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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** Grant Olan (center), of Washington, D.C., joins crowds gathering in front of the Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013, for the California Proposition 8 case as a decision is expected to be announced on the last day of the court's term. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Supreme Court postscript: Gay couple marry, get green card OK'd

Two days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that defined marriage as a union of male and female only, more history was made: A gay couple in Florida became the first to see their green card petition approved, a lawyer for the pair said. Published July 1, 2013

Michael Campbell, 23, the helicopter pilot who made an emergency landing on the Hudson River, leaves the 79th Street Boat Basin on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in New York. The charter chopper was carrying a family of four Swedes on a sightseeing tour of New York City when it lost power shortly after takeoff and made an emergency landing on the river, authorities said. The pilot and occupants were uninjured. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Pilot with 'nerves of steel' lands in Hudson River, saving 4

A pilot who's credited with having "nerves of steel" successfully navigated his helicopter to a safe emergency landing on the Hudson River, saving all four tourists who were aboard — and even keeping them dry. Published July 1, 2013

** FILE ** Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority 2013 conference on Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Sarah Palin on a third party: It could happen

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said to a Twitter poster who messaged her on Fox News: Yes, a third-party emergence for the next presidential election is a real possibility. Published July 1, 2013

In this picture, taken Saturday, June 29, 2013, a demonstrator protests with a poster against NSA in Hanover, Germany. Germany's top justice official says reports that U.S. intelligence bugged European Union offices remind her of "the methods used by enemies during the Cold War." (AP Photo/dpa, Peter Steffen)

Germany summons U.S. ambassador over EU spying

German authorities on Monday said they were summoning the country's U.S. ambassador to discuss what they called a breach of trust — the recent revelations that the National Security Agency had bugged EU offices. Published July 1, 2013

** FILE ** NRA members listen to speakers during the NRA Annual Meeting of Members at the National Rifle Association's 142 Annual Meetings and Exhibits in the George R. Brown Convention Center Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson)

W.Va. teen who wore NRA shirt won't be charged, judge says

A West Virginian eighth-grader who was arrested after refusing school staffers' demands to remove his pro-NRA T-shirt will not be charged with any crime after all, a court ruled. All charges have been dropped. Published June 28, 2013

HIV, syphilis on the rise in Bangkok

HIV, syphilis on the rise in Bangkok By Cheryl K. Chumley Bangkok is experiencing a resurgence of HIV and syphilis cases among gay men, U.S. and Thai authorities reported on Friday. Published June 28, 2013