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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

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., during an American Federation of Teachers town hall event, at the Plumbers Local 690 Union Hall in Philadelphia, Monday, May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Warren's anti-Fox sneer the kiss of campaign death

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who's running for president of the United States, turned up her nose and turned down a Fox News town hall, calling out the cable giant as a "hate-for-profit" racket. This is a big political misstep. Published May 14, 2019

In this undated photo made from video, 12-year-old cancer patient Ethan Daniels at a medical facility in Atlanta speaks with Aaron Horowitz, co-founder and CEO of Sproutel, who designed "My Special Aflac Duck" to promote emotional well-being by helping children living with cancer develop a sense of control and manage stress through interactive technology. (AP Photo/Marina Hutchinson) ** FILE **

Cage the rage, punch a robot

Researchers say they've come up with a way to help those with anger management issues using the latest in technology -- robots trained to take a punch. It's probably too soon to call for a end to barroom brawls, broken furniture and smashed phones. But maybe these 'bots can help some angry birds better cope. Published May 14, 2019

A gold foil cross uncovered at an Anglo-Saxon burial site in the village of Prittlewell in 2003 on display at Southend Central Museum in Southend, England, Thursday, May 8, 2019. Archaeologists say an underground chamber discovered accidentally by road workers may be the site of the earliest Christian royal burial in Britain. The chamber uncovered between a road and a railway line in the village of Prittlewell in 2003 turned out to be a 1,400-year-old burial site. (AP Photo/James Brooks)

Christian persecution's 'inconvenient truth'

An interim report from the United Kingdom shows that 80 percent of those around the world facing religious persecution are Christians. Eighty percent. Published May 14, 2019

Sorry, Sen. Booker, 2nd Amendment is God-given, not government-granted

Sen. Cory Booker, in recent remarks about the Colorado school shooting and need to crack down on Second Amendment freedoms, said toy guns are actually subjected to stricter and tighter regulatory controls than real firearms. And even The Washington Post said -- huh? Published May 13, 2019

Former FBI Director James Comey speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill Washington, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, after a second closed-door interview with two Republican-led committees investigating what they say was bias at the Justice Department before the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Comey just accused Trump of a thought crime

Former FBI director James Comey, in a recent CNN town hall, told host Anderson Cooper that yes indeed, based on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's redacted Russia collusion report, "it sure looks like" President Donald Trump had "criminal intent" to commit obstruction. In other words, Comey is accusing the president of a thought crime. Published May 11, 2019

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019 file photo, police officers and students are seen outside STEM School Highlands Ranch, a charter middle school in the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch, Colo., after a shooting. Both suspects in the suburban Denver school shooting are due back in court Friday, May 10, as prosecutors file charges in the violent attack that killed a student and wounded multiple others. Authorities have identified the suspects as 18-year-old Devon Erickson and 16-year-old Maya McKinney, whose attorney said uses male pronouns and the name Alec. (Courtney Harper via AP, File)

CNN's cringe-worthy veer into anti-gun propaganda

There's news, there's fake news, there's not news (also called the non-story), and now, courtesy one recent CNN clip with anchor Brooke Baldwin about the recent school shooting in Colorado, there's blatant propaganda masked as primetime news. Come on, CNN. Quit insulting the intelligence of viewers. Published May 10, 2019

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a rally with members of a painters and construction union, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Neither 'SleepyCreepy Joe' nor 'Crazy Bernie' will beat Trump

President Donald Trump tweeted, "Looks to me like it's going to be SleepyCreepy Joe over Crazy Bernie," President Donald Trump tweeted Friday. "Everyone else is fading fast!" True. Polls show it's true. But guess what: Neither will be Trump in the general election. Published May 10, 2019

Brendan Bialy, third from left, joins mother Dena Martin, right, father Brad Bialy, far left, and attorney Mark Bryant to speak about his role in stopping the attack at the STEM School Highlands Ranch during a news conference Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Englewood, Colo. Eighteen-year-old Bialy said he, Kendrick Castillo and a third student tried to stop the gunman by charging at him during Tuesday's attack at the STEM School Highlands Ranch. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Congress, give Kendrick Castillo the Gold Medal

Eighteen-year-old Kendrick Ray Castillo was at his STEM School Highlands Ranch desk, analyzing comedy in English lit class, when a guy walked in and pulled a gun. Castillo, rather than ducking, charged. He represents not just the best of America, but the best in humanity. And now Congress needs to honor him. Published May 9, 2019

Author and conservative activist David Horowitz says there is a "disgusting" epidemic of anti-Semitism on campuses and that administrators are tolerating it. (Associated Press)

Corporate censors truly are 'threat to democracy'

David Horowitz was blocked for the second time by Twitter censors, just a day after his first suspension was overturned and explained away as a "mistake." And, as he rightly blasted in an interview with Breitbart -- these corporate censors are becoming a true "threat to democracy." Published May 9, 2019

In this April 4, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump meets China's Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Where Republicans get it wrong

Free trade runs both ways. So should slap-happy tariffing. Other countries impose prohibitively massive tariffs on America's exports. America should do the same. It's the America First way. But Republicans with too-close relationships with Big Business are sending out the fear messages. This is where the GOP gets it wrong. Published May 9, 2019

Baltimore white anchor unfairly fired for dubious 'racist' remarks

A Baltimore news anchor, Mary Bubala, was just fired after asking an interview guest, on live WJZ-TV, if it were time for the city to see "a different kind of leadership," given the beleaguered status of its last three mayors. Bubala's crime? She mentioned the last three mayors were female and black. Published May 8, 2019

This image released by Netflix shows Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a scene from the documentary "Knock Down the House," premiering May 1 on Netflix. (Netflix via AP)

Rick Scott, 1 -- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, just go home

The Twitter spat of Sen. Rick Scott and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez escalated over the last 24 hours and honestly, if scorecards are being kept -- the socialist from New York just needs to go home. It's not even Scott, 1, Ocasio-Cortez zero. It's not even that close. Published May 7, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg, from South Bend, Ind.,, listens during a lunch meeting with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem neighborhood of New York. Buttigieg is making a new, concerted effort to appeal to African American voters and put behind him criticism of his record on race.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, Pool)

Pete Buttigieg: America 'never as great as advertised'

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who's running for president, said during a campaign stop in South Carolina that America "was never as great as advertised." Thus joining an alarmingly long list of Democrats who think America pretty much bites. Published May 7, 2019

In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Nancy Pelosi is right to worry

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned her fellow Democrats that they can't impeach -- that the only way to win the White House in 2020 is with a margin of victory so "big" that President Donald Trump can't challenge the results in court. She is worried. Rightly so. Published May 7, 2019

Godless environmentalism at the U.N.

The United Nations, once again, is forecasting doom and gloom and earthly destruction, unless of course the world listens up and pays up for climate control, to the tune of, say, $300 billion or so. For starters. Published May 6, 2019

In this April 19, 2018, file photo, the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah listens during the first executive session of the CHOGM summit at Lancaster House in London. Brunei's sultan has said a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws including stoning people for gay sex and adultery that sparked an international outcry. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Shariah-run Brunei agrees to let gays live -- how nice

Brunei, a country that just adopted Shariah law, halted its plans to stone to death gays and adulterers after facing substantial outcries from the international community. How nice of Brunei. Published May 6, 2019

Former US President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a town hall meeting at the 'European School For Management And Technology' (ESMT) in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

The arrogant left will never learn

Once again, another notable on the left, this time, Barack Obama, can't seem to understand why America went for Trump in 2016. Here's a clue: look inward, not outward. Published May 4, 2019

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., joined at left by Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., leads objections to testimony by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, at the House Oversight and Reform Committee about his behind-the-scenes knowledge of Trump's activities, including possible criminal conduct, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Congressman Jody Hice, bravest man in politics

Rep. Jody Hice isn't that well-known outside of his Georgia district, outside of his circle of Republican contemporaries, or on the national media circuit frequented by so many of the politicking class. But he should be. Hice is an example of what makes America great. Published May 3, 2019

President Donald Trump swats at a bee during a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump is right, it is about time R's, D's got along

President Donald Trump, just a day after the National Day of Prayer, took to Twitter to call for a new spirit of nonpartisanship to take over Washington, D.C. He's right. It's time. Published May 3, 2019