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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 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Students leave Sayreville War Memorial High School at the end of the day, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 in Sayreville, N.J. Sayreville a town that found encouragement in its winning high school football team after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy was left to absorb another blow Tuesday after school officials canceled the season over allegations of bullying, intimidation and harassment among players. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger,Patti Sapone)  TV OUT; MAGS OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO SALES; NO ARCHIVING

N.J. school cancels football season over hazing scandal

A school board in New Jersey said enough is enough — hazing on the football team between older players and freshmen members has reached such intensity that the only recourse is to cancel the season. Published October 8, 2014

Larry Klayman. (Associated Press)

Conservative activist files to deport Obama: 'He's an illegal alien'

Larry Klayman, a conservative activist who frequently uses the legal system to fight his political battles, has filed a petition to a handful of different federal authorities to have President Obama — whom he refers to as an "illegal alien" — removed from office and deported. Published October 8, 2014

This undated file image posted on a militant website Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching through Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)

White House dickers on terminology: War vs. conflict vs. hostilities

The White House, in the face of an uncertain American public on the costs of stamping out the Islamic State — and in the face of an ever-nearing election — has been changing its tune on what to call the airstrike campaign against the terrorist group. Published October 7, 2014

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2014 file photo, singer Tony Bennett poses at the 20th anniversary screening of "A Bronx Tale" in New York. The 88-year-old singer has another record for oldest performer with a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 for "Cheek to Cheek," his jazz duets collaboration with Lady Gaga. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Tony Bennett flubs lyrics to 'God Bless America,' Twitter explodes

Twitter was afire with both mocks and defenses of famed singer Tony Bennett, who flubbed one of the lines to "God Bless America" while crooning Tuesday during the seventh-inning stretch of the Giants-Nationals game in San Francisco. Published October 7, 2014

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, right, leads a renewal of vows for former plaintiffs Mary Townley, second from left, and her partner Carol Schall, second from right, outside the John Marshall Courts Building in Richmond, Va. Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The Richmond area couple challenged Virginia's marriage ban. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown).

South split as historic gay marriages take root

Southern states are in somewhat of a turmoil over the Supreme Court's recent denial of same-sex marriage cases that could have clarified if voter-inspired bans were lawful. Published October 7, 2014

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, speaks to reporters as Republican candidate for Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson listens in the library at LISA Academy North in Sherwood, Ark., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Bush, potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, steps up campaigning for Republicans in tight races ahead of the midterm elections.  (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Jeb Bush rolls out campaign ads in Spanish for fellow GOPers

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has taken his Spanish-speaking self to the campaign ad trail, cutting several promotional spots in his secondary language of fluency to woo Hispanics to the Republican side in Colorado, Arizona and California. Published October 7, 2014