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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

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll holds the the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Obama calls in congrats to Seattle-loving soldier in Afghanistan

Diehard Seattle Seahawks fan Sgt. Christopher Hogan was in the midst of cheering his team's win from afar — from his U.S. Army post in Kandahar, Afghanistan — when he was told to pick up the phone: It's President Obama. Published February 3, 2014

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New York declares war on wild swans: Move them or kill them

New York legislators and conservationists are mulling several proposals to ship out — or outright kill — wild mute swans that are attacking tourists and residents, wreaking havoc on vegetation and even threatening the safety of jets trying to fly. Published January 31, 2014

The New York Times building (Wikimedia Commons)

Obituary wish to world: Cancel your New York Times

Leonard M. Smith, 86, was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean conflict, a Florida resident who had been born and raised in New York — and, apparently, a man with a great sense of humor that he successfully passed to his family. Published January 31, 2014

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Bill Maher refers to Obama as 'Blackula,' 'Brownie,' on national TV

Bill Maher, a darling of the liberal talk show land, referred to Barack Obama in a derogatory manner on a national television appearance earlier this week — but he couched it in terms of how he thought Republicans viewed the president during the Superstorm Sandy days. Published January 31, 2014

**FILE** Sandra Fluke introduces President Obama at a campaign event in Denver on Aug. 8, 2012. Fluke is a Georgetown law student who inadvertently gained notoriety when talk show host Rush Limbaugh spoke disparagingly of her testimony before Congress on the issue of contraception and insurance coverage. (Associated Press)

Sandra Fluke 'strongly considering' run for Waxman's seat

Sandra Fluke, who grabbed national headlines for campaigning in favor of full federal funding for birth control, said she's seriously considering a run for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Henry Waxman. Published January 31, 2014

** FILE ** Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman is followed by journalists as he arrives at the Capital International Airport in Beijing from Pyongyang, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Rodman has checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

Dennis Rodman: I drink because I'm bored

Dennis Rodman, who entered an alcohol rehabilitation program a couple weeks back, said in a CNN interview that the reason he drinks is because he's bored. Published January 31, 2014

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Glenn Beck says Mark Levin, Sean Hannity have wrapped feud: Liberals, 'look out'

It's the end of an era and the beginning of another for conservative talk radio. Glenn Beck announced on his most recent show that the long-running feud between fellow famed conservative icons Sean Hannity and Mark Levin has finally come to an end — and now the three are planning on taking on the progressive world with a more partnered approach to messaging. Published January 31, 2014

French President Francois Hollande arrives ahead of a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron, during a one day summit at RAF Brize Norton, England Friday Jan. 31, 2014.  British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande are expected to discuss military cooperation during the one-day summit. (AP Photo / Leon Neal)

Socialist France tumbles as investment falls 77 percent

Britain scored roughly 10 times the amount of economic investment from overseas sources than France in the last year, as the socialist nation led by French President Francois Hollande saw its business dealings on the international arena drop 77 percent. Published January 31, 2014

Attorney David Owens of the University of Chicago Exoneration Project, left, embraces Dewey Jones after a hearing before Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Michael Chritton)

Ohio man jailed 20 years for killing gets charges cleared from DNA

An Ohio man who was imprisoned for 20 years for killing a man during a robbery — but who always claimed innocence — has now been cleared, after a judge found in a new trial based on DNA evidence that evidence police collected at the scene didn't match. Published January 31, 2014

** FILE ** The new Caribbean Princess departs on its maiden voyage from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in this April 3, 2004, file photo. Federal health officials are investigating after an outbreak of illness has caused Caribbean Princess cruise ship to ends its trip early and returned to port in Houston late Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, more than a day ahead of schedule after more than 170 passengers and crew members aboard became sick. (AP Photo/Princess Cruises, Andy Newman, File)

Caribbean Princess cruise ship hit by norovirus as 173 take ill

Princess Cruises' Caribbean Princess crew members have reported that more than 170 aboard have taken ill just a few days after the Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas was forced to return home with almost 700 sick passengers. Published January 31, 2014