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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 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

This May 14, 2012, file photo shows conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh speaking during a ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state Capitol in Jefferson City,  Mo. (AP Photo/Julie Smith, File) **FILE**

Rush Limbaugh blasts feds' 'tyranny' over Redskins trademark spike

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh didn't mince words in his assessment of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's severing of the Redskins name over perceptions its was "disparaging," calling the move akin to tyranny -- a pure power play on the part of the president. Published June 19, 2014

In this photo taken Wednesday, June 18, 2014, a group of high school girls work at completing an exercise during a Girls Who Code class at Adobe Systems in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

School blocks NRA, GOP, Christian websites — but not Dem, Islam sites

A senior at one Connecticut high school has asked administrators to explain why he can access websites like, the State Democrat site and Planned Parenthood on the school's computers -- but not sites for the NRA, the State GOP or Published June 19, 2014

Joe Biden vows U.S. will 'impose further costs' on Russia for Crimea

Vice President Joseph R. Biden promised Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in a private conversation that the United State would not abandon its cause to clamp down on Russia for its recent aggressions into the region, leading to the annexation of Crimea. Published June 19, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama applauds a group of people who were just sworn in as U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Iraq terror supporters mock Michelle Obama: '#BringBackOurHumvee'

Supporters of the ISIL uprising against Iraq's government have taken to Twitter to send out a mocking message aimed at U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, posting a doctored photograph of the White House figure holding a sign: "#BRINGBACK OUR HUMVEE." Published June 19, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Committee's annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) fundraiser gala in New York's Gotham Hall on June 17, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama on LGBT rights: 'Who you love shouldn't be a fireable offense'

President Obama told a New York City crowd of LGBT supporters that even though he's taking executive action to ensure federal contractors can't fire anyone for their sexual orientation, gay-rights activists still need to press Congress for similar protections. Published June 18, 2014

Wendy Kozma of Novi, Mich., talks about her mentally disabled daughter Jodi Renee Kozma, 25, on Thursday June 12, 2014, at the law offices of Deborah Gordon in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. The Kozmas are suing Wal-Mart and police after their daughter was stopped for suspected shoplifting at a Walmart in Livonia, Mich. Kozma says her 25-year-old daughter, Jodi, who has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old, now is terrified of police after being handcuffed and questioned  in 2012. Records show she didn't steal anything. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza)  DETROIT NEWS OUT;  NO SALES

Walmart sued over 'SWAT-like' treatment of mentally disabled woman

A couple in Michigan has launched a lawsuit against Walmart, claiming their 25-year-old mentally disabled daughter was shocked and terrorized by "SWAT-like" tactics of security officers and police who accused her -- wrongfully, it turns out -- of shoplifting. Published June 18, 2014

Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots (Associated Press)

Tea party blasts Obama for 'honoring illegal immigrants' at White House

The co-founder of Tea Party Patriots blasted President Obama for his White House ceremony to honor border crossers who were accepted into his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying his public embrace sends the wrong message to illegal immigrants. Published June 18, 2014

** FILE ** A U.S. Navy BQM-74E drone launches from the flight deck of the guided missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) during a live fire exercise Sept. 21, 2012, in the Caribbean Sea as part of Unitas Atlantic phase 53-12. Unitas, Latin for "unity," is an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, multinational naval exercise designed to enhance security cooperation and improve coalition operations between South American and U.S. maritime forces. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stuart Phillips, U.S. Navy/Released)

U.S. drones take out 4 in terrorist hot zone of Pakistan

U.S. drones were suspected of targeting and killing four militants at a hideout in the northwestern tribal region of Pakistan, in a border area by Afghanistan known as a terrorist hotbed, Pakistani intelligence agents said. Published June 18, 2014