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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 cchu[email protected]. 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

** FILE ** A religious statue stands in the fire-scorched landscape of Breezy Point after a Nor'easter snowstorm on Nov. 8, 2012, in New York. The beachfront neighborhood was devastated during Superstorm Sandy when a fire pushed by the raging winds destroyed many homes. (Associated Press)

Superstorm Sandy victims scoff at FEMA's 'Rapid Repairs'

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are touting a first-of-its-kind "Rapid Repairs" program as speeding aid to Superstorm Sandy victims in New York City. But ask a resident still awaiting help, and the response, more often than not, is: Repairs? What repairs? Published January 24, 2013

** FILE ** Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o answers a question during Media Day for the BCS National Championship college football game on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Manti Te'o admits to lie, but it's no big deal

Scandalized Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o says yes, he did lie about his supposed girlfriend, Lennay Kekua — but that he only did what anybody in his position would do. Published January 23, 2013

Opponents of Gov. Scott Walker's bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers protest in the Rotunda of the Capitol in Madison, Wis., on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Union membership sees sharp decline

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that union membership rates have fallen off sharply in the past year, from 11.8 percent of the workforce to 11.3 percent. Published January 23, 2013

Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat

Murray vows Senate will bring in a budget

After more than three years, the Democrat-controlled Senate may bring forth a formal budget under the direction of its newly appointed Budget Committee Chairman, Sen. Patty Murray Published January 23, 2013

Dem pol disses women on campaign trail

The Democratic Party may be facing a public relations ding with women. A Democratic candidate seeking a New York City Council seat, Ed Hartzog, responded Tuesday to a female reporter’s question about campaign finances this way: “What’s a pretty girl like you doing reading these?” Published January 23, 2013

Members of Washington DC Fire Department Pipe and Drum Band participate in this year's 38th annual Washington DC St. Patrick's Day Parade which is held along Constitution Avenue.
(Astrid Riecken/The Washington Times)

Oh Blarney: Ireland county seeks OK to drink and drive

Not to advance stereotypes about the Irish and alcohol — but the Kerry County governing body just approved a measure seeking permission for drivers to legally operate a vehicle under the influence. Published January 23, 2013

President Obama waves to supporters Nov. 4, 2012, during a campaign event at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Fla. (Associated Press)

Even Democrats knock Obama's new nonprofit

President Obama’s new advocacy group, Organizing for Action, is not just off-putting to Republicans and government watchdogs, who are alarmed that the tax-exempt group is not subject to normal Internal Revenue Service nonprofit regulations. Published January 23, 2013

**FILE** Anti-abortion and abortion rights supporters stand face to face Jan. 23, 2012, in front of the Supreme Court in Washington during the annual March For Life rally. (Associated Press)

Right-to-life activists find hope in Kansas

As Roe v. Wade turns 40, right-to-life activists are riding a wave of success in Kansas — where new restrictions on abortions just won a legal challenge — and are pushing the Republican-dominated state to approve more laws. Published January 22, 2013