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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

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, file photo, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez puts on a Super Bowl cap following the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass. Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Massachusetts prisons officials said. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Aaron Hernandez, a tragedy of wasted talent

Aaron Hernandez, of former NFL fame, killed himself in prison, the Department of Correction reported. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanging from a bed sheet attached to his single-cell window in his Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., shortly after 3 a.m. What a tragedy. A tragic end to a life that had become a tragedy. Published April 19, 2017

Far-right candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen speaks during a campaign meeting in Paris, France, Monday, April 17, 2017. As France's unpredictable presidential campaign nears its finish with no clear front-runner, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen hope to rally big crowds in Paris with their rival visions for Europe's future. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Le Pen, a la Donald Trump, warns 'mass immigration' brings 'terrorism'

France's presidential hopeful, Marine Le Pen, called for a halt to immigration, saying in the lead-up to the first round of elections that all the refugees running across the border are decimating the country's culture. It's like Donald Trump for the French, and in female form. Published April 18, 2017

A new book ready to hit store shelves takes the reader inside Hillary Clinton's ultimately doomed bid for the presidency. (Associated Press)

'Shattered' debuts, peeling back curtain on Clinton dysfunction

A new book about Hillary Clinton's disastrous presidential run hits the book shelves Tuesday, and it's as suspected: Infighting and dysfunction marked the campaign every step of the way -- even before she made it to the stage of one-on-one face-offs with Donald Trump. Published April 18, 2017

A demographic assessment shows France's white, or native, birthrate at 1.4 children per woman, compared with a Muslim rate of 3.4 to 4 children. (Associated Press/File)

The Islam clash in America

The arrest and charge of an Indian woman, Jumana Fakhruddin Nagarwala, for performing female genital mutilation on two young girls in Michigan, brings front and center the question of whether certain religions are compatible with America's Constitution. Certain religions -- ha. Let's be blunt here. We're talking about Islam. Published April 18, 2017

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper holds a press conference at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 30, 2017, to announce that he signed a HB142, a compromise replacement bill for HB2, that the N.C. General Assembly passed earlier in the day. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP) ** FILE **

Vermont pro-LGBTQ Mayor Van Snowflake bans travel to N.C.

Burlington, Vermont, Mayor Snowy Van Snowflake, also known as Miro Weinberger, has issued an executive order banning officials from traveling to North Carolina on any business-tied endeavor, in protest of the state's transgender bathroom policy. Tenth Amendment, anyone? Published April 17, 2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrives with U.S. Gen. Vincent Brooks, second from right, commander of the United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Combined Forces Command, and South Korean Deputy Commander of the Combined Force Command Gen. Leem Ho-young, left, at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea, Monday, April 17, 2017. Viewing his adversaries in the distance, Pence traveled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Wakey-wakey, North Korea, this White House means business

Vice President Mike Pence sent a strong message North Korea's way Monday, telling the regime the "era of strategic patience is over," a reference to the former Barack Obama's foreign policy preference of dealing with Pyongyang's aggressions by turning a blind eye and pretending all was A-OK. This is a good time to be an American. Published April 17, 2017

This Wednesday, June 10, 2015, photo shows credit cards in Philadelphia. On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Federal Reserve releases its February report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Credit card debt enslaving the American consumer

The Federal Reserve released data earlier this month showing that Americans owe more than $1 trillion in debt on their credit cards, up 6.2 percent from a year ago. Note to consumers: Quit signing up for slavery. Published April 17, 2017

A hooded penitent from "Cristo de los Angeles" brotherhood holds a cross inside the "Gaitanas" church before taking part in a traditional annual Holy Week procession in Toledo, Spain, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Why America needs God

Atheists and progressives will tell you America is a secular nation, built on secular principles, and that it's the job of the rising generations to make sure politics and religion never do meet. They are wrong. Published April 15, 2017

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, left, shakes hands with coal miners during a visit to Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company's Harvey Mine in Sycamore, Pa., Thursday, April 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

EPA perk -- $15,000 tax paid gym memberships

It's nice to be a tax paid bureaucrat, isn't it? An employee at the Environmental Protection Agency was just busted for spending $15,000 on gym memberships for 37 people. Published April 14, 2017

Han Song Ryol, North Korea's vice foreign minister, listens to a translator during an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Han Song Ryol said the situation on the Korean Peninsula is now in a "vicious cycle." (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

John Bolton hits it on head with North Korea

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton offered up a pretty blunt assessment of the North Korea thang that went like this: Want to get rid of the nuke threat from that regime? Then take out the regime. Published April 14, 2017

Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was slain north of the Arizona-Mexico border. (Associated Press)

Trump is to slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry as Reagan was to hostages in Iran

The suspected killer of Brian Terry, the U.S. Border Patrol agent who died in 2010 amid a hail of Fast and Furious fire -- the gun-running program brought to U.S. policy shores courtesy of Barack Obama and Eric Holder -- was arrested in Mexico. This. after seven years of Obama doing, apparently, nothing. Published April 13, 2017

People crowd the Lansing City Council chambers for a special meeting in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Michigan's capital city on Wednesday rescinded its decision to deem itself a "sanctuary city" protecting immigrants, bowing to concerns from the business community that the ambiguous, contentious term may draw unwanted attention to Lansing. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Lansing leftists scurry from 'sanctuary city' tag

In one quick week, Lansing, Michigan, went from sanctuary city to not -- from lawless to lawful. Why? Pure and simple: Because Barack Obama's not there to protect them any more. Published April 13, 2017

In this April 28, 2014, file photo, the Phoenix VA Health Care Center in Phoenix. The Veterans Affairs Department unveiled a new website Wednesday, April 12, 2107, aimed at providing information on the quality of care at VA medical centers, touting new accountability even as it grappled with fresh questions of patient safety in its beleaguered health system.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Why can't we take care of our sick veterans?

A director at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., was just removed from his post after a government watchdog blasted the facility for unsanitary conditions. But the director wasn't fired -- only demoted. And he wasn't even named in the VA's announcement of his demotion-- as if we're still trying to protect those who can't even protect our nation's most honorable. Published April 13, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks to moderator Greta Van Susteren at the Newseum in Washington, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, during "The President and the Press: The First Amendment in the First 100 Days" forum. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Sean Spicer's humble apology a sign of good governance

The left is going batty over Sean Spicer's Hitler mishap, mocking and scoffing the White House press secretary for mistakenly stating the former Nazi leader "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons" against citizens or using "gas on his own people" the way Syria's President Bashar Assad did. But Spicer's humble rebound is commendable. Published April 13, 2017

Hillary Clinton will be honored with Planned Parenthood's "Champion of the Century Award" at an event in New York City on May 2, 2017. (Twitter, Planned Parenthood) ** FILE **

Clinton lost presidency -- but she's queen of abortion rights

Hillary Clinton may have lost her shot for the White House. But she's picked up a new title just the same. She's Planned Parenthood's "Champion of the Century." What an accomplishment, one that rises her above and beyond some of America's biggest baby-killer names. Published April 12, 2017