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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

George Zimmerman leaves Seminole Circuit Court with his family on Saturday, July 13, 2013, in Sanford, Fla., after a jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)

Trayvon activists: Zimmerman 'consumed by white supremacy'

A group of about 100 black activists in Florida who say they seek justice for slain teen Trayvon Martin paint his shooter as a racist who casts aside his Hispanic ethnicity and embraces a white supremacist attitude. Published August 15, 2013

Detroit emergency manager: Sorry for calling you all 'dumb, lazy'

Kevyn Orr, the former Washington, D.C.-based attorney who's been tasked with overseeing the financial restructuring of bankrupt Detroit, was forced to issue a mea culpa to city residents on Wednesday: Sorry for calling you all stupid and lazy, he said. Published August 15, 2013

**FILE** Keith Olbermann poses May 3, 2007, at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif. (Associated Press)

Keith Olbermann on Al Gore: He's a 'clod'

A progressive tiff that's hit the media circuit is pitting Keith Olbermann against his former Current TV boss, Al Gore, with the fired broadcaster issuing a scathing assessment of the former vice-president's political prowess: He's "a clod." Published August 15, 2013

Murray Richards with Jackie, a Jack Russell mix, who was accused of biting a jogger. (credit: The Mercury of Australia)

Dog ID'd in pooch lineup as biter dodges prosecution

The jig's up, Jack -- Jack Russell, that is. At least, that was very nearly the fate of an ex-policeman's dog, a 5-year-old Jack Russell cross breed that was accused of biting a jogger's leg and subsequently identified as the perpetrator in a photograph lineup of suspicious-looking pooches, Published August 15, 2013

** FILE ** James Lee DiMaggio (left), 40, and Hannah Anderson, 16, are pictured in a combination of undated file photos provided by the San Diego Sheriff's Department. (AP Photo/San Diego Sheriff's Department)

James DiMaggio 'tortured and killed' mother, boy, affidavits show

Court documents detailing the kidnapping of 16-year-old Hannah Anderson revealed some grisly details about the ordeal that indicated abductor James Lee DiMaggio actually tortured the girl's mother and younger brother before killing them. Published August 15, 2013

Buzz kill: Excessive drinking costs U.S. $223 billion a year

A new government study finds that excessive drinking of alcohol is costing the United States upwards of $223 billion each year in health care costs, dwindling job productivity, crime and premature deaths — and no where else in the nation is it worse than in the District of Columbia. Published August 15, 2013

A generic photo of a UPS cargo plane.

Two UPS pilots die in dawn Alabama airport crash

A UPS plane crashed during its approach at a Birmingham, Ala., airport early Wednesday morning, killing both pilots aboard, Federal Aviation Administration authorities said. Published August 14, 2013

This photo released by the Salt Lake County Jail shows Kendra McKenzie Gill, who was arrested with three others on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, after allegedly throwing homemade bombs from her car. Gill was recently crowned Miss Riverton, Utah. (AP Photo/Salt Lake County Jail)

Utah beauty bombing suspect turns in crown

A Utah beauty pageant winner who faced criminal charges for throwing homemade bottle bombs outside her car window as she drove around town with friends turned in her crown on Tuesday. Published August 14, 2013

**FILE** Piers Morgan, host of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," leaves the CNN building in Los Angeles on Dec. 20, 2011. (Associated Press)

Piers Morgan: I don't want 'all the women in America armed with guns'

CNN host Piers Morgan, during another emotional interview with a gun rights advocate, said Tuesday that he'd prefer not to see all women in America armed with weapons — and he couldn't even say if his wife should be armed if she faced a deadly home intruder. Published August 14, 2013