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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

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway listens as Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speak to the media about President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget in the Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP fires freelancer for anti-Trump post

The Associated Press, in a near-unprecedented move for a mainstream news outlet, fired a freelance journalist it employed after it was discovered she posted anti-Donald Trump remarks on her Facebook page in 2016 -- and then sneaked into a closed Republican event and reported negatively on Kellyanne Conway. Published May 25, 2017

Katy Perry performs at Wango Tango at StubHub Center on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Katy Perry's delusional hug-a-terrorist approach

Katy Perry, pop star-turned-Hillary Clinton-gal-Friday-turned-anti-Trumpeteer, offered up the bubble of all bubble responses to the terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that left adults and kids alike dead and injured -- and it went something like this: All we need is love. Published May 24, 2017

Former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

John Brennan's Russian-Trump testimony big nothingburger

John Brennan, former CIA director, said during congressional testimony this week that Russian officials most definitely tried to interfere in America's 2016 elections, and that he was concerned they may have recruited some of President Donald Trump's aides to help with the sabotage. More conjecture, suggestion and innuendo, once again. Nothing factual to show that Trump worked with Russia to steal the election. Published May 24, 2017

People applaud following a moment of silence for the victims of the Manchester bomb blast, outside the Palais du Festival in Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. An apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert as it ended Monday night, killing over a dozen people among a panicked crowd of young concertgoers, in Manchester, England. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Milo erupts on Ariana as 'too stupid,' too 'pro-Islam'

Milo Yiannopoulos, conservative writer, went on a rant against Ariana Grande on his Facebook account, calling out the pop star for her naive views of Islam. But the slam is perhaps a bit unfair. After all, Grande isn't the policy-maker for open borders and red-carpet roll-outs to migrants from terror hot spots. Published May 23, 2017

A police officer escort two men convicted of gay sex to be publicly caned at a mosque in Banda Aceh, Aceh province Indonesia, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The two men were publicly caned dozens of times Tuesday for consensual sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash and which rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture." (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)

Indonesia, land of 'moderate Islam,' canes gay men 83 times

Muslim authorities in the Indonesia province of Aceh inflicted an 83-caning punishment on two men, age 20 and 23, for the crime of being gay. This, despite the fact Indonesia is generally known as a land of "moderate Islam." Published May 23, 2017

In this photo taken May 19, 2017, a GPO worker stacks copies of "Analytical Perspectives Budget of the U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2018" onto a pallet at the U.S. Government Publishing Office's (GPO) plant in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump budget a good step in pro-taxpayer direction

President Donald Trump is proposing in his "New Foundation for American Greatness" plan some of the largest cuts to government programs the country's seen in a decade, including a provision that will reign in debt and cut spending by $3.6 trillion over the next ten years. Of course, the left is already crying. Published May 23, 2017

Armed police patrol the streets near to Manchester Arena in central Manchester, England, Tuesday May 23, 2017. An apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert as the performance ended, killing 22 people as the audience filed out of the arena and sending frantic parents searching for their children amid a panicked crowd of young concertgoers. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

ISIS, radical Islam rear at Ariana Grande concert

Twenty-two people were killed and another 59 injured in what British Prime Minister Theresa May is calling an "appalling terrorist attack" at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena. And it wasn't long after that ISIS, surprise, surprise, claimed responsibility. Published May 23, 2017

A parked limousine burns during a demonstration after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

Democrat logic: It's fun to threaten Republicans

Most people, when they want their congressional members to hear their dissenting voices, send a letter, drop an email, leave a voicemail. Democrats? They threaten violence. Published May 23, 2017

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during Colby College commencement ceremonies in Waterville, Maine, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Biden also received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. (Dennis Griggs/Courtesy of Colby College via AP)

Joe Biden, to run or not run? That is the -- yawning -- question

Joe Biden, former vice president, spent the better part of campaign season 2016 dodging in and out of the "yay" and "nay" camps on running for the high White House office, before ultimately falling into the latter category. And now, it seems, he's at it again. Published May 22, 2017

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton raise their arms together in celebration during the California Democratic Party Convention in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday, May 20, 2017. California Democrats had tough words for Republican President Donald Trump and the GOP Congress on Saturday as they continued their three-day convention with renewed optimism about their party's chances of tipping the balance of power in the U.S. House. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

F-bombing Trump -- the left's new weapon of choice

Democrats with eyebrow-raising frequency have found a new tool to express their absolute distaste with President Donald Trump: Dropping the F-bomb whenever and wherever possible, in connection with his name. Published May 22, 2017

President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From left, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Ivanka Trump, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Iran laughably rips Trump for spreading 'Iranophobia'

Iran, reacting to President Donald Trump's speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, called out the commander-in-chief for his blunt rhetoric and accused him of harming Tehran's reputation in the Middle East. Consider this your Monday morning laugh. You're welcome. Published May 22, 2017

Notre Dame graduates walk out of Notre Dame Stadium in protest as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the 2017 commencement ceremony Sunday, May 21, 2017, in South Bend, Ind. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Notre Dame snowflakes exit, stage right, for Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence's graduation ceremony speech at Notre Dame caused quite a few students -- offended students, apparently -- to exit, stage right, and leave the event. America, meet the graduating class of 2017 -- too weak to listen to countering views. Published May 22, 2017

President Donald Trump attends commencement exercises at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Wednesday, May 17, 2017, where he also gave the commencement address. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The art of the Trump take-down

Taking down President Donald Trump has become an art of late -- a national past-time, like going to a baseball game, or barbecuing on the Fourth of July. Published May 20, 2017

In this Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Jason Chaffetz's right: Where's the memo, Mr. Comey?

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, in a Thursday "Good Morning America" interview, wondered aloud where the now-famous James Comey memos were -- and whether the fired FBI director really was going to release them for public viewing. These are good questions. The American public has a right to see the so-called evidence being used to take down President Donald Trump. Published May 18, 2017

In this May 3, 2017, file photo, FBI Director James Comey listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Comey: Higher-ups never asked for halt to FBI investigations

James Comey, just-fired FBI director, said in a Senate hearing earlier this month that he's never been asked by higher-ups to back off an investigation for political reasons, an interesting remark given the fact President Donald Trump's now being accused of that very thing. Published May 18, 2017

Tony Schwartz, ghostwriter of Donald Trump's "The Art of the Deal" and chief executive officer of "The Energy Project," attends the St. Gallen Symposium, a platform for dialogue on key issues in management, the entrepreneurial environment and the interfaces between business, politics and civil society, at the university of St. Gallen, Switzerland, on Friday, May 5, 2017. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP) ** FILE **

'Art of the Deal' co-author's astonishing backstab of Trump

Tony Schwartz, the co-author of "The Art of the Deal," took to national television to speak about President Donald Trump's current state of mind. And what he said was hardly kind -- rather, it was more a betrayal of the Trump hand that fed. Published May 18, 2017

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. listens to a reporter's question before a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

John McCain wildly proclaims 'Watergate' at Trump's door

Sen. John McCain, self-proclaimed Republican but not-so-secret Democrat, came out in full force against his own party's president, saying the many scandals rocking the White House lately are reaching "Watergate" proportions. Easy there, McCain. Let's reel back the rhetoric a bit and consider a more level-headed look at these so-called scandals. Published May 17, 2017