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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

Richard L. Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, addresses members during the quadrennial AFL-CIO convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) ** FILE **

AFL-CIO gives gays, transgenders a nod at unionization

The AFL-CIO voted this week to allow transgender and gay organizations the right to organize under the union’s umbrella, amending its guiding documents to embrace those of all genders and expressions. Published September 12, 2013

** FILE ** Pope Francis delivers his homily during a Mass at Rio de Janeiro's Cathedral in Brazil, Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Associated Press)

Pope’s summer home evacuated for WWII bomb detonations

Roughly 400 residents of a Rome community, along with the pope’s summer residence, were evacuated this week to make way for the detonations of two discovered World War II bombs in the lakefront area. Published September 12, 2013

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Boulder County, Colo., mulls rules recognizing rights of plants

Boulder County planners are poised to consider a proposal that would give plants rights the same rights of existence as those enjoyed by humans and animals, based on the logic that are all living, breathing entities. Published September 12, 2013

**FILE** Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican (Associated Press)

John McCain rebuked by Ariz. GOP for ‘unbecoming’ deal-making with Dems

The Legislative District 26 Republican Party in Arizona has spoken, and they're not happy with Sen. John McCain. The group issued a sharp and formal written rebuke of their senator, calling his work across party lines — particularly with Democratic Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid — destructive to GOP party principles. Published September 12, 2013

Mississippi students under fire for patriotic 9/11 T-shirts

Two students who wore Sept. 11 tribute T-shirts to their high school in Slayden, Miss., are in trouble with administrators, who accused them of dress code violations and ordered them to change clothes. Published September 12, 2013

Actor James Woods (Associated Press) ** FILE **

James Woods on Obama: He’s the ‘gift from hell’

It's a safe bet there's no love lost between Hollywood actor James Woods and President Obama — the former has taken to Twitter several times over the last few months to trash the policies and politics of the latter. Published September 12, 2013

A magnifying glass is posed over a monitor displaying a Facebook page in Munich on Oct. 10, 2011. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Facebook facing FTC fire for privacy changes

The Federal Trade Commission said it is investigating Facebook to determine if two of its recently announced privacy rule reforms are in violation of a 2011 agreement. Published September 12, 2013

University of Alabama sororities accused of blocking blacks

A judge who sits on the board at the University of Alabama has recommended the school investigate charges made by a student-run publication that sororities have intentionally blocked black women from pledging. Published September 12, 2013

Lengths of paper are rolled up after etching names at the south tower of the September 11 Memorial during ceremonies marking the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 (AP Photo/Chris Pedota, Pool)

Girl, 15, brags of using 9/11 name-reading to petition Obama on Syria

The family members of one Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack victim were stunned and outraged during Wednesday’s name-reading ceremony in New York City when a girl at the podium, who was supposed to say their son’s name and move on, instead launched into a plea to President Obama about Syria. Published September 12, 2013

** FILE ** Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during a media conference after a G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Putin sends message to America: You are not exceptional

Russian President Vladimir Putin's barely subtle message to America — that we are hardly exceptional — as relayed in an op-ed on The New York Times' website has sparked some serious fire, including a reaction from a senator who said the piece nearly made him vomit. Published September 12, 2013