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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

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. is pursued by reporters as he leaves Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, after a meeting with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. Nunes will temporarily step side from the panel's investigation of Russian meddling in the election because of the complaints. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Devin Nunes should've said, 'Bite me'

So Rep. Devin Nunes stepped away from his leading role of his House Intelligence Committee's investigation of Russia's meddling in America's 2016 election. How nice. He's taking one for the team. But he should've announced this instead: Bite me. Published April 7, 2017

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Judge Neil Gorsuch in East Room of the White House in Washington, as he announces Grouch as his nominee for the Supreme Court. With Gorsuch on the verge of confirmation to the Supreme Court, Trump is nearing his first major legislative achievement. It will be victory for the insiders. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Gorsuch confirmed -- Trump wins big

President Donald Trump scored a big win Friday when Republicans in the Senate, despite the desperate wailings and push-back of Democrats, confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court Published April 7, 2017

In this Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, file photo released by the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks to The Associated Press at the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria. Syria decried a U.S. missile strike early Friday, April 7, 2017, on a government-controlled air base where U.S. officials say the Syrian military launched a deadly chemical attack earlier this week. Syria called the operation "an aggression" that killed at least six people. (Syrian Presidency via AP, File)

Dead Syrian children do not a U.S. war make

President Donald Trump, responding to a chemical weapons attack in Syria that killed dozens -- including children -- ordered a targeted cruise missile strike on a military airbase, al-Shayrat Airfield, located in the western part of the country outside Homs. He shouldn't have. Gruesome pictures of dead children do not automatically justify an American military intervention. Published April 7, 2017

In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, United States District Attorney Preet Bharara announces charges in New York, against Navnoor Kang. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) **FILE**

Preet Bharara's anti-Trump 'diss a red flag on Obama holdovers

Former U.S. attorney of Manhattan Preet Bharara, one of Barack Obama's appointees who was asked last month by President Donald Trump's administration to exit, stage left, spoke out this week for the first time since his firing -- and surprise, surprise, it was words of criticism about the new White House. The question: How many Barack Obama holdovers silently agree? Published April 7, 2017

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a vociferous opponent of the House Republican healthcare reform plan, referring to it as "Obamacare light," discusses the bill before a TV interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March, 15, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rand Paul, did Susan Rice commit a crime? 'Yeah.'

Sen. Rand Paul, who just called for former national security adviser Susan Rice to come to Capitol Hill and testify, under oath, about the unmasking of President Donald Trump-tied associates, reached new heights of accusation Thursday, outright saying the ex-Barack Obama administration official committed a crime. Published April 6, 2017

Joe Biden, Jill Biden cash in fame with 3-book deal

Joe Biden and wife, Jill, have reportedly secured a three-book deal with Flatiron to write about life in the White House, the death of their son, Beau, and other matters considered noteworthy, interesting and, of course, marketable. My suggestion? A coffee table volume on famous Bidenisms -- or one entitled "America's Creepy Uncle." Published April 6, 2017

In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, host Bill O'Reilly of "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel, poses for photos in the set in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Bill O'Reilly gets shelter from sex harassment storm with Angie's List

Bill O'Reilly of Fox News fame -- or, these days, Beleaguered Bill O'Reilly of Fox News fame -- has seen more than 30 advertisers flee his "The O'Reilly Factor" airwaves in recent days over reports of sexual harassment. But he was just granted a bit of breathing room with Angie's List. Published April 6, 2017

Dozens march around Campus Martius Park as they rally against the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Detroit. (Tanya Moutzalias/The Ann Arbor News-MLive.com Detroit via AP) ** FILE **

Republicans dithering on Obamacare grows wearying

Obamacare repeal, once the dream of the GOP, has turned a nightmarish corner and Republicans just can't get it past the finish line -- despite having a clean sweep of the power halls of Congress and the White House. Published April 6, 2017

In this March 21, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. A divided Senate Judiciary Committee backed Gorsuch, Monday, April 3, 2017. GOP likely to change Senate rules to confirm him. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

The left's lunatic plagiarism sling at Gorsuch

The left-leaning media, working in concert with Democratic will, have launched an all-out last-minute attack on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, accusing plagiarism. It's bogus, by independent accounts. Published April 5, 2017

Protestors dressed as a diabolical Uncle Sam, on stilts, and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto hold hands as they walk along the border fence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. A group of about 30 protestors gathered to paint slogans on the border wall and stage a performance mocking the relationship between Pena and President Donald Trump. The partial message in Spanish behind reads: "Neither delinquents nor illegals, we are international workers." (AP Photo/Christian Torres)

DHS says illegals victimized by crime not immune from arrest

The Department of Homeland Security said illegal immigrants who come forward to report crimes may themselves be arrested -- that they've no federal guarantee a blind eye will be turned toward their unauthorized status in the nation when they come to court to tell of their victimhood. Hurrah. This is a statement that's been a long time coming. Published April 5, 2017

Students pose for a selfie outside the Harvard Book Store, Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. Readers have been flocking to classic works of dystopian fiction in the first months of Donald Trump's presidency. Novels depicting dysfunctional societies have shot to the top of best-seller lists in recent months, including George Orwell's "1984" and Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale." Publishers credit Trump's election for sparking demand. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Harvard 'Resistance School' launches to fight Trump

Students at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, just launched a "Resistance School" to fight all things President Donald Trump. Guess the name "Propaganda School" was already taken. Published April 5, 2017

President Donald Trump walks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Cambridge, MA, City Council votes to impeach Trump

The city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of America's hotspots for liberals-slash-progressives, just voted on a resolution to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Sigh. The City Council actually voted on this. Seven-to-one, with one abstention. Published April 4, 2017

From left, Ypsilanti City Council member Pete Murdock, Mayor Amanda Edmonds and City Council member Beth Bashert secure a transgender pride flag to the pole as they raise it during a ceremony for International Transgender Day of Visibility outside the Ypsilanti Police Department, in Ypsilanti, Mich., on Friday, March 31, 2017. (Melanie Maxwell/The Ann Arbor News via AP)

Millennials: 80 percent snowflake -- 20 percent LGBTQ

Twenty percent of those age 18 to 34, the so-called millennials -- the snowflakes -- now self-identify as LGBTQ, according to a new study from the group Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, GLAAD. Incredible. Published April 4, 2017

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., holds an impromptu news conference outside a room on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2017, where he charges House Republicans are keeping their Obamacare repeal and replace legislation under lock and key and not available for public view. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rand Paul calls for Susan Rice to testify under oath

Sen. Rand Paul followed a bomb-blaster of a tweet about Susan Rice's supposed "spying on [the] Trump campaign" with a call for her to come to Capitol Hill, take the oath and testify. She won't. But she should. Published April 4, 2017