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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

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (Associated Press)

RNC tries to woo Hispanic voters with 7-state campaign

Republican National Committee operatives have kicked off a seven-state campaign aimed at drawing in Hispanics and showing them the GOP is the best political home to uphold their interests. Published October 8, 2013

World War II veterans take photos of the National World War II Memorial from behind barricades after the National Park Service closed monuments and national parks because of the government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, in Washington. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

Veterans to stage storming of memorials, monuments

Angry and outraged military veterans are heading to Washington this weekend to stage a mass storming of the very memorials and monuments that were created in their honor but that they now cannot access because of the government shutdown. Published October 8, 2013

** FILE ** A solitary runner heads along the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass., in front of the Boston skyline, at dawn on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, after explosions killed three and injured more than 140 at the Boston Marathon the day before. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Boston-area school looks to back off zero tolerance

A Boston-area school with a high-crime neighborhood backdrop is bucking that national trend for zero tolerance and offering student offenders another way to serve their sentences: Talk it out. Published October 8, 2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his keynote address at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bali, Indonesia, on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Obama’s eyes on shutdown puts China in charge at economic summit

President Obama's flip-flop on attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and then his decision to stay in Washington to deal with the government shutdown has left America playing second fiddle to China on an important world stage. Published October 8, 2013

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Yuck! Water served to airline passengers still frequently contaminated

Apparently, the warning to not drink the water doesn't just apply to overseas destinations — it applies to the airline transports that get you there. Numbers from the Environmental Protection Agency indicate that plane passengers are frequently served contaminated drinking water, despite federal attempts to clear the bacteria. Published October 8, 2013

Sen. Evie Hudak. (Screen shot from

Colorado gun advocates, fresh off wins, launch 3rd recall

Second Amendment supporters and activists in Colorado, buoyed by two recent recall wins, have launched another petition drive to oust a third Democrat who voted in favor of the state's much-ballyhooed new gun control laws from office. Published October 8, 2013

** FILE ** In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, photo, a portrait of Jesus hangs in the hallway at Jackson Middle School in Jackson, Ohio. The superintendent of the southern Ohio district facing a federal lawsuit over the Jesus portrait says it's been moved to a high school at the preference of the Christian-based student club that the district views as the picture's owner. (AP Photo/WBNS-10 TV)

Jesus portrait forced off school wall by ACLU lawsuit

Jesus has left the building. That’s the fate of a portrait of the savior of Christian faithful at one Ohio school, after the American Civil Liberties Union launched a lawsuit and demanded its removal. Published October 8, 2013

A Chinese clerk counts U.S. dollars in exchange for Chinese renminbi at a Hefei, China, bank. (Associated Press)

China lectures Obama on debt ceiling: 'Clock is ticking'

As if competing interests on Capitol Hill weren’t convoluting the government shutdown dilemma and discussion enough, now comes China with somewhat pesky words of wisdom for the White House: Hurry up and solve this. Published October 7, 2013