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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

People at the Seoul Railway Station in South Korea watch a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle, Jang Song-thaek, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Two South Korean lawmakers say they were told by intelligence officials that two associates of Mr. Jang were executed last month and that the uncle has not been seen publicly since then, indicating he may have been dismissed. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Kim Jong-un’s uncle goes missing in North Korea as reports surface of his firing

Lawmakers in South Korea say recent intelligence shows that not only were two colleagues of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle recently executed, but around the same time, the powerful family figure — considered a key influence on the freshman dictator — disappeared from public view. Published December 3, 2013

ACLU files suit against Catholics for no-abortion hospital policy

Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union filed a suit in federal court against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, arguing that the group’s aversion to abortion caused medical staff at one Roman Catholic hospital to provide a pregnant woman who went into early labor subpar care. Published December 3, 2013

** FILE ** Rush Limbaugh. (Associated Press)

Rush Limbaugh decries Pope Francis’ ‘pure Marxism’ teachings

Conservative radio talk show icon Rush Limbaugh said Pope Francis has issued a 50,000-word statement, "The Joy of the Gospel," that contains notable suggestions for Catholic Church reform — but of dismay is the pontiff's economic principles and denouncement of capitalism. Published December 3, 2013

'12 Days of Christmas' gifts rise to $114K

Those seeking to buy all of the gifts popularized by the holiday carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" should take note: This year's purchase price has risen by almost 7 percent, from $107,300 in 2012 to $114,651. Published December 2, 2013

Serge Vorobyov threw $1,000 into air at Mall of America.

Minnesota man cited for raining down cash at Mall of America

A Minnesota man desiring simply to “spread the love” and give some needy holiday shoppers some extra bucks now finds himself facing the ire of police who say his dump of $1,000 in bills over the second-floor railing at the Mall of America was foolish, short-sighted and downright dangerous. Published December 2, 2013

U.S. Navy FA-18 Hornets cram the flight deck of the USS George Washington during a joint military exercise with Japan in the Pacific Ocean near Japan's southernmost island of Okinawa on Nov. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

U.S. sends submarine-hunting jets to E. China Sea post

U.S. military authorities dispatched the first of six top-tech submarine-hunting jets to its Okinawa post near the disputed East China Sea, a move sure to ratchet up tensions among China and the United States. Published December 2, 2013

** FILE ** Former Rep. Allen B. West, Florida Republican, speaks at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Md., on Thursday, March 14, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Allen West warns Obama’s ‘backdoor gun control is moving forward’

Come 2014, all ammunition sold to civilian gun-owners in America will have to be imported, a result of President Obama’s crackdown on sulfur dioxide and lead emissions and accompanying harsh Environmental Protection Agency regulations, said former Florida congressman, Lt. Col. Allen West. Published December 2, 2013

In this Feb. 3, 2011, photo, the cockpit of Boeings' new 787 Dreamliner is photographed in Houston. Pilots are becoming so reliant on the computer systems that do most of the flying in today’s airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they’re sometimes unprepared to take control, according to aviation safety experts and government and industry studies. Increasing automation has been a tremendous safety boon to aviation, contributing to historically low accident rates in the U.S. and many parts of the world. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Pilot decries autopilot: ‘We’re a piece of luggage’

The National Transportation Safety Board is poised to hold an investigative hearing on pilots’ use of autopilot – a commonplace occurrence that now leave the drivers of craft feeling more like baggage than highly trained operators. Published December 2, 2013

GOP strategist: ‘Reagan is dead. Accept it.’

Lovers of Ronald Reagan: Avert your eyes. A leading Republican strategist said the beloved leader is dead and that the GOP of the future needs to move on and quit looking to the past. Published December 2, 2013

**FILE** David Plouffe, former White House senior adviser. (Associated Press)

David Plouffe on Obama: People ‘trust this president’

Forget the polls, said former White House senior adviser David Plouffe said. Americans really do have confidence in President Obama. In fact, most people “trust this president,” he said, on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos." Published December 2, 2013

** FILE ** This Nov. 11, 2013, photo shows Cardinal Timothy Dolan, of New York, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, delivering remarks at the conference's annual fall meeting in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Cardinal Tim Dolan warns Obama to back off birth control

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said the Catholic Church will not stand down its opposition to Obamacare’s birth control mandate and warned that the president will lose substantial support if he doesn’t compromise. Published December 2, 2013