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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

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85. (AP Photo/Olivier Fitoussi, Pool)

Netanyahu glides past Kerry for private meeting with Jordan's king

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a quiet visit to Jordan's King Abdullah II to talk peace with the Palestinians on Thursday — a brief get-together that came as the exclamation point to an earlier Israeli order to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: Butt out of our pact process. Published January 16, 2014

** FILE ** In this 2012 file photo, an Israeli soldier reacts as an intercepting missile is launched near the city of Ashdod, Israel. (Associated Press)

Israel returns Gaza Strip fire, injuring 5 Palestinians

Israeli forces unleashed the nation's Iron Dome defense system to shoot down five rockets fired from the Gaza Strip — and then followed with a "precise, swift" attack of their own against suspected Palestinian aggressors, wounding at least five. Published January 16, 2014

Compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs are displayed at Ritters True Value Hardware in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Associated Press

Light saver: Spending bill throws lifeline to incandescent bulbs

Thrown in the mix of the $1.1 trillion spending bill that passed the House on Wednesday is a nod to incandescent bulb lovers – language that prohibits funding for the burdensome light bulb standard that, in effect, banned a couple of the more popular wattage products from store shelves. Published January 16, 2014

Elkhart Police, the Elkhart Fire Department, Indiana State Police and emergency personnel respond to reports of a shooting inside Martin's Supermarket in Elkhart, Ind., about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Three people, including the gunman, died Wednesday night after a shooting at an Elkhart grocery store. (AP Photo/Truth, Larry Tebo)

Indiana grocery shooting leaves gunman, 2 women dead

Elkhart, Ind., police responding to a late-night shooting at a local grocery store said three have been killed: A woman who was shopping, a woman who was working and the gunman. Published January 16, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attends the opening session of the second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria at Bayan Palace, Kuwait City on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014. Kuwait pledged $500 million and the United States promised $380 million to alleviate the suffering of Syrians affected by the country's civil war at the start of the fundraising conference that international aid officials hope will generate billions of dollars needed this year.(AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari)

U.S. pledges $380M for Syria, in hopes Assad won’t take it

Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that American taxpayers will be sending along another $380 million to help Syrian civilians in crisis from the years of civil war that have plagued the country. Published January 15, 2014

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, file photo, Maria Contreras-Sweet, Chairwoman of ProAmerica Bank, arrives to speak at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) in Washington. President Barack Obama intends to nominate Contreras-Sweet, a former California cabinet secretary, to be head of the Small Business Administration, according to a White House official. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama picks California Hispanic banker to head SBA

President Obama’s pick for the head of the Small Business Administration is a Hispanic banker from California who’s hailed as having a proper mix of corporate and government work experience – as well as an ethnic and gender tag that will realize the White House’s pledge for diversity. Published January 15, 2014