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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 prays with American Pastor Andrew Brunson in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Washington. Brunson returned to the U.S. around midday after he was freed Friday, from nearly two years of detention in Turkey. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Pastor Andrew Brunson puts focus back on what matters

And Americans think the upcoming elections are the big concerns of the day. What about Pastor Andrew Brunson's ordeal, and his nearly two-year imprisonment for a crime he didn't commit? Perspective: It's what's needed here. Published October 18, 2018

Journalists photograph a type of smoke grenade placed by Antifa-activists in the middle of 17th street during the "Unite the Right 2" rally in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP) ** FILE **

Minnesota Republicans attacked in streets show true colors of left

A couple of campaigning Minnesota Republicans who were attacked in public -- one at a restaurant, the other when she asked why he kicked away her political sign -- aren't incidences of violence that simply show the signs of heated political times. They go deeper than that. They show the pure evil that's driving the Democratic Party. Published October 17, 2018

Michael Savage nails it: Antifa-types the 'brownshirts' of Dems

Radio talk show icon Michael Savage has hit the nail on the head -- again -- and called out the antifa-type thugs who wield baseball bats in the streets as the "brownshirts" of the Democratic Party. Hey now, walk like a duck, squawk like a duck, that makes you a duck Published October 17, 2018

In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, Rick Armstrong, left, Ryan Gosling and Mark Armstrong attend the "First Man" premiere at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. Gosling says that one of the biggest challenges of making the Neil Armstrong film was knowing that his sons were going to see it. Armstrong's sons Rick and Mark Armstrong were involved in the production at every step helping to shed light on their father. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

'First Man' -- no surprise here -- falls short of ticket sales

"First Man," the movie that was supposed to showcase the historical greatness of the first man to walk the moon, Neil Armstrong -- but that omitted the triumphant and patriotic planting of the flag of record from the very country that made this greatness possible, America -- has suffered a bit of a red face with its opening weekend ticket sales. Sales were projected at $21 million but came in short, at $16.5 million. Published October 16, 2018

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat (Associated Press) **FILE**

Elizabeth Warren, the BoSox Bill Buckner pariah of politics

Elizabeth Warren, who took the puzzling step of announcing her DNA test results showing she was less Native American than most European Americans, has now come under fire from the Cherokee Nation. And how rightly so. Warren has become to politics what Bill Buckner has been to Red Sox fans for decades -- a pariah. Published October 16, 2018

In this Dec. 16, 2015, file photo, professor Stephen Hawking listens to a news conference in London. The family of the late British physicist Stephen Hawking has opened a lottery for 1,000 tickets for a service of thanksgiving in his honor at Westminster Abbey. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

A.I. to take over world -- or not: Whom to believe?

Stephen Hawking, world-renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist, may have died in March but the warnings of his final book, published just this week, shout from beyond the grave as something like this: Watch out, humanity, artificially intelligent beings will soon rule. And 'lest you laugh -- Hawking was regarded by many as the smartest guy in the world. Published October 16, 2018

Comedian Joy Behar told her audience on ABC's "The View" that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton resorts to "whataboutism" when asked about the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Oct. 15, 2018. (Image: ABC, "The View" screenshot)

Even Joy Behar of 'The View' thinks Hillary Clinton's full of it

By now, everybody's heard about Hillary Clinton's denial that hubby Bill abused his presidential power by having an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and denial that he should have stepped aside. Shockingly, even Joy Behar of "The View," thinks Hillary's gone out on a lonely limb to defend her husband with this. Published October 15, 2018

Don Lemon attends CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) ** FILE **

Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo and their shocking mocking of Tucker Carlson

CNN's Don Lemon and CNN's Chris Cuomo engaged in some mean-spirited banter about Fox's Tucker Carlson during a recent televised spot, showing in 42 short seconds just why they're the worst of the worst -- why nobody with an ounce of intellect takes the mainstream media serious any more. CNN: Painful to watch TV. Published October 15, 2018

In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, protesters gather at the Grand Park for a Women's March against sexual violence in Los Angeles. A wave of sexual harassment complaints that accompanied the #MeToo movement is straining many of the state and local offices tasked with policing workplace discrimination of all kinds. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

#MeToo ought to emphasize common sense, not just victimhood

#MeToo's an important crusade; sexual harassment, assault, attack are all blots on humanity, particularly against the female side of humanity, and ought to prosecuted to the fullest extent of applicable laws. But it'd be nice if #MeToo weren't simply a finger-point. It'd be nice if the campaign hit hard as an educational tool, as well. Published October 12, 2018

Democrats' double standard on racism

Don Lemon, by another name, would be vilified by the left, fired by CNN and relegated to the scrap heap of has-been celebrity-ism. But Lemon furthers the left's narrative against the right -- the one that says President Donald Trump is racist. So he's safe. Published October 12, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford accused now-Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her 36 years ago, but her story could not be corroborated. (Associated Press/File)

Christine Blasey Ford's bogus 'bravery' award nomination

Christine Blasey Ford has been nominated for the University of North Carolina's highly esteemed alumna award for speaking publicly about the allegations of sexual assault she hurled then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's way. What a bogus award -- what a bogus nomination. Published October 11, 2018

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.,  a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, responds to reporters outside a secure underground room in the Capitol where senators are being briefed on a new FBI background file on sexual allegations that have been made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a GOP giant who's finally awakening

Something's happened to Sen. Lindsey Graham. He's gone full court, full steam ahead conservative, fully on the same side as President Donald Trump. And have to say, it's not only about time. It's refreshingly, cheeringly, notably high-fives-all-around time. Published October 11, 2018

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Michael Bloomberg, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Climate Action, speaks during the plenary session of the Global Action Climate Summit in San Francisco. The global media company founder on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 said he has registered as a Democrat, which would be especially significant if he decides to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Michael Bloomberg, man of all parties, no principle

This is why nobody in their right minds buys into politicians as examples of principled people. Michael Bloomberg, who's changed his political party affiliation three times, is a Democrat once again. Published October 10, 2018

Protesters rally in front of Trump Tower in New York, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Hundreds of people rallied in front of Trump Tower then walked to Times Square to protest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Sen. Rand Paul's right -- 'someone is going to be killed'

Sen. Rand Paul hit the nail on the head in an interview with Kentucky radio host Leland Conway when he predicted this hotly charged political atmosphere was going to move from mayhem to murder. Remember Rep. Steve Scalise? It already very nearly did. Published October 10, 2018

In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, people walk by Google offices in New York. Google is closing the consumer version of its long-spurned Plus social network after discovering a bug earlier this year that leaked some of the personal information about up to 500,000 people who still have accounts on the dying service. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) ** FILE **

Google's disturbing DeepMind: Potatoes, potahtoes, A.I. could kill or could save

A few months ago, Google's DeepMind department discovered that in a gathering game over Who Can Get the Most Apples, vying artificial intelligence systems wouldn't hesitate to go aggressive and shoot to injure, stop or even kill, if need be. That's a bit of problem, given the push to integrate A.I. into nearly all aspects of humanity. Published October 9, 2018

In Colin Powell's exposed emails, the nation's capital is not only a stage for a cast of liars and incompetents but also a place to make sound investments and snare lucrative speaking fees. (Associated Press)

Colin Powell's rip of Trump falls on deaf ears

Colin Powell, who served in the lead spot at the State Department under George W. Bush, took a nationally televised opportunity on CNN and turned it into hit job on President Donald Trump. Again. Published October 8, 2018