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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 

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A Chinese policeman stands in front of fellow officers confronting residents who gathered outside the government office in Zhejiang province's Ningbo city on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, to protest the proposed expansion of a petrochemical factory. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Meet China’s super-secret military hacking unit

Cyberattacks on dozens of U.S. firms have been traced back to a small, nondescript Chinese military unit quietly working in a similarly unimpressive setting — a dull office building just outside Shanghai. Published February 19, 2013

** FILE ** A school bus arrives to drop off students in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. A strike by New York City school bus drivers that had been threatened for weeks will start Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, affecting 152,000 students, the president of the union representing the drivers announced on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NYC taxpayers tapped for $20M in costs over union strike

New York City taxpayers spent an estimated $20.6 million to get tens of thousands of stranded students to school, during a monthlong strike by the bus workers' union that began Jan. 16 and ended Friday. Published February 18, 2013

Mo. GOP Rep. rails against ‘hammer and sickle’ gun bill

A Republican congressman in Missouri is standing strong in the face of a Democrat-backed push to outlaw certain weapons in the state, characterizing the effort as a Communist-style politics and vowing its legislative failure. Published February 18, 2013

Senegal activists decry beauty trend turning black women white

Senegal women seem to be facing an identity crisis of sorts. Recent advertisements and posters aimed at teaching black women how to bleach their skin — and go lighter, or whiter — have now been met by a backlash of activists. Published February 18, 2013

** FILE ** Pope Tawadros II, 60, sits on the throne of St. Mark, the Coptic Church's founding saint, wearing the papal crown, during an elaborate ceremony lasting nearly four hours and attended by the nation's Muslim prime minister and a host of Cabinet ministers and politicians, in the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Sami Wahib)

Muslims attack Coptic Christians, church in Egypt

Muslims in Egypt set fire to a Christian church in Fayoum Province over the weekend, the second such assault against the village's Coptic Christian population in just more than a month. Published February 18, 2013

** FILE ** This file still-frame image, made from video provided by Maker's Mark Distillery Inc., shows a bottle of Maker's Mark in an advertisement. After a backlash from customers, the producer of Maker's Mark bourbon is reversing a decision to cut the amount of alcohol in bottles of its famous whiskey. (AP Photo/Marker's Mark Distillery Inc., File)

Bourbon distiller Maker’s Mark to stay 90-proof

As President Obama and Congress head on vacation, America can rest easy that at least one crisis has been averted: Iconic bourbon distiller Maker's Mark will stay 90-proof. Published February 18, 2013

** FILE ** Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, arrives for the President Obama's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. (Win McNamee/Getty Images, Pool)

Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Rand Paul ratchet up speculation of White House runs

They didn't say they would — but they didn't say they wouldn't, either. In separate television media appearances over the weekend, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul ramped up rumors of 2016 presidential runs. First came Mr. Ryan, who was asked directly on ABC if he would try to turn his vice presidential candidate experience into a presidential campaign in 2016. Published February 18, 2013