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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 June 2, 2017, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Scott Pruitt, in fight for EPA life -- literally

Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has apparently generated so much controversy that radical green peeps are threatening him with near-regularity, to the point he's now getting extra armed protection. Seriously, folks, some perspective, please. Are trees that important? Published September 21, 2017

MSNBC co-host Joe Scarborough slammed the left-wing violence in Berkeley, California, over the weekend, saying there's nothing "anti-fascist" about using force to shut down free speech. (MSNBC)

Joe Scarborough agrees: Trump's U.N. speech a winner

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, normally no fan of Donald Trump's -- to put it mildly -- nonetheless came out in defense of the president's speech before the United Nations. In short, Scarborough actually liked it. Check the skies for flying pigs. Published September 20, 2017

Protesters march in support of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick outside Ford Field and an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Arizona Cardinals in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Colin Kaepernick: Apologize

Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback known these days more for his on-field displays of anti-Americanism than for his tossing skills, now says he's ready to play. Well, isn't that special. No apology? No play. That's what I say, anyway. Published September 20, 2017

In this June 30, 2014, file photo, customers walk to a Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City. Federal prosecutors say Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mislabled. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Hey lady, raw cotton is not racist -- it's raw cotton

A new controversy has erupted in the left's ever-expanding war on racism, and this one is so ridiculous that even the left ought to be shaking heads in shame. Basically, a woman's claimed a Hobby Lobby art display of raw cotton -- comprised of a few sticks of the fiber stalks shoved into some glass jars, with the fluffy white spilling from brown branches -- is racist. Published September 19, 2017

Paul Manafort wiretapped -- and suddenly, Trump's not so crazy

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, was being wiretapped by feds -- not just once, but twice -- as part of an FBI investigation into his dealings in Ukraine and Russia. The secret surveillance took place at a time when Manafort was in contact with Trump, all the way into 2017. And with that, Trump, who claimed that his Trump Tower had been wiretapped by Barack Obama in the lead-up to the election, is suddenly no longer the crazy dude the left made him to appear. Published September 19, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump, center, gets up to leave after making a quick statement at a meeting during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Donald Trump, the right guy to rein in the United Nations

President Donald Trump took the United Nations to task in recent remarks at the global body's New York headquarters, telling those attending a special forum on "management, security and development" that the entity was in dire need of reform. It's about time America snipped the U.N.'s wings. Published September 19, 2017

After casting the deciding thumbs-down on the GOP's repeal-and-replace effort on Obamacare in July, Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, is now supporting a plan by his GOP colleagues to allow states to use their Obamacare money as they see fit. (Associated Press)

John McCain: Booting 'Dreamers,' transgenders 'just not fair'

Sen. John McCain took to national television for round 50 or so of what's become his favorite game of late: Bashing President Donald Trump, this time, over transgenders in the military. Oh, and Dreamers, too. Don't forget the Dreamers. Published September 18, 2017

This image taken from video shows passengers inside Marseille-Saint-Charles railway station in Marseille, France on Sunday Sept. 17, 2017. Four young US tourists were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille. (AP Photo)

Four Boston College women acid-attacked in France

Four American female college students were just sent to the hospital with acid on their face, after a woman approached and sprayed them down at a train station in Marseille. Published September 18, 2017

People gather for Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Victoria, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. Sunday was declared a day of prayer in Texas by Gov. Greg Abbott and across the nation by President Donald Trump. He and the first lady attended services at St. John's, an Episcopal church in Washington, a day after visiting Harvey evacuees in Houston and Louisiana. (Olivia Vanni/The Victoria Advocate via AP)

Prayer: Where a nation in turmoil ought to turn

Coming to Washington, D.C., in October is a multi-day "Awaken the Dawn" gathering aimed entirely at glorifying Jesus. This is much-needed and well-timed. Published September 16, 2017

This Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, photo shows a Google sign at a store in Hialeah, Fla. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is filing a class action lawsuit against the search giant for gender pay discrimination. The suit follows a federal labor investigation into Google that has preliminarily found systemic pay discrimination among the 21,000 employees at Googles headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The initial stages of the review found women earned less than men in nearly every job classification. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Google slapped with antitrust lawsuit

A social media site frequented by conservatives and billed as an alternative to Twitter has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google. Monopoly players, get ready to rumble. Published September 15, 2017

In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, a protester holds a sign at a rally at Metropolitan State University after President Donald Trump's decision to repeal a program protecting young immigrants from deportation in Denver. (AP Photo/Tatiana Flowers, File)

DACA, DACA, yes Trump, you hafta

President Donald Trump, the guy who promised to drain the swamp, is instead sinking fast into its muddy waters, one wrong DACA move away from drowning. Published September 15, 2017

Protesters shout before a speaking engagement by Ben Shapiro on the campus of the University of California Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. Several streets around the University of California, Berkeley, were closed off Thursday with concrete and plastic barriers ahead of an evening appearance by the conservative commentator - the latest polarizing event to raise concerns of violence on the famously liberal campus. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

Scary times for free speech

Ben Shapiro just scored what today is becoming a major win -- a podium at a major university where police only had to make four protest arrests. Yes, that's sarcasm. It's also a sad commentary on the state of the First Amendment. Published September 15, 2017

Black Lives Matter protesters block the Twin Cities Pride Parade along Hennepin Ave at the start of the parade in Minneapolis, Sunday, June 25, 2017.  Sunday's parade was disrupted over the police shooting of Philando Castile just minutes after getting underway in downtown Minneapolis.  (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

XXXTentacion's race-baiting rap shows white boy being lynched

A black rapper, XXXTentacion, just released a new music video that features an image of a white boy being lynched as a black boy stands and watches. So far, so mum, as far as the left goes. Where's the denouncement of racism now, Democrats? Published September 14, 2017

A pro-Trump supporter tries to get his hat back in Portland, Ore., on September 10, 2017, after he was confronted by antifascist protesters gathering against a rally by right-aligned Patriot Prayer supporters led by Joey Gibson. Only a few Patriot Prayer members showed up and police used pepper spray after protesters pushed down a barrier separating the groups. (Photo by Alex Milan Tracy)(Sipa via AP Images)

Antifa: Yes, the violence is necessary

Antifa thugs say their violence is necessary because their goals are aimed at fighting "Nazi" ideologies, and the ends therefore justify the means. The ends justify the means -- such a powerful persuader. Published September 14, 2017