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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

Arnold Schwarzenegger lobbies for law change to seek presidency

Hollywood action star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been quietly lobbying key politicos for a legal loophole or a constitutional change that would clear the path for him to run for president in 2016. Published October 18, 2013

In this photo provided by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, smoke rises from a fire near Springwood, west of Sydney, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Nearly a hundred wildfires are burning across Australia's New South Wales state, more than a dozen of which are out of control, as unseasonably hot temperatures and strong winds fanned flames across the parched landscape. (AP Photo/New South Wales Rural Fire Service)

Australian wildfires kill 1, destroy homes

Almost 100 separate wildfires have torn through one of Australia’s most populated areas on Friday, leaving one dead and laying waste to dozens of houses and structures. Published October 18, 2013

** FILE ** House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., participate in a news conference after a House Republican conference meeting, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

MoveOn Petitions: Arrest Boehner, Cantor for sedition

A petition posted online by an activist group tied to the leftist is calling for the immediate arrest of key Republican Party leaders on Capitol Hill, alleging they’ve committed egregious acts of betrayal against the United States. Published October 17, 2013

Joe Lhota (left) and Bill de Blasio, the Republican and Democratic candidates, respectively, for New York City mayor, participate in their first televised debate at the WABC-TV (Channel 7) studios on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in New York. The debate, the first of three before the Nov. 5 general election, was hosted by the New York Daily News, WABC-TV, Noticias 41 Univision and the League of Women Voters. (AP Photo/The Daily News, James Keivom, Pool)

Muslim holiday school closings poised to pass in New York

No matter which candidate wins the New York City mayoral election — Democrat Bill de Blasio or Republican Joe Lhota — the fate of Muslim students is the city school's system seems clear: They will have their holy days declared holidays. Published October 17, 2013

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Banned: Colored rubber bracelets at New York grade school

Those colorful Rainbow Loom rubber-band bracelets that are so popular among young children are no longer welcome on school grounds, decreed a principal at an Upper West Side elementary school in New York. Published October 17, 2013

Head teacher Kenneth Gibson of Jarrow, England, receives his knighthood from Britain's Prince William during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. It is the first time the prince has officiated at a royal investiture. (AP Photo/Jonathan Brady, Press Association)

A first for Prince William: I dub thee knight

In a first for the elder royal son, Prince William took on his first formal knighthood ceremony Thursday, filling in for Queen Elizabeth II at an investiture at Buckingham Palace in London. Published October 17, 2013

Actor-director Robert Redford attends the New York Film Festival screening of "All Is Lost" on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in New York. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Robert Redford on shutdown: Anti-Obama 'racism' drove fight

One of Hollywood's most revered said this week that the recent government shutdown had less to do with Republican objection to liberal policy or reluctance to incur more debt, and more to do with anti-Obama sentiment that rose to the level of racism. Published October 17, 2013

**FILE** A U.S. flag flies July 3, 2012, over a field during the Fanfare and Fireworks celebration at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. (Associated Press/The Gainesville Sun)

California school ban on U.S. flag on T-shirts heads to appeals

A Northern California school that banned a handful of students from wearing T-shirts that showcased the U.S. flag on the Hispanic-based holiday, Cinco de Mayo day, is headed to court Thursday, to defend their order that the now-graduated individuals go home and change. Published October 17, 2013

The Oct. 22, 2009 photo shows Hans Riegel, the longtime boss of German candy maker Haribo who took the gummi bear to international fame, in Bonn, western Germany.  Haribo said in a statement that Riegel, the son of the company’s founder, died of heart failure in Bonn on Tuesday. He was 90. (AP Photo/dpa, Rolf Vennenbernd)

Gummy Bear creator dies of heart failure, age 90

The man who was the brains behind the original gummy bear died at the age of 90 due to heart failure, his Haribo office in Germany said in a statement on Tuesday. Published October 16, 2013