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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

An Egyptian man carries newspapers with a photo of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on it, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. A judge dismissed murder charges Saturday, Nov. 29, against former President Hosni Mubarak and acquitted his security chief over the killing of protesters during Egypt's 2011 uprising, crushing any hope of a judicial reckoning on behalf of the hundreds victims of the revolt that toppled him. Protests are planned for Tuesday against the verdict. The headline on the newspaper in Arabic reads, "enough already." (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Jen Psaki caught on mic calling own Egypt line 'ridiculous'

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was captured on a hot microphone seeming to call one of her own prepared statements about Egypt "ridiculous" at the tail end of an abruptly ended press conference. Published December 5, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks in Highland Heights, Ky., in this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Rand Paul: Eric Garner died due to politicians and 'bad laws'

Sen. Rand Paul took a look at the issues surrounding Eric Garner's death — the Staten Island black man who was killed by chokehold by white N.Y. Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo — and said the fueling factor for the tragedy was political overreach, leading to "bad laws" for petty crimes. Published December 4, 2014

Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam walks on the field before the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Michael Sam suggests: NFL ignores me because I'm gay

Former St. Louis Rams' draftee Michael Sam — the first openly gay player in the NFL — suggested in a quick airport interview with TMZ Sports that he may have been released and ignored by the league because of his sexual orientation. Published December 4, 2014

Ben Carson, professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, speaks in National Harbor, Md., in this March 8, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Ben Carson: Charles Barkley is right — 'police are our friends'

Former neurosurgeon and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said during a CNN sit-down that former NBA player Charles Barkley was right in his assessment of the Ferguson situation — that white police officers don't have a target on the backs of blacks and they aren't out to kill those of color. Published December 4, 2014

Charles Whitman (Wikipedia) **FILE**

University of Texas loses 100 brains stored in glass jars, including Charles Whitman's

The University of Texas at Austin said it has lost track of 100 jars of brains stored in formaldehyde that it received under a temporary transfer agreement from a mental institution — including one that may have belonged to Charles Whitman, the former Marine who shot at dozens of people from a watch tower on the campus about five decades ago. Published December 3, 2014

The White House in Washington is decorated with a red ribbon in honor of World AIDS Day, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) **FILE **

Andrew Napolitano: America 'dangerously close to a police state'

Judge Andrew Napolitano, author and frequent news pundit, said in a recent interview on "The Glenn Beck Program" that America was spiraling very close to a "police state," due in large part to the entrenched bureaucracy on Capitol Hill the last decade. Published December 3, 2014