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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

Dozens of people line up to tell the City Council what they think of the police request to use pepper spray on violent crowds Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Most residents opposed the request. Police in Berkeley sought an additional weapon Tuesday to combat violent protests that have repeatedly hit the city, asking the City Council to arm officers with large canisters of pepper spray. (AP Photo/Paul Elias) ** FILE **

Viva Berkeley! City declares self sanctuary for pot smokers

Berkeley, home of the leftist amnesty lover, has found a new way to become a thorn in the side of this White House -- by declaring itself a sanctuary city for marijuana smokers. Congrats, Berkeley. You've found a new way to show your immature resistance to law and order. What, immigration wasn't enough for you? Published February 14, 2018

These undated photos provided by the Baltimore Police Department show, from left, Daniel Hersl, Evodio Hendrix, Jemell Rayam, Marcus Taylor, Maurice Ward, Momodu Gando and Wayne Jenkins, the seven police officers who are facing charges of robbery, extortion and overtime fraud, and are accused of stealing money and drugs from victims, some of whom had not committed crimes. Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa says the department will move to fire detectives Hersl and Taylor after their convictions in federal court for robbery, extortion and racketeering. A federal jury in Baltimore convicted them Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.(Baltimore Police Department via AP)

Why Baltimore detectives' racketeering convictions are not 'shocking'

Two Baltimore detectives serving as part of the Gun Trace Task Force were just convicted on robbery and racketeering charges. Shocking? The Washington Post thinks so, blaring a headline that outright characterized the trial and charges just that way. But it's not. Published February 13, 2018

In a Jan. 17, 2007, file photo, Donald Trump Jr., left, and his wife Vanessa arrive for the Trump Vodka launch party by Drinks America hosted by Donald J. Trump at Les Deux in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Donald Trump Jr.'s wife was taken to a New York City hospital as a precaution Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, after she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that contained an unidentified white powder, police said. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

#VanessaTrump peppered with leftist hate -- but love conquers

They say love overcomes all -- but at #VanessaTrump, the Twitter hashtag that started in response to Vanessa Trump's receipt of an envelope of white powder, the adage is really being put to the test. Look at this lovely post, from Amanda Butler, @sweethunni1976: "It was cornstarch for the love of god. Probably sent it to themselves to deflect from all the real bs going on in Washington. #VanessaTrump." Nice. Published February 13, 2018

Former first lady Michelle Obama and artist Amy Sherald, right, unveil Michelle Obama's official portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Michelle Obama finally 'grateful'

Former first lady Michelle Obama is finally humbled, honored and -- get this -- grateful. It only took an unveiling of her official portrait at the National Portrait Gallery to bring her to that state. Published February 13, 2018

Former President Barack Obama, left, speaks at the unveiling ceremony for the Obama's official portraits at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Washington. Obama's portrait was painted by Artist Kehinde Wiley, and Michelle Obama's portrait was painted by Artist Amy Sherald. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Barack Obama's portrait -- a real 'what is that!' moment

Barack Obama's official portrait unveiling just went forth at the National Portrait Gallery -- and boy, was it a WTFreak moment. Was that a giant fern in front of which Obama was seated? It reminded of his interview with Zach Galifianakis of "Funny or Die" fame and the "Between Two Ferns" chat. Published February 12, 2018

From left, North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam, South Koran President Moon Jae-in, his wife Kim Jung-sook, and Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, wave after a performance of North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra at National Theater in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea's president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and the shared joy of watching a "unified" Korea team play hockey at the Olympics. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)

Media go ga-ga on North Korea in gag-me Olympic lovefest

It's not entirely unusual for the mainstream media to be slammed as little more than a mouthpiece for the left. But loving on the dictatorships? That's exactly what some seem to be doing, with all the heaping of praise that's been piled on Kim Jong-un's sister, who's attending the Olympics -- or, as The New York Times would put it, in this glaring headline: "Kim Jong-Un's Sister Turns On the Charm, Taking [Mike] Pence's Spotlight." Published February 12, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reacts to the welcome she receives before participating in a "fireside chat" in the Bruce M. Selya Appellate Courtroom at the Roger William University Law School on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Bristol, R.I. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Ginsburg: Election 2016 too 'macho' for Hillary to win

Hillary Clinton has spent most of her days, post-election, pining about her loss and blaming it on the deplorables who followed President Donald Trump -- the co-called sexist, misogynist atmosphere she perceives as marking her race to the White House. Well now, here comes Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tossing the same gender card. And not for the first time, either. Published February 12, 2018

In this photo taken Monday Jan. 22, 2018, a customer wears hijab one of a collection made by Nefisa Abam a muslim fashion designer in Accra, Ghana.  Sekina Abam and her sister Nefisa are working together to blend tradition and style, creating Islamic-friendly fashion out of the locally produced vibrant fabrics that are wildly popular across West Africa.(AP Photo/Jordi Perdigo)

Macy's selling hijabs -- and all the crazy feminists go yay

Macy's recently launched a clothing line for Muslim women, including a collection of hijabs, the scarf-like head coverings used as a show of modesty around men. But why are feminists happy about this? Published February 10, 2018

Omarosa on voting for Trump again: 'God no, never'

Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who used to be one of President Donald Trump's biggest fans, apparently now can't stand the sight of him. What's changed? Well, she was pressured-into-leaving-slash-quit her cushy White House aide job, for one. Published February 9, 2018

In this July 14, 2017, file photo, Mike Gougherty, center, and Julie Rajagopal, right, pose for photos with their 16-year-old foster child from Eritrea at Dolores Park in San Francisco. When their 16-year-old foster child landed in March, he was among the last refugee foster children to make it into the U.S. Trump administration travel bans declared to block terrorists also are halting a small, three-decade-old program bringing orphan refugee children to waiting foster families in the United States. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Welfare for refugees -- my, how the U.S. taxpayer does pay

Taxpayers in the United States are shelling out a reported $867 million each year to support refugees who've been resettled in this country. In the overall federal budgeting scheme, that's maybe small potatoes. But at the same time, if we're talking welfare -- and we are -- then it would seem the more American thing to pay for those already in-country, already legal citizens, before paying for those who are simply visitors. Published February 9, 2018

In this frame grab from video provided by WRTV in Indianapolis, Manuel Orrego-Savala, a citizen of Guatemala, leaves a court hearing Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Indianapolis. Orrego-Savala is suspected of causing a collision Sunday, Feb. 4, that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. (WRTV6 via AP)

If Edwin Jackson were Malia Obama, borders would be closed

Colts' linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe are dead, and an illegal immigrant with previous deportations and court convictions has been arrested and charged. But how about Congress gets tough on border controls so we, the American people, don't have to keep grieving over such senseless deaths? Fact is, if someone as notable as Malia Obama were killed by an illegal, you better believe borders would snap shut. Published February 8, 2018

A woman holds up a sign as people gather outside of the Supreme Court which is hearing the 'Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission' today, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Sanity in California court? Indeed

Three words that rarely go together -- "sanity" and "California court" -- and yet a judge in the Golden State just ruled in favor of a Christian cake baker who didn't want to put her creative talents to work for a marrying same-sex couple. Published February 7, 2018

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Doritos' chick chips the ultimate in ridiculous

Doritos has determined that its chips' market needs a new model, one that's particular to those of the female persuasion, and so food engineers employed by the company have come up with a less messy, less noisy, less crunchy alternative. Chips for chicks. Sure, it has a certain ring to it. But is this truly a market need? Who knew this was even a true market want? Published February 5, 2018

McCain, at it again, deals with Dems and kills wall funding

Sen. John McCain is reportedly joining with Democratic colleague Christopher Coons to introduce legislation that gives Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals' illegals a path to citizenship, but denies President Donald Trump his funding to build a wall. McCain giving the Democrats what they want at the expense of the Republicans -- now there's something you don't see every day, right? Not. Published February 5, 2018

Trump has evangelicals -- get over it

Quit putting evangelicals into a box. If anything could sum up a proper response to all the media gaggles going on about Christians and evangelicals and their continued support of President Donald Trump it's this: Stop trying to stuff Jesus believers into a tight little box. Published February 3, 2018

In this Feb. 10, 2012, file photo, Ann Coulter gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Ann Coulter, NBC's fun idea of a rape victim

One of NBC's latest "Law & Order: SVU" episodes showed a horrific rape of a conservative pundit who coincidentally happened to look like Ann Coulter, who coincidentally happened to talk about "liberal snowflakes" in a speech, who coincidentally happened to talk about deporting so-called "Dreamers." If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, right? It's fun to rape conservatives -- that seems to be NBC's messaging on this one. Published February 2, 2018

Students at the Montpelier High School in Montpelier, Vt., raise a Black Lives Matter flag on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, as part of a series of activities to discuss racism. The student-led move, part of Black History Month, in the Montpelier school that is less than 5 percent black has sparked some backlash, but school officials say they've received overwhelming support from the community. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Vermont school fuels racism with Black Lives Matter flag-raising

A school in Vermont raised the Black Lives Matter flag in honor of Black History Month. This school is fueling, not soothing or solving, racism. Talk about special interest. Only 18 of the 350 or so students who attend are even black. Published February 2, 2018

President Trump aims to keep up his drumbeat for freedom. (Associated Press/File)

Trump 'Dreamer' deal puts the squeeze on Democrats

President Donald Trump told a listening State of the Union country that part of his border and immigration plan included a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million illegals currently in America. And Trump-voting conservatives may be angry. But fact is, the announcement put the border issue squarely in the Democrats' court. The left will either have to concede on other key border control matters -- or admit hypocrisy. Published February 1, 2018

Republican pollster Frank Luntz. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Frank Luntz, former Trump hater: 'I owe Donald Trump an apology'

Pollster Frank Luntz isn't exactly known around political town as a fawning admirer of President Donald Trump. In fact, the two engaged in a somewhat nasty public spat in 2015, with the latter accusing the former of using his polling position to "shake him down" and derail his presidential aspirations. But now, post-State of the Union, 2018? It's a smiley new world. Published January 31, 2018