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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

** FILE ** In this Feb. 15, 2011, file photo, Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Thao Nguyen, File)

Lance Armstrong returns 2000 Olympic bronze medal

Lance Armstrong sent out a Twitter message on Thursday that he’s given back his 2000 Olympic bronze medal, as requested by International Olympic Committee heads earlier this year. Published September 13, 2013

The Obama administration resisted designating as "terrorism" the 2009 shootings by Nidal Malik Hasan, above,  at Fort Hood that killed 13 and wounded over 30. (Bell County Sheriff's Department via Associated Press)

Texas senators seek ‘terrorist’ label for Fort Hood shootings

A bill from Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, both Texans, would change the classification of the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 dead and dozens injured from an act of workplace violence to a terrorist attack. Published September 13, 2013

** FILE ** California Gov. Jerry Brown. (Associated Press)

California poised to pass law giving driver licenses to illegals

California on Friday is about to become the latest, and largest, state to give illegal immigrants the right to obtain driver licenses, via a bill that’s on the desk of Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, awaiting his signature. Published September 13, 2013

Caleb Pilgrim, left, and Marie Baskerville pray over a casket with the remains of an enslaved man known as Mr. Fortune at the state Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Mr. Fortune will be honored Thursday with a funeral more than 200 years after he died in Connecticut. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Enslaved man who died 200 years ago finally gets his honors in Conn.

A man who was a slave in life and a tool for medical research in death was finally given the rest and honors he deserved — albeit 200 years late — with an elaborate funeral that included a Capitol rotunda viewing following by full Hartford police escort to the church cemetery for burial. Published September 13, 2013

This image from aerial video shows a raging fire in Seaside Park, N.J., on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/ABC)

New Jersey inferno takes out 50 boardwalk businesses

So much for Superstorm Sandy comeback. Firefighters on Friday morning were still trying to put out a massive fire that tore across the Jersey Shore boardwalk, devastating at least 50 businesses and dampening New Jersey's hopes to rebound and build back the beachfront that was decimated 10 months ago. Published September 13, 2013

Richard L. Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, addresses members during the quadrennial AFL-CIO convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) ** FILE **

AFL-CIO gives gays, transgenders a nod at unionization

The AFL-CIO voted this week to allow transgender and gay organizations the right to organize under the union’s umbrella, amending its guiding documents to embrace those of all genders and expressions. Published September 12, 2013

** FILE ** Pope Francis delivers his homily during a Mass at Rio de Janeiro's Cathedral in Brazil, Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Associated Press)

Pope’s summer home evacuated for WWII bomb detonations

Roughly 400 residents of a Rome community, along with the pope’s summer residence, were evacuated this week to make way for the detonations of two discovered World War II bombs in the lakefront area. Published September 12, 2013

Image: Associated Press

Boulder County, Colo., mulls rules recognizing rights of plants

Boulder County planners are poised to consider a proposal that would give plants rights the same rights of existence as those enjoyed by humans and animals, based on the logic that are all living, breathing entities. Published September 12, 2013

**FILE** Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican (Associated Press)

John McCain rebuked by Ariz. GOP for ‘unbecoming’ deal-making with Dems

The Legislative District 26 Republican Party in Arizona has spoken, and they're not happy with Sen. John McCain. The group issued a sharp and formal written rebuke of their senator, calling his work across party lines — particularly with Democratic Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid — destructive to GOP party principles. Published September 12, 2013

Mississippi students under fire for patriotic 9/11 T-shirts

Two students who wore Sept. 11 tribute T-shirts to their high school in Slayden, Miss., are in trouble with administrators, who accused them of dress code violations and ordered them to change clothes. Published September 12, 2013

Actor James Woods (Associated Press) ** FILE **

James Woods on Obama: He’s the ‘gift from hell’

It's a safe bet there's no love lost between Hollywood actor James Woods and President Obama — the former has taken to Twitter several times over the last few months to trash the policies and politics of the latter. Published September 12, 2013