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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

Oreo rattles up store shelves with two new flavors

The classic cookie milk dunker, Oreo, has unveiled a couple new flavors — but don’t delay. The company said it’s only keeping them on shelves for a couple months. Published January 24, 2014

Image: The Gary Sinise Foundation Facebook Page

IRS accused of targeting Hollywood conservatives

The Internal Revenue Service has been accused of targeting Hollywood conservatives, demanding to know all the names of members of a right-leaning group, Friends of Abe. Published January 24, 2014

** FILE ** A woman holds a Bible while standing in silent prayer on the steps of the Supreme Court on Oct. 1, 2012, before the justices return to the bench for another term. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Detroit mom incensed after school bans son’s Bible

A woman who lives outside of Detroit says she was outraged after staffers told her 8-year-old son he couldn't read his Bible during free time — but then gave her daughter a worksheet that made what she thought were inappropriate claims about parents who drink wine. Published January 24, 2014

This photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Hong Kong. USIS, the company that handled a background check on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden allegedly defrauded the government by submitting at least 665,000 investigations that had not been properly completed, and then tried to cover it up when the government suspected what was going on. (AP Photo/The Guardian)

Russia extends asylum for Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden doesn’t have to return to the United States unless he wants to, the head of the foreign affairs committee for Russia said Friday. Published January 24, 2014

Then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks during a news conference alongside his wife, Huma Abedin, at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters in New York on July 23, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Anthony Weiner on Hillary Clinton: ‘Most qualified candidate in history’

Scandal-plagued Anthony Weiner — whose wife is a close associate to Hillary Clinton — laid it on pretty thick for the former first lady this week, characterizing her as quite possibly the best politician for the presidential role in the entire history of the United States. Published January 24, 2014

** FILE ** Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio mulls run for Arizona governor

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the law enforcement local known nationwide for his tough treatment of inmates and illegals alike, said that he’s mulling a run for governor of Arizona. Published January 24, 2014

** FILE ** North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (left), along with his aunt Kim Kyong-hui (right), attends a statue-unveiling ceremony in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Feb. 16, 2013, the birthday anniversary of the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video)

North Korea pens appeal to South: Let’s be friends

North Korea’s National Defense Commission sent a somewhat surprising letter to South Korean authorities, suggesting the two countries set aside hostilities and enter an era of friendship. The friendly outreach didn’t come without a caveat, however. Published January 24, 2014

New York police chief charged with child porn possession

A police chief in Mount Pleasant, N.Y., who was tasked with teaching youth how to avoid situations that could lead to sexual abuse, has now been charged with possession of child pornography. Published January 24, 2014

Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis takes part in a interview, Tuesday,  Jan. 21, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Davis promised to veto a state income tax to pay for public schools and to expand where people may carry their handguns in the interview. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Wendy Davis tied to video that mocks wheelchair-bound Greg Abbott

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis — whose campaign has already been tainted by charges she stretched the truth with her biographical sketches — has a new scandal: Her supporters were caught on video mocking her wheelchair-bound political opponent, Republican Greg Abbott. Published January 24, 2014

In this photo provided by the Indiana State Police, emergency crews work at the scene of a massive pileup involving more than 40 vehicles, many of them semitrailers, along Interstate 94 Thursday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2014, near Michigan City, Ind. (AP Photo/Indiana State Police)

Indiana icy highway crash leaves 3 dead, 20 injured

At least 30 vehicles — including about a dozen semitrailers — crashed on an icy patch of Interstate 94 highway running through Indiana, leaving three dead and more than 20 injured. Published January 24, 2014

**FILE** Former Rep. Allen B. West (Associated Press)

Allen West: I'm 'disgusted' by Benghazi lies from Obama, Hillary

Former U.S. Rep. Allen West said he's "disgusted" by the congressional revelation that the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented, and said that the nation deserves better leaders. Published January 22, 2014

WWII vet fights village seizure of private property for public market

A World War II veteran on Fire Island, N.Y., is fighting off a taxpayer-funded attempt by his local duly elected officials to take over his privately owned grocery story via eminent domain and build, in its place, a market that would be owned by the village. Published January 22, 2014