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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

Former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat, arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Mr. Jackson was to appear in federal court to answer criminal charges that he engaged in an alleged scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Jesse Jackson Jr. tells court: 'I am guilty'

Former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to a conspiracy charge involving more than $750,000 in campaign funds at a dramatic hearing before a federal judge. Published February 20, 2013

Nathaniel Donaker, 4, eats Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal at his home in Palo Alto, Calif., on Thursday. Commercials promoting sugary breakfast cereals could be put on a strict diet under government guidelines urging food companies to limit marketing of unhealthy products to children. Under a proposal announced Thursday by several government agencies, companies would be urged to only market foods to children ages 2 through 17 if they are low in fats, sugars and sodium and contain specified healthy ingredients. (Associated Press)

Kellogg warns of glass in Special K Red Berries boxes

Kellogg Co. said cereal consumers should check their boxes of Special K Red Berries for an unwelcome addition: Glass. "Please check any packages you have in your home," Kellogg advised, according to a report by United Press International. Published February 20, 2013

Adam Lanza poses for an undated group photo of the Technology Club that appeared in the Newtown (Conn.) High School yearbook. (AP Photo)

Adam Lanza diagnosed with sensory disorder at age 6

Adam Lanza, the Newtown, Conn., teenager who shot and killed 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School students and six staffers — and then himself — in December, was diagnosed with a medical condition at age 6 that made it unbearable for him to be touched. Published February 20, 2013

** FILE ** Part of a cache of seized weapons is displayed Jan. 25, 2011, at a news conference in Phoenix. The ATF received fire over a Phoenix-based gun-trafficking investigation called "Fast and Furious," in which agents allowed hundreds of guns into the hands of straw purchasers in hopes of making a bigger case. Two of those weapons were found in December at the fatal shooting of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. (Associated Press)

Columbine survivor to Obama: Start gun talks with Fast and Furious

A survivor of the Columbine High School shootings has penned a letter to President Obama in opposition to a federal crackdown on guns, arguing that those responsible for the botched Fast and Furious gun-running operation should be the most scrutinized. Published February 20, 2013

Workers of tire manufacturer Goodyear demonstrate in front of the company's offices in Reuil Malmaison, France, outside Paris, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. The U.S. tire manufacturer confirmed in January that it will close a plant near the northern French city of Amiens; the shutdown will force the layoff of 1,173 workers. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

U.S. CEO to France: Keep your 'so-called workers'

France's work ethic has taken front and center as the chief executive of a U.S. tire maker issued a scathing letter denouncing the country's policy of trading high wages for little work, that has subsequently been published around the world. Published February 20, 2013

H.J. Heinz Co. CEO William Johnson, left, and 3G Capital Managing Partner Alex Behring speak at a news conference at the world headquarters of the H.J. Heinz Co. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) ** FILE **

Heinz deal under FBI, SEC fire for insider trading suspicions

First the SEC, now the FBI. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway fund, which bought Heinz last week for $23 billion, is under a cloud of investigation for suspicious trade deals that were tracked in the lead-up to the purchase. Published February 20, 2013

** FILE ** In this 2011 file photo, passenger Donna Pederson (left) of Atlanta chats with Transportation Security Administration officer Myra Watts after going through a new expedited security line at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. (Associated Press)

TSA kept $531,395 in passenger change in 2012

Chump change, it's not. The Transportation Security Administration has collected — and kept — more than half-a-million dollars in loose passenger change at security checkpoints in 2012 alone. Published February 20, 2013

U.S. in cyberweapons race with China, Russia

Cybersecurity is to 2013 what the space program was to the 1950s and 1960s, and the United States is in an aggressive race with China and Russia to develop cyberweapons that can damage infrastructure, one industry expert says. Published February 20, 2013