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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

Army's 'Most Wanted' fugitive on lam since 1977 nabbed in Florida

Authorities have caught one of the U.S. Army's most sought-after fugitives, a 59-year-old man who escaped from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1977, where he had been serving out a 23-year sentence for premeditated murder and aggravated assault. Published March 14, 2014

Lt. Col Bambang Sudewo, commander of the 5th Air Squadron "Black Mermaids," examines a map following a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that was conducted over the Strait of Malacca, at Suwondo air base in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, March 14, 2014. The jetliner vanished nearly a week ago with 239 people aboard. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

U.S.: Malaysia plane's on-board communications purposely shut down

The latest in the investigation of the mysterious disappearance of the Malaysian aircraft is that U.S. authorities say two communications systems aboard the plane were purposely shut down, 14 minutes apart — bolstering beliefs that Flight 370 did not undergo a sudden and devastating mechanical failure. Published March 14, 2014

An Israeli is positioned at the Israel and Gaza border on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Gaza militants resumed rocket fire toward Israel on Thursday, striking the outskirts of two major cities a day after launching the largest barrage since an eight-day Israeli offensive in late 2012. Israel has responded with a series of airstrikes on militant targets. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Gaza militants offer Israel cease-fire of rocket blasts

Militants in the Gaza Strip offered Israel on Thursday a cease-fire to all rocket blasts, just hours after the Jewish nation unleashed a torrent of attacks that targeted 29 Palestinian sites — many of which were confirmed hits. Published March 13, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron talks during a joint press conference following his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

David Cameron: Tony Blair's not really my friend

Sitting Prime Minister David Cameron took a quick shot at former Prime Minister Tony Blair, bluntly telling the U.K. media that the two were not personally close and could hardly be considered friends. Published March 13, 2014

Secretary of State John F. Kerry says restoration of U.S. military aid to Egypt depends largely Cairo's progress making reforms. (Associated Press)

John Kerry admits Israeli-Palestinian mistrust hits record highs

Secretary of State John Kerry said relations between Israelis and Palestinians have fallen to all-time lows and mistrust among the two peoples have spiked to all-time highs -- and yet, he still says those gaps can be bridged and peace can prevail. Published March 13, 2014

** FILE ** Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Mike Huckabee: Opposing abortion is 'how we save this republic'

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, known as a fighter of traditional family values and Christian principles, said the Republican Party needed to wrap its collective fingers around anti-abortion policy because doing so would prove a clear election winner. Published March 13, 2014

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat (Associated Press) **FILE**

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee claims Constitution is 400 years old

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat representing Texas, suggested during a recent address to congressional colleagues that the Constitution and the American system of governance has lasted about 400 years — insinuating that our guiding legal document was signed around 1614. Published March 13, 2014

** FILE ** A Twitter logo hangs at the offices of Twitter Inc. in San Francisco in 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Twitter crashes for second time in nine days

Twitter, the social media giant, crashed for a time on Tuesday — the second glitch that shuttered its operations in the last nine days, the New York Post reported. Published March 13, 2014

** FILE ** This file photo provided Jan. 29, 2013, by the California Department of Corrections shows Bruce Davis. A California parole board has recommended parole for Davis, a convicted killer and former Charles Manson follower. The recommendation is subject to a 120-day review period, and a review by the governor. (AP Photo/California Department Of Corrections, File)

Charles Manson associate Bruce Davis granted parole

Bruce Davis, a convicted murderer who once served as an associate of Charles Manson, was granted parole from his California prison cell — though whether he will actually go free is still a matter to be decided. Published March 13, 2014