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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 image provided by Rachel Anderson shows officials at the site of an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Opal, Wyo. Officials said there are no reports of injuries and the residents of Opal have been evacuated to an area about 3 miles outside the town as a precaution. Opal has about 95 residents and is about 100 miles northeast of Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rachel Anderson)

Wyoming gas plant explosion sends entire town fleeing

A gas explosion at a processing plant in southwesters Wyoming sent an entire town into evacuation mode and on Thursday, emergency responders were will waiting for the fire to burn itself out. Published April 24, 2014

** FILE ** Rep. Charlie Rangel, New York Democrat (Associated Press)

Bill Clinton to endorse Charlie Rangel for re-election

Former President Bill Clinton is set to back Rep. Charlie Rangel, who's seeking a record-setting 23rd term in Congress. And the endorsement couldn't come at a better time: The Harlem district representative has fallen out favor with several notable politicos. Published April 23, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama steps from Air Force One as he arrives at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Obama began a four-country trip through the Asia-Pacific region. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Donald Trump jabs Obama walk: 'So inelegant and so unpresidential'

Business billionaire Donald Trump made a harsh assessment of President Obama's exit walk down the stairs of Air Force One, describing the leader of the free world on Twitter as an embarrassment, and suggesting he tone down the bob and hop. Published April 23, 2014

Security personnel and police guard a building housing Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi restaurant where U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have a dinner at Ginza shopping district in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

Obama entourage in Japan samples $300-per-plate sushi from elite chef

President Obama, in Japan to reassure authorities that the U.S. has the country's back in its long-running Sea Island dispute with China, made a speedy beeline for a three-star restaurant for some fancy dining on estimated $300-a-plate sushi fare. Published April 23, 2014

This undated image provided by shows the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs. (AP Photo/Amazon) ** FILE **

Texas A&M kicks off FAA-backed drone tests for business ventures

Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi has become drone central of sorts, kicking into high gear an experimental program approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to see how unmanned craft might best be adopted by the business sector. Published April 23, 2014

** FILE ** A typical firefight in the game "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2."

Bad loser: 'Call of Duty' gamer calls in SWAT team on teen who won

A gamer who lost an online battle of "Call of Duty" took out his frustration to the extreme, calling in a hoax threat that ultimately sent an army of ground police, helicopter cops and emergency response vehicles to the home of the game winner. Published April 23, 2014

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair speaks at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., in this April 8, 2013, file photo. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Tony Blair to warn West: Take sides against radical Islam

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is expected to issue a stark warning to the United States on Wednesday to choose sides and draw lines in the fight against radical Islam, the Guardian reported, citing an advance copy of his speech. Published April 23, 2014

Pfc. Bradley Manning's name change to Chelsea heads to court

Pfc. Bradley Manning — the former Army intelligence analyst who decided as he was headed to prison for leaking government information to WikiLeaks that he wanted to be a she — heads to court Wednesday to try for a name change to Chelsea. Published April 23, 2014