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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 undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows Maj. Gen. Michael J. Carey.  Investigators say the Air Force general, fired in October as commander of the U.S. land-based nuclear missile force, engaged in "inappropriate behavior" while in Russia, including heavy drinking and rudeness to his hosts. (AP Photo/US Air Force)

U.S. nuclear general boozed it up, chased ‘hot women’ in Russia: report

Details from a just-released Inspector General's report show that a U.S. general who was in charge of nuclear weapons stocks, but was suspended because of unbecoming behavior, actually chased "hot women" in Moscow, drank large amounts of alcohol and generally made a fool of himself in front of foreign delegates. Published December 20, 2013

**FILE** Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on March 16, 2013. (Associated Press)

Tea party-type lawmakers take mysterious, off-books trip to Mideast

Reps. Michele Bachmann, Steve King — from Iowa, not New York — and Louie Gohmert made a hush-hush trip to the Middle East this week, flying commercial into high-profile danger zones like Beirut, Cairo and Tripli, attending embassy briefings but declining to release information. Published December 20, 2013

U.S. and Chinese national flags are hung outside a hotel Nov. 7, 2012, during a U.S. Presidential election event, organized by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

China hackers breach Washington Post website

China is being blamed for hacking into the Washington Post’s servers — the third time in three years — and accessing employee user names and passwords. Published December 19, 2013

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, center, arrives at the capital airport for a flight to North Korea, in Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.  Rodman is flying to North Korea to help train the national team and renew his friendship with the North’s young leader Kim Jong Un, a visit unaffected by the recent execution of Kim’s uncle in a dramatic political purge. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Dennis Rodman lands in North Korea, and propagandists prepare

Dennis Rodman landed Thursday on North Korean soil, a touted trip to train the nation’s top basketball stars that was scheduled before Kim Jong-un executed his uncle — a world-watched event that didn’t dissuade the NBA legend from staying clear of the dictator he describes as a friend. Published December 19, 2013

White House plots new Obamacare PR path: Go for the heartstrings

Just because poll numbers show the American public is experiencing a growing dislike for Obamacare, along with a related growing distrust of President Obama – who promised repeatedly that constituents could keep their doctors – doesn’t mean the White House is giving up its hard-sell push of the health care overhaul. Rather, it’s quite the opposite. Published December 19, 2013

** FILE ** Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks during the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's Friends of the Family Banquet in Des Moines Iowa Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo by Justin Hayworth)

Sarah Palin: Suspending 'Duck Dynasty' star is a free speech attack

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin issued a scathing assessment of A&E's decision to "indefinitely" suspend "Ducky Dynasty" reality show star Phil Robertson for his biblically based views on homosexuality: That's an attack on free speech, she said. Published December 19, 2013