Richard Elfers

New attacks on Roe v. Wade

Both sides on this issue have come to their positions for emotional reasons.

 

Freedom of religion is precious; cannot be taken for granted

We are fortunate to have freedom of religion in the United States.

 

Thank Zenger and a strong-willed jury for freedom of the press

It used to be that any criticism of the government could be considered libel.

 

Seeking real freedom, no matter what the era

What is the “spirit of the times” today?

Balancing individual rights and the common good

There are huge double standards when it comes to men and women, especially in politics.

The crucial element to good governments

Leaders need to have genuine concern for the welfare of the people.

Enumclaw: trying to retain original charm while building booms

The growth isn’t unlimited — but we need to be smart about what does come to our city.

Our country, post-Mueller report

An impeachment trial would have been disastrous.

Sometimes, the smaller things matter more than the big picture

Maybe you can’t affect the world. But you can affect the people around you.

Political parties often bring trouble

There’s a reason why our first president warned us against them.

Kennedy, Johnson, and America’s “best and brightest”

Not all wars can be won with firepower.

Lies During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Russia was nowhere near where the U.S. was in regard to nuclear capability.

Can peace be reached in Afghanistan? Only time will tell

It seems everyone wants a stable Afghanistan, even the bad actors.

Examining your child’s personality types

Are they pleasers, independents, or a Red Queen?

The struggle of equality versus freedom intensifies

The GOP used to value equality more than personal freedom — now it’s the Democrats.

Like the 1950s, we will survive this era

Back then, we didn’t worry about a lot — unless you count the Soviets.

For the good of us all, leaders need to act like adults

Pride may very well be the downfall of us all.

State GOP faces uphill battle if tied to Trump

The Republican party was destroyed in King County during the midterms.

Recognizing propaganda techniques makes them less effective

The Bandwagon, card stacking, “plain folks” image, and name calling are all effective propaganda techniques.

Consider what you’re putting in your body

We’ve been sold three big lies by sugar and opioid companies.