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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

President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, left, during a rally, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Lewis Center, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

'Impeach Trump' preceded even Trump's nomination

Democrats, along with others, have been talking about impeaching Donald Trump since before he even took office. Before he was ever the American people's elected one. And curiously enough, shockingly enough, before he was even the Republican Party's chosen one. Published September 26, 2019

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, former President Barack Obama, right, and former first lady Michelle Obama arrive for the first session of the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. A documentary about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor debuted Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, on Netflix, as the streaming service's first project backed by Michelle and Barack Obama's new production company. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Barack Obama, the real king of the quid pro quo

Funny how after eight years of Barack Obama quid pro quo-ing here, there and everywhere, it's only now Democrats care. It's only with President Donald Trump that they suddenly see corruption in politics, even when no corruption in politics exists. Published September 25, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., reads a statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democrats, on impeachment, put cart before horse

If Democrats truly believed they had a chance to impeach President Donald Trump, they wouldn't launch an impeachment inquiry -- they'd call for a vote. Right? But guess what. They did that back in July. And it failed. Published September 25, 2019

President Donald Trump delivers remarks to the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump calls coyotes 'vicious' -- Impeach!

President Donald Trump, in a speech before the United Nations, called out those who smuggle illegals into America -- coyotes, as they're colloquially known -- as "vicious" individuals, bent on taking advantage both financially and sexually of the poor and downtrodden. And now he must be impeached. Published September 24, 2019

Greta Thunberg, center, walks with an entourage after passing a security checkpoint while appearing at the United Nations, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Greta Thunberg, a parent's nightmare

Greta Thunberg, bless her heart, must be a real saint to live with -- and yes, that's the Southern meaning of "bless her heart." Published September 24, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses the annual Comanche Nation Fair Powwow, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Lawton, Okla. (AP Photo/Gerardo Bello)

Bernie Sanders has the teachers in his wallet

If teachers are funding Sen. Bernie Sanders, and professors at higher places of learning are donating to socialists, then you can be sure the students they teach aren't learning anything positive about America -- or negative about socialism. Published September 24, 2019

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld speaks during the Climate Forum at Georgetown University, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Bill Weld moves impeachment bar -- to 'death'

Bill Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts who's making a run against President Donald Trump for the Republican ticket to the White House, managed to move the old impeachment call a bit further down the delusion scale by reminding MSNBC audiences that the punishment for treason is "death." Go big or go home, right? Published September 23, 2019

President Donald Trump talks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, as he prepares to board Marine One for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base. Trump is traveling to Texas and Ohio before heading to New York for the upcoming United Nations General assembly. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump's got his U.N. priorities straight

President Donald Trump has decided that instead of sitting through yet another -- yawn -- climate change meeting at the United Nations, he's going to discuss something that really matters, that's truly important, that's actually crucial to the world at-large: religious freedom. You go Trump. This is what matters. Published September 23, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, takes the stage with, from left, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., for the Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC on the campus of Texas Southern University Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Big Business helps keep America free

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and others on the left have made entire political careers out of denouncing Big Business. But America should go slow on ye olde "Hate Business" path. Not only do companies bail out plenty in need. But they also help keep America free by taking on costly responsibilities that would otherwise fall to Big Government. Published September 21, 2019

United Nations Security Council vote on a humanitarian draft resolution for Syria, which fail to gain the support of Russia and China, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

U.N. staff call on U.N. to practice what it climate preaches

More than 2,000 employees of the United Nations have called on their own U.N. bosses to practice what they preach when it comes to the environment and reduce their own carbon footprints. Gasp. Might that mean the global elite would have to give up their cushy-albeit-carbon-heavy private jet travels? Indeed. Published September 20, 2019

Michael Savage, talk radio icon, rides aboard Air Force One with President Donald Trump. (Image courtesy of Michael Savage)

Michael Savage's 'hot dog summit' with Trump

Move over, beer summit. This president, Donald Trump, doesn't drink. What he does do is eat hot dogs -- and aboard Air Force One, he shared one with none other than talk radio icon Michael Savage. As far as memories go, that's a pretty cool one. Published September 20, 2019

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., questions White House lawyer Steven Menashi, President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Menashi's guarded responses were frustrating at times to both Democrats and Republicans on the Judiciary panel. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Dick Durbin to fellow Democrats: Enough impeachment already

Sen. Dick Durbin, speaking about the impeach, impeach, impeach mentality of his fellow Democrats, said it's high time his fellow Democrats stepped away from the impeach, impeach, impeach mentality. Finally. A Democrat who can see the 2020 writing on the wall. Published September 17, 2019

A Starship Technologies robot drives through campus delivering food at Purdue University, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in West Lafayette, Ind. For the past month, Purdue students have seen little robots making their way across campus, down sidewalks and across streets. They're white and cooler-sized, with six little wheels and a long pole with an orange flag alerting those around of their presence. (Nikos Frazier/Journal & Courier via AP)

Robot priests, A.I. gods transforming the world of worship

Mindar is the name of a new priest tasked with delivering sermons and overseeing religious ceremonies at a 400-year-old Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. Mindar is not human. Mindar is a robot. And it's just the latest sign of A.I. creeping into religions around the world. Published September 17, 2019

Democrats, on Brett Kavanaugh, trying to frighten future judicial picks

Here's a question: If President Donald Trump nominated you to the U.S. Supreme Court -- or to any high-ranking judicial office, for that matter -- would you seize the moment and say yes? After watching the takedown of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, both Part One and now, the emerging Part Two, no doubt for many, the answer would be no thanks. Published September 16, 2019

In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh stands before a ceremonial swearing-in in the East Room of the White House in Washington. At least two Democratic presidential candidates, Kamala Harris and Kamala Harris are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Brett Kavanaugh impeachment call a grotesque smear

Two reporters for The New York Times wrote that one of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's former Yale classmate allegedly saw him "with his pants down" at a college party. And that was all campaigning Democrats needed. Away they went; impeachment, they cried. Published September 16, 2019

From left, Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., shake hands Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, after a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Democrats still lack chops to beat Donald Trump

Democrats, ten of 'em, took to the ABC News stage for their third debate to offer up the best and the brightest and the most of their mostest to defeat Donald Trump in 2020, and they came up with this: The president's a racist. Really? Let the congratulatory parties for Trump's reelection begin now. Published September 14, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Joe Biden's teeth took away all his political bite

If Joe Biden even had a chance in Thursday evening's debate, it was swallowed up in his on-air struggle with his teeth. Poor Joe. He thinks he's the heir apparent who simply has to show up and voila, all the ballots will waft gently to his feet. This was Hillary Clinton's mistake. Published September 13, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke answers a question Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Beto O'Rourke hands GOP, NRA golden ticket

Thanks, Beto. "Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47," he said, on television, on the Democratic Party debate stage, for all to hear and see. "We're not going to allow them to be used against fellow Americans anymore." It doesn't get any clearer than that. Published September 12, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden, left and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., talk Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Elizabeth Warren's gasp-worthy slap at the rich

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, on the stage and answering questions about her visions of health care, slipped in a rather significant -- and somber -- remark about the rich in this country that goes to the heart of socialist delusion. She said, in essence: the rich don't work. The rich don't work hard. Published September 12, 2019