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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 listens as Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C. speaks during a meeting with the Republican Study Committee, Friday, March 17, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

House Republicans show how to fight right

President Donald Trump won his requested $5 billion for a border wall -- and then some -- in a House stopgap bill that passed on Republican-dominated votes, 217-185. It won't pass the Senate. But the point is this: At least Republicans were willing to fight for the wall. Senate GOP, are you watching? This is how you fight. Published December 21, 2018

In this file photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, post trucks leave the Amazon Logistic Center in Rheinberg, Germany. Workers at two Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike as part of a push for improved work conditions, leading to fears that Christmas orders may not arrive in time. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)

Amazon busted for 'immoral, almost voyeuristic' Alexa eavesdropping 'error'

An Amazon user in Germany was just able to gain access to an estimated 1,700 voice recordings of an Alexa user -- because, get this, of a glitch at the Amazon company. That's some glitch. But the bigger glitch is these erroneously shared files gave eavesdroppers the access to enough snippets of private in-home conversations they were soon able to piece together the Alexa user's identity. Published December 20, 2018

Afghan boys look out over the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) ** FILE **

Afghanistan 'boy play culture' seeps to America

Eleven-year-old boys don't have drag hobbies. They have parents who don't properly protect and who toss what's supposed to be their prized priorities -- their children -- to the predatory clutches of child molesters. And when the media applauds such sickness, the path of America's culture leads right to the door of Afghanistan, where "boy play" is accepted. Published December 20, 2018

The U.S. Capitol is seen as Congress and President Donald Trump move closer to a deadline to fund parts of the government, in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate sidesteps border, puts squeeze on Trump

The Republican-led Senate, no doubt concerned with the politics of a government shutdown and the media-generated storm that would come, sent a stopgap funding measure to the House absent President Donald Trump's requested $5 billion for a border wall. That's called: Putting the squeeze on Trump. Published December 20, 2018

Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New York, Thursday, March 2, 2107. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) ** FILE **

Fox News boycott? Now it's Tucker Carlson's turn

Once again, Fox News has been set in the crosshairs of angry left-leaning activists who still haven't grasped the concept that freedom of speech runs both ways -- both liberal and conservative -- and who are now, currently, as we speak, drooling up boycotts of the media giant. This time? It's Tucker Carlson. Published December 18, 2018

This June 2, 2018, file photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows weapons turned in by residents in a gun buy-back program co-sponsored with the New Life Covenant Church Southeast in the 6th Police District. More than 400 guns and rifles were handed over in exchange for $100 gift cards. (CPD via AP) ** FILE **

Second Amendment God-given, even in Pittsburgh

The government has no right to take what doesn't belong to it in the first place. The Second Amendment, after all, is not a government-granted allowance. It's a God-given right -- it's an individual's right -- as are all the amendments that make up the Bill of Rights. Published December 18, 2018

Talk radio host Michael Savage. (Hachette Book Group) ** FILE **

Michael Savage being silenced by 'corporate censorship,' attorney says

The voice of New York, come Jan. 7, may be no more. That's because WABC, one of the city's premiere, preeminent stations, is poised to boot Michael Savage -- to deplatform him, in broadcast-speak, said his attorney, Daniel Horowitz, in a telephone interview. Published December 17, 2018

The Capitol is seen in Washington, Friday morning, Dec. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Government shutdown? Yawn

Sen. Chuck Schumer said in a recent NBC "Meet the Press" appearance that Republicans ought not allow President Donald Trump to shut down the government over a "temper tantrum" about the need to fulfill campaign pledges and build a border wall. But really, a government shutdown is not all that. It's actually quite a yawner. Published December 17, 2018

Signs outside a polling place support different opinions on an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The amendment would expand the power of legislators to pass more abortion regulations. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee doing pro-life right

The worst abortions opponents, the ones who give pro-lifers a bad name, are the ones who stand safely away from the pregnant woman, shouting righteously and defiantly of the need to protect the unborn and preserve the sanctity and save the innocence and so forth -- then go home and pat themselves on the back for jobs well done. Published December 15, 2018

Terry Swann protests against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh outside the office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) ** FILE **

Another RINO bites the dust

So Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the chief justice of the Supreme Court of California, has left the Republican Party, in part, because of the backlash from all the sexual allegations that swirled about Brett Kavanaugh, newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court justice. Well, goodbye and good riddance. Published December 14, 2018

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski on the Nov. 17, 2017 edition of "Morning Joe." (MSNBC)

Mika Brzezinski by a different name would be fired

Mika Brzezinski of "Morning Joe" fame made a tasteless joke about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as possibly a "wanna dictator's butt-boy" during an MSNBC segment with Sen. Dick Durbin. And much as she apologized, fact is: If Brzezinski were named, say, Tucker Carlson, or Sean Hannity, or Laura Ingraham, today's mainstream media would be filled with expressions of outrage. Published December 13, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

'Pledges' are never 'petty,' no matter what Chuck Schumer says

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer chastised President Donald Trump for his "petty campaign pledge" of building a border wall -- and bam, that's what's wrong with today's batch of elitist politicians. Campaign pledges aren't "petty." Published December 13, 2018

In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, University of California, Berkeley police guard the building where Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos was to speak in Berkeley, Calif. UC Berkeley police took a hands-off approach to protesters on the campus when violent rioters overtook a largely peaceful protest against a controversial speaker. After a series of protests around the country, some institutions are rethinking their security and tactics in an age of growing political polarization. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

The censorship of the American mind

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education found in its recent "Spotlight on Speech Codes 2019" that across the country, at 466 of America's so-called "top colleges and universities," students are not allowed to fully exercise their First Amendment freedom of speech rights. My, how the pendulum has swung far from the 1960s. Published December 13, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, following a meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The left and its national security problem

For whatever reason, Democrats don't give the impression of caring a whit about the state of national security -- which, if you carry that to its natural conclusion, would mean they don't care much about the safety and security of American citizens, either. How else to describe their dug-in resistance to the border security America so desperately needs? Published December 12, 2018

Central American migrants march to the U.S. consulate in Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Migrants want U.S. authorities to speed up the asylum application process for members of migrant caravans seeking to enter the U.S., including accepting more applications per day. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Migrants' audacious blackmail of U.S. won't end well

A bunch of migrants from Central America reportedly sent a list of demands to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana that went like this: Pay us $50,000, and we'll go home. Don't pay us, and we'll stay. Oh, and in the meantime, speed up the asylum process so more of us can enter America. Does this scenario end well, in anybody's imaginations? Published December 12, 2018

In this Jan. 6, 2017, file photo, a translucent screen shows smart car technology at the Intel booth during CES International in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

A.I. experts warn of loss of free will, need for morality

Pew Research Center asked 979 technology experts, business and policy leaders, scientists and science-minded activists and the like just how they thought artificial intelligence would impact humans by the year 2030 -- and while 63 percent waxed positive, another 37 percent warned of the negatives. That's a sizable percentage. Published December 11, 2018

In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., talks with reporters following a photo opportunity on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's weak whine on Paul Ryan

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went on a bit of a whine fest on Twitter, calling out the country for its so-called "double standards" of giving Rep. Paul D. Ryan high marks for getting elected at a young age while calling her a "fraud" for doing the same. Thing is: Ryan's not a socialist. Published December 11, 2018