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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 July 28, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Az., is pursued by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

John McCain's death opens door on Obamacare repeal

Republicans in the Senate say John McCain's death has opened a door for a new Obamacare repeal vote, and are pressing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to appoint someone who swings that way. Better yet: Appoint someone who doesn't do like McCain and profess, right around election time, to hate Obamacare and promise its repeal and then, right around winning election time, vote to keep it intact. Published August 29, 2018

The American flag files at half-staff at the White House, Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. Two days after Sen. John McCain's death, President Donald Trump says he respects the senator's "service to our country" and has signed a proclamation to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff until his burial. The flag atop the White House flew at half-staff over the weekend but was raised Monday and then lowered again amid criticism. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

James Inhofe's brave quip: John McCain 'partially to blame' for White House flag flap

Sen. James Inhofe, the Republican who's due to take over leadership of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made a brave remark during a chat with reporters that John McCain is "partially to blame" for the White House's back-and-forth on lowering-raising-lowering again the U.S. flag as a mark of honor for the senator's death. Published August 28, 2018

In this photo provided by the Office of the Governor of New York, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center left, sits with the congregation at the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. In a searing speech from the pulpit, Cuomo said Donald Trump has fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat said the Republican president hasn't fooled New Yorkers. Cuomo hammered the president for creating what he called a "frightening portrait" of today's America. (Office of the Governor of New York/Kevin Coughlin via AP)

ACLU defends NRA -- yes, you read that right

The American Civil Liberties Union filed an amicus brief in federal court in defense of the National Rifle Association's legal right to do business in New York -- and in opposition to Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pressure on insurance and financial organizations to cut ties with those who do business with the firearms group. Published August 27, 2018

Donald Trump's just-right statement on John McCain

President Donald Trump put out a brief expression of sympathy for the family of John McCain in the aftermath of the Arizona senator's death -- and now, a couple media cycles later, it's like he unilaterally bombed North Korea, or purposely ran over a box full of kitties. But on this, Trump shouldn't be criticized. At least he's not a hypocrite. Published August 27, 2018

"The Great Revolt" by Salena Zito and Brad Todd outlines the profound effect loyal Trump voters have had on reshaping American politics. (Associated Press)

Voters -- the people who count -- say Manafort, Cohen won't hurt Trump

Rasmussen pollsters found that despite the widely shrill pantings of the anti-Donald Trump press, the Paul Manafort guilty verdicts and the Michael Cohen plea bargain won't matter when it comes to harming the president. The people who matter most are yawning at the Manafort-Cohen developments. Published August 25, 2018

CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper attends the Turner Networks 2018 Upfront at One Penn Plaza on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Donald Trump 'demonic?' Apparently -- and more: CNN's wild 'fake news' interview

President Donald Trump is a criminal thug, a serial liar, a racist pig, a woman hater, and an all-around bad dude who's been following in the footsteps of the devil, according to Harvard's Cornell West, in a wild and crazy CNN "interview." This is a classic example of what President Donald Trump means when he labels news as fake. Published August 24, 2018

Cristhian Bahena Rivera speaks with his attorney during his initial court appearance, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at the Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma, Iowa. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP, Pool)

Geraldo reacts to Mollie Tibbetts murder with plea for 'compassion' for immigrants

Geraldo Rivera, one of Fox's go-to pundits, made an emotional plea about the after-effects of the murder of Mollie Tibbetts, telling his host and the audience that Americans should show some "compassion" for immigrants and refrain from painting them all with a broad criminal brush. Boy, talk about reading the tea leaves wrong. Published August 24, 2018

FILE - In a Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 file photo, lab technologist Sharda Modi tests a patient's swab for a flu infection at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga. U.S. health officials on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, said fewer visits to the doctor last week _ 1 out of 16 _ were for fever, cough and other flu symptoms than during the previous two weeks. The number of states reporting high patient traffic for the flu also dropped, to 39 from 43. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

How A.I. is pushing U.S. health care down a USSR path

Watch out America -- that patient-doctor relationship is about to be blown apart by Big Technology, Big Government and Big Business. It's also being pushed down the very same road walked by the former USSR. Published August 23, 2018

Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 13, 2013, as the House Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on the FBI. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Mueller's poll numbers soar, as anti-Trump press swirls

A new Fox News poll shows Robert Mueller's favor with the American public has soared post-Paul Manafort, post-Michael Cohen by double-digit amounts. So what's it all mean? Maybe that the media has been successful in selling the image of a corrupt White House. Published August 23, 2018

FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, actress Oprah Winfrey poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'A Wrinkle In Time' in London. Apple said Friday, June 15, 2018, it has reached a multi-year deal with Winfrey to create original programs for its streaming service. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Oprah's 'O' advocacy of death

A few days ago, in an appearance on "Washington Journal" on C-SPAN, I said in answer to a caller's question that I didn't know any woman who went cheerily toward an abortion, happily off to the operating table, in some sort of "let the suction begin!" type of trance. Then came Oprah with her "Shout Your Abortion" magazine feature. Published August 22, 2018

A poster for missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts hangs in the window of a local business, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Brooklyn, Iowa. Tibbetts was reported missing from her hometown in the eastern Iowa city of Brooklyn in July 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Mollie Tibbetts and the callous response of the left

The beautiful 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts is dead, allegedly murdered by an illegal immigrant, 24, who was supposed to be in Mexico but was instead flouting U.S. law and order and living and working for the last few years inside America's borders. And Nancy Pelosi wants Dreamers to know they haven't run out of time to apply for their renewals. Published August 22, 2018

Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump, departs following his appearance in Federal Court on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in New York. Cohen, has pleaded guilty to charges including campaign finance fraud stemming from hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Manafort, Cohen -- and the innuendo games begin

Paul Manafort was hit with a guilty finding on eight of 18 financial fraud charges. Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts of campaign finance and bank and tax fraud. And the vultures are circling -- heck, dive-bombing -- to tie all these court happenings back to President Donald Trump. Let the innuendo games begin. Published August 22, 2018

A wall is spray painted with a message that reads in Spanish: "Damn Maduro" next to an ATM machine in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Banks remained closed Monday as they prepare to release the "sovereign bolivar," the new currency printed with five fewer zeroes in a bid to tame soaring inflation. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

America is Venezuela with Democrats in charge

Venezuela is in crisis mode, its currency tanking, its oil-rich vastness a waste of socialist rule, its peoples desperate for even the most basic of human necessities. And this is where the young Democrats and progressives of America would like to head. Published August 21, 2018

Microchipping employees, the next terrible technology wave

Employees with the technology firm Three Square Market have been quietly, steadily inserting microchips into their own hands as a means of making it easier to pay for the likes of snacks from company vending machines or drinks from the cafeteria. Subtitle this: When Convenience Becomes Downright Creepy. Published August 21, 2018

Bill Maher said on his show late Friday that even though Fox News host Laura Ingraham has been "a deliberately terrible person, saying horrible things," young gun safety advocates have to expect criticism if they are entering the public arena. He said they shouldn't target advertisers. (Associated Press)

Rancor replaces reason as speech-stifling becomes game

Bill Maher, on his recent "Real Time" episode on HBO, ripped into leftists for cheering the social media booting of Alex Jones -- something which even his liberal mind looked at as a chilling path toward tyranny and clamped free speech. Democrats would do well to pay attention. Published August 20, 2018

The Satanic Temple unveils its statue of Baphomet, a winged-goat creature, at a rally for the first amendment in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The Satanic Temple wants to install the statue on Capitol grounds as a symbol for religious freedom after a monument of the Biblical Ten Commandments was installed in 2017. (AP Photo/Hannah Grabenstein)

Satanic Temple exploits First Amendment for abomination of Baphomet

Members of the Satanic Temple were at it again this week, stirring up unrest and stoking religious sensibilities and demanding Arkansas legislators give their Baphomet statue the same equal access to Capitol grounds as a monument of the Ten Monuments. Somebody go get Gideon. Published August 18, 2018