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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 c[email protected]. 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

In this June 9, 2013, file photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, File)

Edward Snowden wins 'alternative Nobel' for spy alerts

Edward Snowen, the former National Security Agency contractor billed as both patriot and traitor for releasing information about the federal government's surveillance operations, has won the "alternative Nobel." Published September 24, 2014

Two Argentinean artists have styled Barbie and Ken dolls as religious figures for an exhibition in Buenos Aires. (Pool Paolini/Facebook)

Argentine artists style Ken, Barbie dolls as Jesus, Virgin Mary

A couple of Argentine artists are practically begging for controversy with their latest renditions of two iconic child's playthings, dressing the Ken doll as Jesus and his accompanying Barbie as the Virgin Mary, and posting both for online reaction. Published September 24, 2014

This May 14, 2012, file photo shows conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh speaking during a ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state Capitol in Jefferson City,  Mo. (AP Photo/Julie Smith, File) **FILE**

Pro-abortion waitress says she dumped Rush Limbaugh's $2K tips

A waitress who also happened to serve as the executive director of a Texas group that gives money to poor pregnant women who want to abort said she chose principle over money and dumped thousand dollar tips from one of her most famous customers — Rush Limbaugh — into the charity box. Published September 24, 2014

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg goes political: I can't resign with this Senate

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took a hard look at the political landscape, saw a Senate that was looming as unfavorable to her leanings and summed up her fate: I can't resign now — there's nobody like me who could be confirmed, she said. Published September 24, 2014

A fire burns Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at a memorial in Ferguson, Mo., on the site where a Missouri police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson says the cause is under investigation. He says the first officer to arrive tried to extinguish the blaze but couldn't. The Fire Department eventually put it out. (AP Photo/Jacob Crawford)

Ferguson erupts with new wave of violence, burning, looting

The small community of Ferguson, Missouri, broke out in violence and looting again, with those in the streets this time smashing up the windows of a beauty supply store — the third time the shop has been hit by looters in the last few weeks. Published September 24, 2014

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, right, listens while Republican Sen. Pat Roberts speaks during a campaign stop at a mall in Dodge City, Kan., Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Three-term incumbent Roberts is facing a challenge from independent candidate Greg Orman. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Sen. Pat Roberts warns of 'national socialism' taking root

Sen. Pat Robert took on a campaign buddy -- former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole -- at a recent Dodge City event to raise money to keep his Kansas seat, warning those in attendance that it's not long before America turns the corner on the Constitution and takes on a more permanent socialistic feel. Published September 24, 2014

In this Wednesday, July 16, 2014, file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syria's President Bashar Assad waves to his supporters upon his arrival to the presidential palace to take the oath of office for his third seven-year term in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/SANA, File)

Calls grow for U.S. to take out Assad, along with Islamic State

Since the United States is already conducting airstrikes over Syria to root out and kill Islamic State terrorists, the military ought to just go ahead and bomb President Bashar Assad — that's the theory coming from the Syrian National Coalition camp anyway. Published September 24, 2014

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann Romney, wave to supporters after Mr. Romney conceded the presidential race at his election night rally on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) ** FILE **

Ann Romney on Mitt in 2016: 'Well, we will see'

Ann Romney didn't do much to further the notion that her husband, Mitt, might try for another run at the White House in 2016 — but she didn't do much to stop it from spreading, either. Published September 24, 2014

Former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington in this March 5, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

GOP fumes as Lois Lerner talks to press but snubs Congress

For Congress, Lois Lerner pleaded the Fifth, but for Politico, the embattled ex-IRS director gave a breezy biographical sketch that included her insistence that she had nothing to apologize for — and that she did nothing wrong. Now Republicans are fuming. Published September 23, 2014

Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. "ain't compromising his lifestyle," writes Liberal Bully of the Week author Rusty Humphries. Mr. Kennedy and his new bride,  actress Cheryl Hines, bought a $5 million manse in Malibu. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

RFK Jr. wants law to 'punish global warming skeptics'

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., one of climate change's loudest activists, said there should be a law that lets authorities punish skeptics and deniers - those who engage in "selling out the public trust," he said, in an interview with Climate Depot during New York City's recent People's Climate March. Published September 23, 2014