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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

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 ** In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, file photograph, a worker hangs a huge poster with an image of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overlooking the Ayalon freeway in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

Netanyahu wins re-election, Israeli media say

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has officially won re-election, according to Israeli media, but his Likud party is expressing disappointment. 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

A kitten looks out of her small cage at the Prince William County Animal Shelter in Manassas, Va. (The Washington Times)

Environmental activist seeks to ban cats

Kill a cat. Save a bird. That's not quite the message one New Zealand environmental activist wants to send, but at the same time — he does want to rid his country of pet cats. Published January 22, 2013

** FILE ** First lady Michelle Obama was at her husband's side as he took the oath of office, holding the Bible as he pledged to protect and defend the Constitution. (Associated Press)

Obama digs in for second term with hard-line remarks

A brief remark during President Obama's inaugural address Monday may prove a harbinger of more partisan politics to come. While speaking of the need to turn attention to the deficit, Mr. Obama returned to campaign mode, using hard-line language aimed more at rallying the party faithful than uniting a country of many under one. Published January 22, 2013

Vice President Joseph R. Biden takes the oath of office, administered by Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the residence of the vice president at the U.S. Naval Observatory as Jill Biden looks on, on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/New York Times, Josh Haner, Pool)

Biden subtly courting Hispanics for 2016

Vice President Joseph R. Biden's choice of Supreme Court justice to swear him into office — Justice Sonia Sotomayor — has fueled rumors of a 2016 presidential run, as analysts guess he was subtly courting the Hispanic vote. Published January 22, 2013