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

Allen West reviews races: GOP can turn back Hillary tide

So the Democrats took Virginia and the moderate Gov. Chris Christie won another term in New Jersey, but Republicans shouldn't cower under progressives' cheers and take an ideological turn to the middle, said tea party favorite and former Florida lawmaker Allen B. West. Published November 6, 2013

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, delivers his concession speech with his wife, Teiro, during an election-night party in Richmond on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Mr. Cuccinelli lost to Democrat Terry McAuliffe. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Mark Levin goes ballistic on Cuccinelli loss: 'Absolutely appalling'

Noted conservative commentator, legal mind and author Mark R. Levin issued a scathing assessment of the Virginia gubernatorial race, putting the blame for Republican Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II's loss squarely on the shoulders of party elites. Published November 6, 2013

**FILE** A pharmacist at Marquier's Pharmacy in Newark, N.J., holds a bottle of the prescription drug Ritalin on March 26, 1996. Ritalin, manufactured by Ciba Pharmaceuticals based in Summit, N.J., is prescribed for hyperactivity in children but has been abused by some adolescents who take larger quantities to get high. (Associated Press)

Doctors sound alarm on ADHD drugs, diagnoses

Doctors are warning that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is being diagnosed far too often, resulting in some children taking powerful and risky drugs they don't need. Published November 6, 2013

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, right, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, stands with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, just after the Senate cleared a major hurdle and agreed to proceed to debate a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. The bipartisan vote increases the chances that the Senate will pass the bill by week's end, but its prospects in the Republican-led House are dimmer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Gay-rights activists turn to Fortune 500s to push LGBT laws

Gay-rights groups frustrated with the slow pace of Congress and energized by the recent gains in same-sex marriage laws have turned to the private sector for help in pushing their agenda, targeting the corporations with the biggest punch — the Fortune 500s. Published November 6, 2013

** FILE ** Joined by New York City Police Chief Raymond Kelly, second from left, first lady Michelle Obama speaks to children while promoting her "Let's Move!" exercise initiative at the Police Athletic League Harlem Center in New York, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Obama-tied firm won plum $100K ‘Let’s Move’ logo gig, bid-free

No need to bid. A marketing firm with close ties to President Obama and his political campaigns was given the lucrative job of designing Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” anti-obesity logo without having to go through the government contract bidding route. Published November 6, 2013

** FILE ** U.S. President Barack Obama, front row center, smiles during a group photo of G-20 leaders outside of the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Front row left to right, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Tables turn: Brazil admits spying on U.S.

In what should be a rather embarrassing moment for Brazil, government heads admitted this week that its intelligence agency has done some spying of its own – on the United States, Russia, Iran and Iraq. Published November 6, 2013

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, left, listens along with New Jersey first lady Mary Pat Christie, right, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greets supporters during a campaign stop in Hillside, N.J., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Christie will face Democratic candidate, Barbara Buono in an election Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Chris Christie sued for banning gay-to-straight therapy

A South Jersey couple has launched a lawsuit against Gov. Chris Christie, saying his newly signed law that bans psychologists from counseling children away from homosexuality — the much-disputed gay-to-straight conversion therapy — is unconstitutional. Published November 5, 2013

Transportation Security Administration employees talk outside Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, after a gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at the airport, killing a TSA officer and wounding two other people. Flights were disrupted nationwide. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

TSA union wants to arm agents at airports

The union for Transportation Security Administration workers said on Tuesday that it's a good idea for some agents to carry weapons at the airport. Published November 5, 2013

Rep. John Conyers Jr. (Associated Press)

Congress, Hollywood left vulnerable as limo service website is hacked

A limousine company that provides services to the stars — sports legends, actors and actresses, and congressional elite — admitted this week its website had been hacked, potentially exposing sensitive information about a million customers, including the likes of actor Tom Hanks, business mogul Donald Trump and Sen. Mark Udall. Published November 5, 2013