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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 speaks during a school choice event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The president Donald planned to meet with lawmakers who authored a plan aimed at preventing another collapse of the Republican health care bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Sorry, atheists -- churches are getting back political free speech

President Donald Trump has a new executive order in the works, one to open the doors for churches to endorse political candidates without losing tax exempt status. Freedom From Religion Foundation -- exit, stage left. Don't let the door hit you. And here, take a Bible for the long walk home. Published May 4, 2017

House Paul Ryan of Wis. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, following the Republican Caucus meeting. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Hey, Republicans -- take a memo: You won

Do Republicans even know they won? Forgive the question, but it dawns, given their recent behavior in Congress, that Republicans are either above and beyond courteous, desirous of helping Democrats every which way they can -- or they just don't know they won, that they are the party of the majority. Published May 4, 2017

FILE - In this March 10, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, during a meeting on healthcare.  Washington policymakers have a time-tested method for rolling out new ideas: float a trial balloon. Spread rumors of a policy change or selectively leak it to the press, then see how it plays and proceed only if it looks doable. Trump has flipped that script. Big and startling ideas fly out of his mouth or from his Twitter feed. Then the rest of his administration scrambles to catch up _ and to figure out when his statements signal new presidential policies and when theyre offhand remarks that mean little.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Yale professor warns 'inevitable' -- Trump's taking over U.S.

A Yale history professor, Timothy Snyder, warned in an interview with Salon about his new book, "On Tyranny," that President Donald Trump is -- seriously now -- trying to take over the U.S. government. Cue coup alert. (Only technically, since Trump's already leader of the free world, wouldn't his coup be -- what, of himself??) Published May 3, 2017

Honoree former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Planned Parenthood 100th Anniversary Gala on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Hillary Clinton joins 'resistance,' snuffing last semblance of dignity

Hillary Clinton, failed presidential candidate, figures she has nothing left to live for so she's tossing aside dignity and jumping deep off the political end, joining the "resistance." What, is Piggly Wiggly hiring no baggers? Is there no position out there that offers her self-respect? Published May 3, 2017

In this Nov. 7, 2012, file photo, then-President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his election night party in Chicago. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Sorry, Michelle Obama: You weren't Obama's first

A new book, "Rising Star," shedding light on Barack Obama's past, suggests he was more politically ambitious at a younger age than previously believed -- and that he had asked another woman to marry him before he ever met his eventual partner, Michelle. Published May 3, 2017

In this Thursday, April 27, 2017, photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, of N.Y., speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schumer says the $1 trillion plan funding the government through September is a "good agreement for the American people, and takes the threat of a government shutdown off the table." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Schumer sneers to Trump: 'Can't always get what you want'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sent out a mocking, snarky, sneering message President Donald Trump's way over the budget bill showdown -- the showdown that wasn't, really -- telling the White House chief he shouldn't be talking up a government shutdown. Published May 2, 2017

Demonstrators wearing papier-mch heads representing President Donald Trump and the planet Earth, walk along Pennsylvania Ave., in front of the White House in Washington, during a demonstration and march, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Thousands of people gather across the country to march in protest of President Donald Trump's environmental policies, which have included rolling back restrictions on mining, oil drilling and greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

People's Climate March hypocrites litter streets with trash

Over the weekend, scores of leftists converged on Washington, D.C., to pay homage to their green god whilst calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, and so forth and so on. Days later, city workers were still removing the trash they left on the streets. Need more be said? Published May 2, 2017

In this April 11, 2017, photo, host Jimmy Kimmel appears during a taping of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," in Los Angeles. Kimmel says his newborn son is home and doing great after open-heart surgery. A tearful Kimmel turned his show's monologue Monday, May 1, into an emotional recounting of the crisis with what Kimmel called a "happy ending." (Randy Holmes/ABC via AP)

Jimmy Kimmel's crying pro-Obamacare jag

The left has an uncomfortable habit of slinging around tears to get what it wants. The latest such show? Comedian Jimmy Kimmel, pleading for Obamacare while speaking of his son's heart defect. Published May 2, 2017

Members of the state Assembly listen to an address by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, at the in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California's coming third gender -- intersex

California, in all its glorious, leftist vision, may soon offer residents a third option on the portion of state documents that ask for the gender of the writer. There's male. There's female. But in California, there may soon be another dubbed "intersex." Published May 2, 2017

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