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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

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in SEIU Unions For All Summit on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Elizabeth Warren's newest dance around the truth

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has doubled down on her claim that she was fired from her first teaching job because she was visibly pregnant. The takeaway from that sentence is the phrase "doubled down." Whenever a candidate for political office has to double down on something, it's a sign of doubt in the air. Published October 8, 2019

In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump, today's 'Peter Pumpkinhead' of politics

In 1992, the British band XTC released a song called "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" that was described by singer Andy Partridge as an ode to truth -- a cynical-but-realistic look at somebody on Earth who ticked off the powers-who-be by outing their secretive, wicked deeds. Someone, circa 2019, very like President Donald Trump. Published October 8, 2019

House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism member Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks during a hearing on "meeting the challenge of white nationalist terrorism at home and abroad" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Ilhan Omar can divorce, but she can't hide

Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from Ahmed Hirsi, the father of her three children. And all the rest of the country goes: What's going on with this Muslim Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota, anyway? Her personal life doesn't just seem a mess. It's also, legally speaking, a curious mix of question marks and asterisks. Published October 7, 2019

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., at a news conference as House Democrats move ahead in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. In an unusual show of anger today, Trump defended his phone call with the president of Ukraine and said Adam Schiff may have committed treason by investigating the matter. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump flips tables on foes Pelosi, Schiff

President Donald Trump, in a late Sunday evening Twitter rant, did what he does and continues to do and with just a few short characters spread over a few short tweets, utterly slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff. This is why Trump's "poll numbers are defying the impeachment mess," as CNBC recently wrote. Published October 7, 2019

New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez participates in a a town hall held in support of Kerri Evelyn Harris, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Delaware, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democrats, please don't eat the babies

Far leftists are so bent on saving the environment, they actually see abortion and the destruction of precious human life as A-OK. So in the end, what's a little baby eating, right? Published October 5, 2019

Former CIA chief, John O. Brennan, told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that he had "encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign." Special counsel Robert Mueller apparently found no such contacts. (Associated Press/File)

John Brennan's not-so-subtle sows of sedition

John Brennan put out a call to arms on Twitter for anyone with information of unlawful activities that may have been conducted by President Donald Trump to come forward and report it. Nice. Kind of like calling for a whistleblower movement, right? Published October 3, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Forewarned is forearmed: Pelosi determined on gun control

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in brief remarks, told reporters that Democrats were bound and determined to pass gun control legislation, regardless of how long it takes, regardless of what else is taking place in the political world, regardless of how many stones Second Amendment supporters throw into the way. Take this as a threat. Published October 2, 2019

Pope Francis greets faithful after celebrating Mass on the occasion of the Migrant and Refugee World Day, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis warns of barbaric artificial intelligence

Pope Francis warned that artificial intelligence could one day, if humans aren't careful, lead to a world where the weak are suppressed and outright ruled by those with the technological mostest, leading to a barbaric society. And as left as this pope typically leans when he speaks of policy and politics, on this, he's got a point. Published October 1, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris reacts to supporters at a rally in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael R. Blood)

Kamala Harris calls on Twitter to silence Trump

Sen. Kamala Harris, on the campaign trail for the White House, told a CNN audience that Twitter's executives ought to boot President Donald Trump because he was using the platform to bully people and not inspire them. Nothing says U.S. president like a call for censorship of political dissent, right? Published October 1, 2019

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters about the release by the White House of a transcript of a call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump is said to have pushed for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rule of law giving way to hyperpartisanship

Once upon a time, America was a recognized leader among the governments of the world for a colorblind system of justice that included due process, a presumption of innocence until proven guilty, and a basic common law, common sense right to face one's accuser in a court of law. We're losing those cherished rights. Published October 1, 2019

Robert De Niro attends the world premiere of "The Irishman" at Alice Tully Hall during the opening night of the 57th New York Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Robert De Niro's f-bombing CNN meltdown over Trump

There's hate -- and then there's Robert De Niro level of hate. On Sunday morning, on live CNN TV, on an interview with host Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources," Hollywood's De Niro dropped a couple of f-bombs about President Donald Trump and Fox News. On a channel that even little children could regularly watch. Published September 30, 2019

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., departs the Capitol en route to a speaking event in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Pelosi will meet with her caucus later as more House Democrats are urging an impeachment inquiry amid reports that President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

'Impeachment inquiry,' a pre-crime for the ages

A 2002 movie called "Minority Report" featured a 2054 society where members of a specialized police force called PreCrime searched out and arrested suspects who were identified by psychics as poised to commit vicious crimes. This is how the Democrats' and Nancy Pelosi's "impeachment inquiry" into President Donald Trump rings. Published September 28, 2019

Donald Trump, enemy of the globalists

Donald Trump, like him or hate him, agree with him or disagree with him, fact is, when it comes to disrupting political norms, he's king. Trump's opened eyes onto a corrupt U.S. intel machine. Published September 27, 2019

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott speaks at a news conference on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Essex Junction, Vt., where he said he supported an impeachment inquiry into the actions of President Donald Trump. Scott is the first Republican governor to publicly come out in favor of the impeachment inquiry, but says he wants to know the facts before any further actions are taken. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

Phil Scott, GOP gov., takes shameful anti-Trump stand

Phil Scott is the Republican governor of Vermont, and in a disgraceful show of political grandstanding, released a statement saying he supported the leftist-led impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Shame. For shame. Published September 27, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., takes the stage at a campaign event, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Keene, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Elizabeth Warren, unabashed liar

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who's seen a bit of a boom in polls for president lately, came forward with a statement about President Donald Trump's whistleblower affair that if nothing else, serves as a classic textbook example of How Liars Lie. The unabashed ones, anyway. Published September 26, 2019

President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, left, during a rally, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Lewis Center, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

'Impeach Trump' preceded even Trump's nomination

Democrats, along with others, have been talking about impeaching Donald Trump since before he even took office. Before he was ever the American people's elected one. And curiously enough, shockingly enough, before he was even the Republican Party's chosen one. Published September 26, 2019