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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

A U.S. Navy helicopter lands aboard Destroyer USS Pinckney during a crew swap before returning to a search and rescue mission for the missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370 in the Gulf of Thailand, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The plane, which was carrying 239 people, lost contact with ground controllers somewhere between Malaysia and Vietnam after leaving Kuala Lumpur early Saturday morning for Beijing. (AP Photo/Navy Media Content Service, Senior Chief Petty Officer Chris D. Boardman)

Navy unveils 'leap-ahead technology' that turns choppers into drones

The U.S. Navy has a new means of getting aid to military troops and Marines in the field without taking on more casualties: A software program that allows even the most novice of operators to guide an unmanned helicopter using a specially designed app and a tablet-size computer. Published April 7, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Supreme Court Chairman Vyacheslav Lebedev in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, April 3, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

NASA on edge as Russia-America relations leave U.S. space travel in limbo

The escalating tensions over Russia's invasion into Ukraine and subsequent annexation of Crimea have spilled over into America's space program, leaving NASA wondering: What's to say President Putin won't cut off the United States from accessing the International Space Station? Published April 4, 2014

The Field of Honor near Fort Bragg's Airborne and Special Operations Museum invites people to buy and dedicate flags to service members, current and fallen. (Kelly Twedell/Special to The Washington Times)

U.S. Air Force under fire for booting Bible from MIA-POW display

The U.S. Air Force at one base in Florida gave the boot to its Missing Man Table, saying the included Bible among the display items that are staged to honor those who've served but not returned was causing too much controversy. Published April 4, 2014

Chicago Cubs' Junior Lake walks to the dugout after being caught in a rundown between first and second and tagged out during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 3, 2014. The Cubs won 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Cubs' Junior Lake takes the field wearing wrong uniform

Chicago Cubs outfielder Junior Lake, likely weary after a 16-inning game that went into the wee hours of the night, mistakenly showed up for the next day's 12:35 p.m. game wearing the wrong jersey — an outdated version that's no longer even distributed to players. Published April 4, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah prepare to embrace after she delivered the keynote address at the launch of the U.S. Global Development Lab, on Thursday, April 3, 2014, in New York. Clinton has helped launch a campaign aimed at ending extreme global poverty by 2030. The U.S. Agency for International Development is undertaking the anti-poverty effort with 32 partners from private industry and the academic world. Shah announced the campaign in New York on Thursday. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Hillary Clinton throws gender card at media, decrying 'double standard'

Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton complained that the media has a "double standard" for women, on the one hand running them through the mill of public service and on the other, pressing them to bounce back in the face of all types of adversity. Published April 4, 2014

** FILE ** In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, file photo, a salesmen at a car dealer digs out cars covered in snow at a dealership in Indianapolis, as temperatures hovered around zero.  The subzero cold followed inches of snow and high winds that made traveling treacherous. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Indiana air quality deputy smacked down for climate warming joke

An Indiana assistant commissioner who works for the state's Department of Environmental Management has learned a harsh lesson from colleagues who are fast in the middle of the climate change crowd: Don't make jokes about global warming. Published April 4, 2014