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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com. 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Two miners look around after being rescued hours after an explosion and fire at a coal mine killed at least 17 miners and left up to 300 workers trapped underground, in Soma, in western Turkey, late Tuesday, May 13, 2014, a Turkish official said. The death toll was expected to rise. (AP Photo)

Coal mine explosion traps hundreds in Turkey

Rescuers were rushing, but hopes were fading and time was ticking Wednesday on the fate of hundreds of coal workers who were trapped inside a mine in Turkey that exploded in a fiery ball. Published May 14, 2014

** FILE ** In this Nov. 8, 2013, file photo, Amber Beierle, left, and Rachael Robertson pose for a photograph at their home in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Joe Jaszewski, File)

Idaho defiant as judge rules voter ban on gay marriage is wrong

U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale just ruled that Idaho's voter-approved ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional — that the prohibition is discriminatory and denies same-sex couples their core, fundamental rights. Published May 14, 2014

Pentagon mulls quiet transfer of Pvt. Manning for gender treatment

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has quietly given the Pentagon approval to transfer the former Pvt. Bradley Manning — now known as Pvt. Chelsea Manning — to a civilian prison facility to undergo treatment for his gender issues, sources said. Published May 14, 2014

Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer in Fox's "24." (Anthony Mandler/FOX)

TV dramas '24' and 'Homeland' blamed for Brits' nod to torture

Roughly a third of British citizens say that what's good enough for Jack Bauer — the fictional hardcore intel character who roots out terrorism on the televised "24" series — is good enough for them and that includes torture. Published May 13, 2014

** FILE ** In this Jan. 14, 2014, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State Of The State address at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie under the gun over ammo bill, as White House beckons

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie will face a difficult decision in the coming days over an ammunition restriction bill that's nearly found its way to his desk — and the pressure from the Second Amendment activists and the gun-control crackdown crowd could very well hang the fate of his White House aspirations. Published May 13, 2014

** FILE ** Lightsaber and flight suit detail on Hasbro's Star Wars: The Black Series, Luke Skywalker action figure. (Photo by Joseph Szadkowski/The Washington Times)

FDA approves bionic arm inspired by 'Star Wars' technology

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new prosthetic that's controlled by brainwave signals — the dubbed DEKA arm with "Star Wars" movie-like technology that enables the user to perform even the most delicate of tasks. Published May 13, 2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, shakes hands with Magic Johnson as they watch the Los Angeles Clippers play the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Donald Sterling on Magic Johnson: He's done nothing but get AIDS

Donald Sterling, the embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner who's making media waves because of racial comments about blacks, has put his foot in his mouth once again, dismissing basketball legend Magic Johnson's contributions to the game and to society as little more than contracting AIDS. Published May 13, 2014

An image on the Harvard campus in Cambridge, Mass. (credit:topscreenwriters.com) ** FILE **

Catholics can declare victory in holy war over satanists at Harvard

The satanists have left the room, it seems. A black mass planned by a group of satanists for Harvard University drew enough outrage and condemnation — reaching even the critical ears of the Catholic Church — that the event was moved to an off-campus location. Published May 13, 2014