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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is online opinion editor, commentary writer and host of the “Bold and Blunt” podcast for The Washington Times, and a frequent media guest and public speaker. She is the author of several books, the latest titled, “Lockdown: The Socialist Plan To Take Away Your Freedom,” and “Socialists Don’t Sleep: Christians Must Rise or America Will Fall.” Email her at 

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** 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

**FILE** Pedestrians walk past the Federal Reserve Bank in New York on Oct. 18, 2012. (Associated Press)

Mystery: $114 billion withdrawn from banks

More than $114 billion has been withdrawn from the nation's biggest banks in the first full week of January, and industry analysts are struggling to understand why. Published January 24, 2013

** FILE ** Kansas Budget Director Steve Anderson prepares to brief the state House Appropriations Committee on Gov. Sam Brownback's spending plan for the state's next two fiscal years, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/John Milburn)

Kansas considers cutting out income tax

Kansas lawmakers, led by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, introduced a bill Wednesday that would eventually end the state's income tax. Published January 24, 2013

Striking metro workers stand under a banner that reads: "Strike 8th Day'' at the the central depot in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Greece’s conservative prime minister is holding emergency meeting after a deadline for striking public transport workers expired, leaving Athens’ subway system closed for an eighth day. Strikers protesting pay cuts refused to return to work Thursday despite a court decision declaring their protest illegal. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greek government takes hard line with strikers

Return to work or be fired: That's the message of Greece's top transportation official to strikers, following eight days of capital city subway closures. Published January 24, 2013

** FILE ** A religious statue stands in the fire-scorched landscape of Breezy Point after a Nor'easter snowstorm on Nov. 8, 2012, in New York. The beachfront neighborhood was devastated during Superstorm Sandy when a fire pushed by the raging winds destroyed many homes. (Associated Press)

Superstorm Sandy victims scoff at FEMA’s ‘Rapid Repairs’

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are touting a first-of-its-kind "Rapid Repairs" program as speeding aid to Superstorm Sandy victims in New York City. But ask a resident still awaiting help, and the response, more often than not, is: Repairs? What repairs? Published January 24, 2013