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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 ** Carrie Bergonia remembers her fiance, firefighter Joseph Ogren, who was killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, during a ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the attacks at the National Sept. 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Todd Maisel, Pool)

1993 World Trade Center terrorist requests release from solitary

A terrorist serving life in prison plus 240 years for his role in masterminding the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 that killed six and injured more than 1,000 has now filed a lawsuit to get out of solitary confinement. Published February 18, 2013

This image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech shows a simulation of asteroid 2012 DA14 approaching from the south as it passes through the Earth-moon system on Feb. 15, 2013. The 150-foot object will pass within 17,000 miles of the Earth. NASA scientists insist there is absolutely no chance of a collision as it passes. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech)

U.N. space panel unveils plan to shoot down asteroids

The United Nations thinks it has a plan to fend off devastation from space — and it comes on the heels of a Friday morning meteor that slammed into Russia, shattering windows and injuring 1,000, and on the same day an asteroid half the size of the United States is reportedly passing by Earth. Published February 15, 2013

A crossing guard directs school buses on the first day of school year. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

NYC unions may end month-long school bus strike

Nine-thousand striking New York City school bus drivers and workers could return to work as early as next week, as union officials hint a "live to fight another day" strategy may be prove their best bet in the public relations nightmare. Published February 15, 2013

** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Online sales tax proposal rears head in Congress — for third time

Congressional legislators are pushing — once again — a federal online sales tax. The House brought forth on Thursday the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that supposedly reconciles the differences among the three introduced — and that failed — in Congress in 2012. Published February 15, 2013

This undated product image provided by Second Sight Medical Products shows a new implantable device that takes the place of damaged cells inside the eye. (Associated Press/Second Sight Medical ProductsA)

'Bionic eye' approved by FDA

U.S. regulators approved on Friday the use of a what's being called a "bionic eye," giving hope to those with a rare genetic disease that leads to gradual vision loss. Published February 15, 2013

USDA workers caught on video: 'Pilgrims were illegal aliens'

Watchdog organization Judicial Watch has released video of U.S. Department of Agriculture employees caught on video at a cultural diversity seminar banging on tables and chanting "the Pilgrims were illegal aliens." Published February 15, 2013

**FILE** Guns are offered during a buyback program on Jan. 26, 2013, in San Mateo, Calif. Authorities are offering up to $100 cash for a handgun, shotgun or rifle, or up to $200 for an assault rifle at the event at the San Mateo Event Center. (Associated Press)

Emeryville, Calif., police chief: Guns aren't for defense

Guns can't be used for defense, said the police chief in Emeryville, Calif. They can only be used to show power and dominance, he said, at a press conference to promote tighter gun-control laws in California. Published February 15, 2013