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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

John Podesta speaks at the National Press Club in Washington in this June 27, 2007, file photo. (AP File Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

John Podesta jumps aboard Obama ship to sell second-term agenda

President Obama is hearkening to Bill Clinton days, calling on the former president's chief of staff, John Podesta, to help sell some of his more controversial second-term agenda items and pave the way for better poll numbers. Published December 10, 2013

Pope Francis arrives to welcome Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou N'Guesso on the occasion of their private audience in the pope's library at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Gentile, pool)

Pope Francis: A nun saved my life

Pope Francis suggested if it hadn't been for a rogue nun going behind a doctor's back and dramatically increasing his antibiotic dosage, he may have died at a young age. Published December 9, 2013

** FILE ** The U.S. Air Force Band's Airmen of Note

Air Force Band puts on flash-mob show at Smithsonian

The U.S. Air Force Band surprised visitors at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum by staging a flash-mob show that ultimately included about 120 musicians and singers. Published December 9, 2013

** FILE ** On March 20, 2001, President George W. Bush (right) visits the Langley, Va., headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency, where he thanked CIA employees for their service to their country and spoke of the importance of intelligence collection and analysis. At left is George J. Tenet, director of central intelligence from 1997 to 2004. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

CIA admits $3 billion intelligence operation was a flop

The Central Intelligence Agency admitted Monday in published comments that a $3 billion intelligence program that was implemented after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States was a big flop. Published December 9, 2013

Berkshire County eschews greenback for own currency — BerkShares

It started at five community banks, and has now spread to more than 400 local businesses. One small county in Massachusetts has created its own system of money, currency called BerkShares that's accepted by a large portion of the establishments in the community. Published December 9, 2013

** FILE ** Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale speak to a member of the public near the Woolwich Barracks in London in May 2013 in this photo made from CCTV and released by the Metropolitan Police on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Police)

Defendant in Lee Rigby machete murder trial: 'I love al Qaeda'

A Muslim man on trial for the brutal machete street killing of British soldier Lee Rigby said during testimony in London's Central Criminal Court on Monday that he not only loved al Qaeda, but he also considered the terrorist group as close as family. Published December 9, 2013

President Obama is pictured in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

MSNBC host: Obamacare a 'wealthy white men' racist word

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry went off on a tangent in a recent broadcast, ranting about the racist overtones of a word that's been used for years by both sides of the political aisle -- Obamacare. Published December 9, 2013

** Former President Ronald Reagan. (Courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library)

Democrat thwarts Nevada activist's try to name peak after Reagan

A Nevada conservative activist is incensed after his attempt to name a peak after former President Ronald Reagan was thwarted by a Democratic lawmaker who instead filed a bill to name the property after a former state politico — another Democrat. Published December 9, 2013

Chainsaw artists in Rock Hill, South Carolina, use the likeness of a real reindeer, like this one, to make Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen and other bucks, as well as does. (Joel Berliner/Special to The Washington Times)

Rogue reindeer runs from Santa, eludes police for hours

A rogue reindeer who was supposed to hang with Santa for a Christmas lighting event in Dillon, Colo., had different ideas, jumping his enclosure and leading police on a chase that lasted for hours. Published December 9, 2013

** FILE ** A Ghader missile is launched from the area near the Iranian port of Jask, on the shore of the Gulf of Oman, during an Iranian navy drill on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Jamejam Online, Azin Haghighi)

Iran touts new laser that bolsters missile accuracy

The defense minister of Iran said the military has a new laser system, and it's significantly bolstered the accuracy of ballistic missiles — to the point that they can hit within a couple feet of their targets. Published December 9, 2013

** FILE ** In this Dec. 1, 2013, file photo, an Amtrak train, top, traveling on an unaffected track, passes a derailed Metro North commuter train in the Bronx borough of New York. A week after four people riding the derailed train died in the accident, two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Deadly N.Y. train derailment leads to Senate call for cameras at tracks

At least two senators are pushing for cameras at the train tracks — their political response to a deadly derailment outside the Bronx borough of New York that was attributed to a sleepy engineer who entered a curve at three times the posted speed. Published December 9, 2013