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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 [email protected]. 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

** FILE ** This May 9, 2012, file photo shows Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Brain surgery victim struggles with Obamacare: 'It's scary'

A New York brain surgery patient who's stood strong for four separate operations is only now starting to crumble after finding out in February that Obamacare isn't going to give her easy access to the care or providers she needs. Published April 17, 2014

Soldiers of the Ukrainian Army react as they sit a top combat vehicles as they are blocked by people on their way to the town of Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The central government has so far been unable to rein in the insurgents, who it says are being stirred up by paid operatives from Russia and have seized numerous government facilities in at least nine eastern cities to press their demands for broader autonomy and closer ties with Russia. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Pro-Russian forces storm Ukrainian national guard base; 3 killed

Three pro-Russian fighters are dead after they and about 300 of their colleagues stormed onto a national guard base in the eastern segment of Ukraine, sparking a gun battle in their quest to take control of the Mariupol property. Published April 17, 2014


Joe Biden's first Instagram pic mocked as shill for sunglass ad

Vice President Joseph R. Biden just can't avoid the comedic spotlight, it seems. His jump into Instagram — while remarkable in that within a few short hours, he already hit at 16,000 followers — nonetheless brought out the critics who mocked that his first photo share seemed a blunt advertisement for a sunglasses company. Published April 17, 2014

** FILE ** Virginia Flaggers raise the Confederate battle flag near Interstate 95 in Chester, Va., on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Hundreds gathered in freshly cleared woods for the event, celebrated with a volley fired from the rifles of Confederate re-enactors. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Confederate flag, blackface flaps lead Catholic school to expel 4

Administrators with a Catholic high school located on Long Island have given the boot to four students after finding two brought a Confederate flag to one school-sponsored event and the other two posted a blackface photo on a social media site. Published April 17, 2014

President Barack Obama, right, shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden as Obama heads to Air Force One and Biden to Air Force Two as the two depart the 171st Air Refueling Wing at the Pennsylvania Air National Guard base in Coraopolis, Pa., on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Obama and Biden were in the Pittsburgh area to speak at a nearby community college about job training grants. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Obama to use executive seat to push private companies onto solar

President Obama on Thursday is set to issue what's being billed as a challenge to private businesses — but will likely come off more as an executive dictate — to start using solar power rather than coal-based energy sources. Published April 17, 2014

Nebraska toddler Kael Ireland was found playing with toys inside the Bear Claw arcade game. Photo: WOWT/Nebraska

Sneaky Nebraska toddler traps self inside claw machine game

A 3-year-old in Nebraska who wandered from his mother and skirted his apartment in Lincoln was discovered safe and sound at a nearby bowling alley — trapped inside the "Bear Claw" toy machine, playing with all the stuffed animals. Published April 16, 2014

The "Jesus is a myth" display from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Atheists' Easter taunt to Christians: 'Jesus is a myth'

An atheist group upset at a Concerned Women for America Easter display that includes a Christian cross and various anti-abortion materials has now countered with an addition of their own: A sign that labels Jesus Christ as nothing more than a myth. Published April 16, 2014

The Metropolitan Police Department on Thursday began its gun re-registration process with owners getting fingerprinted and submitting to background checks. (andrew harnik/the Washington Times)

Angry New Yorkers shred gun registrations in deadline day protests

Firearms' owners and Second Amendment activists in New York made it loud and clear to lawmakers that they weren't on board with a new gun registration law that took effect on Tax Day, gathering in downtown Buffalo and shredding the very documents they were supposed to fill out and sign. Published April 16, 2014