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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

Guantanamo Bay detention camp. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Obama to send 2 Gitmo terror suspects back to Algeria

The White House announced Thursday it was transferring two Guantanamo Bay inmates — one who's accused of plotting to bomb a U.S. Embassy, and the other of fighting against U.S. troops — back to Algeria, an apparent step in the direction of achieving President Obama's promise to close the detention facility. Published December 5, 2013

** FILE ** House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP launches candidate training: How to talk to women

The National Republican Congressional Committee has gone back to basics and teamed up with top aides to help school GOP members facing election challenge on a key campaign skill: How to talk to women. Published December 5, 2013

Washington woman live-tweets husband’s horrific car death

A Washington woman with an affinity for tracking police activity on her scanner, and live tweeting out updates to her followers, unwittingly sent out social media details of her own husband's fatal car crash as the action unfolded. Published December 5, 2013

China City of America mulled for New York — with $65M tax dollars

A Long Island businesswoman said her plan to build a huge “Chinese Disneyland” in upstate New York, laid out in Feng Shui fashion, could draw in thousands of wealthy immigrants and up to $6 billion in foreign investment. All that’s needed is a $65 million contribution from the federal government to help kick off the construction. Published December 5, 2013

‘Black Santa’ display at IU sparks student outrage

A bulletin display at one Indiana University residence hall didn’t go over so well – a ‘black Santa’ posting that was aimed at revealing cultural and racial stereotypes among students – and campus heads were pressured to apologize and remove it. Published December 4, 2013

Drone technology turns South, targets feral pigs to kill

Louisiana Hog Control, an extermination company that launched in 2011, says it has killed more than 300 pigs in the past six months using radio-controlled aircraft that transmit messages to hunters on the ground — the latest inventive use for drones. Published December 4, 2013

Israel mulls gift of West Bank land to Palestinians

Israel soon may give 7.7 square miles of land in the West Bank that it has controlled since the signing of the 1993 Oslo Accords to the Palestinian Authority for farming. Published December 4, 2013

Vials of blood await testing for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. (AP Photo/Adam Nadel)

Doctors say ‘profound’ new HIV treatment may prove the cure

Forget the anti-viral drugs. Doctors say they may very well have discovered a new and more successful treatment for HIV-positive patients – flooding the body with powerful bursts of radiation that weaken and kill infected white blood cells. Published December 4, 2013

Ray Kelly retirement perk: $1.5M taxpayer-backed NYPD security detail

Raymond W. Kelly, the commissioner of the New York Police Department, will receive a 10-member team of around-the-clock security officers when he retires next year, a task force that's going to cost taxpayers an estimated $1.5 million a year. Published December 4, 2013

Hiller Goodspeed walks by rows of books as he uses an iPod application called "shake it" to find reading suggestions at the Orlando Public Library. People mistakenly think of libraries as old-fashioned, he says. (Associated Press)

Libraries to feds: Stop spying on us

Libraries around the nation have joined together to pressure lawmakers to clamp down on the federal government's ability to demand data on the books that borrowers' read and the Internet sites that visitors search. Published December 4, 2013

Cars from a Metro-North commuter train are scattered after the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx borough of New York on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Edwin Valero)

Angry NTSB ousts railroad union from N.Y. train crash site

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board have sent union members packing from the site of the train derailment that killed four and injured dozens Sunday in the New York borough of the Bronx, saying railroad workers violated an agreement and released sensitive information to the press. Published December 4, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 6, 2012. (Associated Press)

Sen. Bernie Sanders hints at White House run

Sen. Bernard Sanders, an independent who describes himself as a democratic socialist, said to his Vermont constituency in a local newspaper article that the time might be right for him to make a run for the White House. Published December 4, 2013

Paul Walker (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Westboro Baptists slam actor Paul Walker: He's 'in Hell'

Westboro Baptist Church members have announced plans to protest and picket at the funeral of Hollywood actor Paul Walker, who, along with another man, died Saturday in a fiery car crash in California. Published December 4, 2013

A member of the Afghan national consultative council known as the Loya Jirga leaves after the last day of the assembly in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

United States ranks 19 of 177 on global corruption survey

As far as corruption goes, you can’t get any worse than Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia, a just-released survey of 177 nations from the group Transparency International revealed. But America could stand to do a lot better, ranking only 19 out of 177 for transparent and honest governance in this latest survey. Published December 4, 2013