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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]. 

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** FILE ** D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

Activists stymie D.C. power plant expansion plans

The Architect of the Capitol has been cleared by the Environmental Protection Agency to go forward with the Capitol Power Plant expansion, but residents and environmental activists are banding together in protest of coal-fired energy. Published January 29, 2013

** FILE ** A freshman Republican state lawmaker from North Dakota plans to introduce a bill that would limit use of drones for law enforcement after the highly publicized case of a Lakota farmer who was arrested after a 16-hour standoff with police on Jan. 6, 2013. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via Associated Press)

Drone training ratchets up in preparation for FAA guidelines

Flight training schools have taken a tip from the Federal Aviation Administration's estimates that 10,000-plus commercial drones will be operational in the United States in the next few years, and bolstered their course selection. Even community colleges now offer training on remote piloting, NBC reports. Published January 29, 2013

In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, photo, Egyptian protesters use camera phones to capture a burning state security armored vehicle that demonstrators commandeered during clashes with security forces nearby and brought to Tahrir Square and set it alight, in Cairo, Egypt. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Egypt's army chief warns of "the collapse of the state" if political crisis continues. (AP Photo/Mostafa El Shemy)

Egypt army head warns of 'state collapse'

Egypt is headed toward a "collapse" that will impact "future generations" due to continuing violence and unrest, said President Mohammed Morsi appointee, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, on Tuesday. Published January 29, 2013

Papa John's pizza firm implores bloggers: Stop the misquotes

Papa John's pizza has been hounded by the media for comments supposedly made in response to Obamacare — that food prices were on the rise, that franchises would face closure due to escalating health care costs, that workers' hours and positions would be sliced. Published January 29, 2013

Bob Iger, president and CEO of the Walt Disney Co., delivers a keynote speech during the TelecomNEXT convention in Las Vegas on March 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Disney denounces Rep. Markey for 'ludicrous' remarks

Disney said its new tracking technology for park visitors is not a privacy infringement, as Rep. Ed Markey alleged. But rather, the misguided congressman is making "ludicrous" remarks based on a failure to properly research the MyMagic+ program, corporate officials said, in a scathing letter issued Monday. Published January 29, 2013

**FILE** Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican (The Washington Times)

Sen. Alexander to NLRB members: Resign

Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, has called on two of three National Labor Relations Board members wrongly appointed by President Obama during a Senate recess flap to resign from their seats. Published January 29, 2013

** FILE ** A Twitter logo hangs at the offices of Twitter Inc. in San Francisco in 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Twitter: Government requests for user info up sharply

Twitter executives say government requests for information about users has risen by almost 20 percent in the past six months, from 849 in the first half of 2012 to 1,009 in the second half. Published January 28, 2013

Jackie (left) and Jack Harbaugh, parents of San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, stand before an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks in San Francisco in 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Super Bowl 2013 brings psychological sidebar

The 2013 Super Bowl has taken a psychological sidestep, as parents Jack and Jackie Harbaugh prep for the sure-to-come media scrutiny: Which team will win their biggest smiles come Feb. 3? Published January 28, 2013

**FILE** Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 28, 2012. (Associated Press)

RNC chief Priebus courting Ron Paul wing of GOP

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says he would be a fool not to court the more conservative wing of the party, and he advocated reaching out to Ron Paul voters. Published January 28, 2013

Visitors to Independence National Historical Park view the Liberty Bell Friday, April 8, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) ** FILE **

Arizona man arrested for threatening to blow up Liberty Bell

An Arizona man was arrested Sunday for threatening to blow up the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, and charged with making terroristic threats and bomb threats, and various other offenses, according to media reports. Published January 28, 2013

Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Perry speaks with Moderator Bret Baier of Fox News during a commercial break of a Presidential Debate at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

Fox News' van Susteren fires back at Obama

Fox News host Greta van Susteren isn’t taking lightly criticism from President Obama that her news network — along with conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh — is failing America by questioning his policies. Published January 28, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama throws out the first pitch to St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols (not pictured) before the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in St. Louis on Tuesday, July 14, 2009. Asked in an NBC "Today" show interview about the well-worn bluejeans he wore at the game, Mr. Obama said, "I hate to shop." (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Obama derides Rush, Fox News in liberal mag interview

President Obama suggested in an interview with the left-leaning magazine, The New Republic, that conservatives ought to compromise, forget Rush Limbaugh, and fall in line with the Democratic Party's policy platforms. Published January 28, 2013

Illustration: Biofuels

EPA loses: Court tosses mandate for biofuels

The Environmental Protection Agency cannot impose lofty cellulosic biofuel standards on the oil industry and then inflict punishments when the mandates aren’t met, a federal appeals court just ruled. Published January 28, 2013