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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

Bangladeshi Catholic nuns greet Pope Francis during his visit to Church of the Holy Rosary in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Pope Francis is wrapping up his Asian trip with a visit to an orphanage and home for the disabled run by Mother Teresa's order and a meeting with Bangladeshi priests and nuns. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Catholic Church pressed to lift celibacy, dime out confessing abusers

The Catholic Church, as everybody knows, has a problem with its priests preying on little children, and with its higher-ups covering up the sexual abuse scandals. So a new report in Australia is recommending the church lift its celibacy requirements for the diocesan clergy -- the idea being that if these members of the church could have sex with, say, wives, they wouldn't be chasing after the choir boys. This makes practical sense. Published December 15, 2017

British author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers at the Southbank Centre in London, Sept. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) ** FILE **

J.K. Rowling, 'Harry Potter' fame: God is a black woman

J.K. Rowling, the author of the "Harry Potter" series that was made into several movies, weighed in on the Alabama Senate election to say that Roy Moore, who spoke of how God was in control during his explanation to supporters about his refusal to concede, was indeed correct -- God was definitely in control. It was her next statement that raises eyebrows. Rowling, in a tweet, added: "What [Moore] didn't realise was, She's black." Published December 15, 2017

Omarosa exit prompts press to ding Trump as too-white

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the black woman and former reality television star who served as the White House director of communications for the Office of the Public Liaison, has just resigned, reportedly under pressure. Published December 14, 2017

Doug Jones is greeted by a supporter before speaking during an election-night watch party Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones has defeated Republican Roy Moore, a one-time GOP pariah who was embraced by the Republican Party and the president even after facing allegations of sexual impropriety. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Doug Jones -- and Trump's life just got a lot harder

President Donald Trump has been beating a dead horse in Congress for almost a year now, trying to pass his agendas legislatively through a Senate that's dominated by Republicans yet consistently falls to Democratic Party will because of an ever-looming threat of filibuster. It's only going to get tougher for Trump. Prepare for the stalled and even dropped legislation. Published December 14, 2017

In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee walks onto the stage before a Republican presidential primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Mike Huckabee on non-conceding Roy Moore: 'Best to exit with class'

Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and presidential hopeful, sent a pretty blunt message Roy Moore's way Wednesday, telling the failed Senate candidate it was well past time to concede. "Roy Moore won't concede; says will wait on God to speak," Huckabee tweeted. "God wasn't registered to vote in AL but the ppl who voted did speak and it wasn't close enough for recount." Quite right. Published December 13, 2017

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed-door meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Peter Strzok's horrifying tweet of 'f--ing terrifying' Trump an eye-opener of bias

The one question that comes to mind after reading the texts that former special counsel investigator Peter Strzok sent to colleague Lisa Page in the 2015-2016 time frame is this: How the heck did he ever make it to Robert Mueller's so-called nonpartisan, unbiased team of merry Russian collusion investigators? Published December 13, 2017

In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about health care in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Trump's right -- by the numbers, media hate him

A new study showed that in September, October and November, almost 91 percent of remarks from reporters' and other so-called non-partisan-types' mouths during evening ABC, NBC and CBS broadcasts were anti-Trump in nature. Ninety-one percent. That's pretty dang significant. That's an outright media blitz -- a war even. Published December 13, 2017

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at the end of an election-night watch party at the RSA activity center, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. Moore didn't concede the election to Democrat Doug Jones. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Roy Moore loss not a commentary on Donald Trump

Roy Moore may have denied all the sexual misconduct and harassment charges that plagued his long and dark campaign -- but apparently, voters couldn't move past the shadows, and Democrat Doug Jones won. Democrats are no doubt poised to spin the Moore loss as some sort of stunning commentary on President Donald Trump. But that'd be folly. Published December 13, 2017

Participants gather during a break at the One Planet Summit, in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris, France, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes gives new momentum to the fight against global warming despite U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Investors flush with $26 trillion to strong-arm corporations on climate change

Beware. President Donald Trump may have put a stop to America's participation in the Paris accord, citing its burdensome regulatory climate change mandates and cost-hiking economic downers. But a plot afoot at the Paris climate summit would moot Trump's action and make most of America a participant in the accord, anyway. Published December 12, 2017

In this Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, host Jimmy Kimmel appears at the Oscars in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Jimmy Kimmel's shameless cart of kid to stage as political prop

Jimmy Kimmel, who'd been missing in action from work for a week, made a triumphant return to the late-night stage with his little 7-month-old son Billy, who'd just finished with a long heart surgery ordeal. That'd be fine -- touching even -- if Kimmel hadn't then took a slight turn down Propaganda Lane and started preaching the pros of taxpayer-funded health care and cons of the conservatives who still resist it. Published December 12, 2017

A detail of the baby Jesus is seen in a Nativity scene in the East Room during a media preview of the 2017 holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Colleges push hard for Christ-free Christmases

College administrators around the country, it seems, are rushing to acquiesce to even the most minor of voices on campuses to make sure the "C" word -- that's "C" for Christmas, shhh! -- doesn't cause angst in some offended student's ears. Basically, they're driving hard to drive out the reason for the season, Jesus Christ. Published December 12, 2017

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to members of the media after a pipe bomb strapped to a man went off in a New York City subway near Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio stands fourth from left. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York City terror, the 'new normal' for America

New York City was in rush-hour chaos Monday, as an ISIS-inspired terrorist detonated an improvised explosive device -- a pipe bomb affixed to his body with wire tie-type fasteners -- in the heavily traveled Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. And with that, officials started selling the idea that this is now part of American life. Published December 11, 2017

President Donald Trump steps off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Trump is returning from a trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump accusers band to demand Congress investigate

The scores of women who've accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment have banded together to demand Congress look into their accusations. Let them be heard. They have a right to speak out as much as the next person. Published December 11, 2017

People protest against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, near the U.S embassy in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

On Jerusalem, let 'em rage

Let the moaners moan, the wailers wail, Trump was right to recognize the obvious: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Published December 9, 2017

In this July 6, 2017, file photo, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio leaves the federal courthouse in Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)

Go, Joe: Sheriff Arpaio eyes Sen. Jeff Flake's seat

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the law enforcer who raised the hackles, to put it mildly, of the Eric Holder-esque social justice crowd, announced in an interview with The Daily Beast that he's seriously considering a run at Jeff Flake's Senate seat. Why not -- Jeff won't need it. Published December 8, 2017

In this Aug. 18, 2012, file photo demonstrators display signs with crossed mosques during a protest in front of a mosque in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, file)

Germany, overrun, paying migrants to go home

Germany apparently is so overrun with migrants that government geniuses -- the same ones who opened the doors wide to mass migration in the first place -- are now paying them big bucks to take a hike and go home. So much for bleeding heart amnesty, yes? Published December 8, 2017

In this May 12, 2016, file photo, signage is seen outside a restroom at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Delaware parents show teeth and halt gender self-ID in tracks

Parents in Delaware, apparently tired of the ridiculousness, took on education bureaucrats and told them, in no uncertain terms -- and on the wings of 8,000-plus signed petitions -- that a rule allowing kids in grades K-12 to self-identify their sexes without parental permission or even notification, did not meet with their approval. Published December 8, 2017

Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Jim Jordan's masterful Judiciary performance

Show me the application, dude -- that was the underlying demand from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan to FBI director Chris Wray during a House Judiciary hearing to determine a little bit more about Peter Strozk, the just-fired Robert Mueller attack dog. Published December 7, 2017

Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, reacts in the finish area following her run in the women's World Cup downhill ski race at Lake Louise, Alberta, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lindsey Vonn's galling Olympian-size diss of Donald Trump

Lindsey Vonn, whose name is known within the sports world for Olympic gold medal skiing and without, for dating Tiger Woods, took some serious potshots at the president en route to this February's winter games in Pyeongchang. And in so doing, she pretty much slammed the country that elected Donald Trump -- the country she's supposed to be representing in the Olympics. Published December 7, 2017