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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

Wearing a burqa, Karen Aizha Hamidon, the widow of the leader of a militant band allegedly sympathetic to the Islamic State group, is presented to reporters during a news conference at the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila, Philippines, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Authorities said she recruited foreign fighters to the country and spread extremist propaganda. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Quebec's smart ban on burqa-wearers from public services

President Donald Trump may be fighting off accusations -- unfounded and ridiculous -- that his travel ban on terror hotspot tourists is actually a Muslim ban. But in Quebec, it's much, much closer to the real thing, Lawmakers there just passed a bill barring those who wear face coverings -- yes, like the niqab, like the burqa -- from accessing public services. Published October 19, 2017

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell watches from the sidelines before an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers in Minneapolis, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

NFL missed golden opportunity

Commissioner Roger Goodell emerged from a meeting with NFL players and owners and announced, indirectly, that it was still A-OK to kneel for the national anthem. "We did not ask for that," he said, in answer to a question about whether the league would demand players stand. And in so doing, the NFL has missed a golden opportunity to soothe and calm tensions. Published October 19, 2017

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks after he received the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The honor is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

John McCain unleashes -- unfairly -- on Fox's Doocy

Sen. John McCain -- ya gotta quit. Seriously, sorry for the brain cancer and all. But the fact that you're still a sitting senator means you're open to constituent accountability -- and criticism. And this latest unhinged blasting of Peter Doocy of Fox News is truly unwarranted. Published October 18, 2017

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center, accompanied by long time aide Cheryl Mills, right, arrives at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. FBI Director James Comey tells Congress in a Nov. 6 letter, that a review of new Hillary Clinton emails has "not changed our conclusions" from earlier this year that she should not face charges. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump

The tables have turned and what was once the media's favorite message -- President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election -- has now grown silent. Apparently, it's Bill and Hillary Clinton who've been doing the behind-scenes and suspicious dealings with Russia all along. Oh, and perhaps others in the Barack Obama administration, too. Published October 18, 2017

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receives the Liberty Medal from Chair of the National Constitution Center's Board of Trustees, former Vice President Joe Biden, in Philadelphia, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The honor is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

John McCain, of all people, blasts at nationalism

You'd think Sen. John McCain, who in part platformed his North Vietnam prisoner-of-war status into a long-running and lucrative political career, would understand better than the average bear the importance of an America First, Other Countries Second mentality -- you know, the kind ushered in nationwide by President Donald Trump. But he doesn't. Published October 17, 2017

In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton: A money trail of sexual scandals

Just when you thought the Harvey Weinstein scandal couldn't go any deeper -- now here comes the Bill Clinton connection. Apparently, Harvey helped buddy Bill bail out from his Monica Lewinsky troubles, financially speaking, that is. Published October 17, 2017

A study says opioids can be prescribed safely for five days to as long as two weeks for certain medical procedures. (Associated Press/File)

Opioid deaths drop in pot-legal Colorado

A new study has found that fewer individuals died from opioid overdoses in one state where marijuana has been legalized. Interesting. And worthy of more, much more study. Published October 17, 2017

Pope Francis acknowledges the applause of the audience after he delivered his speech during the visit to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on the occasion of the World Food Day, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis, biblically challenged, blames climate change -- again

Once again, Pope Francis has pressed forward the mantra that much of the world's problems -- hunger, overrun borders -- are due to man's failures to stop wars and address climate change. This is odd, given a more biblical perspective might say, oh let's see, wars come from evil desires and hunger, in large part, from wars. Published October 17, 2017

Radio host and National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch appears on Fox New Channel's Tucker Carlson on July, 6, 2017. (YouTube, Fox News Channel) ** FILE **

Dana Loesch, latest victim of the lunatic left

Dana Loesch, familiar face of Second Amendment activism, says she's been driven from her home, forced to move, because lunatics on the left have threatened -- repeatedly -- to harm her. Published October 16, 2017

This Dec. 24, 2016, file photo shows San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talking during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams. Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Colin Kaepernick, the left's example of How to Make Money

Traditionalists believe the way to success is to work hard, work tough and work determined, and eventually, the doors to the sought-after goal will crack then open. The left believes more in grievances and lawsuits. Can you say Colin Kaepernick? Published October 16, 2017

In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump makes a statement on Iran policy in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Donald Trump won't be impeached

Listen up, Impeach Trump crowd: President Donald Trump's not going to be impeached. He won't. So let it go. Move on -- and take your MoveOn.org money with you. Published October 16, 2017

Chantel Sosa cries at the graveside during a funeral for her brother Erick Silva, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Las Vegas. Silva was working as a security guard when he was killed during a mass shooting Oct. 1, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Las Vegas massacre narrative has more holes than a Mandalay Bay hotel hallway

It's been two weeks since gunman Stephen Paddock powered up his piles of firearms in the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, took aim at the crowds of country concert-goers his room overlooked, and began firing at the masses, killing 58 and injuring hundreds. And what we know is this: Little. Published October 14, 2017

This March 22, 2016, file photo shows U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro wave to cheering fans as they arrive for a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national baseball team, in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Barack Obama should apologize for Cuba

So far, 22 American diplomats and their family members have been harmed in unexplained attacks in Cuba -- the country Barack Obama assured was our new bestie, maybe even more so than Iran. Obama needs to apologize. Published October 13, 2017

Twitter, red-faced, unlocks Rose McGowan

Anybody who's ever been blocked or locked or limited by Twitter knows -- the company never explains why. It only sends a standard form memo that speaks of "violating terms of service," or some other such bland and nondescript reason. The Rose McGowan-Twitter saga has ended somewhat differently. Published October 13, 2017

Boy Scouts of America leaders say they will start developing the next generation of female leaders and allow families to participate in outdoor activities together. (Associated Press/File)

Boy Scouts are for boys, not girls

The Boy Scouts of America just announced it was going to allow girls to take part in its scouting program -- to earn the group's highest leadership rank, the Eagle Scout. This is a mistake. Boy Scouts should stay all boy; similarly, the Girl Scouts should stay all girl. Published October 12, 2017

In this June 5, 2017, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks in Baltimore. Clinton says she's "shocked and appalled" by the revelations of sexual abuse and harassment being leveled at Harvey Weinstein. She says in a written statement on Oct. 10, that the behavior being reported by women "cannot be tolerated." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Hillary Clinton, 'appalled' by Harvey Weinstein, still hedges on money

Well, finally and at last, and about freaking time. Hillary Clinton came out on CNN on Wednesday to say she was "sick" and "shocked" and "appalled" over the whole Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment-slash-rape allegations floating about the media. But her vow to return Weinstein dollars? Well now, we'll see. Her words suggestion something else. Published October 12, 2017

Then-Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the Justice Department in Washington, in this March 4, 2015, photo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

NFL kneelers -- all hail the Eric Holder

What an interesting connection between one leading voice in the pro-anthem kneeling movement, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, and former attorney general, Eric Holder. The former actually worked for the latter. Figures. Published October 12, 2017