in Chicago. (Colin Boyle/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago teachers: for themselves, not the children

Teachers in Chicago, where their median pay is $75,000, have called for a strike for more money, lower health care costs and smaller class sizes -- all while leaving 300,000 district school children in limbo. This is not about "justice," or the students. This is about teachers, at the promptings of union heads, getting more for themselves. Published October 17, 2019

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, right, accompanied by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, speaks about the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democrats huff, puff, bluff and blow, but impeachment falls down

Democrats, who've done nothing but call for impeachment since 2016, who've done nothing but stage an "impeachment inquiry" that allows them to skirt normal processes of transparency while keeping the "I-word" alive and fresh in the press, have suddenly decided they don't need no stinkin' vote. Published October 17, 2019

Freedom From Religion Foundation's co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor at the foundation headquarters in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) ** FILE **

Atheist ad during Democrats' debate mocks 'burning in hell'

In between the first and second hour of the Democratic Party's presidential debate in Ohio was a brief commercial from the Freedom From Religion Foundation calling for watchers to remember that secularism was a founding father plan for America's government from the get-go and that those who say differently are, well -- uninformed. Published October 15, 2019

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, businessman Tom Steyer, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro stand on stage for a photo before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Democrats swing big at CNN's 'impeach Trump' softballs

At the fourth Democratic Party presidential debate in Ohio, moderator Cooper opened the floor with a softball question about impeachment -- after which he made clear all 12 on stage would have an opportunity to address. Play ball, he said. And play they did. Published October 15, 2019

President Barack Obama sitting next to Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, and S. James Gates Jr., director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland, College Park, talks about antibiotic-resistant bacteria as he meets with members of the his Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, Friday, March 27, 2015, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

That time Valerie Jarrett got down with the common folk

Valerie Jarrett, the fabled White House whisperer of Barack Obama's administration, has stepped from the shadows to press this current batch of Democratic Party 2020 candidates to please, oh please, remember the women-folk. Title this "That Time Valerie Jarrett Got Down With The Common People." And insert LOLs here. Published October 15, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., asks a question during a House Oversight subcommittee hearing into the Trump administration's decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to remain in the country for medical treatment and other hardships, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turns 30, none the wiser

Happy birthday, happy 30th birthday, happy Oct. 13 birthday to you, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. America has a present for you: It's called the Constitution. Published October 15, 2019

The Rev. Franklin Graham talks to the media before he speaks at his Decision America event at the Pitt County Fairgrounds in Greenville, N.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

Franklin Graham to Beto O'Rourke: Bible is 'truth' -- you're not

World-renowned Christian evangelist Franklin Graham responded to Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke's recent push for churches to perform same-sex unions or face the loss of their tax-exempt status with this blunt statement: No. Go, Billy. There's a whole country of Christians who think the same. Published October 14, 2019

Johnny Depp stars as the Mad Hatter in Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment's Alice in Wonderland in this file photo.

Democrats descend into Wonderland-like lunacy

If Democrats are Alice, and the rabbit hole represents a descent into Wonderland-like lunacy, then those on the left have certainly been picking up speed in their fall to the bottom for some time now. Watch out, Mr. Hatter. There's competition for that there madness. Published October 12, 2019

Protesters burn a flag outside President Donald Trump's campaign rally at the Target Center, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Minneapolis. Protesters got into a brief confrontation with police outside Trump's campaign rally after some of the demonstrators set Trump hats on fire. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

Trump talks freedom, Democrats push communism

Riot police were called to the scene of President Donald Trump's rally in Minneapolis to stem the surge of violence the left unleashed against MAGA hat wearers -- and journalists -- and public and private properties. And all while in the background waved flags from communist countries. That really says all that needs to be said. Published October 11, 2019

President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters during an event on "transparency in Federal guidance and enforcement" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Fox News' 'Impeach Trump' poll a bit on the schizo side

A widely reported poll from Fox News puts national favor for an impeachment of President Donald Trump at 51%. But this same poll then asks participants to name their favorite among a list of people -- to express either favorable or unfavorable opinion of each -- and guess who wins in a field of nine? Trump. Schizophrenia, anyone? Published October 10, 2019