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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

Dr. Ben Carson, professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, Md., Saturday, March 8, 2014. Saturday marks the third and final day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Ben Carson warns of 'pre-fascist thought' pattern pervading America

Dr. Ben Carson, renowned columnist and retired neurosurgeon, said America is seemingly in shambles, its Judeo-Christian roots ripped and its traditional family principles in chaos — the morally depraved result of a long line of progressive-minded policies that have seeped into national culture and politics. Published June 25, 2014

Joe Biden: LGBT protections are mark of 'civilized country'

Vice president Joseph Biden said that President Obama has put out the word that U.S. diplomats should press for more international acceptance of gay rights — and that's a good thing, given that support for the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender crowd was the pure mark of a "civilized" nation. Published June 25, 2014

Gov. Jay Inslee, foreground, speaks to the media about public awareness and safety efforts the state is making in advance of the start of retail sales of recreational marijuana, on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Olympia, Wash. Inslee says that it's imperative that marijuana stays out of the hands of minors. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

Washington governor lays down marijuana law: No cartoons on sales packages

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee said Washingtonians may be allowed to smoke marijuana for recreational use, but that drug sales and marketing packaging put together under his watch won't be allowed to carry cartoon images, or hit the store shelves without some sort of tamper-proof device to keep out the kids. Published June 25, 2014

** FILE ** This image released Nov. 27, 2010, by the Mauthnomah County Sheriff's Office shows Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19. (AP Photo/Mauthnomah County Sheriff's Office)

Federal judge says data grabs on U.S. citizens OK when chasing terror ties

A federal judge gave the stamp of approval Tuesday to the government's continued collection of bulk phone and email data on foreign nationals who live outside the nation — even if that surveillance leads to tapping into the private information of U.S. citizens living on American soil. Published June 25, 2014

** FILE ** This June 18, 2014, file photo shows children detainees sleeping in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)

Swine flu surfaces at Texas-Mexico border among illegal child crossers

The first case of swine flu has been found among the scores of illegal children who have been crossing into America at the Texas-Mexico border, leading federal authorities to ship 2,000 batches of vaccine to Lackland Air Force Base for administration. Published June 25, 2014

Bill Maher is shown during the broadcast of the HBO political series "Real Time With Bill Maher" in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2012. (Associated Press/HBO) **FILE**

Bill Maher on Obama: 'He's a drop-dead atheist'

Try as he might, President Obama's public push to showcase himself as a man of faith just isn't believable, comedian Bill Maher said Monday during an appearance on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show." Published June 24, 2014

Phil Robertson addresses the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans on May 29, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson: 'Vote this ungodly bunch out of Washington, D.C.'

"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson took another turn in the national media spotlight, telling a crowd of Rock the South festival-goers in Cullman, Ala., that he's truly a nice person, that he is trying to help homosexuals find Jesus and that voters need to boot the current batch of politicians from Capitol Hill. Published June 24, 2014

President Obama orders his burrito bowl at a Chipotle today before lunch w participants in the working families summit. (Pete Souza/White House photo)

Obama called for reach-in foul at Chipotle

President Obama took a quick side-stop for lunch at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in downtown Washington on Monday and spoke with a handful of fans about his Summit on Working Families ideas — but it was his bad manners that stole the show. Published June 24, 2014