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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

This Dec. 24, 2016, file photo shows San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talking during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams. Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Colin Kaepernick, the left's example of How to Make Money

Traditionalists believe the way to success is to work hard, work tough and work determined, and eventually, the doors to the sought-after goal will crack then open. The left believes more in grievances and lawsuits. Can you say Colin Kaepernick? Published October 16, 2017

In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump makes a statement on Iran policy in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Donald Trump won't be impeached

Listen up, Impeach Trump crowd: President Donald Trump's not going to be impeached. He won't. So let it go. Move on -- and take your money with you. Published October 16, 2017

Chantel Sosa cries at the graveside during a funeral for her brother Erick Silva, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Las Vegas. Silva was working as a security guard when he was killed during a mass shooting Oct. 1, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Las Vegas massacre narrative has more holes than a Mandalay Bay hotel hallway

It's been two weeks since gunman Stephen Paddock powered up his piles of firearms in the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, took aim at the crowds of country concert-goers his room overlooked, and began firing at the masses, killing 58 and injuring hundreds. And what we know is this: Little. Published October 14, 2017

This March 22, 2016, file photo shows U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro wave to cheering fans as they arrive for a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national baseball team, in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Barack Obama should apologize for Cuba

So far, 22 American diplomats and their family members have been harmed in unexplained attacks in Cuba -- the country Barack Obama assured was our new bestie, maybe even more so than Iran. Obama needs to apologize. Published October 13, 2017

Twitter, red-faced, unlocks Rose McGowan

Anybody who's ever been blocked or locked or limited by Twitter knows -- the company never explains why. It only sends a standard form memo that speaks of "violating terms of service," or some other such bland and nondescript reason. The Rose McGowan-Twitter saga has ended somewhat differently. Published October 13, 2017

Boy Scouts of America leaders say they will start developing the next generation of female leaders and allow families to participate in outdoor activities together. (Associated Press/File)

Boy Scouts are for boys, not girls

The Boy Scouts of America just announced it was going to allow girls to take part in its scouting program -- to earn the group's highest leadership rank, the Eagle Scout. This is a mistake. Boy Scouts should stay all boy; similarly, the Girl Scouts should stay all girl. Published October 12, 2017

In this June 5, 2017, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks in Baltimore. Clinton says she's "shocked and appalled" by the revelations of sexual abuse and harassment being leveled at Harvey Weinstein. She says in a written statement on Oct. 10, that the behavior being reported by women "cannot be tolerated." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Hillary Clinton, 'appalled' by Harvey Weinstein, still hedges on money

Well, finally and at last, and about freaking time. Hillary Clinton came out on CNN on Wednesday to say she was "sick" and "shocked" and "appalled" over the whole Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment-slash-rape allegations floating about the media. But her vow to return Weinstein dollars? Well now, we'll see. Her words suggestion something else. Published October 12, 2017

Then-Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the Justice Department in Washington, in this March 4, 2015, photo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

NFL kneelers -- all hail the Eric Holder

What an interesting connection between one leading voice in the pro-anthem kneeling movement, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, and former attorney general, Eric Holder. The former actually worked for the latter. Figures. Published October 12, 2017

Actress Lindsay Lohan is interviewed following a news conference at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) ** FILE **

Lindsay Lohan, Islam's jewel: 'I feel very badly for Harvey Weinstein'

Lindsay Lohan, American partier-slash-actress-turned-Islam-follower, cut a curious video from Dubai about Harvey Weinstein -- defending Harvey Weinstein. Defending the guy who's just been accused of rape by three women. Ah, Islam. The religion of equal rights. Published October 11, 2017

In this on Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, a sign sponsored by opponents of the new Cook County tax on sweetened beverages is posted in the soda isle of Tischler Finer Foods in Brookfield, Ill. (AP Photo by Sara Burnett File)

Chicago soda tax crumbles -- now, about that gang violence

Cook County, Illinois, famous around conservative circles for its Chicago land of outrageous gun control -- a city to point to as an example of how government ought not be run -- may finally have hit one out of the ballpark. Cook County Board of Commissioners voted 15-1 to roll back a soda tax -- a 1-cent-per-ounce soda tax that had just been implemented a couple months ago. If only they could solve their gun crime problems so quickly. Published October 11, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson looks on as President Donald Trump speaks at a luncheon with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump, Tillerson -- WTFreak

Donald Trump, reportedly stung when his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, was said to have called him a "moron," struck back -- as the president is wont to do -- and snarked in a just-released Forbes article that of the two, it's his own presidential self who's actually the smarter. Published October 10, 2017

Isaiah Moore, right, argues with counter demonstrators about race relations during a rally in Coolidge Park on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Organizers said that the purpose of the demonstration, held in response to Saturday's rally by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., was to declare resistance against Nazism. (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP) ** FILE **

'Witnessing Whiteness,' the black community's newest tool to divide

St. Louis, Missouri, educators at The College School are learning how to teach students in even the pre-kindergarten years about all the various ways white people are racist -- so racist, in fact, that they don't even know they're racist Published October 10, 2017

White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon is former chief at Breitbart News, an outlet for alt-right debate, making the links harder to break. (Associated Press)

Republicans, you've been warned: Stephen Bannon's coming for you

Stephen Bannon, of Breitbart-turned-White-House-turned-back-to-Breitbart fame, has sent out a stern warning Republicans' way, and it's one that goes like this: I'm coming for you. For you and your pretty dog, Toto, too -- minus Sen. Ted Cruz. Published October 10, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York speak with Dreamers who are holding a four-day fast on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Trump border plan puts Pelosi, Schumer where they belong

President Donald Trump just released his White House's immigration priorities -- and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi aren't happy. Good. They shouldn't be. That means the White House is doing something right. Published October 10, 2017

Accompanied by Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello and first lady Beatriz Rossello, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence greets soldiers at the Muniz National Guard Air Base, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.  The trip comes days after U.S President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico and praised relief efforts without mentioning the criticism that the federal response has drawn. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Mike Pence, mocked for principles the left just can't fathom

Mike Pence, post-Colts-49ers walkout, has been mocked mercilessly by a vicious left as little more than a media hog and public relations stuntman for daring to leave the game in protest of players' national anthem kneeling. The left, the suspicious, mega-partisan, ever-political left, just can't believe that someone would actually stand on principle. Published October 9, 2017

In this July 25, 2012, file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown waits for the start of a news conference to announce plans to build a giant twin tunnel system to move water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to farmland and cities, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California crazy: Calling a 'he-she' a 'he' can now get you jailed

It's madness in California, as Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, of course, just signed into law a bill that creates special rights for LGBT senior-age adults in long-term nursing care that requires them to be referred to by their gender pronouns of choice. Those who don't? It's off to jail they go. Free speech, anyone? Published October 9, 2017

Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Dem senator admits bump stock ban path to universal background checks

Sen. Chris Murphy, in a recent CNN interview with Jake Tapper, admitted that if bump stocks are banned, the next gun control step Democrats will take is to press for national background checks. Apparently, the goal is for us all to become like Chicago. Published October 9, 2017