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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 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump leave after attending services at St. John's Church in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. The president last week named today a National Day of Prayer for victims of Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

New York Times seeks readers who've stopped 'supporting Trump'

The New York Times has a new feature on its opinion pages, and it's one that goes like this: "Did You Stop Supporting Trump? We Would Like to Hear From You." Funny, but if memory serves, the newspaper didn't put out a call to such masses when Barack Obama was president. Published September 5, 2017

In this Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, photo, nurse Alex Wubbels displays video frame grabs from SaltLake City Police Department body cams of herself being taken into custody, during an interview, in Salt Lake City. Officials at University of Utah Hospital where Wubbels was arrested after refusing to allow police to draw a patient's blood are apologizing that security officers didn't intervene and saying they've implemented policy changes. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah nurse vs. cop shows dangers of militarized police

A standoff between a Utah nurse and a local detective shows the slippery slope of awarding police departments military cast-off equipment -- and the aggressive mindset that can result. Published September 5, 2017

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a fundraiser for the Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel in Baltimore, June 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton, Lindsey Graham: Standing tall together for DACA

President Donald Trump is expected to put a halt to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but only after allowing Congress six months to create a replacement. And now RINOs are tripping all over themselves to join forces with the Democrats to save young illegals from deportation. Published September 5, 2017

President Donald Trump points as he walks from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, as he returns from Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Donald Trump's poll showing: Candid, but non-'presidential' -- but that's all good

President Donald Trump, according to a new poll from Fox News, gets high marks when it comes to speaking his mind, decent marks for competency, and not-so-great marks for displaying a "presidential" manner. This is good news. Simply put: Who cares if America's top leader is perceived as cooperative and -- worse -- nice? Published September 2, 2017

Trump, amid whispers of 'hard time' with John Kelly, tweets only praise

President Donald Trump, according to various media reports -- which, to be fair, always paint this White House as a stumbling block of inefficiency, infighting and chaos -- is having a tough time adjusting to his Chief of Staff John Kelly's way of doing business. Is this the media's way of suggesting Trump's about to fire another? Published September 1, 2017

Students listen as Sen. John Neely Kennedy, R-La., not pictured, teaches an eight grade class as as a substitute teacher for the day at Southside Middle School in Denham Springs, La., Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Sen. Kennedy will be introducing a Senate resolution asking all members of congress to substitute teach in their state or district at least once a year, to better understand the challenges that children and educators face in the current educational systems. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Forget 'Father's Day' -- snowflakes seek 'Special Person's Day'

First came Mother's Day. Then came Father's Day. And now, if a so-called "early child activist" -- whatever that means -- has her way, Australians everywhere will sub out the "father's" for the phrase "special person's." Published September 1, 2017

In this July 18, 2016, file photo, Milwaukee County, Wis. Sheriff David Clarke speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Sheriff David Clarke a 'fascist,' New York mag slams

Sheriff David Clarke suddenly resigned his post as chief of Milwaukee County's law enforcement, ostensibly to take a job within President Donald Trump's administration. And New York magazine promptly wrote a piece slamming him as a "fascist." Published September 1, 2017

City workers drape a tarp over the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Emancipation park in Charlottesville, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. The move to cover the statues is intended to symbolize the city's mourning for Heather Heyer, killed while protesting a white nationalist rally earlier this month.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Texas high school dumps 'Robert E. Lee' name for 'student safety'

A school in Texas has dropped the "Robert E. Lee" from its high school name out of concerns for "student safety," administrators said. Student safety -- ha. That's code for: We don't want antifa- and Black Lives Matter-type thugs storming the campus. Published August 31, 2017

United States Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif., speaks at the 21st Annual Lake Tahoe Summit, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. The summit is a gathering of federal, state and local leaders to discuss the restoration and to sustain Lake Tahoe.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Kamala Harris, potential presidential runner, pushes for single-payer

Kamala Harris, the California senator who first rose to national fame by over-aggressively interrogating Jeff Sessions during attorney general confirmation hearings and, second, by hinting at a 2020 presidential run, has found a new cause: Pressing for single-payer health care, a la socialist style. Published August 31, 2017

President Donald Trump walks from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, as he returns from Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump stutter-steps Obamacare, border for tax reform -- yawn

President Donald Trump has turned political attention in recent days to tax reform, promising via Twitter to make the "so badly needed" cuts and changes that Americans want. Well and good. But what of Obamacare? Published August 31, 2017

In this file photo taken Aug. 18, 2014, police are in riot gear work to disperse a crowd of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Why Trump's OK to military gear for cops is a cautious optimism, at best

President Donald Trump has announced that police may indeed scarf up surplus military equipment for local community law enforcement uses -- a reversal of restrictions put in place by Barack Obama back in 2015. This isn't, as the saying goes, necessarily cause for cheer. Published August 31, 2017

President Trump won the White House by identifying and turning out disaffected voters, tapping social media, and picking feuds with Republicans, Democrats and others who he felt had wronged him. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

NAACP, like a rapist blames a victim, finger-points at Trump

The interim president and CEO of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson, said in a speech at the National Press Club that Americans could bank on the fact that more Charlottesville protests were a'coming, and a'coming fast -- and it's all President Donald Trump's fault. The logic strikes as eerily similar to a rapist's defense -- to blame the victim. Published August 30, 2017

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner smiles while surrounded by law enforcement officials and immigrant rights activists in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, after signing legislation that will limit how local and state police can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The narrow measure prohibits police from searching, arresting or detaining someone solely because of immigration status, or because of so-called federal immigration detainers. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Bruce Rauner, betrayer of the Illinois GOP

There used to be a time when Republicans stood for certain non-negotiables -- free markets, lower taxes, limited governments and yes, law and order at the borders. Then came Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. Published August 29, 2017

A cyclist is framed between the trees during an afternoon ride along the Santa Ana River Trail in Anaheim, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP)

Counterterrorism, Italy-style: Fewer barricades, more pretty trees

One of Italy's foremost architects, Stefano Boeri, has offered up a possible solution for the government to fend off Islamic terror attacks -- and it goes like this: Fewer cement barricades. More flower pots and trees. Why? Because frankly, Boeri asserts, fighting terror doesn't have to be aesthetically offensive. Published August 29, 2017

Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Trump, is a counterterrorism adviser. (Associated Press via The Washington Free Beacon)

Sebastian Gorka's right: Dear Trump, don't be an Obama on Islamic terror

Sebastian Gorka's resignation letter to President Donald Trump, printed in full by Breitbart, was a blunt call for a White House return to the Make America Great Again principles that ushered in this administration in the first place. And forefront to that MAGA message is to call out Islamic terrorism as -- well, Islamic terrorism. Published August 29, 2017