Why teens get a bad rap -- and shouldn't

by Rita Dunaway -- We've given teenagers a bad rap. Almost from the day I brought my first bundle of joy home from the hospital, well-meaning friends, neighbors and complete strangers issued more…

Johnson Amendment is not the problem

by Rita Dunaway -- I have to be honest with you: I think all the hubbub about the Johnson Amendment is much ado about, essentially, nothing – or at least about nothing more…

Join me in breaking up with Starbucks

by Rita Dunaway -- I love Starbucks coffee. That's why I was horrified when a friend told me that Starbucks is a direct contributor to Planned Parenthood Federation, the nation's largest abortion more…

America's Dumbo Syndrome

by Rita Dunaway -- At the climax of the classic Disney film "Dumbo," the elephant discovers that his power to fly does not depend upon the magic feather at all. He realizes more…

The danger of declaring health care a 'right'

by Rita Dunaway -- As the nation dithers over the Affordable Care Act and its ill-fated replacement proposals, the question of whether people have a "right" to health care begs consideration. We more…

Dispelling the illegitimate-Constitution myth

by Rita Dunaway -- I have long awaited the day when our body politic could finally bury specious allegations that our Constitution is illegitimate. This appalling urban legend has, for far too more…

Sanctuary-city policies: Constitutional

by Rita Dunaway -- "Sanctuary city" policies may not be wise, and they almost certainly undermine respect for the rule of law, but they do stand on solid legal ground in refusing more…

No lemonade! Just bury the lemon

by Rita Dunaway -- Within the past two weeks, two different federal district courts within the 4th Circuit have reached polar opposite conclusions as to the validity of President Trump's revised executive more…

Media perplexed by America's work ethic

by Rita Dunaway -- Humans are designed to work, and work is good. But a pandemic sweeping American culture is suppressing our innate understanding of work as both the precursor to material more…