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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

A firefighter walks amongst the the wreckage of a bus and a blood-stained guardrail hours after the bush crashed off a highway near Avellino, southern Italy, Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta)

Bus in Italy plunges 100 feet, killing 38 people

Emergency responders on Monday were trying to determine what made a bus skid off the side of the road and down a 100-foot ravine in southern Italy, killing 38 and wounding 16. Published July 29, 2013

President Barack Obama gets a high five from a youngster after speaking about the economy, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo. Seeking to focus public attention on the problem he was sent to the White House to solve, Obama is making a renewed push for policies to expand the middle class, helping people he says are still treading water years after the financial meltdown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Tea party T-shirted students turned away from Obama speech

Ten student ticket-holders heading into a University of Central Missouri forum to hear President Obama speak on Wednesday were turned away at the door for what staffers at the event described as security reasons. Published July 26, 2013

U.N. launches pro-gay campaign to world platform

The United Nations' human rights office on Friday launched its first-ever gay outreach campaign, Free & Equal, to pressure nations around the world to enact laws that benefit gays and the transgendered. Published July 26, 2013

Murder suspect says court's 'In God We Trust' sign violates Cherokee beliefs

Just one day after a courthouse in Tennessee erected a sign saying "In God We Trust" — the same motto inscribed on U.S. currency — an Indian defendant charged with attempted murder petitioned for case dismissal, claiming his religion follows the spiritual way known as the "Red Road." Published July 26, 2013

** FILE **  Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn. (Associated Press)

Ex-IMF’s Strauss-Kahn to face pimping charges in France

The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will have to face charges of pimping in a French court, after prosecutors were unable to convince the court to drop the case. Published July 26, 2013

A high-speed train derrails in northwest Spain, killing at least 77 and injuring more than 100

Spain train driver warned to slow down just seconds before crash

The driver of the train that flew off the tracks in the northwest region of Spain earlier this week was arrested late Thursday evening, authorities confirming he was warned to slow just seconds before the crash that killed 78 and injured dozens. Published July 26, 2013

** FILE ** In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, file photo, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, center, waves to his supporters, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Hezbollah to EU: Label Israel's IDF a terror group

Just two days after the European Union voted to label the military wing of Hezbollah as a terror organization, the leader of the Shiite group asked the EU — why isn't Israel's military classified similarly? Published July 26, 2013

Pope Francis tells youth: Be rebellious and 'mess' with dioceses

Go ahead — be a rebel. That was the latest message of Pope Francis to Catholic youth, rendered during his visit to Brazil for the church-backed World Youth Day event that gathers thousands of faithful from around the world. Published July 26, 2013

** FILE ** Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (The Washington Times)

Eliot Spitzer's wife, Silda, to divorce him after election: report

Silda Spitzer, the wife of Eliot Spitzer — whose political career was tainted by a prostitution scandal but who now seeks a career comeback as New York City comptroller — is going to file for divorce as soon as the election ends, friends quietly tell The New York Post. Published July 26, 2013

National Park Service employees use cleaning supplies in an effort to remove green paint that was used to vandalize the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, DC., Friday, July 26, 2013. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

Lincoln Memorial vandalized with green paint

U.S. Park Police say green paint was thrown on portions of the Lincoln Memorial in downtown Washington, D.C., either late Thursday night or early Friday morning. Published July 26, 2013