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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 March 23, 2017, file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Democrats emboldened by budget bill win

The left, led by the likes of Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, had been treading panicky ground in recent months, due to voter rebellion that ushered in Donald Trump to the White House and prior, Republicans in charge of both the House and Senate. Then along came the omnibus spending bill and now the Democrats are crowing once again. Published May 2, 2017

Michelle Obama, 53, former first lady of the United States, cemented her legacy as a fashion icon, a role model for women, and an advocate for poverty awareness, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating. (AP Photo) ** FILE **

Trump boots Michelle Obama lunch standards -- finally

President Donald Trump's administration is at long last setting their sights on the lunchroom standards former first lady Michelle Obama imposed on students across the nation, and come next year, schools across the nation will be able to opt-out of a couple of the regulations. About time. Call it a back-pat for freedom. Published May 2, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democrats out of touch? You don't say

Sixty-seven percent of recently polled Americans just said the Democratic Party is out of touch with the real cares and concerns of the average individual. This is not an ah-hah moment. This is a no-duh moment, if there ever was one. Published May 2, 2017

Political commentator Van Jones appears at Associated Press headquarters, Friday, April 28, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

Van Jones is right -- Obama's optics are off once again

Van Jones, former green czar for Barack Obama, suggested during a CNN interview the ex-president ought not have jumped at the chance to earn a cool $400,000 for a planned speech on health care to a Wall Street audience. Rather, Van Jones said, he should've gone on a "poverty tour" of the nation instead. Maybe. But then again, optics was never Obama's strong suit -- or concern. Published May 1, 2017

Nicole Perry joins other members of the transgender community who oppose Senate Bill 6 in a protest at the Texas Capitol as the Senate State Affairs Committee holds hearings on the bill, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Austin, Texas. The transgender "bathroom bill" would require people to use public bathrooms and restrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificate. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) ** FILE **

Clemson college kids demand safe space for LGBTQs

Chalk up another win for the snowflakes who fear hurt feelings more than ISIS -- or failed lives. Clemson University student leaders penned an open letter to administrators demanding that they be given a safe spot on campus for LGBTQs.. Published May 1, 2017

President Trump signed the Executive Order on the Establishment of Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy at The AMES Cos. Inc. in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in April. He requires every new regulation to be accompanied by the elimination of two regulations, resulting in a net reduction in regulations for the first time in U.S. history. (Associated Press/File)

Trump-fueled libel law changes would be folly

Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman turned White House chief of staff, said President Donald Trump has indeed considered changes to libel law that would make it easier to sue. But he's not sure where those discussions currently stand. Hopefully, Trump's seen the folly of the notion and moved on. Published May 1, 2017

Protesters hold banners during a May day protest in Ankara, Turkey , Monday, May 1, 2017. Workers and activists marked May Day with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions Monday. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

May Day shapes, as anti-Trumpers, illegals head to streets

It's International Workers Day, and once again, the anti-President Donald Trump forces are heading to the streets to call for the commander-in-chief's head on a platter. The National Mall filled with May Day illegals? This should be good. Like fishing in a barrel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Published May 1, 2017

The stage is set and tested for the keynote by President Donald Trump at the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum in the Georgia World Congress Center on Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Atlanta. As the NRA holds its annual convention, opposition groups are sending a clear message that gun rights supporters will not go unchallenged in the age of Trump. On Friday, he'll become the first president to appear at an NRA convention since Ronald Reagan in 1983. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Does America even want freedom anymore?

The Berkeley-Coulter tiff rocked headlines, but that's just a symptom of something deeper and darker that ails America. The fact is that in America, our individual rights come from God, not government. Published April 29, 2017

People's Climate March -- rally of the ridiculous

People's Climate March protesters, hating all things Trump, ought to shake up their messaging a bit. Instead of saying "Impeach Trump" in English, say "el process de destitucion Trump," or something like that, in Spanish instead. Get creative this time. Much more attention-grabbing. Published April 28, 2017

Pope Francis waves as he boards a plane on his way to Cairo, Egypt, at Rome's Fiumicino inernational airport, Friday, April 28, 2017. Francis is travelling to Egypt for a two-day trip aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis on mission of peace with Islam

Pope Francis is on a mission of peace in Cairo on Friday, hoping to bridge the violent divide between Islam and Christianity and bring about some peace between the two religions. Good luck with that. Published April 28, 2017

President Donald Trump holds up an Executive Order on "Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection" after signing it at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Donald Trump's LOL moment: 'I thought it would be easier'

President Donald Trump, looking back on his first few months in office, said he misses his freedom, misses his private-sector life and misses the business work he says is easier to do than the presidency. Well, on the bright side: Only three years, eight months to go. Published April 28, 2017

Ottawa Senators' Alex Burrows (14) and Boston Bruins' David Backes (42) fall to the ice in front of the Ottawa bench during the third period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Michael Mantenuto, 'Miracle' movie hockey star, found dead

This is a sad day for fans of the 2004 Disney "Miracle" movie about America's miraculous Olympic gold in the 1980 hockey games.One of the leading actors, Michael Mantenuto, they guy who played Jack O'Callahan -- the street-fight tough player with the broad Boston accent -- was found dead in his car. He was 35 years old. Published April 28, 2017

DAY 95 - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, accompanied by his daughter Ivanka Trump, talks via video conference with International Space Station Commander Peggy Whitson on the International Space Station from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file)

Ivanka Trump's uncomfortable embrace of refugees

Ivanka Trump, already under growing fire from some in the conservative camps who think she's exerting too much influence over dad Donald, is now calling for the White House to open doors to Syrian refugees. Conservatives and border control advocates are quite right to be concerned. Published April 27, 2017

In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, Ann Coulter waves to the audience after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. The University of California, Berkeley says it's preparing for possible violence on campus whether Coulter comes to speak or not. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Ann Coulter, Berkeley and the shuttering of free speech

After a contentious and very public back-and-forth about speaking at Berkeley, conservative firebrand Ann Coulter announced her planned Thursday speech at Berkeley was canceled, after all. Another ding to freedom of speech; another win Published April 27, 2017

Fox News anchor Kelly Wright pauses during a news conference, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in New York to discuss a lawsuit accusing the network of allowing racial discrimination. Wright and ten former and current employees of Fox News Channel filed the suit on Tuesday, saying they repeatedly complained about an executive's racist behavior but no action was taken. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Fox woes continue as Kelly Wright, black anchor, sues for race discrimination

Fox News is on a rolling, plunging, rocky ride of late, with all the sexual harassment allegations, suits, settlements, claim and the rest -- and now, this.Black anchor Kelly Wright has joined a handful of former and present staffers accusing the cable outlet of racial discrimination. Published April 27, 2017

A state worker unfurls a rainbow flag in front of the Washington state Capitol to prepare it to be raised and then lowered to half-staff to mark last weekend's mass shooting at a central Florida nightclub, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Olympia, Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee and members from the LGBT community later raised the flag in honor of Gay Pride month, before it was lowered. A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside Pulse, a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, leaving at least 49 people dead in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

'Queer theory' in schools an anti-moral crusade

A professor at the University of Arizona, Kristin Gunckel, wants to bring "queer theory" to elementary school classrooms across America, teaching the youngest and most vulnerable of the country that LGBTQs are just as "normal" in their drives and desires as heterosexuals. It's a propaganda campaign aimed at tossing biblical values and morals. Published April 27, 2017

This May 23, 2016, file photo, shows the northernmost boundary of the proposed Bears Ears region, along the Colorado River, in southeastern Utah. Western Democrats are pressuring President Donald Trump not to rescind land protections put in place by President Barack Obama, including Utah's Bears Ears National Monument. Obama infuriated Utah Republicans when he created the monument on 1.3 million acres of land that is sacred to Native Americans. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

Go, Trump, go -- pare back the national monuments

President Donald Trump is taking aim at some of Barack Obama's national monuments, as well as at designations made by other presidents. And this is great news. Terrific news. When it comes to the country's national monuments, this White House's attitude should be one of slash and burn -- not conserve and preserve. Published April 27, 2017

City Attorney Dennis Herrera, at podium, with his staff beside him, talks about a federal judge's order blocking any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold money from "sanctuary cities" during a news conference at City Hall Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in San Francisco. A federal judge on Tuesday said the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the preliminary injunction in two lawsuits, one brought by the city of San Francisco, the other by Santa Clara County, against an executive order targeting communities that protect immigrants from deportation. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Judge who blocked Trump on sanctuary city a big Obama donor

The federal judge -- William Orrick -- who just sided with the sanctuary city crowd and blocked President Donald Trump's order to pull tax dollars from jurisdictions that insisted on breaking border laws happens to have a background that includes bundling donations for Barack Obama. Published April 26, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company's annual F8 developer conference, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Facebook's 'appalling' 24-hour post of a baby's murder

What the freak, Facebook. You let a post of a baby being murdered by a madman hang around the public viewing files for 24 hours -- but when it comes to political censorship of, say, talk show giant Michael Savage, you're on top of the booting? Unbelievable. Published April 26, 2017

A man walks up the steps of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals building Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in San Francisco. A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, dealing another legal setback to the new administration's immigration policy. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sanctuary cities ruling a despicable sign of lawless times

My, how far we've come. Used to be a time when the Constitution was the country's rule of law, the Bible and its Judeo-Christian principles, the national moral compass. Now? That prize goes to the ones with the loudest mouths, deepest pockets and -- even more shamefully -- most activist courts on their sides. Published April 26, 2017