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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 ** Poet Maya Angelou. (Charlotte Observer via Associated Press)

Maya Angelou, pro-Obama author, blasts president on education

Maya Angelou, a well-known author and poet who’s been a major supporter of President Obama, now says he’s faltering on education, unwittingly driving away children from reading due to onerous standardized testing. Published October 29, 2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, gestures as she speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Rep. Nancy Pelosi to receive pro-gay lifetime achievement award

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — whose late father was Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro Jr. — has been recognized by Maryland's gay activist crowd as a leading voice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights and will receive a lifetime award for her dedication to the cause, community leaders said. Published October 28, 2013

Historic Georgia islanders fight 600 percent property tax hike

Sapelo Island residents — descendants of slaves who've lived in their historic Georgia homes for generations — are fuming, saying the government has hiked their property taxes to ungodly levels in recent months, in some cases by as much as 600 percent. Published October 28, 2013

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Socialist history curriculum strides toward Philadelphia schools

City council members in Philadelphia have given the go-ahead to a resolution to allow a socialist historian's view of America, via his "A People's History of the United States," to be part of the public high school curriculum. Published October 28, 2013

** FILE ** Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow in this image made from video and released by WikiLeaks on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo)

Newspaper in Spain claims U.S. tapped 60M phone calls a month

A newspaper in Spain has issued a scathing report on the latest in the U.S. National Security Agency's surveillance actions, accusing the spy group of tapping into more than 60 million telephone calls in the country — in a single month's time. Published October 28, 2013

**FILE** Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican (Associated Press)

John McCain: Meghan can be ‘a giant pain’

Sen. John McCain and his daughter Meghan, 29, may differ on some issues politically, but on one point they agree: They can be a pain in the butt. Published October 25, 2013

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2012, file photo anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Anti-tax champions are crowing after the recent budget battle on Capitol Hill. “Republicans have the high ground," says Norquist, author of a "no new taxes" pledge reviled by many in Washington. In the upcoming round of bipartisan talks, he said, Democrats will have little leverage to seek new revenues. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

Anti-tax Grover Norquist says yes to tax on marijuana

Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform and creator of the congressional pledge to keep lawmakers from hiking revenues on Americans’ backs, said adding a tax to marijuana sales is as good idea. Published October 25, 2013