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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

Special counsel Robert Mueller waves as he walks from the podium after speaking at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Robert Mueller hits, Robert Mueller runs

In this whole theatrical performance called "Impeach, Impeach, Impeach" that the Democrats have been playing since heir apparent Hillary Clinton went down in flames to Donald Trump, Robert Mueller's special counsel report was the main act. It was to be the a-ha moment to unseat Trump from the White House. But it failed. Miserably. Published June 4, 2019

This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter icon on a mobile phone, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Twitter's new 'Fabula' fake news finder hints at more anti-conservative bias

Twitter's bought a new fake news finder -- a machine learning tool devised by the London-based Fabula AI, a company co-founded by Imperial College of London scientist Michael Bronstein and by chief technologist Federico Monti. Heads up, conservatives. This may be the next big social media enemy. Published June 3, 2019

This May 3, 2017, file photo shows the Target logo on a store in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Target goes full speed LGBTQ with 'Love my dads' shirts for kiddies

Target, the object of long-running Christian group boycott -- because of its opening of bathrooms and dressing rooms to those of both sexes -- is selling "Love my dads" and "Love my moms" shirts. And donating $100,000 to the Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network. Published June 3, 2019

In this May 18, 2018, file photo, White House adviser Jared Kushner speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Birtherism, smirtherism: Jared Kushner stands ground

Newsflash: Jared Kushner defends father-in-law Donald Trump during an interview with Axios that focused, for an eye-rolling bit of time, on the now-president's previous -- i.e., years previous -- questioning of Barack Obama's birth certificate. And all the mentally competent go, umm, how is that a newsflash? Or, in Twitter lingo, WTF. Published June 3, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks at the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Democrats are enemies of even Captain Obvious welfare controls

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum that puts teeth into two laws from 1996 requiring the sponsors of those who come to this country legally to pay back welfare benefits they may have used -- laws that have largely gone unenforced. So simple; so Captain Obvious obvious. Published May 25, 2019

Randy Hartsock places American flags on the embankment outside of American Legion Hackler-Wood Post 145 Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Bristol, Tennessee in preparation for Memorial Day weekend. (AP Photo/David Crigger. Bristol Herald Courier)/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

U.S. flag fight shows grit of a true patriot

Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis said he's not going to remove the giant U.S. flag his Gander RV flies proudly at his Statesville, North Carolina, branch no way, no how, no matter how much local authorities fine him. You go, Marcus Lemonis. This is a lesson of principle for fighting patriots -- and just in time for Memorial Day, no less. Published May 24, 2019

This combination of undated images provided by the George's County Police Department shows from left to right, Josue Fuentes-Ponce, Joel Escobar and Cynthia Hernandez-Nucamendi. The teenagers were arrested and charged as adults with first-degree murder after a missing was found dead in a Riverdale, Md. creek on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.  Authorities say theyre working to identity a fourth person involved in the slaying.  (George's County Police Department via AP)

Prince George's despicable sanctuary-loving leaders

Prince George's County, Maryland, has been in the news of late because two male illegal aliens with reported ties to MS-13, along with a female companion, were arrested for the murder of a 14-year-old girl -- a murder that investigators say began with a baseball bat and ended with a machete. Prince George's County is a sanctuary city. Published May 23, 2019

In this June 16, 2014, file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks onstage for the launch of the new Amazon Fire Phone, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Amazon's human emotion reader a tad of technological unease

Amazon has a new gadget it's developing that affixes to the wrist and reads human emotions. Hmm. What could possibly go wrong here? It's not that a modern-day mood ring, which is what this smartphone app-in-works seems to be, is in itself a terrible idea. Rather, it's the future potential uses that pose the pitfall. Published May 23, 2019

A demonstrator holds up a sign during a protest against abortion bans, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. Abortion-rights supporters held rallies across the country Tuesday in opposition to the wave of sweeping abortion bans being enacted this year in Midwestern and Southern states. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Abortion a sad asterisk on suffragist anniversary

We're coming 'round the time when women earned the legislative right to vote in America. And it's an interesting time in America because abortion is one of today's most talked-about matters. Is this what suffragists fought to win -- the legislative right to abort on demand? Published May 23, 2019

Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court case that legalized same sex marriage nationwide, is backed by supporters of the courts ruling on same-sex marriage on the step of the Texas Capitol during a rally Monday, June 29, 2015, in Austin, Texas. The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. (AP Photo/Eric Gay

Gay marriage support dips -- but traditionalists need not cheer

Gallup pollsters just found that gay marriage, while still supported by the majority of Americans, is losing a bit of its luster and falling in favor. It's a dip, albeit a small one. What used to come in at 67% favor -- in 2018 -- is now registering at 63%. But the numbers aren't significant enough for traditionalists and Bible-believers to cheer. Published May 22, 2019

In this May 13, 2019, photo, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden interacts with a supporter during a campaign stop at the Community Oven restaurant in Hampton, N.H.  North Korea has labeled Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the Democratic presidential hopeful during a recent speech called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Joe Biden, a 'fool' whose candidacy makes 'a cat laugh'

Joe Biden's presidential campaign has drawn the notice of Kim Jong-un -- whose state-run media called him out as a "fool" of such proportions, he could "make a cat laugh." That's at least a little bit funny. Everybody knows cats can be quite persnickety with their humor. Published May 22, 2019

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2017 file photo, the evening sun shines through a U.S. flag flying in the wind in Tacoma, Wash., against a sky made hazy with smoke from wildfires, as the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for western Washington and Oregon. An AP data analysis of records from 1999-2019 shows that in weather stations across America, hot records are being set twice as often as cold ones. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Americans would vote socialist for president, Gallup finds

Nearly half of Americans told Gallup pollsters they'd vote for a socialist candidate for president. Roughly 58% of American adults said they'd vote for an atheist. And 43% said socialism would be a "good thing" for the country, not a "bad thing," Gallup wrote. What the freak, America. Published May 21, 2019

The American flag flies over the White House as vehicles move along 16th Street, in northwest Washington, Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Three ways the soulless left is winning

America was founded on the idea that rights come from God, not government. In order to keep this idea in place -- in order to keep America the dream of the free -- Americans must fight for the right to keep God in the public arena. It's the only way to save America from the socialists, and worse. Published May 21, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks speaks during a FOX News Channel town hall, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Claremont, N.H. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Democrats wish Fox News would just go away

Pete Buttigieg went on the attack against Fox News and Fox News news hosts and Fox News television pundits and commentators -- while on Fox News. How gauche. Classless. Democratic, even. But this is just the cries of a left that pines for the days of full media control -- of three big news networks, and that's it. Published May 20, 2019

In this April 27, 2019, file photo,. Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks at a Service Employees International Union forum on labor issues in Las Vegas. The relatively few Democratic presidential candidates from red states have taken different approaches to convincing voters that a familiarity with Donald Trump country could help them denying him a second term. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Democrats can't spin away murders committed by illegals

A Kenyan citizen who's been living in the United States illegally has now been charged by authorities with the killing at least 11 women. Yet all the Democrats are on board for open borders. Published May 18, 2019

"Some people did something" was how Rep. Ilhan Omar, Minnesota Democrat, described the 9/11 attacks. Her critics were dismissed with the "Islamophobic" label. (Associated Press/File)

Ilhan Omar's stuff and nonsense 'abolish ICE' talk

Rep. Ilhan Omar called on America to abolish ICE, to quit all deportations -- to basically open U.S. borders wide to all who would cross, friend or enemy, apparently. How did this woman manage to work through her oath of office without giggling? Published May 17, 2019

An electronic screen shows the drop in the Dow Industrials, Monday, May 13, 2019, at the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks moved sharply lower Monday on Wall Street and extended the market's slide into a second week as investors seek shelter from an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) ** FILE **

Greed will sink America

President Donald Trump is pushing to balance out the unfair trade deals, particularly with China, that have harmed America for years -- and businesses and farmers and politicians are biting nails, predicting massively higher prices on consumers. But their short-term selfish way of thinking has to stop. Published May 16, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke shakes hands with a guest while arriving at a campaign stop at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H., Friday, May 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Beto O'Rourke's dumber-than-dumb cult of personality branding

Pollster Frank Luntz went on Fox News and said that basically, looking at the numbers, Beto O'Rourke was running the dumbest presidential campaign -- well, ever. There's an understatement, if there ever was one. Published May 15, 2019

Dana Sweeney chants during a rally against HB314, the near-total ban on abortion bill, outside of the Alabama State House in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Alabama abortion fight shines light on wrongful Roe v. Wade

Alabama has become ground zero in the fight over abortion because lawmakers just voted on restrictions that make the procedure nearly impossible to perform, and the left, as the left is wont to do, is going nuts. But the fact is, the morphing of abortion from an act of outlaw to lawful was based on flimsy judicial reasoning in the first place. Published May 15, 2019