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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

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to reporters after voting at Briarwood Elementary School in Bowling Green, Ky., on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Austin Anthony)

Mitch McConnell A-OK with Rand Paul for president

Presumptive Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he's aware that Sen. Rand Paul hasn't yet decided on a 2016 presidential run — but that if he does go for it, that's OK by him. Published November 7, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens at left as Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Martin Dempsey: U.S. troops' Ebola deployment could last 18 months

U.S. troops may spend up to 18 months on Ebola-related deployments in West Africa — mostly to provide comfort to sufferers and serve as a stabilizing force for the governments, said Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Published November 7, 2014

In this Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, file photo, a Home Depot sign is shown in Nashville, Tenn. The Home Depot Inc. said Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, that hackers stole 53 million email addresses in addition to the payment card data it previously disclosed. It says the hackers accessed its network from a third-party vendor. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Home Depot says 53M emails stolen in 5-month hack

Home Depot reported that 53 million email addresses of customers and clients were stolen over the course of five months — the largest data security breach for a retailer in history, analysts said. Published November 7, 2014

Latvia's Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics is seen at the start of an EU foreign ministers meeting at the EU Council building in Luxembourg in this Monday, April 14, 2014, file photo. Latvia's Foreign Minister has announced on Twitter that he's gay, becoming the first openly homosexual Cabinet member in the Baltic country. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Edgars Rinkevics, Latvia minister, comes out as gay in tweet

Edgars Rinkevics, the foreign minister of Latvia, sent out a Twitter message announcing he's gay — a somewhat shocker of a statement that was shared and retweeted over a thousand times in just a few short hours. Published November 7, 2014

Seminary Michael Russo holds the Holy Bible during the Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, April 27 at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. Khalid Naji-Allah Special to The Washington Times

Scientist Lawrence Kraus: I found the key to abolish religion

Lawrence Krauss, a cosmologist and theoretical physicist, says he's stumbled upon the key to removing religion from the hearts and minds of Americans everywhere in one short generation: Teach it in schools, he said. Published November 6, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, campaigns for Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, left, during a rally at the University of Maryland, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Hollywood loves Hillary: Stars begin fundraising for 2016

Barely were the votes tallied in Tuesday's Democratic disaster, and Hollywood's hottest and wealthiest had already moved into fundraising mode for their presumed pick for 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Published November 6, 2014

Rep. Charlie Rangel D-N.Y., speaks at his primary election night gathering, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)  ** FILE **

Charlie Rangel doubles down on South as 'slave-holding states'

Rep. Charlie Rangel isn't budging, and in post-Election Day televised comments, he reiterated, rather than repudiated, his earlier expressed views on race — that the South was still pro-slavery and under the impression the Confederacy won the Civil War. Published November 6, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, greets voters with, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., far left and Gov. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., center at the puritan Backroom Restaurant, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Hillary Clinton gets some friendly advice: Run from Obama

As if the Democratic devastation on Election Day weren't message enough — now aides and allies of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton say she ought to flee as far as possible from President Obama, particularly if she's looking to run for the White House in 2016. Published November 6, 2014