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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

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

** FILE ** Jeff May of Staunton works to get an oversized fish kite back into the air after the wind disappeared long enough for it to fall back to earth during the "Kites and Critters" event in Staunton, Va., on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/The News Leader, Mike Tripp)

Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say

Climate change's latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that's being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. Published April 16, 2014

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, left, chats with women in Seymour Square, Blenhiem, New Zealand, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/SNPA, Ross Setford, POOL)

Great Britain tops World's Most Sexist Nation list

When it comes to sexist nations, Great Britain leads the world. That's the finding of a human rights expert from South Africa who reported her assessment to the U.N. Human Rights Council. Published April 16, 2014

Hank Aaron waves to the crowd during a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of his 715th home run before the start of a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank Aaron hate mail: He's a 'scumbag'

Hank Aaron's recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear "neckties and starched shirts" rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. Published April 15, 2014

** FILE ** In This March 23, 2010, file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

Google floats new contact lens to help blind cross street

Google has a new patent, and privacy activists aren't especially happy. The technology company is pushing for a new contact lens that carries a tiny little embedded camera -- a touted benefit for society that could help visually impaired wearers avoid hazardous objects and stretch their peripheral vision, researchers said. Published April 15, 2014