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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

Lady Gaga, winner of the awards for best song for "Shallow" and best actress for "A Star Is Born," poses in the press room at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Lady Gaga defines Christianity as -- Not Mike Pence

Lady Gaga, in a Las Vegas concert, went on a bit of a tantrum against this White House, dropping the f-bomb at the president for the partial government shutdown and then, somewhat curiously, calling out the vice president as "the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian" because of his views of LGBTQ issues. Published January 21, 2019

In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, addresses a gathering during a campaign event in Portsmouth, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File )

Rudy Giuliani -- stop talking!

Rudy Giuliani is a great American, a stand-up guy and a solid law-and-order patriot who obviously loves his country, loves his president and wants to do right by both. Published January 21, 2019

Thousands of protesters look at at a rally following a march in favor of gun control at the Seattle Center Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Seattle. Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Education failure: Generation Z following Millennial footsteps to Big Government

Make way for an even bigger, more bloated government. Pew Research Center on Social & Demographic Trends has a new survey that shows Generation Z-ers, like the Millennials they follow in years, believe government -- not the individual, not the private sector -- is the better source to handle societal ills and solve national problems. Published January 19, 2019

'Deplorables Comedy Show' facing bias, shunning from venues

Tour promoters and personnel of the "Deplorables Comedy Show" say they've been facing a bit of a backlash because of their conservative, pro-President Donald Trump views. Specifically, they're being turned away from certain venues in certain cities, they say. Published January 18, 2019

President Donald Trump, center speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, during a meeting with Republican congressional leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., sits at right and White House budget director Mick Mulvaney is at front right. Trump is flanked by two empty seats for Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump, like Reagan, has to make you laugh

Nancy Pelosi may brawl. She may even draw blood. But Donald Trump makes us laugh. And in the end, the race goes to the most inspiring. Published January 18, 2019

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined from left by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., speaks to reporters following a weekly policy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Republicans finally getting it right

Republicans had two years of total control of Congress in which to pass provisions to tighten the border, in line with President Donald Trump's agenda and campaign promises. They didn't. They failed. Now? They're finally coming together on this shutdown and standing strong. Published January 17, 2019

The burial of Rep. Steve King

Rep. Steve King from Iowa has become a pariah on Capitol Hill, distanced by Democrats and his own party Republicans alike for wondering aloud, during an interview with The New York Times, this question: "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization -- how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?" Published January 17, 2019

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