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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 ** "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"

Harry Potter-esque invisibility cloak moves closer to reality

How very Harry Potter. Researchers say they've taken a step closer toward the invention of a full-body invisibility device that would allow the wearer to move about absent detection, much like the teen wizard did when he donned his magical cloak in the film. Published March 27, 2013

** FILE ** Internet activist Aaron Swartz poses for a photo in Miami Beach, Fla., in 2009. He was found dead on Friday, Jan. 11, in his apartment in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Saturday, Jan. 26, the hacker group Anonymous attacked a Justice Department website, claiming that an unjustified investigation by the federal government prompted him to commit suicide. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Michael Francis McElroy)

Homeland Security seeks 'hackers for good' to help with cybersecurity

Help wanted: Hackers. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the department is seeking skilled computer hackers — primarily college-age students — to help with the "new and rapidly growing threats" to America's cybersecurity systems, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Published March 27, 2013

**FILE** Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican (Associated Press)

Federal government spends $8 billion — on empty buildings

The federal government's collection of unused and vacant properties is killing taxpayers. Watchdog groups say maintenance and bureaucratic red tape related to the U.S. government's 55,000-to-77,000 vacant properties has cost taxpayers up to $8 billion so far. Published March 27, 2013

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, then-commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, shakes hands with Paula Broadwell, co-author of  "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus," in a July 13, 2011, photo from the ISAF's Flickr website. (Associated Press/International Security Assistance Force) ** FILE **

David Petraeus: Sorry, affair 'was my own doing'

Retired four-star Gen. David Petraeus made one of his first public appearances since November and issued a blunt apology for his part in a scandalous affair that brought down his career. Published March 27, 2013

** FILE ** Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a "fireside chat" at a conference organized by technology blog TechCrunch in San Francisco on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg may start political group: Report

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg may start a political advocacy group to push policies aligned with immigration, the economy, education and taxpayer funding for more scientific research, an unnamed industry insider said. Published March 26, 2013