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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

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

In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, stands with then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Gearing up to take on Democratic front-runner Joe Biden, President Donald Trump sees echoes of his original political foe, Hillary Clinton.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Ukraine 'alignment' with Hillary Clinton began in 2013: Politico flashback, 2017

A nearly insignificant reference on the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council's webpage, under the heading of Washington Watch No. 4, reads this way: "Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire -- Kiev officials are scrambling to make amends with the president-elect after quietly working to boost Clinton." That's interesting. Published October 10, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Rochester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Joe Biden campaign, facing New York Times fire, panics

Joe Biden's campaign team has all the markings of entering panic mode. And really, why shouldn't Team Biden feel that way? It's like 2016 all over again, when heir apparent Hillary Clinton thought she had a cake walk to the White House. Biden's approach on the campaign trail has been similarly self-entitled. Published October 10, 2019

This 1975 file microscope image made available by the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows chlamydia trachomatis bacteria magnified 200 times. (Dr. E. Arum, Dr. N. Jacobs/CDC via AP, File)

STD surge shows national need for the Bible

It's not a popular message for an increasingly secular country. But it's an important one. Read the Bible. Get back to biblical principles. It's the one message that could actually and ultimately cure the country's STD problem. Published October 10, 2019

This Nov. 8, 2017 photo released by NBC shows Matt Lauer on the set of the "Today" show in New York. A woman who worked with NBC at the Sochi Olympics claims she was raped by former anchor Lauer at a hotel there, an encounter the former "Today" show host says was consensual.  The woman made her claim in Ronan Farrow's book, "Catch and Kill," a copy of which was obtained by Variety. Lauer was fired by NBC in 2017 for what it called inappropriate sexual conduct. (Nathan Congleton/NBC via AP)

Matt Lauer's rape accuser not exactly the stuff of airtight

This is a curious claim for Brooke Nevils to make; a rape by Matt Lauer that led to a longer term romance, and all. But no matter who's telling the truth, who's not, there are lessons here that can be learned. Particularly, for women. Published October 9, 2019

New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Demario Davis (56) celebrates after an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. The Saints won 31-24. AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Demario Davis, NFL's Saints, breath of fresh 'Man of God' air

In a world of drug-using, steroid-cheating, wife- and girlfriend-beating, alcohol-abusing obnoxious, entitlement-minded professional athletes comes New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis, with a talk the talk, walk the walk example of how to go bold for -- get this -- God. Gotta love this. He's a John 1:5 in action. Published October 9, 2019

Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protest prior to the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)

PETA's monkey love leaves humans in medical lurch

Nobody wants to kill Bambi. But then again, if it came down to a choice between the life of Bambi or the life of a loved one -- a loved human one, that is -- sorry, so sorry, sad to say, but Bambi's got to go. And most sane people would see similarly. Not People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Published October 8, 2019