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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

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, center, discusses California's growing homeless crisis during a news conference, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Libby Schaaf, Oakland mayor, underscores why Democrats are nuts

By now, you've probably heard about the Oakland, California, mayor, Democrat Libby Schaaf, who actually sent out a warning to her city -- to her city's illegals, mostly -- about a looming potential raid from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Well, that right there is why Democrats are insane. Published February 26, 2018

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel speaks before a CNN town hall broadcast, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Fla. (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) ** FILE **

Scott Israel, too glib for his own good

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel coming off as a someone who's hunkering into self-protection mode, putting his own interests above those of others and trying at all costs to salvage his reputation and that of his department's. It's not a pretty picture. Published February 26, 2018

In this August 14, 2013 photo, Roger Lehman, an elder with West Side Christian Church in Evansville, hauls bricks to help anchor the lightweight, plastic crosses, part of the Cross the River display, from the parking lot of the old Whirlpool plant in Evansville, Ind. The lightweight, plastic crosses were no match for the gusty winds and were continually blown over. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled a Feb. 18, 2014 hearing in Chicago to hear arguments in the West Side Christian Church's appeal of a judge's decision blocking a planned display of 6-foot tall crosses at the city's public riverfront.  (AP Photo/The Evansville Courier & Press, Denny Simmons)

More God, not less guns, is what America needs

Seventeen students and staffers are dead at a Florida high school, and now the country's on fire, debating both merits and dangers of curbing Second Amendment rights in what's become the predictable political and policy talk whenever tragedy strikes in this manner. Guns are not the problem, though. Secularism is. Published February 24, 2018

In this May 17, 2017, file photo, filmmaker Michael Moore attends the Turner Network 2017 Upfront presentation in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NRA likened by Hollywood leftist to ISIS -- to a 'terrorist organization'

Just when you thought the rhetoric surrounding gun control couldn't get any more hyperbolic -- here comes Michael Moore, out of Hollywood's left field of fantasy dwellers. "The NRA," Moore wrote on Twitter, "is a terrorist organization." How so? Well, he went on, it's like ISIS -- just like the dang ISIS. Published February 23, 2018

In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

Deputy Scot Peterson hid while students were shot -- and this is police training?

A disturbing report from Fox News shows the deputy who was supposed to be armed and on the job at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School -- the one who was there as the killings were taking place -- was hiding behind a concrete column, protecting not the students but rather himself. That's all caught on surveillance video; it's not a what-if. And one can't help but wonder: Is this the unfortunate result of all the police policies put forth in recent times that the number one goal of officers tasked to a scene is to get home safely? Published February 23, 2018

In a Tuesday, June 13, 2017, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Kamala Harris vows fight against guns just getting started

Sen. Kamala Harris, who was named and blasted as a socialist by the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre during his Conservative Political Action Conference speech, fought back on Twitter, vowing the fight to reshape the nation and curb the Second Amendment was just getting started. Published February 23, 2018

President Donald Trump holds notes during a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Trump heard the stories of students and parents affected by school shootings, following last week's deadly shooting in Florida. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Donald Trump: Armed teachers 'GREAT DETERRENT!'

President Donald Trump hit back on Twitter at what he called the "Fake News" for improperly quoting him on his views of armed teachers in the classroom, saying he didn't say "give teachers guns" but rather, in more levelheaded fashion, agreed to consider the idea as a means of stopping school shootings. And so he should. Allowing teachers with concealed carry permits to bring their legally owned weapons into the classroom is one tool to fight school-place murders -- and, not only that, it's a promise this president made during campaign season. Published February 22, 2018

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky asks a question to Sen. Marco Rubio during a CNN town hall meeting at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school. (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Marco Rubio unfairly vilified for Florida shooting

The school shooting in Florida that resulted in the killing of 17 students and staffers was a grievous and tragic act of evil. But it wasn't Sen. Marco Rubio's fault. Neither was it the Second Amendment's fault. Published February 22, 2018

President Barack Obama laughs with Vice President Joe Biden during a ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Donald Trump has a point: Time to investigate Team Obama

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to ask why investigators weren't looking at Barack Obama's administration for answers to the Russia election meddling. This is a great question. And curious Americans want to know. Published February 21, 2018

Oprah, George Clooney rush to exploit Florida anti-gun exploiters

Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney each coughed up half a million dollars to donate to the "March for Our Lives" anti-gun rally that's set for Washington, D.C., on March 24, organized in part by teens at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. No word yet on whether Oprah and Clooney, both of whom plan to attend the event, will leave at home their armed security guards. Published February 21, 2018

Illustration on artificial intelligence by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Artificial intelligence is everywhere, watching almost all modern-day human behaviors

One of the problems in demystifying artificial intelligence is that as soon as an AI-based product reaches the public, "we stop calling it AI," said Tara Chklovski, the CEO and founder of Iridescent, a nonprofit that aims to educate and empower children and their parents on engineering and technology matters. Published February 20, 2018

Actress Jennifer Lawrence poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Red Sparrow' in London, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Jennifer Lawrence, thank goodness, to quit acting to 'fix the democracy'

Oh good, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar-winning actress, has decided to go off her job in Hollywood in order to go on the job for America. She's quitting acting -- for a time -- to help save us from ourselves. And by her estimates, it should only take her a year or so. Published February 20, 2018

Donald Trump greets Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, after announcing his endorsement of Romney during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) ** FILE **

Trump endorses Romney, showing how GOP ought to act

President Donald Trump sent out a tweet of praise for former Massachusetts governor and failed presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, endorsing his one-time White House rival for the Senate in Utah. Have to say -- this is lot classier than how Romney treated Trump. GOP, pay attention. There's much to be learned from this president. Published February 20, 2018

China's Jack Ma, Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman, speaks during a panel session during the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP) ** FILE **

Artificial intelligence can read! And now customer service reps must go

An economic boom just dropped on the world -- and most, no doubt, aren't even aware. What happened? China's retail and technology conglomerate, Alibaba, developed an artificial intelligence model that beat the humans it competed against in a Stanford University reading and comprehension test. This is historic. Published February 20, 2018

Marylene Dinliana, 18, holds a sign that reads, "Stop Spilling Our Blood" during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Obnoxious, ignorant teens now demand curbs on guns

Teens across the nation, fed up with school shootings, are planning marches, media events and three-minute demonstrations at the White House in order to get across their messages of frustration with the Second Amendment and to demand lawmakers take immediate action. Now if only they weren't so dang entitled, snarky and obnoxious. Published February 19, 2018

In this Sunday, April 12, 2009, file photo, the American flag waves in Rockville, Md. (AP Photo/J.  Scott Applewhite)

Utah: U.S. flag shredded; ISIS flag raised

Somebody in Utah just ripped down an American flag flying at Hurricane High School, shredded it and tossed it into the streets, then raised what appeared to be a banner used by ISIS on the pole in its place. This is how the culture views our country? This is how society rates America? Published February 16, 2018

In this Jan. 26, 2009, file photo, a customer looks at the menu at a McDonald's drive-thru in Williamsville, N.Y. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)

Cancer findings a bit of a joke

A new study of 100,000-plus French adults has found that those who eat a lot of processed foods and drink a good deal of sugary drinks are more likely to develop a variety of cancers than those who, say, eat healthy food. What? You don't say. Published February 16, 2018

Illustration on artificial intelligence by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Playing God? AI murky on what's truly 'conscious,' what's not

A funny thing happened at a press conference with a group of internationally renowned scientists who were asked about the potential for artificial intelligence to become their world's equivalent of playing God. They couldn't define "conscious." Published February 15, 2018