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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

Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, here in CBS' 1956 "I Love Lucy" Christmas special, kept audiences laughing, but Jeff Alexander, author of "A TV Guide to Life," says contemporary comedies such as "The Office" with Steve Carell (left) are sharper. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

America's morals on crash course to Rome

Americans say the country as it stands today is worse off morally than in past years -- and worse off, morally speaking, to a tune that's never before seen. Can't say this is surprising. It's not rocket science, people. Published June 5, 2018

In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, then-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe gestures as he addresses a joint session of the the 2018 session in the House chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Terry McAuliffe, Clinton money man, makes ludicrous stab at morals

Terry McAuliffe, the power broker of Bill Clintondom, was out and about this past weekend telling MSNBC news watchers how immorally and horribly his old presidential pal treated Monica Lewinsky. Well, isn't that special. But McAuliffe speaking of morals is like watching O.J. pull on a too-tight leather glove. Something is painfully amiss. Published June 4, 2018

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sent a message this week to Russian President Vladimir Putin: Do not make a deal with President Trump or your forces in Syria may suffer. (Associated Press/File)

Iran's call to fight 'bullying' Trump a diplomatic boon for America

Iran has called on the countries of the world -- the ones that care, anyway -- to stand up to that big ol' bad bully Donald Trump and join forces to save the nuclear deal from the trash heap of U.S. history. Good. Now America can see clearly who's friend, who's enemy and who wants to play pussyfoot with a rogue, despotic nation over a principled, free America. Published June 4, 2018

Raging social media idiots of the left

It's no shocker to say the left, as a whole, needs a good mouth-washing with soap. But it's not just politicians who are affected by the left's vicious and vile vocabulary. It's anyone with conservative leanings who dares post conservative thoughts on social media. Published June 2, 2018

In this May 24, 2018, file photo, Samantha Bee, host of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," poses at an Emmy For Your Consideration screening of the television talk show at the Writers Guild Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bee is under fire for referring to Ivanka Trump as a "feckless c--t" on her TBS comedy show. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday called Bee's language "vile and vicious." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Samantha Bee, Keith Olbermann and a stunning shaming from CNN

CNN's Brooke Baldwin weighed in on the controversy surrounding comedian Samantha Bee's calling of Ivanka Trump a "feckless c--t" by slamming -- get this -- Bee. And then she slammed the vile Keith Olbermann. And the left, for hypocrisy. It was a stunning slap-down, in and of itself. But it was all the more eye-opening given Baldwin's affiliation with mainstream media. Published June 1, 2018

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg speaks as demonstrators lie on the floor at a Publix Supermarket in Coral Springs, Fla., Friday, May 25, 2018. Students from the Florida high school where 17 people were shot and killed earlier this year did a "die in" protest at a supermarket chain that backs a gubernatorial candidate allied with the National Rifle Association. Shortly before the the "die-in" Publix announced that it will suspend political donations. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

David Hogg, the anti-gun extortionist with Al Sharpton style

David Hogg, one of the students from the Parkland, Florida, shooting incident who's now gone punch-drunk on anti-gun juice. He's using a shakedown style of First Amendment-ing. It's what made Al Sharpton much of his money. Published June 1, 2018

In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a conference in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Donald Trump ought to endorse Ann Romney for Senate

Mitt Romney, failed presidential candidate and former governor of Massachusetts, finally revealed the name of the person he selected for commander-in-chief at the ballot boxes in 2016 -- his wife. WTFreak. This is everything conservatives hate about the Republican Party and the elitism of establishment-minded politicos. Published May 31, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives to have dinner with North Korean official Kim Yong-chol, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

CIA, deep in Deep State brouhaha, faces new disgrace

A former CIA officer named Kevin Mallory, 60, is now on trial for allegedly selling secrets about American "human assets" -- read: spies -- and other sensitive data to the Chinese. This is not the type of P.R. the agency needs right now. Published May 31, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo releases the annual U.S. assessment of religious freedom around the world, at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

How even atheists benefit from religious freedom

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced a gathering of "like-minded" political counterparts from foreign nations to discuss ways to advance religious freedoms around the globe. Atheists will no doubt scream, criticizing the openly, unapologetically Christian-believing Pompeo for daring to tie foreign policy to what they see as a figment of imaginations, God. But they shouldn't. Published May 31, 2018

George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations, listens to the conference after his speech titled "How to save the European Union" as he attends the European Council On Foreign Relations Annual Council Meeting in Paris, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) ** FILE **

George Soros, buying a district attorney near you

George Soros, the billionaire of progressive-slash-socialist and globalist causes the world over, has been busy buying his way into local district attorney campaigns in the United States. Talk about trying to turn the judicial system into an activist camp for the left. Published May 30, 2018

Comedian Kathy Griffin says she's "no longer sorry" for the President Trump beheading stunt that jeopardized her career. (Sunrise Live) ** FILE **

Trump is to Barr like Obama is to Kathy Griffin

Roseanne Barr mistakenly fired off a racist tweet aimed at Valerie Jarrett and now the left is crowing, "See? See? This is what happens when you have Donald Trump in the White House." Stuff and nonsense. Trump is not to blame for Barr -- just as Barack Obama, say, can't be faulted for Kathy Griffin. Published May 30, 2018

A team of researchers in Maryland used shoes to show their general artificial intelligence discovery, which they say is the "holy grail" of machine learning. (Photo Credit: Z Advance Computing Inc.)

Maryland researchers say they discovered 'Holy Grail' of machine learning

A team of researchers from Maryland say they've invented a general artificial intelligence way for machines to identify and process 3-D images that doesn't require humans to go through the tedium of inputting specific information that accounts for each and every instance, scenario, difference, change and category that could crop up. The "Holy Grail" of machine learning, in other words -- in their words, in fact. Published May 29, 2018

In this Oct. 19, 2016, file photo, Chelsea Clinton laughs as she talks to a crowd at Arizona State University about her years in the White House as a kid while campaigning for her mother, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Chelsea Clinton, a perfect example of why left is Not Real American

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of the president who was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice, nonetheless found the nerve to tell an overseas newspaper, The Guardian, that Donald Trump is not only less than presidential -- but he's also less than American. He's not a real American, she suggested. Published May 29, 2018

People participate in a gun rights rally as a Second Amendment flag is carried at the state capitol, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Atlanta. About 40 gun rights supporters have gathered for one of dozens of rallies planned at statehouses across the U.S. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart) ** FILE **

God-given, not government granted, guides 2nd Amendment

Patrick Ryan, a Democrat running for Congress in New York, told a CNN audience that one of his political platforms is to put into effect strict limits on the Second Amendment because the First Amendment comes with limits, so why not the second, as well? Well, sorry, Mr. Ryan. The Second Amendment, like the First, is God-given, not government granted. Published May 29, 2018

Perception is reality when it comes to the FBI's 'Spygate'

Former intel guy James Clapper told Joy Behar, co-host of "The View," the FBI was not spying on then-candidate Donald Trump, but rather only Russians, and that yada yada, there's nothing to see here folks, go home. But let's hold up the horses, just a bit. After all, in dictionary-speak, a spy's a spy's a spy. Published May 26, 2018

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Amazon Echo Plus, center, and other Echo devices sit on display during an event announcing several new Amazon products by the company in Seattle. Amazon says an "unlikely" string of events prompted its Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Ore., family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Alexa? Why are you recording me, Alexa?

A husband in Oregon recently received a strange telephone call from his boss that went like this: Unplug your Alexa. You're being hacked. Except he wasn't being hacked. His Amazon Echo device had actually recorded conversations between the man and his wife, and then sent them along to the man's boss as audio file attachments. Published May 25, 2018

Orajel is displayed for sale in a pharmacy in New York Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning parents about potentially deadly risks of teething remedies that contain a numbing ingredient used in popular brands like Orajel. The agency on Wednesday said it wants manufacturers to stop selling products intended for babies and toddlers because the products contain a drug ingredient that can cause a rare but dangerous blood condition that interferes with normal breathing. (AP Photo/Stephanie Nano)

FDA's pitiful, politicized press to pull baby teething meds from market

The Food and Drug Administration issued parents some stern warnings about teething medicines for their babies, and simultaneously told manufacturers and retailers that if they didn't "voluntarily" stop selling the product to the tiny toddler demographic, they would face legal action from the feds. Voluntary compliance -- gotta love the federal definition of that, yes? Published May 25, 2018

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell tells reporters the NFL team owners have reached agreement on a new league policy that requires players to stand for the national anthem or remain in the locker room during the NFL owner's spring meeting Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Roger Goodell gets one right

Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner, has sparked some players' union backlash by announcing those who want to bend knees during this season's game-time playing of the national anthem may do so -- but from the locker room, not the field. But really, Goodell got it right. Finally. Published May 24, 2018

Freddy Cuevas, left, and President Donald Trump listen as Evelyn Rodriguez speaks about the murder of her daughter by the MS-13 street gang during a roundtable on immigration policy at Morrelly Homeland Security Center, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Bethpage, N.Y. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump vows not to sign border bill without 'real wall'

President Donald Trump, speaking to Fox News' "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade in an exclusive interview, vowed border-related bills weaving through Congress that don't include provisions to fund and build a "real wall" won't meet with his approval, and ultimately, won't pass his White House desk. Take a memo, Democrats and soft-on-border-control Republicans. Published May 24, 2018

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY., right, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, talk to one another after hosting a news conference to announce a proposed increase to teacher pay, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Democrats, desperate, face doozy of election fight

Democrats, according to recent polls, face what could kindly be called an uphill election-time battle. Kindly. More to truth, they're facing a Chimborazo climb, so dubbed in recognition of the world's highest peak -- yes, higher even than Mount Everest. Published May 24, 2018