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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

In this file photo taken Thursday, June 19, 2014, Islamic State group militants stand with a captured Iraqi army Humvee at a checkpoint outside Beiji refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo, File)

Islamic State touts $250M year-end budget surplus; opens bank

Terrorists with the Islamic State say that when 2015 wraps, they'll have an estimated $250 million left over from their $2 billion budget — and that the extra money will go to help fund their war against the West and western allies. Published January 5, 2015

Salvage workers bring out part of a Piper PA-34's fuselage, wing, and landing gear from a crash site Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Kuttawa, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Sailor Gutzler, 7, tells rescuers: Maybe mom, dad 'sleeping,' not dead

Sailor Gutzler, the little 7-year-old sole survivor of the Kentucky plane crash, initially told emergency responders that she thought her parents, sister and cousin were dead — but that perhaps they were just "sleeping" among the wreckage, police said. Published January 5, 2015

In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, photo, Ben Carson visits in Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Ben Carson: It's a 'bunch of crap' that Obamacare can't be reworked

Noted conservative commentator and talked-about Republican presidential contender Ben Carson cut to the chase about the fate of Obamacare, saying there is absolutely no reason politicians can't unravel, reinvent or outright repeal the health care plan — and those who say otherwise are selling a lie. Published January 2, 2015

Paul Krugman, a Princeton University professor of economics and a New York Times columnist, is applauded by Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman after winning the Nobel Prize in economics. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Paul Krugman, liberal columnist: 'You have no idea which party I favor'

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, one of the liberal world's most-noted columnists, nonetheless claimed that readers typically don't know who he supports in general elections — Republican versus Democrat — and that he was one of the only writers to maintain a journalistic level of skepticism about President Obama at a time when the left totally embraced him. Published January 2, 2015

People for and against same-sex marriage stage protests outside the Dade County Courthouse during a hearing on gay marriage in Miami in this July 2, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

Florida courthouses stop all weddings to avoid performing gay ceremonies

Several counties in Florida have put the kibosh on performing any weddings as a sort of duck and dodge against serving gays — the logic being that clerks with religious objections to homosexual marriage aren't breaking any laws if they don't offer services to anyone. Published January 2, 2015

This image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, which monitors events in territory controlled by Islamic State militants with the permission of the extremist group, shows militants with a captured pilot, center right, wearing a white shirt in Raqqa, Syria, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Islamic State group militants captured a Jordanian pilot, Mu'ath Safi Yousef al-Kaseasbeh, after his warplane went down in Syria, Jordan said Wednesday, the first such capture since the international coalition's air campaign against the group began. The pilot's family confirmed that it is al-Kaseasbeh shown in the image. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center)

U.S.-led coalition jets attack Islamic State stronghold in Syria

Coalition jets led by the U.S. military launched more than a dozen attacks on Islamic State stronghold areas in northeastern Syria overnight in what's being billed as response raids to the terror group's capture of a Jordanian pilot last month. Published January 2, 2015