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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

Tony Schwartz, ghostwriter of Donald Trump's "The Art of the Deal" and chief executive officer of "The Energy Project," attends the St. Gallen Symposium, a platform for dialogue on key issues in management, the entrepreneurial environment and the interfaces between business, politics and civil society, at the university of St. Gallen, Switzerland, on Friday, May 5, 2017. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP) ** FILE **

'Art of the Deal' co-author's astonishing backstab of Trump

Tony Schwartz, the co-author of "The Art of the Deal," took to national television to speak about President Donald Trump's current state of mind. And what he said was hardly kind -- rather, it was more a betrayal of the Trump hand that fed. Published May 18, 2017

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. listens to a reporter's question before a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

John McCain wildly proclaims 'Watergate' at Trump's door

Sen. John McCain, self-proclaimed Republican but not-so-secret Democrat, came out in full force against his own party's president, saying the many scandals rocking the White House lately are reaching "Watergate" proportions. Easy there, McCain. Let's reel back the rhetoric a bit and consider a more level-headed look at these so-called scandals. Published May 17, 2017

In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, Kimberly Guilfoyle arrives at the New York special screening of "Fury," in New York. Fox News host Guilfoyle said in a Monday, May 15, 2017, interview with the Mercury News in San Jose, Calif., that she is in conversations with the Trump administration about replacing Sean Spicer as White House press secretary. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Kimberly Guilfoyle would be great

Fox News host, attorney and all-around blunt talker Kimberly Guilfoyle has been making the media rounds of late, suggesting personal interest in replacing Sean Spicer as White House press secretary. This would be a great move for the White House -- for President Donald Trump's defense team. Published May 17, 2017

Former President Jimmy Carter, right, and Sen. Bernie Sanders discuss human rights during the Human Rights Defenders Forum at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Monday, May 8, 2017. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Socialist blot Bernie Sanders has nerve to ding Trump

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the failed presidential candidate who serves as an independent but brags about being socialist, slammed President Donald Trump as lacking the necessary understanding to be a successful White House chief. Published May 17, 2017

Miss District of Columbia USA Kara McCullough, center, reacts with fellow contestants after she was crowned the new Miss USA during the Miss USA contest Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Miss USA changes tune, calls health care 'a right'

Well, that didn't last long, did it? Social media had been afire with news of the newest Miss USA, black Washington, D.C., representative Kara McCullough, and her conservative viewpoints -- most particularly, the one that went like this: Health care is not a right, but rather a privilege. Fast-forward a few short hours and her mantra now goes: Oops. My bad. I meant health care is indeed a right. Published May 16, 2017

In this Feb. 5, 2016, file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Two media reports say U.S. prosecutors are preparing or closely considering charges against the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, including  Assange, for revealing sensitive government secrets. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File) **FILE**

Seth Rich, killed DNC staffer, emailed WikiLeaks? Ruh-roh

Rod Wheeler, a former homicide detective with the Washington, D.C., force -- whose face was made famous while serving as a television pundit during the O.J. Simpson trial -- offered up some interesting news about the recently murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich that went like this: He was "absolutely" emailing WikiLeaks. Ruh-roh. Published May 16, 2017

Clinton's 'Onward Together' opens: Donate at your peril

Hillary Clinton's nonprofit, "Onward Together," is now open for business. And visitors to the new website have two options: Read the mission statement. Or donate money. The donate page is longer. Published May 16, 2017

People protest the appearance of Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. The University of California at Berkeley is bracing for major protests Wednesday against Yiannopoulos, a polarizing Breitbart News editor, on the last stop of a tour aimed at defying what he calls an epidemic of political correctness on college campuses. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

At UCSC, throw the black activist bums out!

Radical black students who are part of "The African/Black Student Alliance on the University of California's Santa Cruz recently stormed one of the campus buildings, tossed out staffers and set up camp, announcing intent to stay unless their list of special interest demands were met. So why were they rewarded, rather than expelled? Published May 16, 2017

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, center, flanked by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speak to the media about healthcare, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington following a policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Senate scores 'F' for free market

The Senate has turned full-force toward repeal, replace, reform, what have you of Obamacare. But senators are talking way more about reform and replace and not so much about outright repeal. And on that, they're doing a major disservice to the free market. Published May 15, 2017

In this Saturday, May 13, 2017, photo, with a Gen. Robert E. Lee statue in the background, people gather at Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., to protest the plans to remove the monument. (Allison Wrabel/The Daily Progress via AP)

Richard Spencer, you're not helping

Revising history, tearing down history and carting away history -- all for the sake of saving someone's hurt feelings -- is a despicable trend of late that's been prompted in large part by minority groups that have finally found a voice. But Richard Spencer, you're not helping. Published May 15, 2017

Seattle Police Officers stage near a May Day protest, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Seattle.  Immigrant and union groups marched in cities across the United States on Monday, to mark May Day and protest against President Donald Trump's efforts to boost deportations. The day has become a rallying point for immigrants in the U.S. since demonstrations were held in 2006 against a proposed immigration enforcement bill. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

For Republicans, it's getting dangerous out there

A Tennessee woman, apparently discontent with her congressman's remarks at a town hall at the University of Tennessee-Martin, did what any normal, curious and courteous constituent would do to have her followup concerns addressed -- she chased his car down, forced him off the road and started screaming and banging on their windows. You guessed it. The congressman, David Kustoff, is a Republican Published May 13, 2017

Sessions' law and order memo likely to irk left

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with one quick stroke of the pen, overturned some lax criminal policies of the previous Barack Obama administration -- the ones that said certain suspects ought to only be charged with minimum offenses. Get ready: The lawsuits from the left are sure to come. Published May 12, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. signals a thumbs-up as he leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, after he led the GOP majority to change Senate rules and lower the vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority in order to advance Neil Gorsuch to a confirmation vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mitch McConnell emerges from man cave!

Listen up! Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has emerged from his man cave to issue an Official Announcement -- an announcement of such epic importance that it's truly more a pronouncement -- and it's one that goes like this: Umm, you women over there. You all can come to the health care party, too. Published May 12, 2017

Rep. Maxine Waters received a standing ovation before presenting the "Best Fight Against the System" award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards Sunday night. (MTV)

Maxine Waters, you're embarrassing yourself

Rep. Maxine Waters, who long ago abandoned any pretense at being a constitutionally minded member of Congress, is now rapidly moving into a realm of reality that doesn't even allow her to be a useful idiot for the Democrats. Published May 12, 2017

Nancy Kohn, of Boston, holds a Donald Trump puppet and a placard during a May Day rally, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Chelsea, Mass. Thousands of people chanted, picketed and marched on cities across America on Monday as May Day demonstrations raged against President Donald Trump's immigration policies. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Insanity, as left calls for stalking GOP in streets, at home

A Huffington Post editor-at-large, reacting to President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey -- and apparently, to the continued existence of all-things conservative -- called on fellow leftist to take to the streets, follow Republicans where they eat, sleep and make merry, and basically set up protest camp. Published May 11, 2017

In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo, Amira Hassan, of Burnsville, Minn., plays in the waiting room at the specialty clinic at Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis. Hassan went to the hospital's clinic for a routine wellness check, but had to wear a mask to protect her from measles after an outbreak has sickened more than 30 children in Minnesota. The masks are just one precaution that hospitals are taking to try to control the spread of the disease, which is predominantly affecting Minnesota's Somali community. (AP Photo/Amy Forliti)

Measles in Minnesota: It's the borders, stupid

Minnesota is facing a bit of a measles crisis, with nearing 50 confirmed cases in the last four weeks -- a level that hasn't been seen in three decades or so. But the blame for this crisis is being wrongfully cast on anti-vaccination activists, and not on open border folk, where it more rightfully belongs. Published May 11, 2017