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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

CNN commentator and Republican Party strategist Ana Navarro moved from Nicaragua to the U.S. as a girl during another spate of violence in 1980. (Associated Press/File)

Making sense of Ana Navarro and other fake conservatives

Ana Navarro is about as much a conservative as Barack Obama is a potato. At the risk of being misunderstood, that's to say -- not. Yet Navarro happily masquerades as CNN's token Conservative in the House pundit. Published August 7, 2018

President Donald Trump waves as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., after attending a rally in Lewis Center, Ohio. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

NAACP to sell Trump as racist to score election points

The NAACP has found the Democratic Party's new campaign message -- and land ho, it's all about President Donald Trump's so-called racism. Guess Nancy Pelosi's "Resistance" and Maxine Waters' "Impeach" weren't working so well. Published August 6, 2018

In this Sunday April 10, 2016, file photo, a parishioner reads the bible before a service at the Christian Fellowship Church in Benton, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ** FILE **

This war on the Bible must stop

America's colonists were predominantly English -- predominantly Catholic or Protestant -- and that meant their book of worship, no matter how you slice it, was the Bible. So it's not just disconcerting on the Christian front to see the war being waged in this country against public shows of the Bible. It's actually historical revisionism. Published August 3, 2018

CNN's Jim Acosta is heckled by a crowd of President Trump's supporters in Tampa, Florida, on July 31, 2018. (Image: CNN screenshot)

Jim Acosta, CNN: Journalists should march and chant, 'We're not the enemy of the people'

Jim Acosta of CNN fame -- the guy who just suffered a rather rude chant of "CNN sucks" while trying to broadcast live from President Donald Trump's rally in Tampa, Florida -- went on a rather wild rant with fellow CNNer Brooke Baldwin about this White House's characterization of the press as the enemy of the people. And in short: He shouldn't have. Published August 3, 2018

President Donald Trump pauses during a rally, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, Pa.. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump's approval numbers put Obama's to shame

A new poll from Rasmussen Reports -- the same outlet that correctly predicted the Electoral College winner of the November 2016 presidential election -- finds that 50 percent of likely U.S. voters approve of President Donald Trump's job performance. That's more than Barack Obama touted at this time in his own presidential history. Published August 3, 2018

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough. ** FILE **

Joe Scarborough trips self trying to zing Trump

President Donald Trump sent out a mocking tweet against MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program, calling it a "dead show" that's dying in the ratings. And shortly after, show co-host Joe Scarborough ripped back, in essence, Oh, yeah? Published August 2, 2018

A man dressed in American flag clothes holds "Make America Great Again" hats before President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the LaddPeebles Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) ** FILE **

Massachusetts madwoman arrested for plowing into pro-Trump car

This is how crazy the left has become. Chloe Wright, a 25-year-old Massachusetts woman, was driving in Hyannis when she came across a vehicle displaying a pro-President Donald Trump bumper sticker. And the sticker made her so angry, she smashed her car into it, according to local media and police reports. Published August 2, 2018

Jon Torsch, center, wears a T-shirt promoting democratic socialism during a gathering of the Southern Maine Democratic Socialists of America at City Hall in Portland, Maine, Monday, July 16, 2018. On the ground in dozens of states, there is new evidence that democratic socialism is taking hold as a significant force in Democratic politics. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Donald Trump's winning 2020 slogan: 'I'm Not a Socialist'

If Donald Trump wants to win the presidency again, his 2020 campaign slogan ought to be "Vote Trump -- I'm Not a Socialist." That's only partially tongue-in-cheek. This socialism-in-America thing is getting out of control. Published August 2, 2018

Zak Ringelstein, center, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Maine, talks with a passerby while climbing the stairs inside City Hall to attend a meeting of the Southern Maine Democratic Socialists of America in Portland, Maine, Monday, July 16, 2018. On the ground in dozens of states, there is new evidence that democratic socialism is taking hold as a significant force in Democratic politics. At right is Charles Tetelman, field director of Ringelstein's campaign. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Millennials ranked as worst tippers, and no wonder -- they're socialists

A recent CreditCards.com survey shows millennials, or those between the ages of 18 and 37, are the worst tippers in the nation. Really, that's not a surprise. This is the same group of people who'd rather live in socialist, fascist or communist nations than a capitalistic one, according to different surveys. Published August 1, 2018

Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro now say unprecedented hatred from the left for President Trump could undermine the nation. (Fox News)

Fox News -- sorry CNN -- wins big in trust test with watchers

Fox News -- sorry CNN -- has come in second, behind the BBC, in terms of winning the trust of American television news watchers, according to a new analysis. You think this has anything to do with all the "fake news" outing that's been going on lately, most noticeably by President Donald Trump? No doubt. Americans aren't stupid -- or without choices Published August 1, 2018

In this Jan. 1, 2010, file photo, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh speaks during a news conference at The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Donald Trump's 'great guy' tweet of Rush Limbaugh

President Donald Trump's just sent out a Twitter post that went like this: "Rush Limbaugh is a great guy who truly gets it!" Wait for it, wait for it. Wait for liberals and conservatives both to squirm. Published July 31, 2018

In this July 29, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, after returning via Marine One. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Smart GOP candidates will stand by Trump

President Donald Trump has announced plans to hit the campaign trail on behalf of fellow Republicans seeking office -- to work "six or seven days a week" to help them win, as he told Sean Hannity of Fox News in a recent interview. The smart ones will stand by him. Published July 31, 2018

A page from a Gutenberg Bible. (The Washington Times) ** FILE **

Fighting for the Bible, one air force base at a time

The commander of Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming -- Col. Stacy Jo Huser -- caved to pressure from the zealot-driven Military Religious Freedom Foundation and removed the Bible from a POW-MIA display. Once again, chalk a win for the MRFF's perennial crybaby-in-chief, Mikey Weinstein. Published July 31, 2018

In this July 29, 2015, photo, Arthur Gregg "A.G." Sulzberger poses for a photo at The New York Times headquarters in New York. (Todd Heisler/The New York Times via AP) ** FILE **

A.G. Sulzberger, get a grip

A.G. Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times, said in a written statement that the reason he's concerned about President Donald Trump's rhetoric regarding the press is that foreign nations are using it to justify "sweeping crackdowns on journalists." Oh, please. Get a grip. Published July 30, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, wave following a speech by Pence at the close of a three-day conference on religious freedom at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, July 26, 2018, as the Trump administration comes under criticism for strict refugee and migration policies that have sharply reduced America's intake of people fleeing persecution over their beliefs. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The good, the bad and the sad reality of U.S. push for global religious freedom

The State Department, coming off its inaugural Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom conference in Washington, D.C., just put out a notice to governments of the world to start taking the issue of individual religious liberties a bit more seriously. Awesome. But this is simply a baby step down a mega miles-long road. Published July 28, 2018

Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, at the introduction of the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite personal devices, in Santa Monica, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Lawmakers call Jeff Bezos to account for 'Amazon Rekognition' A.I. flap

Dozens of members of Congress joined forces to request Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explain the recent "Rekognition" facial recognition flap that misidentified 28 members of Congress as suspected criminals. Seems valid. Bezos does have some questions to answer. Published July 27, 2018

Roseanne Barr takes part in a special event and podcast taping at Stand Up NY, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Roseanne on Valerie Jarrett: 'She's got to get a new haircut'

Roseanne Barr, on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News, admitted she made a "mistake" by tweeting about Valerie Jarrett, and that she was "sorry" and that the message was "ill-worded" and that she "never meant" to cause "hurt." Published July 27, 2018

In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, lights shine inside the U.S. Capitol Building as night falls in Washington. (AP Photo/J. David Ake) ** FILE **

Congress should regulate police use of facial recognition technology

Congress needs to step up its regulatory game and enact some standards of use for facial recognition technology, at least on law enforcement. That Amazon's "Rekognition" system just falsely identified 28 faces who serve in Congress as criminals only underscores the dire need for some sort of speedy clampdown. Published July 26, 2018