Of chimps, persons and human-ness

by Rita Dunaway -- A New York state court recently ruled that chimpanzees are not "persons" under state law. While this is good news insofar as it affirms the unique dignity and more…

The only way to tame the federal beast

by Rita Dunaway -- When highly respected, Constitution-loyal, former Washington, D.C., "insiders" begin throwing their weight behind a single constitutional strategy for putting a collar on the federal beast, all of us more…

3 reasons Trumpism helps protect environment

by Rita Dunaway -- Environmentalists on the left are probably too outraged by President Trump's exit from the Paris Climate Accord to recognize it, but this president is doing a huge service more…

Trump's budget: Smart compassion

by Rita Dunaway -- According to some commentators, President Trump's recently unveiled budget proposal is incontrovertible evidence that our nation's CEO is a heartless charlatan. One writer cites the proposal as an more…

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…