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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com. 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

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

Women speak outside a wreckage of a trolleybus in Volgograd, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Thousands of police officers and paramilitary forces are on duty in  the city, which is reeling from two suicide bombings in two days that killed 33 people and raised fears that a terrorist campaign may have begun that could stretch into the Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)

Vladimir Putin vows 'annihilation' of terrorists

Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to completely obliterate terrorists from the region in his first public comments on the recent suicide bombing attacks in the southern city of Volgograd. Published December 31, 2013

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tweeted this photo on Christmas Eve of himself and wife Ann with their grandchildren.

MSNBC's Harris-Perry to Romney family: 'I am sorry'

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry sent out an unequivocal apology to the family of Mitt Romney early Tuesday for her role in an on-air mocking of a photo of the former Massachusetts governor's clan that included the recently adopted — and black — baby Kieran. Published December 31, 2013

French President Francois Hollande sits for a discussion as he visits the school Michelet for the start of the school year, in Denain, northern France, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. The board reads : Today, it is the start of school year." (AP Photo/ Denis Charlet, Pool)

Sacrebleu! French slap 75 percent tax on millionaires

President Francois Hollande got the approval he sought from France's constitutional court to go ahead with a tax that mandates millionaires — those who earn more than a million euros a year, or just under $1.37 million — pay 75 percent of their salaries to government. Published December 31, 2013

**FILE** Gen. Keith B. Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and head of the U.S. Cyber Command, testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 18, 2013. (Associated Press)

ACLU sues feds over telephone surveillance of Americans

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the federal government, alleging a variety of agencies have failed to properly provide documents that would reveal the scope of surveillance activities on Americans' overseas telephone calls. Published December 31, 2013

In this image provided by Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography, Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is trapped in thick Antarctic ice, 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography, Andrew Peacock)

Helicopter rescue beckons for stranded Antarctica sea passengers

Passengers aboard a Russian scientific research ship who have been stuck in Antarctica ice since Christmas now have hope to make it home in the coming days: Rescue operators say they're sending in the helicopters as soon as the weather's right. Published December 31, 2013

Chinese doctor admits to stealing and selling newborn babies

A well-respected Chinese doctor on the cusp of retiring from her obstetrician position admitted in Weinan Intermediate People’s Court that she stole newborn babies under her care and sold them on the black market to human traffickers. Published December 31, 2013

This undated picture publicly provided by  Museum Kunstpalast Duesseldorf, shows a painting by  Bernardo Belotto  with  the St. Charles Church in Vienna.   It is one of two disputed  works of art. The German government has refused a  request to hand back two paintings once owned by a Jewish businessman who was  persecuted by the Nazis. Germany’s Finance Ministry says it won’t return the 18 century paintings by Bernardo Bellotto to the heirs of Max Emden because he had already fled to Switzerland when he sold them. The ministry said in a statement Wednesday Dec. 18, 2013  that this meant the paintings couldn’t be considered “forced sales.”  Emden’s heirs maintain that their  grandfather sold the paintings because he needed money after his department stores in Germany had been seized by the Nazis. (AP Photo/Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Horst Kolberg)

Nazi-looted art found in German parliament

An art historian has discovered two priceless pieces that were suspected of being looted by Nazis — right inside Germany's parliament. Published December 30, 2013

Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair, a gay couple from Los Angeles who have been together more than a decade, show their signed marriage certificate ahead of their New Year's Day wedding on AIDS Healthcare Foundation's third annual float entry, "Living the Dream," the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. (Eric Reed/AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation)

Rose Parade, 2013: Live gay wedding set for float

A San Diego woman has launched a Facebook drive to ban a Rose Parade float that features an actual same-sex wedding, saying the practice is banned by dozens of states and the family-friendly event shouldn't promote illegal activity. Published December 30, 2013

Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, center, installs with other Rabbis a giant Hanukkah Menorah at the launch of the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, named Hanukkah, at the Pariser Platz near the Brandenburg Gate in central Berlin on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Pa. rabbi sued for worst-case, botched circumcision

When it comes to circumcision errors, it really doesn't get any worse than this: A Pittsburgh-area rabbi mistakenly sliced a little too much, completely cutting off the infant's body part. Published December 30, 2013