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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

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo call on a reporter during a news conference in the Red Room at the Capitol on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. De Blasio is urging state lawmakers to support his proposed tax hike on wealthy city residents to pay for universal prekindergarten. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

N.Y. shoots down tuition for illegals in surprise Senate vote

New York has shut the door on providing taxpayer dollars for undocumented and illegal immigrants to attend school in the state, after the Republican-controlled Senate shot down the matter during a vote that fell just two ballots shy of passage. Published March 18, 2014

**FILE** Guns are offered during a buyback program on Jan. 26, 2013, in San Mateo, Calif. Authorities are offering up to $100 cash for a handgun, shotgun or rifle, or up to $200 for an assault rifle at the event at the San Mateo Event Center. (Associated Press)

California sheriffs see surge in concealed carry permits

Sheriffs in California say they've been swamped with requests for concealed carry permits since last month's court ruling that residents only have to show a desire for self-defense — and little else — in order to take advantage of the right. Published March 18, 2014

**FILE** Mikhail Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, speaks March 6, 2014, to a pro-Ukraine rally while walking through Dublin on his way to the convention center. Saakashvili arrived to participate in the European People's Party Congress. About 2,000 delegates gathered at Dublin to attend the congress. (Associated Press)

Ex-Georgian leader warns: Putin won't stop at Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili, the former two-term president of Georgia who now serves as a leader of the United National Movement Party, said in a column for a U.K. newspaper that Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggression against the Ukraine is far from over. Published March 18, 2014

** FILE ** In this Oct. 28, 2013, file photo, television infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau speaks to the media after leaving the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago. On Monday, March 17, 2014, a federal judge in Chicago sentenced Trudeau to 10 years in prison for bilking consumers via infomercials for his best-selling weight loss book. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Michael Jarecki)

Kevin Trudeau, TV pitchman, gets 10 years for infomercial fraud

Kevin Trudeau, a best-selling author whose claim to fame stems from his late-night television informercial pitches, was sentenced to 10 years in jail for making what the judge described as fraudulent claims related to his weight-loss book. Published March 18, 2014

A relative of a Chinese passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 shows a paper reading "Hunger strike protest, Respect life, Return my relative, Don't want become victim of politics, Tell the truth" as she speaks to the media outside a hotel ballroom after attending a briefing held by airlines' officials in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 18, 2014.  Families of the passengers aboard the missing plane decided to organize a hunger strike to express their anger and disappointment at the handling of the situation by authorities. They decided on the action after a daily morning meeting with two officials from Malaysia Airlines. The plane has been missing since March 8, and contradictory information plus the fact there has been no sign of the plane has left family  members frustrated. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Missing Malaysia jet was steered off course by cockpit computer

Investigators say the first turn that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took that led it off course was due to a computer system entry that came from the cockpit, a finding that's bolstered arguments the plane was purposely diverted. Published March 18, 2014

Nine-year-old Shyanne Roberts, left, a nationally sponsored competitive shooter from Franklinville NJ, speaks against the proposed limit on magazine rounds at the statehouse. Her father Dan is at right. (AP Photo/, Michael Karas)

N.J. girl, 9, rocks social media with pro-gun speech to state capitol

A 9-year-old New Jersey girl whose competitive pastime is firing semi-automatics — and who could soon became a criminal because her AR-15 violates magazine limits under lawmaker consideration — has created social media waves with her videotaped plea to Trenton lawmakers: Don't take away my guns. Published March 18, 2014

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he arrives at the Okecie military airport in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Biden arrived in Warsaw for consultations with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and President Bronislaw Komorowski, a few hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a draft bill for the annexation of Crimea, one of a flurry of steps to formally take over the Black Sea peninsula. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Joe Biden touches down in Poland to flex U.S. muscle to Russia

Vice president Joe Biden landed in Poland on Tuesday on a quick trip to the region aimed at flexing America's muscles and showing Russia just who they're dealing with -- a White House resolved to turn back President Putin's aggression in the Ukraine. Published March 18, 2014

Crimean P.M. mocks Obama in faked Russian uniform on Twitter

So the prime minister of Crimea has a sense of humor — and he unleashed it at the White House on Monday, sending out a mocking Photoshopped photograph of President Obama wearing a Russian military uniform. Published March 17, 2014

** FILE ** This Aug. 20, 2013 file photo shows the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant at Okuma in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

NASA-funded study says modern society doomed, like the dodo

Modern industrialized society is like the dodo bird — doomed and headed toward extinction, said a new study funded by NASA. Report authors took that finding and concluded: The only way to keep the world up and running is to redistribute resources. Published March 17, 2014