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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

In this April 22, 2015, file photo, a member of the Baltimore Police Department stands guard outside of the department's Western District police station as men hold their hands up in protest during a march for Freddie Gray in Baltimore. In a city that became emblematic of police abuse, excessive force and callous treatment of young black men, Baltimore's mayor and commissioner say they are eager and ready to change not only the culture of law enforcement, but the practice. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Baltimore cops, giving police everywhere a bad name

A Baltimore police officer named Richard Pinheiro was caught by his own body camera planting -- allegedly -- illegal drugs at the scene of an arrest. This is beyond ruh-roh. This is egregious, criminal -- and politically hot. Published July 20, 2017

In this June 22, 2017, file photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives for a Senate Republican meeting on a health reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement July 19. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) **FILE**

John McCain: In cancer, he unites

Now, even those who can't stand his politics -- who've fought him tooth and nail over policy, legislation, RINO-ism and globalism -- wish him well, hope for the best and send him prayers. This is how God works: through struggles, a light. Published July 20, 2017

Guns to be melted into metal reinforcing bars for use in construction are stacked in a pile at Gerdau Steel Mill Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Nearly 5,000 weapons seized or collected by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department were destroyed in the agency's annual gun melt. The handguns, rifles and semi-automatic weapons were dumped into the steel mill's furnace. (Rick Sforza/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

Girl with gun makes clear 2nd Amendment saves

Liberals may simply try to wish away the crime -- but a 17-year-old girl's brush with death, and subsequent use of a gun, shows without a doubt that the Second Amendment saves. Published July 20, 2017

The Capitol in Washington is quiet after lawmakers departed the for the Independence Day recess, Friday, June 30, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Republicans, thy name is mud

Republicans, as a party, are reeling at their most recent failure -- an epic one -- regarding repeal-replace Obamacare. Stumbling seems to be Republicans' new mode of transportation. What's insanely angering about it is they're stumbling over their own roadblocks. Published July 20, 2017

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Rand Paul, atop white horse, rescues Obamacare PR

Republicans are having a head-hanging moment, to be sure, on Obamacare. So it's with no small measure of relief that Sen. Rand Paul has seemingly rode in on a white horse, to give the party a new public relations message on Obamacare that keeps Republicans afloat. Published July 19, 2017

In this Saturday, July 8, 2017, file photo, Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, attends a working session at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

'Impeach Trump' in 10 easy steps -- latest leftist lunacy

The left's Robert Reich has introduced to the public a handy-dandy 10-step primer to impeach President Donald Trump. Again, with the lunacy. The left just can't help itself. Hatred is all-consuming, as they say. Published July 19, 2017

Sen. Kamala D. Harris

Kamala Harris: Eric Holder in a skirt

Democrats are in a tizzy about their latest and brightest prospect for the 2020 White House -- Kamala Harris, the senator from California. Make way for the next social justice warrior. Harris, a la Eric Holder, a la Barack Obama, is a far leftist with a vision of America as an inherently racist, unjust, unfair, misogynist nation. Published July 19, 2017

Former Vice President Al Gore made the claim Monday that President Trump is "deliberately" making decisions that hurt America's standing on the global stage. (NBC)

Al Gore's frowny face: 'I was wrong' on Trump

Al "Hanging Chad-Man' Gore, former failed presidential candidate and former -- equally as failed, some would say -- vice president, has come crawling out of his air conditioned mansion to pick up his climate change manual once again and chide President Donald Trump on national television. His beef? It's hot -- damn hot. Published July 18, 2017

President Donald Trump points to a member of the audience before being introduced during a "Made in America," product showcase featuring items created in each of the U.S. 50 states, at the White House, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump says 'REPEAL' first -- and all his supporters go, yes!

President Donald Trump called for Republicans to "REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan" from a "clean slate." Yes. This is what conservative voters wanted. This is what conservative voters were promised. Published July 18, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses the summer meeting of the nation's district attorneys from around the country at the Hilton in Minneapolis, Minn., Monday, July, 17 2017. Sessions said the Justice Department will soon make it easier for local law enforcement to seize cash and property from crime suspects and reap the proceeds. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

White House dead wrong on asset forfeitures

President Donald Trump may be doing a lot of good for America, particularly in terms of putting the nation first on the international stage and its citizens, not special interests, first in the domestic arena. But on asset forfeiture laws, this White House is wrong. Dead wrong, completely wrong, egregiously wrong. Published July 18, 2017

Un-American court demands Rowan County quit praying

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled 10-5 that Rowan County, North Carolina, commissioners couldn't open their government sessions with prayer. What a travesty for America, the country English writer and philosopher Gilbert Keith "G.K." Chesterton once referred to as "the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed," a creed that "clearly names the Creator as the ultimate authority.' Published July 18, 2017

Caitlyn Jenner poses for a portrait on Monday, April 24, 2017, in New York to promote her memoir, "The Secrets of My Life." (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

Caitlyn Jenner on mission to sensitize GOP

The Jenner formerly known as Bruce, but name-changed to Caitlyn, is on a mission to change the Republican Party and make its members more sensitive to LGBT issues. That's fine and dandy. But sensitive shouldn't mean lying. Published July 17, 2017

In this Feb. 10, 2012, file photo, Ann Coulter gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Delta pushed back at Coulter after the conservative commentator berated the carrier on Twitter over a changed seat assignment for a July 15, 2017, flight from New York to West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Delta's ticked -- but Ann Coulter's right

Ann Coulter unleashed a storm of fiery tweets against Delta over a switched seat. And an offended Delta tried to defend itself. But Coulter's quite right and moreover, Americans are sick of being treated by airlines like chattel. Published July 17, 2017

Stacy Harp and her father, Clayton Perrotte, have been battling the government over a typo that has changed the gender of Perrotte from male to female. (Photo courtesy of Stacy Harp)

Social Security gender war exposes bureaucratic bloat

Talk about a bureaucratic nightmare. Stacy Harp, who hosts Bible News Radio with her husband, Randall Harp, is just trying to transfer the Social Security payments for her father, Clayton Perrotte, from Florida to Tennessee. But she can't, because a government error changed her dad's gender from male to female. Published July 15, 2017

In this May 24, 2017, file photo Fadumo Adan, a lacrosse player at Deering High School, wears a sports hijab provided by the school during practice in Portland, Maine. Deering High School is providing sport hijabs with the goal of making Muslim girls comfortable and boosting their participation in sports. Tennis co-captains Liva Pierce and Anaise Manikunda solicited private donations to avoid criticism for using taxpayer funds on religious apparel, and ended up with enough to outfit all teams, including lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, softball, field hockey and track. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

American Eagle hat tips Islam with denim hijab for sale

American Eagle is reaching out to the Muslim community and offering up a denim hijab for sale at its online locations. So much for the American in the Eagle. Apparently, a hijab is now considered traditional American garb? Published July 14, 2017