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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

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California talks with Senate Minority Chuck Schumer of New York before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Nancy Pelosi wins State of Union award for 'Most Dour Face'

President Donald Trump delivered what most hailed as a very strong State of the Union speech that hit the high points, addressed the low points and soothed and smoothed over the partisan points -- and through it all, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi managed to maintain a scowl. Bluntly put, the woman looked pissed. Published January 31, 2018

Chris Christie, ABC debut: 'Mueller is not someone to be trifled with'

Chris Christie, former New Jersey governor and failed presidential candidate, has a new gig as a paid political contributor for ABC News. And in his first television appearance in this new role, he sent a subtle warning President Donald Trump's way that went like this: Don't testify before special counsel Robert Mueller -- the guy's dangerous. Published January 30, 2018

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., left, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., right, listen to testimony during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, on global challenges and U.S. national security strategy. The witnesses were former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State George Shultz and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Democrats' war on words

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand went on "The View" on ABC and told the watching world that the phrase "chain migration" was a "racist slur." It's not a racist slur. It's a couple of words that describe an immigration reality. Saying "chain migration" is racist is akin to calling "educational tool" discriminatory, or "scientific theory" misogynist. It is what it is. Published January 30, 2018

Rep. Maxine Waters of California told a panel on ABC's "The View" that she is "so glad" with leaks that put national security at risk, Aug. 4, 2017. The Democrat said those responsible are "telling us what's going on." (ABC, "The View" screenshot) ** FILE **

State of the Union boycotts are divisive, dumb

President Donald Trump's State of the Union is just hours away -- and that means, in the eyes of the left, let the protesting begin. A growing list of Democrats have announced they won't be attending this all-so-important presidential address. But why not? Published January 30, 2018

Millennials, 63 percent, say Trump blows, and they can do better

Sixty-three percent of millennials think America's headed in the wrong direction, 63 percent think President Donald Trump is doing a poor job of leading -- that he pretty much blows as commander-in-chief -- and 61 percent say Congress is doing a pretty crappy job, too. Meanwhile, the majority of 'em think they can do better at politics, and change the country for the good. Published January 29, 2018

Donald Trump Jr. refused to tell the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence last week about conversations he had with his father regarding a 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer. (Associated Press/File)

Donald Trump Jr. grabs last Grammy laugh

Hillary Clinton made a cameo performance at the 60th annual Grammy Awards -- but it wasn't to hand out any award. No. Clinton was there -- by video, actually -- to bash President Donald Trump. But Don Trump Jr. actually grabbed the last laugh, via Twitter. Published January 29, 2018

Members of the media film the Doomsday Clock during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, announcing that the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock to two minutes to midnight. ( AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Doomsday Clock scream of 'danger!' falls flat on anti-Trump face

Much has just been made in the media about the figurative ticking time bomb that's about to blow up the world -- the one that arrived when the Doomsday Clock reset its hands to two minutes before midnight.But let's not read too much into it. One of the clock setters' biggest concerns seems to be President Donald Trump's rhetoric. Published January 27, 2018

This photo combo of images shows, clockwise, from upper left: a Google sign, the Twitter app, YouTube TV logo and the Facebook app.  (AP Photo) **FILE**

Facebook quizzed to dish on Russia-Trump collusion

Democratic members of Congress recently turned to Facebook, Twitter, Google to find evidence -- anything, please anything! -- that could tie President Donald Trump to Russia and allow them to make the legal case that he, or his campaign teammates, colluded to steal the election from Hillary Clinton, it's been revealed. Title this one: When Big Government Meets Big Brother. Published January 26, 2018

In this June 8, 2017, file photo Hungarian-American investor George Soros attends a press conference prior to the launch event for the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop, file)

George Soros, man of failed prophecies, predicts Trump 'danger' to soon 'disappear'

George Soros, the billionaire who likes to paint himself as a philanthropist to poor people but who really has a much more selfish and self-interested history of manipulating currencies to his benefit, slammed President Donald Trump and his administration during a speech in Davos as dangerous -- and then added this snark: But at least this White House won't be around that long, he said. Read it and laugh. Soros isn't exactly known for his prophetic powers. Published January 26, 2018

In this March 27, 2008, file photo, the Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) **FILE**

Porn-ster in the Pentagon: Ari Chivukula, 'Queer Church' co-founder, a DOD digi-tech

A guy named Ari Chivukula works at the Pentagon as a digital services expert. His employment wouldn't be an eye-opener in the least except that while serving in this Department of Defense capacity, Chivuluka also maintains his position as co-founder of "Queer Church," a title that puts him, as his LinkedIn page described, right smack in the pits of the porn industry. Published January 25, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump, center, leaves Marine One as he arrives for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

Trump's 'America First' message in Davos -- gotta love it

This is why President Donald Trump's base will not abandon him, no matter how many calls to impeach rattle the mainstream media -- no matter how many Russia collusion and obstruction allegations surface: The bold commander-in-chief is taking an "America First" message to Davos. Published January 25, 2018

Trump entering Caution Zone by taking oath for Mueller

President Donald Trump sent a bit of a shockwave through the media on his way to Davos, Switzerland, when he told reporters gathered at the White House that yes, he was willing to speak with special counsel Robert Mueller, under oath, no less. This is a 50-50 scenario for the president, at best. In the hands of the media, the spin from this interview would be anti-Trump news fodder for weeks. Published January 25, 2018

In this Aug. 27, 2017, file photo, the Christopher Columbus statue at Manhattan's Columbus Circle, center, is shown from a view inside the Time Warner Center, in New York. A commission created to figure out what to do with controversial statues and monuments on New York City property has recommended that most be kept where they are with historical markers added to give additional context. The commission was criticized for the idea that statues like those of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Circle could be removed. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Columbus Day out, as U.S. DNA chipped by PC once more

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors just voted to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples day. But why? Many in America already celebrate Native American Heritage Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving. San Francisco's board vote seems designed not so much to recognize Native Americans, as much as it is to erase Christopher Columbus from America's DNA. Published January 25, 2018

Texts between two FBI officials from 2016 appear to show that Chief of Staff James Rybicki believed Deputy Director Andrew McCabe should have recused himself from the investigation into Hillary Clinton. Mr. McCabe did not recuse himself until one week before the presidential election. (Associated Press/File)

Rasmussen: Half of U.S. voters see FBI as crooked

Roughly half of Americans of all political walks -- 49 percent, to be exact -- want a special prosecutor appointed to investigate the FBI for crooked and partisan dealings in their look-sees into Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump. Published January 24, 2018

Former FBI Director James Comey, FBI special agent Peter Strzok and special counsel Robert Mueller are shown here, left to right. On  Jan. 18, 2018, the House House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines to release a FISA abuse memo, which, according to sources close to the committee, addresses text messages between FBI agent Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page which prove the so-called Steele dossier was used to justify FISA warrants.

FBI's missing messages wouldn't fly for Joe Q. Citizen

The FBI is saying "misconfiguration issues" tied to software updates brought about the loss of five months' worth of text messages between a pair of anti-President Donald Trumpers. Can you imagine if the average Joe Q. Citizen tried the same line of excuse with, say, the Internal Revenue Service and a request for tax records for an audit? Published January 24, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., arrives at the Capitol at the start of the third day of the government shutdown, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Chuck Schumer stokes DACA fires with attacks on Trump, tea party

Sen. Chuck Schumer took to MSNBC and told hostess Rachel Maddow that the tea party, the precursor to President Donald Trump, has always been anti-immigration. This, of course, is a blatant lie. And it does nothing to advance the supposed diplomatic approach Republicans and Democrats are committed to achieving on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Published January 24, 2018

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, shakes hands with the wife of Israel President Reuven Rivlin, Nechama, during a formal reception ceremony at the President's residence in Jerusalem, Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool via AP)

Mike Pence, in Israel, angers Arabs -- oh well

Vice President Mike Pence touched down in Israel to announce at the Knesset that yes, indeed, not only was America moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but also that America was moving its embassy to Jerusalem in jig time -- before the end of 2019, in fact. Make way for the angry birds. Published January 23, 2018

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., walks to the chamber after a closed meeting with fellow democrats on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Democrats' DACA blink long overdue lesson in humility

The Democratic blink on DACA, led by none other than Sen. Chuck Schumer, was a long-time-coming lesson in humility for the left. And, it's one that's going to end up emboldening President Donald Trump further, much to Democrats' dismay. Published January 23, 2018

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed-door meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Mr. Mueller, shut down this sham investigation

It's time for the Russia collusion investigation into President Donald Trump to come to a halt. It's a sham; it's a web of deceits. And the American people are just not that stupid that its continuance can be justified any longer. Published January 23, 2018