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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 ** Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace in a horse drawn carriage for the Trooping The Colour parade, at the Horse Guards Parade in London, Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Queen Elizabeth decrees crackdown on British press

Queen Elizabeth II signed a charter this week, creating a new watchdog group to oversee the press and make sure reporters and editors don't do a repeat of a recent phone-hacking scandal that saw major news outlets tapping into the private information of celebrities and royals alike. Published October 31, 2013

** FILE ** Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow in this image made from video and released by WikiLeaks on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo)

NSA leaker Edward Snowden lands Web job in Russia

Edward Snowden has hung up his hat as a National Security Agency leaker and taken on a new role working for a private website in Russia, the country that's sheltering him from U.S. capture and prosecution. Published October 31, 2013

Hallmark strikes 'gay' from 'Deck the Halls' ornament lyrics

The Christmas carol classic Deck the Hall has new meaning at Hallmark this year, as greeting card executives have censored for their new ornament collection a key word in the song that has been usurped by the gay community. Published October 31, 2013

In a photo originally posted to a county government website, local officials purportedly visit a 100-year-old woman in Anhui province. 
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Chinese Communists red-faced on propaganda Photoshop failure

A photograph of four Chinese men standing and smiling before a 103-year-old woman at her home was supposed to communicate that the government loves the elderly, but the missing half of one man's body and the bizarre doll-like appearance of the elderly subject sent a different message: epic Photoshop failure. Published October 31, 2013

In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, a mask of Barack Obama, worn by then candidate Obama on "Saturday Night Live," is part of the exhibit, "Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press," at the Newseum in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama costume leads Kentucky company to order diversity training

Note to Halloween celebrants: Don't wear the Obama costume. Doing so at work could lead the human resources department to mandate all employees take part in diversity training — which is what happened at a Kentucky medical center this week. Published October 31, 2013

Kazakhstan's education ministry says the Nickelodeon animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants" has a corrupting influence on children. (AP Photo/Nickelodeon)

You’re fired: SpongeBob SquarePants gets taste of economy

Even the cartoon world can't hide from economic reality. The sluggish job market has drifted downward — all the way to the bottom of the ocean, to Bikini Bottom and the Krusty Krab burger shack, where SpongeBob SquarePants has flipped krabby patties for 14 years. Published October 31, 2013

A magnifying glass is posed over a monitor displaying a Facebook page in Munich on Oct. 10, 2011. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Facebook to track how users hover their cursors

Facebook executives say they have new technology to track how long users pause over certain spots on the site and they’re testing the data collection technique now, saying it could help advertisers more efficiently target customers. Published October 31, 2013

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, a young boy, no name available, hugs Pope Francis as he delivers his speech during an audience with families in St. Peter's Square gathered for the Pontifical Council for the Familyís plenary assembly, at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. A young boy, part of a group of children sitting around the stage where the pontiff was delivering his message to families, played around Pope Francis as he continued delivering his speech, occasionally patting the boy's head.  (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

Pope Francis makes a friend: 'The boy in yellow' upstages Vatican speech

Pope Francis has made a new friend — a young boy dressed in yellow who climbed the Vatican stage and wandered about the pontiff’s robes for a time, paying little heed to the thousands who filled the square at St. Peter’s to hear the latest Catholic Church address. Published October 30, 2013