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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

** FILE ** In this Jan. 22, 2013, photo released by the Philippine Coast Guard, coast guard divers approach the USS Guardian, a U.S. Navy minesweeper, to assess the situation after it ran aground last week off Tubbataha Reef, a World Heritage Site in the Sulu Sea, 640 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Philippine Coast Guard)

U.N. green machine to fine Navy for reef grounding

It's bad enough the U.S. Navy grounded its minesweeper, the USS Guardian, in the Philippines. It's even worse the $227 million ship will have to be dismantled in order to remove it from the reef. But now, environmentalists with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization want to fine the United States for the ship's damage to the coral reef, a listed World Heritage Site. Published January 31, 2013

**FILE** President Obama (Associated Press)

Obamacare glitch could leave thousands uninsured

Glitch may be an understatement, but that's what industry analysts have by and large termed a Wednesday failure of the Internal Revenue Service to properly address an Obamacare funding issue — and now families may be outpriced from health plans. Published January 31, 2013

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China sics hackers on The New York Times

Chinese hackers have the New York Times in their crosshairs, as paper executives report numerous network attacks in recent weeks. The cybersecurity attacks coincide with a New York Times article that exposed a leading politician as wealthy — a public revelation that angered Beijing, according to the Voice of America. Published January 31, 2013

**FILE** Israeli police headquarters is seen in the E-1 construction site near the West bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem on Dec. 2, 2012. (Associated Press)

U.N. panel finds Israel guilty in settlement dispute

A panel of U.N. investigators led by a French judge found Israel guilty of violating Palestinians' human rights with "creeping annexation" into disputed territories in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Published January 31, 2013

An Egyptian protester throws stones at riot police, not seen, during clashes near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Cleric tells Morsi: Kill the 'thugs'

A radical cleric has encouraged President Mohammed Morsi to "use his powers" to kill the "thugs" and "criminals" who are causing the unrest that has plagued Egypt the past weeks, leading to the death of dozens. Published January 31, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, walk before a government meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Government Press Service)

Russia condemns reported Israeli air attacks

The intensity level of Middle East affairs ratcheted a degree higher Thursday, as Russian officials expressed concern, almost to the point of condemnation, about reported Israeli air strikes in Syria. Published January 31, 2013

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks in the parliament in Tehran on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran vows to speed uranium program

Defiant Iran Thursday vowed to speed up its uranium enrichment program, and told International Atomic Energy Agency officials it will install thousands more centrifuges at its Natanz plant. Published January 31, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican, speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Barrasso bill to freeze 2012 NLRB decisions

Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso brought forth a bill Wednesday to freeze or moot almost all National Labor Relations Board decisions from the past year. Published January 31, 2013

Dale County Sheriff Wally Olsen, right, briefs the media at the Dale County hostage scene in Midland City, Ala., on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh)

Hostage situation with 5-year-old enters third day

The standoff between an Alabama gunman and law enforcement has entered its third day, and the fate of a 5-year-old boy, abducted from his school bus at gunpoint and subsequently hidden in an underground bunker, is still largely unknown. Published January 31, 2013

** FILE ** George Zimmerman (left) talks with defense counsel Mark O'Mara during a court hearing at the Seminole County Courthouse on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

George Zimmerman seeks to push back trial to November

Attorneys for George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed teen-age Trayvon Martin in February 2012, asked the judge Wednesday to delay the trial. Published January 31, 2013

In this photo taken Wednesday June 20, 2012, David Kosmecki, left, talks to Idaho State Police Trooper Justin Klitch in Fruitland, Idaho. Kosmecki was stopped and charged with possession of marijuana after leaving Oregon. (AP Photo/Nigel Duara)

Competition mounts for marijuana consultant job in Washington state

Help wanted: Pot consultant. And dozens of Washington state residents have already applied, according to The Associated Press, in a report that specifies candidates responding to the Wednesday advertisement showed up for interviews wearing everything from flannel to suits to hemp necklaces. Published January 31, 2013

This frame grab provided by shows the scene at a Phoenix office complex where police say someone shot at least three people on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Officer James Holmes said the victims were taken to hospitals and did not know if their injuries were life threatening. (AP Photo/

Three shot at Arizona office suite

At least three people have been injured in a shooting at an office suite in Phoenix, Ariz., according to breaking news reports. Published January 30, 2013

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Morsi friends join foes, pressure leader for unity

President Mohammed Morsi faced calls to unify and settle Egypt's ongoing unrest from a somewhat surprising source on Wednesday. Hardline Islamists normally loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood-backed leader asked him to join with liberal opposition party members. Published January 30, 2013

** FILE ** A caregiver picks out a marijuana bud for a patient at a marijuana dispensary in Denver on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Western states swing Democrat

Go West, young man — a quote centered on America's expansion toward the Pacific Ocean — might as well apply to Democrats now. Published January 30, 2013

** FILE ** A couple walk by Lexus models displayed at a Toyota Motor Corp. showroom in Tokyo on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Toyota recall targets more than 1 million cars

Toyota has recalled more than a million cars around the world because of defects with the air bags and windshield wipers, according to media reports. Published January 30, 2013