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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

Members of the LGBT community protest the upcoming visit of U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at the University of the Philippines campus in Los Banos, Laguna province, south of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) ** FILE **

Church of England tells schools to let kids experiment with genders

The Church of England sent a somewhat shocking message to schools around the country, telling administrators they ought to let students try out different genders. The new suggested anti-bully policy? Let the boys be girls, if they want; the girls, be boys. Published November 14, 2017

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., smiles as he questions Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter's Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google's Law Enforcement and Information Security Director Richard Salgado, as they testify during a Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, on more signs from tech companies of Russian election activity. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Jeff Flake: I'll back a Democrat over Roy Moore

Sen. Jeff Flake, the retiring Arizonan Republican -- the one who recently penned a book that contained sharp criticisms of President Donald Trump and the direction this commander-in-chief was taking the GOP -- said he'd back a Democrat before voting for Roy Moore. Sigh. Published November 14, 2017

In this Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump feeds carps with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before their working lunch at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan. (Toru Hanai/Pool Photo via AP, File)

The myth of the Republican exodus

There's a lot of media talk lately about all the Republicans who are leaving office, refusing to seek re-election, resigning for some new venture or another -- and the talk of the town is that these pols are leaving in some sort of mixture of disgust, horror and sadness at the direction the party's taking, post-President Donald Trump. But this is a bit of faked news. Published November 14, 2017

Matt Drudge (Associated Press/Brian K. Diggs) ** FILE **

Drudge lets loose on The Washington Post

Matt Drudge of Drudge Report fame unleashed on The Washington Post on Twitter, calling out the media outlet for a headline and story that seemed to suggest the popular site was pro-Russia. This is a well-deserved smack-down of The Post. Published November 13, 2017

In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Roger Goodell's 'unseemly,' 'offensive' salary quest

Roger Goodell, the much-beleaguered NFL commissioner -- the one who will probably go down as Most Tone Deaf football league chief in history, at least when it comes to respecting fans' wishes -- has reportedly asked for a $49.5 million annual salary for life in his recent contract negotiations. Oh, and a private jet, too. Oh, and lifetime health benefits for his family. Published November 13, 2017

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama says it is Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who should step aside. (Associated Press)

Roy Moore to sue The Washington Post

Roy Moore, the Republican's nominee in the Alabama fight for the U.S. Senate seat, announced he's going to sue The Washington Post for the series of stories that implicate him in sexual dalliances with underage girls 40 years ago. He said this as political players in his own party were folding like cheap card tables to get him to quit. Published November 13, 2017

In this Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 photo, good samaritans of the town of Isabela make a circle of prayer with the residents of Rio Abajo in Utuado as recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria continue in Puerto Rico. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

The power of charity over government

TJX Companies, Inc., the corporate owners of Marshalls, T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods, announced just recently that even though its shops' doors have been closed for more than six weeks in hurricane-plagued Puerto Rico, all its employees will still be paid. This is how America rolls. Published November 11, 2017

In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney talks with reporters in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Mitt Romney blasts Roy Moore as 'unfit for office'

Former Massachusetts governor and failed president candidate Mitt Romney took opportunity to weigh in on the whole Roy Moore matter -- the one that finds him ensnarled in a web of allegations of sexual improprieties with underage and young girls -- and call for the former Alabama judge to immediately "step aside" and abandon his Senate aspirations. Maybe. But what's Romney's angle on weighing in? Published November 10, 2017

From left: Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats testified before a hearing Wednesday of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. (Associated Press)

FBI counterterror chief, reportedly drunk, loses weapon

Robert Manson, a supervisor in the FBI's counterterrorism division, got drunk -- allegedly -- during a party with exotic dancers, better known as strippers, at a hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, went to bed, woke up and found his service weapon missing. This isn't just embarrassing. It's downright dangerous to innocent Americans. Published November 9, 2017

President Barack Obama, with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, center, and Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, speaks during a meeting with members of his economic team in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 4, 2016. Obama spoke about U.S. employers adding 242,000 workers in February, driving another solid month for the resilient American job market. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama Foundation's newest director a tax haven hiding fat cat

One of the Obama Foundation's newest members of its board of directors is none other than Penny Pritzker, the Commerce Department secretary under the Barack Obama administration and the finance chair of Obama's 2008 campaign -- and oh yes, this too, a name that just surfaced in the Paradise Papers as tied to offshore tax havens. Well, would you look at that. One of anti-fat cat Obama's own foundation directors is an offshore tax haven sheltering fat catter. Published November 9, 2017

The sun sets behind 26 crosses placed in a field before a vigil for the victims of the First Baptist Church shooting Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Texas officials confirmed Devin Patrick Kelley as the shooter who killed at least 26 people and wounded about 20 others at the church. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Devin Patrick Kelley, dead shooter, now accused of rape

Devin Patrick Kelley, the dead shooting suspect in the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs massacre, has now been named by four women as a rapist and sexual harasser. The more this story comes to light -- the more America learns about Kelley -- the more it becomes evident this guy just slipped through society's cracks. Published November 8, 2017

Virginia Democratic Gov. elect Ralph Northam addresses supporters at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Virginia: Ed Gillespie not a Donald Trump referendum

Ed Gillespie, Virginia's newest losing governor wanna-be -- who went down in flames to Democrat Ralph Northam -- will be talked about for days as the Voter Referendum on President Donald Trump. But his loss has less to do with Trump and more to do with Virginia's shifting demographics -- with Virginia's proximity to Big Government jobs. Published November 8, 2017

In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, actor James Woods poses at the premiere of the film "Bleed for This" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Woods said he is retiring from the entertainment industry. The news was included in a press release issued Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, by Woods' real estate agent offering Woods' Rhode Island lake house for sale. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

James Woods -- bam! Take that, Barack Obama

Barack Obama, in a tweet aimed at furthering his gun control designs, reacted to the horrific murders of Texas church-goers by calling for God to bring on gun control. Leave it to Hollywood's James Woods to slap back that silly. Published November 7, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump pours out the remaining  fish food from a container as he feeds carp at a koi pond with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, third from right, before their working lunch at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Toru Hanai/Pool Photo via AP)

Media once again caught lying on Donald Trump

The media, once again, have been caught in a web of deceit, trying hard via creative editing to showcase President Trump poorly on the international stage. Published November 7, 2017

Jennifer Palacios, center, the biological mother of 14-year-old Annabelle Pomeroy who died in a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, is comforted by, from left to right, her boyfriend Fritz Rymers, her son Timothy Rodriguez and her mother Diana Palacios, at a memorial service in Sutherland Springs, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Democrat Ted Lieu snubs Texas victims for pretend angst

The Democratic Party's Ted Lieu, lawmaker from California, said he was so upset at the recent shootings of Texas church-goers that he couldn't even stand to stay on the House floor to take part in the somber moment of silence. He walked out. That's right -- he took his sorry, grandstanding, self-aggrandizing self and left the floor, mid-moment of silence. Published November 7, 2017