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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

A Canada Post employee delivers mail and parcels to residential homes in Toronto on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. The nation's postal service said it will phase out home delivery within urban centers within the next five years as it begins to post significant financial losses because of growing use of digital communication. Canada Post, a government corporation, said it will replace foot delivery with community mail boxes, (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Canada doing away with door-to-door mail delivery by 2018

Within the next five years, Canadian residents will have to go pick up their own mail. The nation’s postal service, facing $104 million in losses in the second quarter of this year alone, will halt door-to-door delivery, lawmakers announced this week. Published December 12, 2013

National Security Agency (NSA) Director Gen. Keith Alexander testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Continued Oversight of U.S. Government Surveillance Authorities." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

NSA chief defends phone spying: ‘There is no other way’

Take away the National Security Agency's ability to tap into telephone records, and the nation is left unsecure — that's the claim of the head of the NSA, Gen. Keith Alexander, to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Published December 12, 2013

Same sex celebrant Rodger Munson, center, watches Chris Teoh, left, put a wedding ring on Ivan Hinton's finger as they take their vows during a ceremony at Old Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Australia court strikes down 5-day-old, gay-marriage law

Australia had a gay-marriage law — for five days. On Thursday, the country's highest court struck it down, sidelining the dreams of more than two dozen gay couples who had traded vows but now faced immediate annulment. Published December 12, 2013

** FILE ** On Nov. 15, 2012, a woman photographs a granite monument engraved with the Ten Commandments after it was erected on the north side of the Capitol in Oklahoma City. The word "Sabbath" was misspelled on the monument. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Jim Beckel)

Atheists smug as Hindus join Satanists to demand display at Oklahoma Statehouse

First came the Christians, then the Satanists. And now come the Hindus — the latest group to fight for First Amendment freedoms and demand equal display access at Oklahoma's Capitol. And the ensuing political frenzy is leaving some atheists laughing, calling the quandary "beautiful." Published December 11, 2013

** FILE ** Snow falls on a Nativity display at the home of Jerry and Linda Thompson near Paducah, Ky., on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)

Air Force base in South Carolina boots Nativity scene

Commanders at an Air Force base in South Carolina have booted a nativity scene from its premises, agreeing with separation of church and state activists that the display violated both the U.S. Constitution and military code. Published December 11, 2013

President Obama arrives to speak in the briefing room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama hits new poll lows for approval — 38 percent

President Obama's approval numbers have sunk to new lows, with a just-released Quinnipiac poll showing he's dropped a full percentage point in that category in the past few weeks. Published December 11, 2013

** FILE ** Paola Perez, left, and her partner Linda Collazo, march in the Gay Pride parade in New York Sunday, June 26, 2011. One of the world's oldest and largest gay pride parades was expected to become a victory celebration after New York's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Brooklyn, N.Y.: ‘Lesbian capital’ of the Northeast

Brooklyn’s local president, Marty Markowitz, raved about his district’s gay community and their contributions to the area, going so far as to call the borough the “lesbian capital” of the Northeast. Published December 11, 2013

In this June 30, 2010 file photo, Elian Gonzalez attends an official event with Cuba's President Raul Castro in Havana, Cuba. The young Cuban raft boy who was the subject of a high-profile international custody dispute more than a decade ago, turned 20 on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Cuban state media report that Gonzalez is in Ecuador as part of a delegation of the World Festival of Youth and Students, his first trip overseas trip since he was reunited with his father in 2000. (AP Photo/Adalberto Roque, File Pool)

Elian Gonzalez: It’s America’s fault that my mother died

Elian Gonzalez, who made headlines 14 years ago when he mother died while journeying from Cuba to the United States — sparking an international custody battle — said America was to blame for his loss. Published December 11, 2013

Indian gay rights activists and others stand outside the Supreme Court after the top court ruled that a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality will remain in effect in India in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

India top court rules homosexuality is illegal

The Supreme Court in India on Wednesday ruled that a lower court was wrong — gay sexual acts are in fact illegal and a 2009 decision that cleared the way of legal acceptance of homosexuality is now moot. Published December 11, 2013