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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

A meter's dials indicate cubic feet of natural gas consumed. Higher utility bills have left many people behind on payments, including in Maryland, where 120,000 customers are in arrears and the Public Service Commission is investigating. (Getty Images)

Smart-meter objection lands woman in jail

An Illinois woman was arrested after protesting Naperville city utility workers' attempts to install a smart meter on her home. Published January 25, 2013

This image from June 6, 2008, provided by General Motors shows an illustration of all-around collision warning in a driverless vehicle. The possibility of driverless cars are leaving a growing number of technologists and economists to wonder what happens to the millions of people who make a living driving cars and trucks. (Associated Press)

Driverless cars move to realm of reality

Hollywood fantasy, meet realm of reality. Driverless cars — like the ones featured in the television show "Knight Rider" or movie "I, Robot" — are actually coming to American highways. Published January 25, 2013

** FILE ** Dumbo takes youngsters for a ride in Walt Disney World's Fantasyland area. (Associated Press)

Disney 'MagicBands' raise privacy concerns

Mickey Mouse goes Big Brother? Disney CEO Robert Iger is defending a new plan to monitor theme park visitors with "MagicBands" — bracelets containing tracking technology. Published January 25, 2013

George Soros (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Soros: End costly drug war by 'trial and error'

George Soros said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that the West ought to end its war against drugs because jailing violators would save money. The investor said that policymakers should accomplish this through "trial and error." Published January 24, 2013

** FILE ** Female soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division train on a firing range while testing new body armor in Fort Campbell, Ky., in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan, Sept. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

CHUMLEY: Casting a shadow of doubt on female fighters

In February 1991, for economic reasons, I joined the U.S. Army for an eight-year term of service (two years plus training time on active duty; the remainder on inactive status) as a 63H — track vehicle repairer. In August 1993, I wrapped my active-duty service to the U.S. Army with an honorable discharge from Fort Stewart, Ga. A few years later, I wrote an opinion piece for a local Georgia newspaper titled, "Why Most G.I. Janes Should Go Home." Published January 24, 2013

**FILE** In this photo provided Jan. 14, 2013, by Harpo Studios Inc., talk show host Oprah Winfrey (right) interviews Lance Armstrong during taping for the show "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive" in Austin, Texas. (Associated Press/Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc.)

Buyers of Armstrong's biography sue over doping lies

Lance Armstrong's legal troubles are far from over. The latest to seek legal redress for his doping lies are readers who purchased his biography, only to later learn his words of inspiration were fabrications. Published January 24, 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/File)

Obama to nominate White to SEC chair

President Obama will nominate Mary Jo White, a former U.S. attorney, to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a White House spokesman. Published January 24, 2013

** FILE ** This Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, file image made from video released by the Israeli Defense Forces shows the downing of a drone that entered Israeli airspace in southern Israel. (AP Photo/Israeli Defense Forces via AP video, File)

U.N. launches probe of U.S. drone attacks

The United Nations denies targeting America and Israel, but an investigator has launched a study of drone attack impacts in the very same nations the U.S. has reportedly used the technology: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Palestinian territories and Somalia. Published January 24, 2013

** FILE ** Family members and friends in Norfolk, Va., welcome home the USS Enterprise after its 25th and final deployment, along with the 5,500 sailors and Marines who spent nearly eight months at sea. The Enterprise is the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. (Associated Press)

Navy cracking down on drunk sailors

Apparently, drunken sailors are causing such problems that the U.S. Navy has announced random alcohol testing, starting next month. Published January 24, 2013