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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 ** In this Oct. 28, 2011, file photo, Daniel, who is better known as the "Miracle Dog", waits for a treat in the home of Mark and Jill Pavlik in Rochelle Park, N.J., where he was being fostered upon his arrival in the state. The stray beagle mix, who walked out unscathed from the carbon monoxide administered by the Animal Control Department in Florence, Ala., will be among eight shelter dogs riding on a float in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year's Day. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Dogs that talk: Researchers seek $10K for ‘No More Woof’ technology

Researchers have launched a fundraising campaign to help them create what they suggest will be the next biggest pet product on the market — bigger even than the automatic food dispenser or the hole in the door that lets dogs and cats enter and exit at will: The "No More Woof" that reads and translates thoughts. Published December 19, 2013

Firefighters light a backfire a backfire along Highway 1 between Pfeiffer Ridge Road and the Big Sur Station in Big Sur, Calif. on Wednesday Dec. 18, 2013. Calm winds helped crews as they closed in on fire in Los Padres National Forest near state Highway 1. The blaze had consumed 769 acres, or a little over a square mile, as the 20 percent containment figure officials gave earlier Wednesday was expected to climb.  (AP Photo/ Monterey County Herald, David Royal)

1,000 firefighters called to battle stubborn Big Sur wildfire

The Big Sur wildfire that’s been raging across the California region, destroying dozens of homes and forcing dozens more to evacuate, has now brought out the firefighting cavalry, and more than 1,000 were on the scene Thursday. Published December 19, 2013

A UPS driver rings the doorbell at the home listed for one of two Mega Millions lottery ticket winners that were identified by lottery officials in the $636 million drawing, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Stone Mountain, Ga. (AP Photo/David Tulis)  ** FILE **

Mega Millions winner emerges as Georgia mom, in 'disbelief'

One of the winners of the massive $636 million Mega Millions jackpot hailed from Stone Mountain, Ga., a mom who simply used family birthdays and her lucky No. 7 to select numbers for the one ticket she purchased. Published December 19, 2013

**FILE** John Podesta (Associated Press)

John Podesta eats crow: ‘I apologize to Speaker Boehner’

John Podesta, the former White House aide to President Clinton who was just brought on board the Obama administration to save executive face from falling popularity poll numbers, apologized Wednesday for his reference to the Republican Party as a cult. Published December 18, 2013

U.S., China race to finish line on ‘invisibility cloak’

The United States and China are in a high-speed race to become the first in the world to lay claim to “cloaking” technology that’s powerful enough to hide military devices and equipment from prying eyes. Published December 18, 2013

In this Dec. 12, 2013, photo released by the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Chaplain Lt. Col. Richard Fitzgerald, 20th Fighter Wing chaplain, sprinkles holy water over the Nativity scene at Shaw Air Force Base S.C. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Ashley L. Gardner) ** FILE **

Gitmo under fire for Christmas display

Mikey Weinstein is back. The notable head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation — a group with a claim to fame of halting displays of Christian symbols at military bases around the nation, especially those tied to the Air Force — has now complained about a nativity scene at Guantanamo Bay. Published December 18, 2013

** FILE ** Mohammed Morsi (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

Mohammed Morsi faces terror charges and death penalty

Former Egypt President Mohammed Morsi, ousted in July by a military coup and subsequently jailed by the now-ruling government, faces terror charges that carry the death penalty. Published December 18, 2013

Runners, dressed as Santa Claus, and one dressed as Superwoman, take part in the 37th "Christmas Corrida Race" in the streets of Issy Les Moulineaux, on the western outskirts of Paris, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Half of America strips religion from Christmas

Nine out of 10 Americans do Christmas and three-quarters believe in the biblical account of Jesus' birth — but only a little more than half actually regard the holiday primarily as a religious celebration. Published December 18, 2013

** FILE ** U.S. District Judge Ellen S. Huvelle. (Associated Press)

Obama ‘cavalier’ in hiding foreign aid order, judge rules

A district court judge ruled that President Obama can’t lawfully keep hidden a foreign aid order he tried to shield via a claim of executive privilege, characterizing the move as a “cavalier” dodge of the Freedom of Information Act. Published December 18, 2013

EPA slap-down: Senate says no to lead-free fire hydrants

An Environmental Protection Agency push to regulate fire hydrants and require that all new ones be built without lead fell flat this week, as the Senate voted to override a House bill containing the measure. Published December 18, 2013