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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** Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore talks during an interview on Jan. 29, 2013, in New York. Gore, who takes aim in his new book at the corporate media for "suffocating the free flow of ideas," defended the sale of his own television channel to Al-Jazeera. (Associated Press)

Al Gore sued over Current TV deal with Al Jazeera

A media consultant claims he was the brains behind the deal to sell Current TV to Al Jazeera, and that former Vice President Al Gore double-crossed him and potentially cost him big profits. Published March 7, 2013

"Shark Week" celebrated 25 years on the air in 2012. (Courtesy of Discovery Channel)

Sharks close Florida beaches as 15,000 swarm the coast

Thousands of sharks seen off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla., and heading north along the coast have shut down several of the state's beaches.Thousands of sharks seen off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla., and heading north along the coast have shut down several of the state's beaches. Published March 7, 2013

Travelers wait in security checkpoint lines before boarding planes at Reagan National Airport in Washington on Feb. 25, 2013. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

Ex-TSA head: Let passengers carry on machetes

Kudos to the new Transportation Security Administration plan to let passengers carry on small knives, said the former chief of the agency. Now let them carry on machetes, he added. Published March 7, 2013

Mother Teresa comforts a young victim of the Bhopal, India, gas-leak disaster on Dec. 11, 1984. (AP Photo) ** FILE **

French study claims Mother Teresa wasn't so saintly

Even Mother Teresa was — well, no Mother Teresa? A new study published in the French-language magazine, Religieuses, argues that Mother Teresa — whose sainthood is so well established that her name actually serves as a synonym for the word saint — wasn't really all that. Published March 6, 2013

** FILE ** Firearms instructors Logan Martin (left) and Andres Gonzalez of Calgary, Alberta, look through the sights of Sig Sauer Swat Patrol AR rifles during the 35th annual SHOT Show on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Georgia city mulls law to mandate gun ownership

A city in northern Georgia is giving the term "bucking the trend" new meaning, as city officials are mulling an ordinance that would actually make it a crime not to own a weapon. Published March 6, 2013