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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

In this May 1, 2019, file photo, a man walks past a Google sign outside with a span of the Bay Bridge at rear in San Francisco. A group of states is expected to announce an investigation into Google on Monday, Sept. 9, to investigate whether the tech company has become too big. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Google, Facebook investigations bound to lead nowhere

Free-market purists may not like it, but when it comes to reeling in Google and Facebook and putting them in their conservative censoring places, recently announced antitrust investigations may prove the hook. Then again, maybe not. It's not like we've not been down this investigative road before. Published September 9, 2019

In this Nov. 25, 2016, file photo, fish swim along the edges of a coral reef off Great Keppel Island in Australia. The government agency that manages Australia's Great Barrier Reef on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, downgraded its outlook for the corals' condition from "poor" to "very poor" due to warming oceans. (Dan Peled/AAP Image via AP)

Democrats seize on LOST-like 'Blue New Deal' to control oceans

If you thought the Green New Deal was bad enough, wait. Democrats, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, have now turned lustful eyes toward the oceans, hoping to create the same type government regulations over water with a "Blue New Deal" that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's now-famous Green New Deal imposed over land. Published September 9, 2019

This Sept. 28, 2009, file photo, shows a sign above a Walgreens entrance in Gloucester, Mass. Drug chains CVS and Walgreens, as well as grocery chain Wegmans Food Market, have joined the chorus of retailers requesting that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in their stores even where state laws allow it. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File) **FILE**

Corporations upsetting the Constitution

In recent days, in rapid succession, retail giant Walmart, the Kroger grocery chain and Walgreens pharmacy, as well as CVS and Wegman's Food Markets, all announced curbs on open firearms' carry on their premises, with exceptions, that is, carved for police and other law-enforcement. Published September 7, 2019

In this photo taken on July 13, 2016, biologist Jim Hayward shields himself with an umbrella while visiting a large gull nesting colony on Protection Island, a wildlife refuge in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, near Port Townsend, Wash. Hayward's research has found that climate change is triggering cannibalism among nesting gulls. (Tristan Baurick/Kitsap Sun via AP)

Cannibalism: Scientist says eating humans could save earth

A behavioral scientist from Sweden named Magnus Soderlund argued in a recent presentation that the way to combat climate change, save the planet and secure the earth for scores of upcoming generations is to -- get this -- eat people. This guy's whacked. Published September 6, 2019

President Donald Trump talks with reporters after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Sharpie-gate is the new Russia

Well move over Russia collusion, Russia obstruction of justice, Russia conspiracy. And move over race card, gender card and all that President Donald Trump hates the immigrants type of messaging. There's a new scandal that's seized Washington, D.C. It's called -- Sharpie-gate. Published September 6, 2019

ESPN sportswriter Jemele Hill claimed Sunday morning that President Trump often uses "racial pornography" to fire up his base. (MSNBC)

Jemele Hill pens racist call for blacks to leave white colleges

Jemele Hill, the ex-ESPN star who famously slammed President Trump as a "white supremacist" on Twitter, has a piece coming out in October in her new place of employment, The Atlantic -- and if hating on Caucasians is your thing, it won't disappoint. The title? This: "It's Time for Black Athletes to Leave White Colleges." Published September 5, 2019

Actress Whoopi Goldberg defended former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on "The View." She said Mr. Biden's longtime association with former President Barack Obama demonstrated that Mr. Biden wasn't a racist. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) ** FILE **

Whoopi Goldberg actually makes a good point

Whoopi Goldberg -- yes, that Whoopi Goldberg, the same Whoopi Goldberg of "The View" fame who often-um-make-that-always trots out all the far-left talking points and feigns outrage at even the existence of conservatives -- actually came out in defense of, get this, supporters of President Donald Trump. Indirectly. But it still counts. Published September 5, 2019

In this Feb. 24, 2017, file photo, National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

San Francisco's brain dead deem NRA 'terrorist organization'

San Francisco's brain dead city government has decided, in all its members' brain dead glory, to formally label the National Rifle Association a "domestic terrorist organization." Stupid is as stupid does. Published September 5, 2019

In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Our veterans deserve better

As many as 11 suspicious deaths have occurred at the Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia in recent years, including two in April of 2018 now ruled as homicides. And here we are, more than a year later, and what has the investigation got to show for itself? Published September 5, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attends a House Oversight Committee hearing on high prescription drugs on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 26, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's baffling tweet to Dan Crenshaw

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired off a flippant tweet Rep. Dan Crenshaw's way, telling the Texas congressman he ought not lend his guns to his friends because they're "likely" to have "abused their spouse or have a violent criminal record," she wrote. What? Published September 4, 2019

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon speaks at the National Retail Federation's conference, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Walmart's gone weak in the knees on guns

Walmart's CEO has decided to stop selling handguns and certain types of ammunition, and has also called on customers to please, please, please stop openly carrying their firearms. Yep. Walmart's gone weak-kneed. As if stopping legal gun buyers and legal firearms' carriers would stop gun-related crimes in its tracks. Published September 4, 2019

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot holds a press conference at City Hall to address the federal indictment filed against Chicago Alderman Ed Burke and demand he resign immediately, Friday, May 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)  ** FILE **

Lori Lightfoot's thin-skinned Chicago hysterics

Sen. Ted Cruz remarked on Twitter, "Gun control doesn't work. Look at Chicago." And that was all it took for the left-leaning mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, to go off the deep end. Liberals hate truths. But my, do they love throwing hissy fits. Published September 3, 2019

French fries wait to be served during a tour of Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) ** FILE **

U.K. boy blinded by bad eating is product of bad parenting

A teenager in the United Kingdom went deaf and blind because he ate nothing but potato chips, french fries, white bread, processed meat and similarly low-to-no nutrition junk foods, for more than a decade. This is the caretakers' fault. They're the ones, after all, who had the power of the purse when it came to food. Published September 3, 2019

This July 9, 2019, file photo shows a sign outside of the Twitter office building in San Francisco. Social media platforms are facing intense, often contradictory demands from Washington to oversee internet content without infringing on First Amendment rights. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Tech giants and the web they've weaved

Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said he's "very concerned" about the "tech oligarchs" and the influence these left-leaning social media execs will have on the upcoming election -- on the whole state and fate of free speech, of conservative speech. And how right he is. Published September 3, 2019

Alabama pastor's unduly harsh condemnation of Trump voters

A Baptist church in Alabama got out in front of elections by posting a sign on its front-lawn billboard that said, "A black vote for Trump is mental illness." What is it with everybody these days thinking they're experts on long-distance determination of mental fitness? Published August 30, 2019

Fox News host Neil Cavuto declared during his show Tuesday that he has no interest in interviewing President Trump. (Fox News)

Neil Cavuto strikes one for freedom

Neil Cavuto, Fox News host, sent a scathing message President Donald Trump's way on national television, telling the White House chief that his cable company didn't work for him -- didn't work for anybody in the administration, in fact. It was a bold stand for the free press. Published August 30, 2019

Then-FBI Director James Comey listens at left as Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks during their sit down meeting with members of the media at Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

James Comey's smug skirt of spirit of law

James Comey just skated prosecution, but instead of wiping his brow, breathing a sigh of relief and saying his hail Marys a thousand times or so, took to Twitter to mock President Donald Trump -- along with anyone over the past few months who've dared challenge his Boy Scout image and question his political motivations. Published August 29, 2019

Founder of Alibaba group Jack Ma arrives for the Tech for Good summit, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Paris. World leaders and tech bosses meet Wednesday in Paris to discuss ways to prevent social media from spreading deadly ideas. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

A.I.'s lure of 12-hour work week a recipe for human disaster

Alibaba Chief Executive Jack Ma said at the World A.I. Conference in Shanghai that technology was moving along at a rapid enough clip that one day, humans could very well max their work week at 12 hours -- and moreover, they should. Easy there, Ma. Idle hands very often do lead to the devil's work. Published August 29, 2019

Freedom From Religion Foundation's co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor at the foundation headquarters in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) ** FILE **

Atheists slapped, as common sense, courage, come to court

A federal court ruled that a group of atheists demanding the right to deliver the invocation at the opening of legislative sessions in the Pennsylvania House are simply out of luck, and they'll have to take their secularist so-called prayers elsewhere. Finally. A court with courage to uphold the common sense aspect of the Constitution. Published August 29, 2019