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Why such a polarized process? | Rich Elfers

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 3:58PM

“While American politics has always been a shrill, partisan, and ugly business going back to the Founding Fathers, we have rarely been so polarized and so unable to execute even the basic functions of the government, much less tackle the most difficult and divisive problems facing the country.”

 

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'Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War' | Rich Elfers

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 4:14PM

In his memoir, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” former secretary of defense under both Bush and Obama, Robert M. Gates, states that he fought four wars at the same time

Frank Osborne: A life of teaching and baseball | Dennis Box

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 3:15PM

A baseball life. If one incomplete sentence can sum up Frank Osborne’s life, those three words may come close, while still falling short.

Gates likely glad his job is done | Rich Elfers

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 10:44AM

Robert M. Gates is probably the only secretary of defense who can claim to have had a “honeymoon” for his entire four and one-half years of service.

Leaders can’t put public funds at risk | Rich Elfers

  • Aug 11, 2014 at 3:50PM

The hotly debated issue before the Council was whether to take up to $1.5 million out of reserves to build the Welcome Center and save the $1.3 million Federal Scenic Byway grant we had obtained 12 years earlier, or to drop the project and return the grant to the federal government.

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