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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

Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg, from South Bend, Ind.,, listens during a lunch meeting with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem neighborhood of New York. Buttigieg is making a new, concerted effort to appeal to African American voters and put behind him criticism of his record on race.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, Pool)

Pete Buttigieg: America 'never as great as advertised'

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who's running for president, said during a campaign stop in South Carolina that America "was never as great as advertised." Thus joining an alarmingly long list of Democrats who think America pretty much bites. Published May 7, 2019

In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Nancy Pelosi is right to worry

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned her fellow Democrats that they can't impeach -- that the only way to win the White House in 2020 is with a margin of victory so "big" that President Donald Trump can't challenge the results in court. She is worried. Rightly so. Published May 7, 2019

Godless environmentalism at the U.N.

The United Nations, once again, is forecasting doom and gloom and earthly destruction, unless of course the world listens up and pays up for climate control, to the tune of, say, $300 billion or so. For starters. Published May 6, 2019

In this April 19, 2018, file photo, the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah listens during the first executive session of the CHOGM summit at Lancaster House in London. Brunei's sultan has said a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws including stoning people for gay sex and adultery that sparked an international outcry. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Shariah-run Brunei agrees to let gays live -- how nice

Brunei, a country that just adopted Shariah law, halted its plans to stone to death gays and adulterers after facing substantial outcries from the international community. How nice of Brunei. Published May 6, 2019

Former US President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a town hall meeting at the 'European School For Management And Technology' (ESMT) in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

The arrogant left will never learn

Once again, another notable on the left, this time, Barack Obama, can't seem to understand why America went for Trump in 2016. Here's a clue: look inward, not outward. Published May 4, 2019

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., joined at left by Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., leads objections to testimony by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, at the House Oversight and Reform Committee about his behind-the-scenes knowledge of Trump's activities, including possible criminal conduct, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Congressman Jody Hice, bravest man in politics

Rep. Jody Hice isn't that well-known outside of his Georgia district, outside of his circle of Republican contemporaries, or on the national media circuit frequented by so many of the politicking class. But he should be. Hice is an example of what makes America great. Published May 3, 2019

President Donald Trump swats at a bee during a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump is right, it is about time R's, D's got along

President Donald Trump, just a day after the National Day of Prayer, took to Twitter to call for a new spirit of nonpartisanship to take over Washington, D.C. He's right. It's time. Published May 3, 2019

Attendees stick notes on a Facebook logo at F8, the Facebook's developer conference, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar )

Founders rolling in graves over Facebook bans

Facebook, much to the glee of the far left, banned Infowars top dog Alex Jones permanently from posting on its social media site. Likewise, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan -- only this time, much to the glee of the ideological right. But caution flags should be waving. As founders warned: Free speech is key to a free society. Published May 2, 2019

In this Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, a police car drives by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., as students returned to class for the first time since a former student opened fire there with an assault weapon. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Florida just became one of the safest states for students

Teachers in Florida will soon be able to carry arms into classrooms. And contrary to what the groaners on the left will say, that means Florida is poised to become one of the safest state in the nation for little kids and teens to go to school. Published May 2, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks as he welcomes 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Logano to the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump's approval hikes, amid all the crap

President Donald Trump's approval rating, just polled at 43 percent, is the highest for two years. That, amid all the political hit jobs, media attacks and leftist anti-White House rants. And all the campaigning Democrats go -- d'oh! Published May 1, 2019

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (left) last month sided with Attorney General William P. Barr on the Mueller report findings, leaving Sen. Richard Blumenthal feeling betrayed. (Associated Press)

William Barr, the Democrats' lynchpin to Trump

The Washington Post published an opinion piece titled, "If William Barr refuses to testify, he should be impeached." Yes, let's impeach him. Impeach 'em all. Why not? After all, campaign season is kicking into high gear. Democrats need something to counter the roaring economy, the stellar jobs' numbers. Published May 1, 2019

Presidential candidate Bernard Sanders is expected to address People's Wave Convention this week.
speaks at rally in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) (Associated Press)

Bernie Sanders, socialist hypocrite (not to be redundant)

Socialists are almost always hypocrites because they almost always think they know better than the average bear and almost always tell others to do what they themselves refuse to do. Enter millionaire Bernie Sanders who wants Disney to give its "Avengers" profits to company workers who are paid on the lower scale. You first, Bernie. Published April 30, 2019

A man polishes the sign for The New York Times at the company's headquarters, July 18, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) ** FILE **

The New York Times and its anti-Semitism problem

What the heck is going on at The New York Times? That's certainly a question worthy of answering. Anti-Semitism much? After publishing an anti-Semitic cartoon, then apologizing and removing it due to outcry -- but only after a few days -- the crackerjack editors of The Times replaced it with yet another anti-Semitic cartoon. Published April 30, 2019

Jimmy Stewart became the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II. He had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve. (AP Photo) ** FILE **

Back when Hollywood was great

Robert De Niro took the stage at the Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C., told the televised audience that he "f--ing love[d] fake news," and proceeded to bash President Donald Trump as a "lying scumbag" and more. Ah, Tinsel Town, U.S.A., circa 2019. Remember when Hollywood was great? Classy, even? Published April 30, 2019

In this June 4, 1976 photo, Buffalo Bob Smith, left, poses with marionette Howdy Doody and puppet Flub-A-Dub at a rehearsal for the series of "The New Howdy Doody Show" in Miami. (AP Photo/James P. Kerlin, File)

Beto 'don't call me Howdy Doody' O'Rourke unveils $5 trillion Green plan

Oh boy, oh joy, Beto O'Rourke, the once-upon-a-time golden star of Democratic politics, has a new Green plan, and yes, it'll cost $5 trillion, but at the end of the day, the world will be saved. That Robert Francis -- he's no Howdy Doody. No matter what all those people say. Published April 29, 2019

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway smiles as she returns to the West Wing after responding to reporters about President Donald Trump's reaction to the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, at the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 18, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the good Christian, fights for her faith

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist lawmaker from New York, lashed out at Kellyanne Conway on Twitter, accusing the White House counselor to the president of unfairly and unreasonably questioning her Christian faith on national television. This is somewhat astonishing. Socialists, after all, aren't really known for their faith. Published April 29, 2019

Central American migrants traveling in a caravan to the U.S. border walk on a road in Pijijiapan, Mexico, Monday, April 22, 2019. The outpouring of aid that once greeted Central American migrants as they trekked in caravans through southern Mexico has been drying up, so this group is hungrier, advancing slowly or not at all, and hounded by unhelpful local officials. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo) ** FILE **

On immigration, prideful politicians aren't working for us

Gallup found in its most recent poll that Republican voters believe immigration is the "most important problem" facing America right now. This is how it's been for some time. Yet through the years, little changes. Why? Simply put, prideful politicians put their own interests first, and forget they work for voters. Published April 27, 2019

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough predicts that the media will continue to cover "collusion," though a poll says the public may be uninterested. (MSNBC)

Joe Scarborough's shameful attack on Franklin Graham

Joe Scarborough of MSNBC fame may need ratings. But attacking Franklin Graham and the evangelist's Christian views should be the red line -- and not the fake and flimsy type of red line Barack Obama drew with Syria's unleashing of chemical weapons on its own people, either. A real one. Published April 25, 2019

In this April 18, 2019, file photo, former vice president Joe Biden speaks at a rally in support of striking Stop & Shop workers in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Biden's 'Trump is a racist' message won't win him White House

Joe Biden jumped into the political race to the White House with a message of -- Donald Trump is racist? Not exactly the sort of inspiring call that brings you to your feet, hands a'clappin', feet a'stompin'. But OK, Charlottesville is good, too. Published April 25, 2019