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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

Bill Maher said on his show late Friday that even though Fox News host Laura Ingraham has been "a deliberately terrible person, saying horrible things," young gun safety advocates have to expect criticism if they are entering the public arena. He said they shouldn't target advertisers. (Associated Press)

Rancor replaces reason as speech-stifling becomes game

Bill Maher, on his recent "Real Time" episode on HBO, ripped into leftists for cheering the social media booting of Alex Jones -- something which even his liberal mind looked at as a chilling path toward tyranny and clamped free speech. Democrats would do well to pay attention. Published August 20, 2018

The Satanic Temple unveils its statue of Baphomet, a winged-goat creature, at a rally for the first amendment in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The Satanic Temple wants to install the statue on Capitol grounds as a symbol for religious freedom after a monument of the Biblical Ten Commandments was installed in 2017. (AP Photo/Hannah Grabenstein)

Satanic Temple exploits First Amendment for abomination of Baphomet

Members of the Satanic Temple were at it again this week, stirring up unrest and stoking religious sensibilities and demanding Arkansas legislators give their Baphomet statue the same equal access to Capitol grounds as a monument of the Ten Monuments. Somebody go get Gideon. Published August 18, 2018

In this  July 5, 2018, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at an event in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Andrew Cuomo's 'total meltdown' very un-JFK

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, made what's called in the world of politics a suicidal step by saying, for all the country to hear, that America's not that great -- that the notion of American exceptionalism is pretty much ridiculous. Or, at least, his comments would've been political suicide, in a day and age of Democrat reason. Published August 16, 2018

In a Thursday, March 8, 2018, file photo, York City School District Police Lt. Quinn Johnson sorts paperwork as surveillance tech Val Handy ends a phone call while monitoring about 160 surveillance cameras around William Penn Senior High School in York, Pa. The school's surveillance cameras are recording 24/7, with an operator monitoring them during business hours to alert hall monitors and others to things or people that may be out of place. The York City School District is the only one in York County with its own police department. Officers, who have the power of arrest, operate on a community policing ideology to prevent incidents rather than react to them. (Chris Dunn/York Daily Record via AP) ** FILE **

A.I.-equipped police: They're watching, they're listening -- they're Big Brothering

There aren't many in America who would begrudge police the tools to protect themselves -- to avail themselves of whatever technological devices are at their disposal to rid the streets of criminals, keep citizens safe and at the end of the shift, head home healthy and unhurt to their families and loved ones. But not at the expense of the Constitution. Published August 16, 2018

Linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky told the BBC on May 10, 2017, that the Republican Party is the most dangerous organization "in human history." (Image: BBC "Newsnight" screenshot)

Noam Chomsky, pro-Hezbollah, anti-GOP, takes teaching job at Arizona U

Make way for the next wave of Marxist-minded college graduates. The University of Arizona has just hired Noam Chomsky, noted radical leftist and open supporter of the terror group Hezbollah, to teach on a part-time basis a course called, "What is Politics?" Hmm, we'll take "indoctrination" for 500, Alex. Published August 15, 2018

Mississippi's new standard license plate, unveiled Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Jackson, Miss., will display the state seal that includes the phrase, "In God We Trust." Republican Gov. Phil Bryant unveiled the new design on Twitter. It will be available beginning in January 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) ** FILE **

'In God We Trust' splashes into Florida's public schools

God is definitely not dead -- particularly in Florida. Beginning this week, all public schools around the state will be required -- required! -- to display signs on their campuses that read "In God We Trust." Published August 15, 2018

Sensors and cameras, part of a system used to tell what people have purchased, are attached overhead in an Amazon Go store, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Seattle. More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon opened its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) ** FILE **

A.I. goes eye-gazing for personality traits

Researchers have discovered a way to stare artificial intelligence deep into the windows of humans' souls and emerge with a score card on personality as it pertains to four traits: neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness. Eye-gazing -- technology's next venture toward omniscience. Published August 13, 2018

The American flag flies near the national emblem of China outside of the Bayi Building before a welcome ceremony for U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Beijing, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)

'Hate speech' is sneaky leftist censorship, not law

The left's censorship argument dangles precariously on the meaningless claim that in America, there's no room for hate speech. And I say meaningless because first off, nobody can define what constitutes hate speech and second off, even if they could, there are no criminal laws against speaking one's mind in this country -- except in cases of inciting riots. Published August 10, 2018

Conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Lying on Laura Ingraham

Fox News host Laura Ingraham sparked massive backlash around the country when she opened a monologue by calling for the lynching of all black people, the gunning down of illegals at the border, the ripping of little brown-faced babies from their mommas -- "not gringos," she called them -- and the chicken cage incarceration of any documented citizen that couldn't produce proof of membership in either the KKK or the NRA. Oh wait. She didn't really. My bad. But in the twisted minds of the left, she might as well have. Published August 10, 2018

In this Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, youths look at computer screens at an internet cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana) ** FILE **

Title VII solution for social media censorship

All this social media censorship talk that's been fueling conservative angst in recent months has had the distressing effect of putting the ideological right exactly where the left wants it -- in a regulatory box with nowhere to go. The solution? The ideological right needs to create a new battlefield. How about Title VII of the Civil Rights Act? Published August 9, 2018

Twitter CEO: Shadow banning? What shadow banning? We don't shadow ban

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in a radio show reported by The Hill that his company does not engage in shadow banning of conservative voices -- "period." Case closed, move on, nothing to see here, "period." Oh, but au contraire, says none other than the president of the United States. Published August 9, 2018

In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, file photo, Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, is photographed outside the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich. In the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Democrats pick former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib to run unopposed for the congressional seat that former Rep. John Conyers held for more than 50 years. Tlaib would be the first Muslim woman in Congress. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

Michigan Muslim emerges as next anti-Trumping tool for left

Rashida Tlaib is poised to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress. She's also massively anti-President Donald Trump, and that, combined with her gender, her religious beliefs and her progressive leanings, makes her the new darling of the Democratic Party, the new speed dial on mainstream media's approved list of political pundits. Published August 9, 2018

Censorship has no part in telling the American story

First came Alex Jones, and the outright booting of his Infowars news product from several top social media sites. Then came headlines of Sebastian Gorka, facing a so-called "soft ban" at Fox News. But really, radio rock star Michael Savage has them both beat. He's been banned by Britain; booted from various markets. And all that -- despite the fact he's a top ratings draw, a major market asset, a proven voice who's weathered many a storm. Published August 8, 2018

In this Jan. 24, 2017, file photo, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., right, introduces former wrestling entertainment executive Linda McMahon, center, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. At left is Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. The two senators she competed against in previous bitter campaigns and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are complementing McMahon, the new administrator of the Small Business Administration, sworn in Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Sen. Chris Murphy, a classic case of what's wrong with politicians

Sen. Chris Murphy just made national headlines for suggesting that social media giants like Facebook and YouTube shouldn't stop at Alex Jones and Infowars, but rather go forward and censor, censor, censor until all signs of objectionable speech are removed from the Internet. Here's a guy who doesn't belong in political office. Published August 8, 2018

This march 8, 2016, file photo shows Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet speaking during a press conference ahead of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

A.I. leaders (naively) vow no lethal autonomous weapons

More than 160 companies with divisions dedicated to advancing artificial intelligence just signed on to a pledge to "neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons," or LAWS, the text states. That's nice; very peace-keeping-ish. But that's also a bit naive. Published August 8, 2018

In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, Alex Jones, a right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, arrives for a child custody trial at the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

Alex Jones winning: He's now more popular than ever

Alex Jones of Infowars has been booted from YouTube, Apple, Spotify and Facebook for what the tech giants consider his rampant hate speech. And with that, Jones has become the face of the censorship fight. This seems counterproductive to those who would silence him, yes? Published August 7, 2018