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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** A U.S. flag flies July 3, 2012, over a field during the Fanfare and Fireworks celebration at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. (Associated Press/The Gainesville Sun)

California school ban on U.S. flag on T-shirts heads to appeals

A Northern California school that banned a handful of students from wearing T-shirts that showcased the U.S. flag on the Hispanic-based holiday, Cinco de Mayo day, is headed to court Thursday, to defend their order that the now-graduated individuals go home and change. Published October 17, 2013

The Oct. 22, 2009 photo shows Hans Riegel, the longtime boss of German candy maker Haribo who took the gummi bear to international fame, in Bonn, western Germany.  Haribo said in a statement that Riegel, the son of the company’s founder, died of heart failure in Bonn on Tuesday. He was 90. (AP Photo/dpa, Rolf Vennenbernd)

Gummy Bear creator dies of heart failure, age 90

The man who was the brains behind the original gummy bear died at the age of 90 due to heart failure, his Haribo office in Germany said in a statement on Tuesday. Published October 16, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks with reporters following a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is making plans to talk with Republican lawmakers at the White House in the coming days as pressure builds on both sides to resolve their deadlock over the federal debt limit and the partial government shutdown.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sen. Ted Cruz's hometown paper renounces support

Sen. Ted Cruz's hometown newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, has backtracked on its support and tossed its endorsement to the wind, now entreating the de facto leader of the tea party cause — whom they cheered in November — to rein in his politics and start acting like his predecessor. Published October 16, 2013

** FILE ** In this Aug. 6, 2009, file photo, Rielle Hunter, mistress of former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, leaves the Terry Sanford Federal Building and Courthouse in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds, File)

Rielle Hunter sorry for Edwards affair — as memoir heads to book shelves

Rielle Hunter, the formerly non apologetic mistress of John Edwards — a rising Democratic star who was touted as the next White House sensation until his sordid affair became public — now says her actions were "selfish," and she wants readers to buy her just-released, updated memoir so she can tell them how many ways she was wrong. Published October 16, 2013

FILE - A worker fixes the display of Kraft Food's Oreo cookies at a Market in Palo Alto, Calif., in this file photo dated Monday, July 28, 2008. Shares in British chocolate maker Cadbury PLC edged higher on Monday Nov. 9, 2009, as a deadline loomed for Kraft Foods Inc. to make a formal takeover offer for the candy maker, or under British takeover rules Kraft will be prohibited from making a new offer for six months. Cadbury has already spurned a $16.7 billion cash-and-stock offer from Kraft. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, FILE)

Oreos as addictive as cocaine, morphine: scientists

Researchers at Connecticut College threw some lab rats into a maze, stacked one side with rice cakes and the other with Oreos, recorded their reactions to each — and, a few scientific tests later, concluded "America's Favorite Cookie" is as addictive as morphine and cocaine. Published October 16, 2013

The Senate wing (right) and the Capitol Dome are seen on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate GOP on shutdown: Top 10 reasons it's not 'all bad'

Not all the fallout from the government shutdown is negative, harmful or destructive, Republicans in the Senate said on Tuesday. In fact, some outcomes — 10 of them, to be exact — are downright positive. Published October 16, 2013

** FILE ** Jesus Alberto Garcia, who is 14 and weighs 310 pounds, gets a checkup at Mexico's Children's Hospital. (Associated Press)

British doctors warned not to call the obese 'obese'

Don't call the outrageously fat "obese," doctors in Britain have been told. Why? The label could damage their self-esteem, the country's health watchdog said in newly released policy papers. Published October 16, 2013