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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

Host Jon Stewart is seen here Oct. 18, 2012, during a taping of "The Daily Show with John Stewart" in New York. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Jon Stewart rips Obama, Democrats for money-in-politics hypocrisy

President Obama and his fellow Democrats may talk a good game when it comes to eschewing the influence of lobbyist and big-corporation money in politics, but they're hardly following through with action, said "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart in a blistering commentary. Published October 14, 2014

FILE - In this April 18, 2014 file photo a caregiver points out the strength of an edible marijuana candy bar at a medical marijuana dispensary in Denver.  In its entirety the candy bar is as strong at 30 marijuana joints.  Colorado's marijuana experiment is under threat by the very popularity of eating it instead of smoking it, so the pot industry is joining health officials and state regulators in studying the problem of consumers eating too much too quickly. They plan to meet Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Children's Hospital Colorado to discuss the potency and serving size of pot edibles. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Denver police warn of marijuana-infused Halloween candy

Denver police warned parents to be watchful this Halloween via a local marijuana dispensary owner who said it's nearly impossible to tell the difference between candy covered with hash oil and candy that's safe for underage snackers. Published October 14, 2014

Ann Romney: 'Mitt and I are done'

Republican holdouts for a Mitt Romney for president in 2016 can let go the hope. Mr. Romney will not be making any White House campaign moves -- and that's the word from one who knows him best, his wife, Ann. Published October 14, 2014

Police officers remove the bamboo barriers that protesters set up to block off main roads in Central district in Hong Kong Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Hong Kong police cleared barricades from pro-democracy protest zones that have choked off traffic in key business districts for more than two weeks, signaling authorities' growing impatience with the student-led activists. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Hong Kong police unleash chainsaws on protesters' barricades

Hong Kong police assembled by the hundreds, chainsaws in hands, to cut down street protesters' barricades on Tuesday, the latest in a long-running standoff between pro-democracy rallies and law enforcement. Published October 14, 2014

Former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice speaks at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., on Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Burlington Free Press, Glenn Russell) ** FILE **

Condoleezza Rice named as killer of New York Times' story on CIA

Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said that Condoleezza Rice, who served as secretary of state and national security adviser under President George W. Bush, personally asked for special press treatment — specifically, for the newspaper to kill a story. Published October 13, 2014

Police cars are parked in front of the Waldo Police Department in Waldo, Fla., Thursday Oct. 2, 2014. The tiny north Florida town known nationally as a speed trap decided on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014,  to officially dismantle its police force. The move came weeks after the police chief and interim chief resigned due to state investigations into ticket quotas, mishandling of evidence and other issues. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is now in charge of policing the town of 1,000, leaving some citizens worried that the speeding problem will worsen, and that criminals will feel like they have carte blanche. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)

Florida city council disbands ticket-happy police force

Members of the Waldo, Florida, city council voted to disband the community's police force, putting to end a long-running and heavily criticized speed trap and reported ticket-quota program that brought in tons of revenue for local government coffers. Published October 13, 2014