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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 [email protected]. 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

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Ted Cruz coloring book breaks onto best-seller list

No. 1 in Amazon's list of top-selling children's coloring books? That would be the one about tea party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz, titled "Cruz to the Future: Comic Coloring Activity Book," as of Friday morning rankings. Published December 13, 2013

** FILE ** A small Draganflyer X6 drone is photographed during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., on Jan. 8, 2009. (Associated Press/Mesa County Sheriff's Department)

U.S. Army hails success with drone-shooting laser

The U.S. Army said its latest defense technology — a vehicle-mounted laser — has passed a recent test with flying colors, successfully shooting a drone from the sky and intercepting and destroying several mortar rounds. Published December 13, 2013

Actor Daniel Craig as James Bond.

James Bond: The spy who is really an alcoholic

If Bond, James Bond, were a real person and not simply a fictional character in 14 novels and on Hollywood movie screens, he'd not only be considered a drunk — but also a sexually dysfunctional, liver-damaged, car-crashing, dead man walking. Published December 13, 2013

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MSNBC host Ed Schultz paid $252K by unions in 2012-2013

MSNBC host Ed Schultz — a pro-union pundit with a national podium — has received a total of $252,000 in payments from union groups in 2012 and 2013, Labor Department numbers revealed. Published December 13, 2013

Republican lawmakers have joined the fight to stop a federal court from ordering the removal of the giant white cross that has loomed for decades over the Mount Soledad Veterans War Memorial in San Diego. (Associated Press)

Korean War memorial ordered to take down Christian cross

A California court ordered a massive Christian cross that marks a Korean War memorial in San Diego to come down — a bitter end for many for a legal battle that's been waged for 22 years. Published December 13, 2013

** FILE ** In this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, file photo, Aaron Sherman, of Renton, Wash., chants with other protesters as they begin a day-long march in support of fast-food workers, in SeaTac, Wash. Demonstrators planned an eight-hour march Thursday, part of a nationwide-protest for higher wages. Workers, activists and community supporters met in in SeaTac and expected to continue to Seattle City hall, a 12-mile journey. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SeaTac, Wash.: City’s new $15 minimum wage heads to court

Opponents of SeaTac's recently approved minimum wage — at $15, it's the highest in the nation — have launched a last-minute appeal and taken their objections to the statute to a Friday court hearing, in hopes of winning at least a delay to the pay rule that's due to take effect Jan. 1. Published December 13, 2013

** FILE ** A Syrian refugee man looks out of his family room in an old deserted building where they live, as a strong wind blows the fabric door and passes through the alley into the building modified for a dozen Syrian refugee families from storerooms, during a snowstorm in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

Obama mulls support for Islamists in Syria, with conditions

A senior U.S. figure said the Obama administration may expand its support for Syrian rebel fighters — to include Islamist groups that seized American equipment and gear stored at a warehouse near the Syrian-Turkey border. Published December 13, 2013

Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (28) breaks a tackle by San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson (96) in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Broncos-Chargers game ends with several stabbings

Several people were stabbed in a parking lot outside the Sports Authority Stadium Field at Mile High at the end of the Denver Broncos matchup with the San Diego Chargers. Published December 13, 2013

** FILE ** Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin pauses while organizing the start of an Election Day demonstration on the lawn of the Capitol in Washington on Nov. 2, 2010. (Associated Press)

Tea Party Patriots call key GOP firing a declaration of war

The executive director of the House Republican Study Committee has been fired, and the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots said the ouster is little more than the establishment GOP's latest attempt to drive out the strong conservative element from the party — especially since the replacement hails as an ally of House Speaker John Boehner. Published December 12, 2013

Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Gipson (right) of Atlanta has his resume looked over by Ralph Brown, a management and program analyst with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a job fair for veterans at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2681 in Marietta, Ga., on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

68,000 more file for unemployment — in one week

The number of U.S. citizens who have applied for unemployment benefits soared by 68,000 in one week’s time, bringing the total to 368,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Published December 12, 2013