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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

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev poses for a photo after graduating from Cambridge (Mass.) Rindge and Latin High School in this undated photo. (AP Photo/Robin Young)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's nurses admit it’s hard not to call him 'hon'

Nurses treating Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say their natural inclination toward compassion makes it difficult to see the 19-year-old as a possible terrorist. And they have to make concerted effort — and buddy-system pacts — to keep from referring to him with terms of endearment such as "hon." Published May 20, 2013

Pope Francis greets the faithful in St. Peter Square at the Vatican, after celebrating a Pentecost Mass, Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Jesus can't turn other cheek to gossip, Pope Francis warns

Pope Francis in remarks at the chapel of St. Martha's House said gossip is a sin, a slap in the face of Jesus, and those who claim to be followers of the faith should stop being "nosy" and mind their own business. Published May 20, 2013

** FILE ** The new Willis Avenue Bridge passes under the Brooklyn Bridge as it is brought up the East River on a barge in New York on Monday. The bridge is replacing the existing 109-year-old span that connects Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx. (Associated Press)

NYC bus company's 'ghetto' tours angers locals

A bus company that bills one of its tours as a real-life ride through an actual inner-city ghetto has been packing the seats, as tourists from Europe and Australia have flocked for the up-close-and-personal glimpse into one of America's crime-ridden areas. Published May 20, 2013

** FILE ** This Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, file photo shows Syrian President Bashar Assad, seen, during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, unseen, at the presidency in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

Syria's Bashar Assad: I'm not stepping down

Syria's President Bashar Assad emerged from the shadows to announce in a publicly televised interview that he's not stepping down, and he's not caving to "terrorists" who were tearing apart his country. Published May 20, 2013

**FILE** Yale University president Richard Levin (right) leads a procession May 21, 2012, during Yale's commencement exercises in New Haven, Conn. (Associated Press)

Feds fine Yale $165K for unreported sex crimes

The federal Clery Act requires colleges to report campus crime statistics in a timely manner, and accompany those statistics with pertinent safety advisements — but apparently Yale didn't get the memo. The Ivy League school's been fined $165,000 for failing to report its local crime numbers. Published May 17, 2013

Muslim women pilgrims make their way to throw cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 6, 2011. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Saudi cleric: Prohibit women from using air conditioning

A man who claimed to be a Salafist-Wahhibist cleric put the word out on Twitter that women should not flip on air conditioners at home because it sends the signal they're home and that could lead to moral depravities Published May 17, 2013

IRS sued for seizing 60 million medical records

A healthcare provider has sued the Internal Revenue Service and 15 of its agents, charging they wrongfully seized 60 million medical records from 10 million Americans. Published May 17, 2013