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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

This undated photo released by the Israel Defense Forces on Friday, March 21, 2014, that they claim shows a tunnel dug from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip that stretches hundreds of meters (yards) inside Israel.  The Israeli military says it has discovered another tunnel — the biggest so far — dug from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip into Israel and says it was intended for attacks on soldiers and civilians. Hamas spokesman Abu Obeida blamed the tunnel's discovery on recent rains that exposed its opening. (AP Photo/Israeli Defense  Forces)

Israel uncovers 'biggest terror tunnel' ever by Gaza border

Israeli authorities said Friday they've discovered one of the biggest terror tunnels ever near the Gaza border, a massive underground operation they believe was plotted by Hamas to carry out a substantial attack or kidnapping. Published March 21, 2014

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MSNBC and CNN at war over 'breaking news' about missing Malaysia plane

A couple of hosts at MSNBC and CNN are headed down the path of a duke-out, finding fault what constitutes a news monicker of "breaking news" and mocking the likes of broadcasts that blare such updates as: Nothing new to report on missing Malaysia plane. Published March 21, 2014

** FILE ** In this Feb. 25, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama, standing next to a robotic arm, speaks about manufacturing innovation institutes, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Obama solicits cities: So who wants my library?

President Obama has put out the word to cities around the nation: I'm accepting bids from communities and universities to see who wants to host my presidential library. Published March 21, 2014

** FILE ** In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at the company's annual shareholders meeting, in Bellevue, Wash. Microsoft announced Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, that Satya Nadella will replace Steve Ballmer as its new CEO. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Microsoft admits snooping on Hotmail user's accounts

Microsoft, meet crow. After slamming Google for sifting through users' emails to deliver targeted advertisements, Microsoft is now fielding a privacy scandal of its own, admitting it snooped through a blogger's Hotmail accounts. Published March 21, 2014

** FILE ** In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, file photo, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a news briefing in a ceremony for signing agreements between Iranian and Turkish officials in Tehran, Iran. Turkey restricted access to Twitter on Friday, March 21, 2014, hours after Erdogan threatened to "root out" the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government's reputation ahead of key local elections this month. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan: 'We'll eradicate Twitter'

The prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, shut the lights on Twitter right about midnight Thursday, a move aimed at curtailing social media posts that suggest government corruption. Published March 21, 2014

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, front left,  her daughters Sasha, front right, Malia, right in the back, and Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson, left in the back, arrive at Capital International Airport in Beijing, China, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Michelle Obama has arrived in Beijing with her mother and daughters to kick off a seven-day, three-city tour where she will focus on education and cultural exchange. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, Pool)

Obama ladies touch down in China amid taxpayer uproar

First lady Michelle Obama, her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and her mother touched down Thursday in China for what's being touted as a weeklong feel-good tourist event, amid increasing murmurs back home about U.S. taxpayers having to foot the bill. Published March 20, 2014

** FILE ** In this file photo from Oct. 6, 2010, Albert Snyder, whose free-speech case was then being reviewed by the Supreme Court, makes a statement in front of the court on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Father of fallen Marine: Let Westboro's Fred Phelps rest in peace

The father of a Marine whose own son's funeral was subjected to hateful protests by picketers with Westboro Baptist Church is now displaying the ultimate in forgiveness, pleading that the founder of the anti-gay group ought to be granted peace upon his death. Published March 20, 2014