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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

The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is lit against the early morning sky Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Washington. The tree was officially lit Tuesday night to kick off the holiday season in the nation's capital. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Christmas, by Congress: Members mull a 15-cent tax on trees

It’s that time of year again – the Christmas tree tax has reared. Congressional members are mulling a 15-cent tax on fresh Christmas trees, a small but significant line-item mention in the current farm bill weaving through the House. Published December 6, 2013

Fox News commentator and author Bill O'Reilly. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invsion/AP, File)

Bill O’Reilly reminds: Nelson Mandela ‘was a communist’

Amid the wave of grief over Nelson Mandela’s passing, and outpouring of fond memories about his inspiring deeds of greatness, came a harsh reminder from Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly: Let’s not forget he was a communist. Published December 6, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.      (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

John Boehner says GOP should support gay candidates: ‘I do’

Speaker John Boehner said the Republican Party ought to openly support gay candidates — a blunt statement that's sure to ratchet up tensions among traditional conservatives who see the GOP as straying from core principles and wading into political territories held by Democrats. Published December 6, 2013

** FILE ** Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Associated Press)

CDC sees measles spike and ‘failure to vaccinate’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 175 cases of measles so far this year, a significant spike that’s attributed largely to the failure of those infected to get vaccinated, medical professionals said. Published December 6, 2013

** FILE ** In this April 29, 2011, file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie "Fast and Furious 5," in Rome. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Paul Walker secretly bought $9K wedding ring for Iraq vet

Adding truth to the old adage "only the good die young" is this story from a Santa Barbara jewelry store owner, who recounted a sheer act of kindness and generosity by actor Paul Walker, who died in a fiery car crash at age of 40 on Sunday. Published December 5, 2013

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Anthony Weiner on radio? Cumulus says, 'Never, ever'

A New York daily newspaper may have reported that disgraced and failed New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner was a top considered choice for a new WABC radio show, but Cumulus Media couldn't be clearer in denying interest. Published December 5, 2013

Guantanamo Bay detention camp. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Obama to send 2 Gitmo terror suspects back to Algeria

The White House announced Thursday it was transferring two Guantanamo Bay inmates — one who's accused of plotting to bomb a U.S. Embassy, and the other of fighting against U.S. troops — back to Algeria, an apparent step in the direction of achieving President Obama's promise to close the detention facility. Published December 5, 2013