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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

Union football players put in service time at the Uintah Basin Rehabilitation and Senior Villa in Roosevelt, Utah, on Sept. 24, 2013. The football coaches at Union High School have taken a stand against poor performance in the classroom and bullying outside the classroom, including disrespect of teachers and students. (Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)

Utah H.S. coach suspends football team — all 80 players

A high school football coach in Utah has taken the unusual step of suspending his entire team, hoping the 80 players might reflect, mature and return to the field with a life lesson in humility, respect and hard work. Published September 26, 2013

"Evil woman steals ball from little girl" (YouTube)

Justice at last: 'Evil woman' outed for grabbing girl's game ball

Talk about a haunting past that follows. An unidentified woman at Houston's Minute Maid Park only now is making a splash on social media and YouTube — but she probably wishes she weren't. A video from a 2011 Astros-Diamondbacks game shows her snatching a baseball from the hands of a little girl as the stadium announcer expresses shock and awe. Published September 26, 2013

The F-16 is one of the Air Force's tactical aircraft. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Air Force's new F-16 drone makes debut in air

The U.S. Air Force and Boeing have sent their first unmanned F-16 jet plane into the air — a drone craft test that promises to change the shape of battlefield missions in years to come. Published September 26, 2013

The seal of DeLand, Fla. (

Florida city fights to keep cross in crest

DeLand, Fla., locals are fighting off an attack from a secular group against their city seal, a 131-year-old symbol that contains a picture of red heart plastered over an image of a ship anchor and a Christian cross. Published September 26, 2013

** FILE ** O.J. Simpson listens during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)

O.J. Simpson caught stealing cookies in prison cafeteria

O.J. Simpson, the former NFL great who fell from national grace when he was accused of murder and ultimately sent to jail for armed robbery, now faces a new disgrace: Stealing cookies from his Nevada prison cafeteria. Published September 26, 2013

** FILE ** Stacey Rambold stands in a courtroom on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in Billings, Mont., after sentencing by Judge G. Todd Baugh for the rape of Cherice Moralez. (AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Paul Ruhter)

Montana rapist completes 31-day jail sentence, sent home

A Montana man whose rape conviction generated national attention because it only brought a 31-day jail sentence — and because the judge seemed to cast blame on the 14-year-old victim — has been released. Published September 26, 2013

**FILE** President Obama (right) waves to members of the audience after speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative with former President Bill Clinton in New York on Sept. 24, 2013. (Associated Press)

Bill Clinton on Vladimir Putin: He can be trusted

Former President Bill Clinton said during a gathering at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin is trustworthy — that he's never gone back on a promise. Published September 26, 2013

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks during an interview with state television at the presidency in Tehran on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (Associated Press/Presidency Office, Rouzbeh Jadidoleslam)

Iran seeks 'phased actions' for nuclear talks

The foreign minister in Iran wants to take a more phased-in approach to discussing the nation's nuclear development program and reaching compromise with the international community. Published September 26, 2013

Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio (center) speaks to reporters as City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (second from right) stands next to him during a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, on the steps of City Hall in New York. Ms. Quinn endorsed Mr. de Blasio for mayor. He will face Republican nominee Joe Lhota in the Nov. 5 general election. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Flashback: NYC mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio honored despot Mugabe

Thirty-six of 51 New York City Council members shunned a 2002 event honoring Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, expressing concern with the leader's despotic ways and worrying their attendance might be spun as an endorsement of his torturing of political rivals. But not Democrat Bill de Blasio. Published September 25, 2013