Battle repugnant ideas with Truth

by Rita Dunaway -- Ignorance-fueled hatred is a sad reality of our world. It yielded its disgusting fruit last weekend in the violence that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia, where neo-Nazis and Ku more…

5 realities about federal 'land grabs'

by Rita Dunaway -- From Bundy standoffs to Bear's Ears, Antiquities Acts to enclaves, the federal government's ownership and management of land – particularly in the West – is a hot topic more…

My Constitution lesson for Ivanka

by Rita Dunaway -- Dear Ms. Trump, First of all, I want to thank you for serving as a positive role model for girls across the nation. You demonstrate an admirable combination more…

Our obsession with individual choice

by Rita Dunaway -- It's human nature: We want to live life on our own terms – to be gods unto ourselves. We strain against the timeless, universal Moral Law that marks more…

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…