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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

Rev. Dr. Bernice King, CEO of The King Center for Non-Violent Social Change, and daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., speaks as members of the King family walk behind at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

MLK family members in bus crash while leaving ‘Dream’ rally

Members of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s family who attended the Wednesday event in Washington, D.C., to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous activist's "I Have a Dream Speech" were involved in a bus crash as they were headed home. Published August 29, 2013

Guo Bin recuperates in a hospital in Taiyuan in northwest China's Shanxi province on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, from an attack in the rural area of Linfen city that left him blind. A woman tricked the 6-year-old boy into going into a field, and then gouged out his eyes, police said. (Associated Press)

Chinese boy, 6, abducted, eyes gouged out

A six-year-old Chinese boy was abducted, drugged and left in a field down the road from his house with his eyes removed, authorities said. Published August 28, 2013

** FILE ** The World Trade Center terror attacks in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. (Associated Press)

Atheists threaten suit over 9/11 memorial with Christian cross

Atheists are threatening to sue over a Princeton, N.J., planned memorial to mark the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on American soil because a metal beam that’s part of the display has a small cut-out of a Christian cross. Published August 28, 2013

Oprah Winfrey (left) and Forest Whitaker appear in "The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Co., Anne Marie Fox)

Obama on 'The Butler': 'My girl,' Oprah, 'she can act'

President Obama, speaking on Tuesday about the fictionalized movie version of a black man who worked for decades in the White House titled "The Butler," had only words of praise for "my girl" Oprah Winfrey, who played a leading role. Published August 28, 2013

** FILE ** Actor Alec Baldwin and pregnant wife, Hilaria, attend the premiere of the film "Blue Jasmine" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on Monday, July 22, 2013. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Alec Baldwin, poised for MSNBC gig, slams paparazzo into car

Hollywood hothead Alec Baldwin lost his temper yet again this week, slamming and pinning a photographer onto the hood of his car and chastising the paparazzo for trying to take a picture of his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, who just gave birth. Published August 28, 2013

The Technicolor Camera Model D from 1932 was used to make dazzling color movies during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Technicolor is donating filmmaking artifacts to the George Eastman House to round out the New York museum's trove of original reels of movie classics such as "Gone With the Wind" and "The Wizard of Oz."

Hollywood losing luster as high costs drive out movie business

Los Angeles is losing big on the movie business, and the mayor says his recently appointed movie czar better help producers cut through red tape and bypass bureaucratic business walls or else Tinseltown will forever lose its luster. Published August 28, 2013

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, right, bows to the guests prior to delivering a speech marking the 100th anniversary of the U.N. Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Aug. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

U.N. answers Syria question with appeal for diplomacy

The United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that it's not too late for Syria to work toward a peaceful, diplomatic end to the two-plus years of violence that's pitted President Bashar Assad's forces against rebel fighters. Published August 28, 2013

**FILE** The Rev. Jesse Jackson (Associated Press)

Jesse Jackson: ‘Tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy’

The Rev. Jesse Jackson said in a Tuesday interview with a national news outlet that there's no question about it — Republicans are constantly pushing the race button on all matters of policy and politics, and tea party activists are akin to redneck racist throwbacks from the Civil War era. Published August 27, 2013