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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 ** Colin Powell, a secretary of state in the George W. Bush administration and a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with President Obama in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington in December 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

No surrender! Republican Powell defends voting for Obama

Former Secretary of State and self-declared Republican Colin Powell said he voted for Democrat Barack Obama for president — twice — because of concerns over the economy, according to a Fox News broadcast of Bill O'Reilly's show, "The Factor." Published January 30, 2013

Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican (Associated Press)

Flake to Obama: Security first, citizenship second

Sen. Jeff Flake, in Wednesday morning comments on Fox News, said President Obama ought to look at border security first and pathways to citizenship second, given the security and fiscal issues facing this nation. Published January 30, 2013

Sunni hardline preacher Sheikh Ahmad Assir speaks during a protest against an anti-Islam movie, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Anger over insults to Islam's Prophet Muhammad isn't enough to bring Lebanon's divided Sunni and Shiite Muslims together. The two sects, which have been locked in sometimes violent political competition, held separate protests Friday. Sunni protesters accused Shiite Hezbollah of using the demonstrators to distract from the fighting in neighboring Syria. (AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)

Hezbollah arms shipment destroyed in Israeli jet strike

Israel isn’t confirming, but Middle East news outlets report Israeli jets have struck a target near the Syria-Lebanon border in an effort to stop the transport of missiles into Hezbollah hands. Published January 30, 2013

In this Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013, photo, residents look over the school bus where a shooting occurred near Destiny Church along U.S. 231, just north of Midland City, Ala. (AP Photo/The Dothan Eagle, Danny Tindell)

Alabama gunman still holds 6-year-old boy hostage

A hostage situation involving an armed Alabama man and a 6-year-old boy has entered its second day, as police report the man has now bunkered the child in some type of underground shelter. Published January 30, 2013


Obama inaugural reveals FDR-like 'Second Bill of Rights'

President Obama's drive for dramatic reforms in American politics and policy is a near copycat of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1944 push for a Second Bill of Rights, according to one legal scholar, Cass Sunstein. Published January 30, 2013

** FILE ** Transportation Security Administration chief John S. Pistole. (Associated Press)

EEOC launches probe of TSA 'hostile work environment'

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating the Transportation Security Administration for creating a "hostile work environment," according to Tuesday media reports. Published January 30, 2013

**FILE** Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican

Sen. Sessions calls for firing of ICE director

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, in Tuesday floor remarks, called for the firing of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement head for failing to uphold and enforce border laws. Published January 30, 2013

Wild monkey mob rampages Indonesian village

A surprise attack by a mob of wild monkeys has panicked a village in eastern Indonesia, as residents report attacks, injuries and home damage. Published January 30, 2013

** FILE ** In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Scalia scoffed for claiming Constitution is 'dead' document

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is drawing fire from legal colleagues for his characterization of the U.S. Constitution as a "dead" document — that is, judges should not take it upon themselves to interpret its clauses via modern meanings. Published January 30, 2013

** FILE ** Tourists take pictures of the Costa Concordia wreckage as they arrive on a ferry to the Giglio Island, Italy, Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Costa Concordia captain: I'll command again

The captain of the Costa Concordia challenged his firing Tuesday, claiming in a closed-door court hearing that he actually saved lives after his ship ran aground and capsized, killing 32, in a Jan. 13, 2012, disaster off the coast of Tuscany. Published January 30, 2013

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., appearing with Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, left, speaks at a news conference in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in his push to pass two new gun laws, including one he co-sponsored that would ban assault weapons. (AP Photo/Chicago Sun-Times, Brian Jackson)

Chicago gun deaths, confiscations belie claims of gun-control activists

Chicago police reported the seizure of 7,400 guns used in crimes, or that were unpermitted, in the past year — nearly double the 3,285 reported for New York City for the same time frame. That's despite the fact Chicago has the toughest gun-control laws in the nation, prohibiting sales within the city and, until the Supreme Court found it unconstitutional in 2010, banning handguns. Published January 30, 2013