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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

People stand in solidarity with the victims in Charlottesville, Va., during a vigil at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Statue in North Las Vegas, Nev., Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country on Sunday, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia. (Elizabeth Brumley/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

No, McMaster, not all fear-based violence is 'terrorism'

H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, said during a television talk show interview the violence in Charlottesville over the fate of a Robert E. Lee statue and the fatality that resulted "meets the definition of terrorism." That's a pretty broad definition he's using. And wrongly so. Published August 14, 2017

Participants carry an American flag during the 4th of July parade in Santa Monica, Calif. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Decked out in red, white and blue, Californians waved flags and sang patriotic songs at Independence Day parades across the state. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

We are America

The hand-wringers were out in full force this past week, moaning and wailing about President Donald Trump's rhetoric regarding North Korea. But why? We are America. We don't bow down; we don't quiver in fear. Published August 12, 2017

H.R. McMaster foes slammed as 'Islamophobes,' 'white supremacists'

H.R. McMaster, President Trump's choice of national security adviser, has what some say is a shady record of defense of Israel -- and what others outright label as subversive to America's interests. Now, the Council on American Islamic Relations jumped to McMaster's defense. But that alone is a red flag. Having CAIR as a friend isn't exactly exonerating. Published August 11, 2017

This Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows hydrocodone pills, also known as Vicodin, arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Leftover opioids are a common dilemma for surgery patients; a study published Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, suggests that after several common operations most don't use all their pills and many store the remainders unsafely at home. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) ** FILE **

Opioids: In defense of the pain pills

If you've never experienced chronic pain, or been around someone with a pain that just won't end, it's easy to dismiss opioids as evil and to make grand calls for their prescription restriction, or even outright bans. Published August 11, 2017

Dianne Feinstein rips Trump as 'cruel' for deporting illegals

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, on the heels of a deportation that led to a separated family, issued a scathing statement against President Donald Trump, suggesting his border controls were beyond what's necessary for national security. She also called him really, really mean, and that she might tell his mother on him if he doesn't cut it out. Published August 11, 2017

Former National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice's checkered history continues to haunt her in the post-Obama era. (Associated Press)

Susan Rice's ridiculous North Korea recommendation to Trump

Susan Rice offered up some recommendations to President Trump, on his dealings with North Korea, that went pretty much like this: Do nothing. Her advice, by way of an opinion piece in the New York Times, is titled, "It's Not Too Late on North Korea." A better title, though, is this: "Why America's So Happy Barack Obama's Gone." Published August 10, 2017

Americans are feeling optimistic about the start of Donad Trump's presidency and its effects on their pocketbooks, according to a poll. (Associated Press)

Trump Twitter mock: Obama's so yesterday

And among the tensions of North Korea -- a half humorous, half reflective Twitter smackdown, courtesy of President Donald Trump, master of the 140-word-and-less messaging. Published August 10, 2017

In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, a tour group walks through the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Harvard 'student of color' whines white friends 'exhausting'

A Harvard student, Ruben Reyes, who serves as editorial chair of the Harvard Crimson, whined in a recent written rant that he prefers to stick with his own "students of color" kind and ignore whites because -- get this -- whites are "exhausting" to befriend. Published August 10, 2017

A crowd opposing President Donald Trump's policies gathers outside Suffolk Community College in Brentwood, N.Y., Friday, July 28, 2017. Trump was set to speak on illegal immigration and violent crime at a venue not far from where the ultra-violent street gang MS-13 has committed a string of gruesome murders. (AP Photo/Sara-Megan Valverde) ** FILE **

ICE bust of sex offenders underscores horrors of sanctuary cities

Liberals like to say illegals only come to the United States for job opportunities, to help their families, or to flee persecution. Some. Others, though, come to prey on little kids and to have illegal sex with minors. Still others -- to rape adult women. Published August 10, 2017

Trump's 'fire and fury' sure beats Obama's butt-kissing

President Donald Trump, as the media's been steadily reporting for hours now, has vowed to respond to North Korea's ongoing threats against the United States with "fire and fury." The timid have gasped. But the truth is: North Korea deserves this response. The regime brought it on itself. And without a doubt, Trump's hardline approach beats Barack Obama's timid wait-and-see approach. Published August 9, 2017

Colin Kaepernick, so bad he needs a rally

Colin Kaepernick is in a bit of a bind. He used to be a quarterback of somewhat high esteem with the 49ers. But that was pre-2016. Now football fans know him as struggling and unsigned -- and non-football fans know him as the guy with the 'fro who despises his country so much he spent a significant portion of 2016 kneeling during the playing of the national anthem. Published August 8, 2017

In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017, photo, Molly Maxwell hugs her child Gracie at the Bay Area Rainbow Day Camp in El Cerrito, Calif. The camp caters to transgender and "gender fluid" children, aged 4-12, making it one of the only camps of its kind in the world open to preschoolers, experts say. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Transgender day camp tantamount to child abuse

There's a new camp in El Cerrito, a California town -- and it's aimed at serving the transgender kid population. It's called Rainbow Day Camp. It ought to be called Brainwash Abuse Central and accordingly shut down. Published August 8, 2017

Hillary Clinton, the wanna-be preacher

Hillary Clinton wants to be a spiritual leader. That's right. Post-epic election fail, the woman whose face and name have become synonymous with Political Scandal wants to reinvent with religion. Odd? Well, consider this: There is a lot of money to be made in the selling of God's word. Published August 8, 2017

Trump's 200 days short on GOP support

President Donald Trump's administration, just rounding the corner into 200 days of leadership, has fallen short of realizing a key campaign promise, the repeal of Obamacare. Thanks go to Republicans for that failure. Published August 8, 2017