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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

Accompanied by Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello and first lady Beatriz Rossello, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence greets soldiers at the Muniz National Guard Air Base, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.  The trip comes days after U.S President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico and praised relief efforts without mentioning the criticism that the federal response has drawn. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Mike Pence, mocked for principles the left just can't fathom

Mike Pence, post-Colts-49ers walkout, has been mocked mercilessly by a vicious left as little more than a media hog and public relations stuntman for daring to leave the game in protest of players' national anthem kneeling. The left, the suspicious, mega-partisan, ever-political left, just can't believe that someone would actually stand on principle. Published October 9, 2017

In this July 25, 2012, file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown waits for the start of a news conference to announce plans to build a giant twin tunnel system to move water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to farmland and cities, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California crazy: Calling a 'he-she' a 'he' can now get you jailed

It's madness in California, as Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, of course, just signed into law a bill that creates special rights for LGBT senior-age adults in long-term nursing care that requires them to be referred to by their gender pronouns of choice. Those who don't? It's off to jail they go. Free speech, anyone? Published October 9, 2017

Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Dem senator admits bump stock ban path to universal background checks

Sen. Chris Murphy, in a recent CNN interview with Jake Tapper, admitted that if bump stocks are banned, the next gun control step Democrats will take is to press for national background checks. Apparently, the goal is for us all to become like Chicago. Published October 9, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence takes a photo with a fan before an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

NFL players union still doesn't get it

Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence walked out of the Colts-49ers football game after players fell to their knees in protest of the national anthem. Shortly after, the NFL Players Association released a statement of support for the kneelers. Make that: The tone-deaf NFL Players Association released a statement. Published October 9, 2017

In this May 4, 2017, photo John Simpson, left, project director of exhibitions for The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, and his wife Kay Simpson, right, president of Springfield Museums, unwrap a statue of the "Cat in the Hat," at the museum, in Springfield, Mass. The museum devoted to Dr. Seuss, which opened on June 3 in his hometown, features interactive exhibits, a collection of personal belongings and explains how the childhood experiences of the man, whose real name is Theodor Geisel, shaped his work. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Dr. Seuss character incredulously deemed racist

Is nothing sacred any longer? A Massachusetts museum that was created in honor of Dr. Seuss is under fire for a mural of a Chinese character from one of his books that critics say is stereotypical to the point of offensive. Published October 6, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with Senior Military leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. Sitting on the left is Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump dumped on by ex-NBCer, who accuses anti-Semitism

Russia collusion it ain't, but the next scandal that appears to be looming over the White House involves a former NBC producer and his claim that President Donald Trump has been captured on camera making a number of "unfathomably despicable" racist, sexist and anti-Semitic comments. Published October 6, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., front center, with Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., from left, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, urging Republicans to abandon cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

'Slippery slope' of bump stock ban

Even House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi admits any bans on bump stocks could bring on more Second Amendment controls. Published October 6, 2017

California goes sanctuary -- let's push it in the ocean

California, with a stroke of Gov. Jerry Brown's pen, just became an entire sanctuary state for illegals. The state should secede. And if it won't? The remaining 49 should push it into the ocean. Published October 6, 2017

In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo activists of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) protest against the conflict between North Korea and the USA with masks of the North Korean ruler, Kim Jong-un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump, right, in front of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)

Donald Trump -- decertify

Come Oct. 15, President Donald Trump may decertify the Iran nuclear deal, leaving Republicans in Congress to figure out how to manage the nuclear designs of the rogue nation. Trump should. Decertify away. The pact is nothing but a false hope of the previous administration. Published October 6, 2017

In this Feb. 20, 2011, file photo, the statue of Jesus Christ at Whitefish Mountain Resort overlooks Whitefish Lake and the Flathead Valley in Whitefish, Mont. (Linda Thompson/The Missoulian via AP) ** FILE **

Atheists win right to pray -- really, right to mock

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is cheering a recent federal court ruling that allows atheists the right to deliver invocations before local government meetings, same as if they were just another pastor or preacher or priest or true man or woman of God. Of course they're cheering. Atheist rabble-rousers always cheer when they're able to ram their ridiculous suits through court. Published October 3, 2017

Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to an audience in Toronto promoting her new book "What Happened," Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton -- this is why you lost

The nation mourned, the law enforcement investigated, the president and his White House prayed -- and Hillary Clinton called for gun control and attacks on the National Rifle Association. Published October 2, 2017

People are searched by Las Vegas police at the Tropicana Las Vegas during an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

ISIS had threatened Las Vegas in May

Authorities say they still don't know the motives behind a massacre in Las Vegas that left dozens of Mandalay Bay-area country concert-goers killed and another 500-plus injured. But back in May, ISIS actually sent out a propaganda video threatening Las Vegas. Published October 2, 2017

A wounded woman is moved outside the Tropicana during an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Marilou Danley, Mandalay Bay person of interest, 'proud mom & grandma'

At least 50 are dead and another 400 or so wounded after a shooter set up shop in a hotel across the street from a country music concert at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino in Las Vegas, and began firing at men, women and children attending the event. Radical Islam? Racial tensions? We don't know. Published October 2, 2017

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, Denver Broncos inside linebacker Brandon Marshall (54) takes a knee during the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in Denver. Marshall said the NFL can show its support of its players by hiring quarterback Colin Kaepernick. He's the one who started the national anthem protests last year to bring attention to racial inequality. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

National anthem supplanted by national anger

The worst part of this whole NFL fiasco is that the Star Spangled Banner is supposed to unify, not divide, but that anger has crept onto the fields and stolen even this small show of national peace. Published September 30, 2017