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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

FILE - This June 9, 2013 file photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, in Hong Kong. Snowden says his "mission's already accomplished" after leaking NSA secrets that have caused a reassessment of U.S. surveillance policies. Snowden told The Washington Post in a story published online Monday night, Dec. 23, 2013, he has "already won" because journalists have been able to tell the story of the government's collection of bulk Internet and phone records. (AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, File)

NYT: Snowden deserves clemency

Edward Snowden should be granted clemency and regarded by the U.S. government as a whistle-blower, not a traitor, two major newspapers argued this week. Published January 2, 2014

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, file photo, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford arrives for a news conference at City Hall in Toronto. Ford has put his name on the ballot to run for another term and was the first candidate to show up at City Hall when registration opened Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, for the city's municipal election Oct. 27. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young, File)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford files for re-election

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who made worldwide headlines when he admitted smoking crack cocaine and blamed it on a "drunken stupor," is making good on his oft-repeated vow to run again in October. Published January 2, 2014

**FILE** Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. (Associated Press)

RNC: ‘Welcoming new people’ is our 2014 goal for GOP

Traditional conservatives and tea party types, who are both upset at the ongoing open-door attitude of the GOP that they say has softened principles and watered core party platforms, may not be so enamored with the RNC's Reince Priebus and his recent vow for 2014. Published January 2, 2014

** FILE ** Cleaners scrub a giant yellow duck at Keelung port in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. The famous 18-meter (59-foot) rubber duck, created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, was cleaned up during its Taiwan tour. (AP Photo)

Unlucky duck: Massive rubber icon bursts in Taiwan waters

A massive yellow rubber ducky that stands more than 59 feet high and was floating in waters around Taiwan lost its luster New Year’s Day, deflating and sagging, leaving tourists despondent and dejected. Published January 2, 2014

Apple denies aiding NSA with iPhone hack technology

Apple is denying it helped the National Security Agency develop and use a system that taps into iPhones and monitors users' texts and voice mails — technology that was alleged by recently released documents published by a Germany newspaper. Published January 2, 2014

**FILE** Security personnel and others inspect the site of an explosion outside a military intelligence building in Anshas, a rural village in Sharqiya province, nearly 50 kilometers (30 miles) northeast of Cairo, on Dec. 29, 2013. Attacks on security targets have become frequent following the July 3 ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (Associated Press)

Egypt seizes assets of 572 Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist leaders

Interim governing authorities in Egypt ordered security forces on Tuesday to seize the assets of more than 500 Islamist leaders and Muslim Brotherhood members, the latest in a crackdown on the organization just slapped with the terrorist label. Published December 31, 2013

An American bald eagle (Associated Press) **FILE**

Maryland police search for shooters of 2 bald eagles

Police with the Natural Resources agency in Maryland are scouring Montgomery County, looking for information that could lead to the arrest of those responsible for killing two bald eagles. Published December 31, 2013