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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

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., takes a photo as she attends the Member-elect room lottery draw on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. The lottery determines the order in which new member gets to select their new Capitol Hill office. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tips ignorant hat once again

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just tweeted: "[W]e have for-profit 'death panels' now: they are companies + boards saying you're on your own bc they won't cover a critical procedure or medicine." Talk about a twist on truth. Published December 3, 2018

A man walks past flooded belongings, between bouts of heavy rain at a sports complex sheltering thousands of Central Americans in Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Aid workers and humanitarian organizations expressed concerns Thursday about the unsanitary conditions at the sports complex in Tijuana where more than 6,000 Central American migrants are packed into a space adequate for half that many people and where lice infestations and respiratory infections are rampant.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Tuberculosis and chickenpox and AIDS, oh my

Democrats like to swoon over the sad plights of the suffering masses making their way to U.S. borders right now, saying the poor people of points south are only trying to do right by their families, find suitable jobs and safe homes and so forth. But they do so from the safe distance of Washington, D.C. Published December 1, 2018

Chris Cuomo attends the Turner Networks 2018 Upfront at One Penn Plaza on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) ** FILE **

Chris Cuomo, sorry, but Christmas isn't about open borders

CNN's Chris Cuomo offered up a somewhat off-the-rails rationale for why America ought to open borders wide for the migrants trying to enter the country -- and suggested it was a Christian's Christmas duty. Sorry, Cuomo. Christmas isn't about open borders. Neither is Christianity, for that matter. Published November 29, 2018

Mexican citizens climb the border fence to take pictures of themselves on top, in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. While many in Tijuana are sympathetic to the plight of Central American migrants and trying to assist, some locals have shouted insults, hurled rocks and even thrown punches at the migrants. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Liberals' love affair with false thinking

A Princeton professor of African American studies, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, said in a tweet about the caravan at America's borders that the White House ought to "open the border" and "let them all in." After all, "No human being is illegal," Taylor went on. Published November 29, 2018

Tony Danna, left, vice president of international development at Three Square Market in River Falls, Wis., reacts while getting a microchip implanted in his left hand at company headquarters on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. The company is making microchips available to its employees, allowing them to open doors, log onto their computers or buy break room snacks by simply waving their hand. (AP Photos/Jeff Baenen) ** FILE **

America, think before you chip

Thousands of Swedes have been busily inserting microchips beneath the skin on their hands -- for convenience's sake, for goodness sake. That's fine and dandy. For Sweden. But what's alarming is that the trend has been making a beeline for America's shores, as well. Published November 29, 2018

An Amnesty International activist gestures during a protest against the China Google censorship in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. According to Amnesty International people who use Google in China will not be able to access services such as Wikipedia or Facebook. and words like "human rights" will not give any results when entering them in the search engine. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Google's patent pursuits send shivers of Big Brother

Google seems to be taking a little skip down Big Brother lane with some George Orwell-like patent applications that give rise to images of the telescreens described in the popular "1984" novel of dystopian society -- you know, the ones where thought police watch all, hear all and take note of all for Big Government. Published November 28, 2018

In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist, walks the corridors of Capitol Hill after listening to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on "Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms" on Capitol Hill in Washington. Twitter's permanent ban of conspiracy-monger Alex Jones on Thursday again underscored the difficulty many social media services face in trying to consistently apply their rules against harassment and other bad behavior. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Twitter's Jack Dorsey's got some 'splainin' to do

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has just kicked off an investigation into Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's alleged lying to Congress, according to a report from The Federalist. With all this booting of conservatives from his social media platform, he sure does have some 'splainin' to do, yes? Published November 27, 2018

Feng Zhang, center, an institute member of Harvard and MIT's Broad Institute, is surrounded by reporters while speaking on the issue of world's first genetically edited babies after the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. He Jiankui, a Chinese researcher, claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies twin girls whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life. If true, it would be a profound leap of science and ethics. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Science's tinkering with blueprint of life bound to end badly

It's the stuff of horror movies -- scientists who go rogue to create their own versions of humanity, ethics be danged. Only it's not science fiction; a Chinese researcher, He Jiankui, is under investigation for gene-editing embryos using the CRISPR tool. Published November 27, 2018

Signs are carried during the March for Life 2016, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Washington, during the annual rally on the anniversary of 1973 "Roe v. Wade" U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Nonpartisan cheer: Abortions are on the decline

I don't know any woman who's ever dreamed of growing up and having an abortion -- no, not even any of the furthest left of leftists females who populated the liberal la-la-enclave of Massachusetts I once called home. So it's with nonpartisan cheer that statistics showing the falling rate of abortions in America ought to be received. Published November 27, 2018

In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., talks with reporters following a photo opportunity on Capitol Hill in Washington, with the freshman class. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hiring: Might I suggest an historian?

Newly elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is seeking to fill 13 slots in her soon-to-be congressional office and has sent out an ad for interested applicants to apply. Might I suggest an historian? After all, with tweets like the one she just penned, comparing the migrant caravaners to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany, surely someone with solid historical sense could lend a frequent office hand. Published November 26, 2018

Migrants run from tear gas launched by U.S. agents, amid photojournalists covering the Mexico-U.S. border, after a group of migrants got past Mexican police at the Chaparral crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Border chaos a sign of lawless times

The days of fair play, wait your turn, play by the rules, work hard and reap the results are over. In its place? In its place stands a rush of bodies at the U.S. border pleading, nay demanding, entry. Published November 26, 2018

President Donald Trump meets and poses for a photo with members of the U.S. Coast Guard stationed at United States Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet in Riviera Beach, Fla., on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump, once again, media trolled, bombed and blitzed

It's no secret the left-leaning members of media hate President Donald Trump. But come on now, this is ridiculous. "Donald Trump Says He's Most Thankful For Himself on Thanksgiving," Newsweek blared in a headline. But did he really? Published November 23, 2018

Linda Sarsour with Women's March calls out to other activists opposed to President Donald Trump's embattled Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, in front of the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Women's March, what were you thinking with Linda Sarsour, anyway?

Teresa Shook, one of the Women's March co-founders who organized a gender-based resistance to all-things-President Donald Trump is now calling for her group's leadership to step down, saying their anti-Semitism, anti-LGBTQ rights are too much to bear. But with Linda Sarsour as a leader, one has to wonder: What did you expect? Published November 22, 2018

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams makes remarks during a press conference at the Abrams Headquarters in Atlanta, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will file a federal lawsuit to challenge the "gross mismanagement" of Georgia elections. Abrams made the comments in a Friday speech, shortly after she said she can't win the race, effectively ending her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Hollywood's misguided #BoycottGeorgia for Stacey Abrams

Once again, Hollywood's leftists have inserted themselves into the political world, this time jumping aboard a call to boycott Georgia in defense of Stacey Abrams, the Democrat who lost the gubernatorial race to Republican Brian Kemp. They better hope Americans don't turn the tables on this one and call for boycotts at the movies, right? Published November 21, 2018

Ivanka Trump emails a yawner of a scandal

Ivanka Trump has apparently, reportedly -- according to various media outlets -- used her private email account for official government White House business. In the world of political scandals, it's like Trump took a nibble of apple while Hillary Clinton reaped an entire orchard. Published November 20, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi progressives promising revenge on dissenters only create discord

Hopeful-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a group of progressive-minded people who have rallied about her, supported her selection to the leadership post -- and promised to take revenge on those who try to elect another. That's called tolerance, Democratic style. Honestly, how about some harmony for a season? Published November 20, 2018

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., left, talks with Rep.-elect IIhan Omar, D-Minn., right, as they walk over to member-elect briefings on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, here's why you're wrong

Self-declared socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told Republicans that instead of "drooling" to go public with all her mistakes and missteps, they ought to instead "actually step up enough to make the argument they want to make." OK. Invitation accepted. So here goes: Socialists don't belong in American politics. Published November 20, 2018