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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 ** Paola Perez, left, and her partner Linda Collazo, march in the Gay Pride parade in New York Sunday, June 26, 2011. One of the world's oldest and largest gay pride parades was expected to become a victory celebration after New York's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Brooklyn, N.Y.: ‘Lesbian capital’ of the Northeast

Brooklyn’s local president, Marty Markowitz, raved about his district’s gay community and their contributions to the area, going so far as to call the borough the “lesbian capital” of the Northeast. Published December 11, 2013

In this June 30, 2010 file photo, Elian Gonzalez attends an official event with Cuba's President Raul Castro in Havana, Cuba. The young Cuban raft boy who was the subject of a high-profile international custody dispute more than a decade ago, turned 20 on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Cuban state media report that Gonzalez is in Ecuador as part of a delegation of the World Festival of Youth and Students, his first trip overseas trip since he was reunited with his father in 2000. (AP Photo/Adalberto Roque, File Pool)

Elian Gonzalez: It’s America’s fault that my mother died

Elian Gonzalez, who made headlines 14 years ago when he mother died while journeying from Cuba to the United States — sparking an international custody battle — said America was to blame for his loss. Published December 11, 2013

Indian gay rights activists and others stand outside the Supreme Court after the top court ruled that a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality will remain in effect in India in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

India top court rules homosexuality is illegal

The Supreme Court in India on Wednesday ruled that a lower court was wrong — gay sexual acts are in fact illegal and a 2009 decision that cleared the way of legal acceptance of homosexuality is now moot. Published December 11, 2013

D.C. police Chief Cathy L. Lanier (The Washington Times)

Man pulled from water believed to be disgraced D.C. cop

Washington, D.C., authorities say a man pulled from the Potomac River near the southwest section of the city is believed to be that of disgraced police officer Marc Washington, recently arrested for child pornography charges. Published December 11, 2013

Herman Cain (Associated Press) **FILE**

Herman Cain profiled in 'Political Power' comic book

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is going to be featured in the latest "Political Power" comic book edition, joining the ranks of Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, President Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden and former Rep. Ron Paul. Published December 10, 2013

A volunteer firefighter extinguishes flares from a wildfire near Stoneham, Texas, on Monday, June 20, 2011.  Several wildfires broke out from unusually hot and windy weather. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Mayra Beltran)

Fire departments fear Obamacare will gut volunteer ranks

Thousands of volunteer fire departments across the nation face closure or financial hardship because of Obamacare mandates the require the volunteer forces to be treated like employees and given full health coverage. Published December 10, 2013

** FILE ** In this Oct. 1, 2009, file photo, Rep. Alan Grayson, Florida Democrat, listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Court papers show Grayson lost $18 million in a scheme that cheated him and more than 100 other people out of money. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Rep. Alan Grayson loses $18M in stock scheme

Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, known as a heated defender of Democratic Party principles and partisan attacker of Republican views — especially during the Obamacare debates — was one of more than 100 victims of a massive stock trade scheme. Published December 10, 2013

Longtime broadcast journalist Dan Rather attends the premiere of "The Ides of March" in New York on Oct. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

CBS' beleaguered Lara Logan gets a cheerleader — Dan Rather

Lara Logan, the CBS correspondent under fire for her discredited "60 Minutes" report on Benghazi, Libya, has received some support from one of her former network colleagues — Dan Rather, the veteran newsman who was pushed to leave his position after inaccurate reporting on George W. Bush. Published December 10, 2013