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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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Yuck! Water served to airline passengers still frequently contaminated

Apparently, the warning to not drink the water doesn't just apply to overseas destinations — it applies to the airline transports that get you there. Numbers from the Environmental Protection Agency indicate that plane passengers are frequently served contaminated drinking water, despite federal attempts to clear the bacteria. Published October 8, 2013

Sen. Evie Hudak. (Screen shot from

Colorado gun advocates, fresh off wins, launch 3rd recall

Second Amendment supporters and activists in Colorado, buoyed by two recent recall wins, have launched another petition drive to oust a third Democrat who voted in favor of the state's much-ballyhooed new gun control laws from office. Published October 8, 2013

** FILE ** In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, photo, a portrait of Jesus hangs in the hallway at Jackson Middle School in Jackson, Ohio. The superintendent of the southern Ohio district facing a federal lawsuit over the Jesus portrait says it's been moved to a high school at the preference of the Christian-based student club that the district views as the picture's owner. (AP Photo/WBNS-10 TV)

Jesus portrait forced off school wall by ACLU lawsuit

Jesus has left the building. That’s the fate of a portrait of the savior of Christian faithful at one Ohio school, after the American Civil Liberties Union launched a lawsuit and demanded its removal. Published October 8, 2013

A Chinese clerk counts U.S. dollars in exchange for Chinese renminbi at a Hefei, China, bank. (Associated Press)

China lectures Obama on debt ceiling: 'Clock is ticking'

As if competing interests on Capitol Hill weren’t convoluting the government shutdown dilemma and discussion enough, now comes China with somewhat pesky words of wisdom for the White House: Hurry up and solve this. Published October 7, 2013

Syrian President Bashar Assad (left) speaks during an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel in Damascus, Syria, on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/SANA)

Syria has started destroying WMDs, U.N. says

Inspectors with the United Nations said Monday that Syria’s military has begun destroying its cache of weapons of mass destruction, taking cutting torches to warheads and angle grinders to aerial bombs. Published October 7, 2013

Hillary Rodham Clinton (right) shares a word with Huma Abedin, her personal assistant and trusted confidant. **FILE**

Hillary to Huma: Don't worry about standing by your man, I’ll stand by you

Apparently, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has softened her stance on aide Huma Abedin, relenting on a weeks-ago pledge to cut her loose from her assistant role — as well as any future White House campaign run — if she didn't dump her scandal-plagued and failed-mayoral-bidding husband, Anthony Weiner. Published October 7, 2013

A wildfire burns in the Lake O'Neill area at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. The blaze has burned more than 1,500 acres and forced evacuation of a military housing area and the base hospital. (AP Photo/U.S. Marine Corps, Cpl. Sarah Wolff Diaz)

Firefighters fight to contain Camp Pendleton blaze

Firefighters on Monday were gaining ground and containing a Camp Pendleton, Calif., wildfire that's burned through several square miles of brush and forced residents of the Marine Corps base and nearby communities to flee. Published October 7, 2013