United we stand, with locked arms | Our Corner

  • Sep 23, 2016 at 12:00PM

Let me preface this column by saying, I know there will be people who disagree with me. That doesn't make you wrong and that doesn't make me wrong. It just means our opinion and points of view differ.


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Ideas living in our heads rule our lives | Rich Elfers

  • Sep 15, 2016 at 11:24AM

"Trust and verify."

Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 | Our Corner

  • Sep 14, 2016 at 10:30AM

Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. I was a young reporter in Upstate New York that day and it's still almost as vivid today as it was a decade and a half ago. A version of this column ran in The Courier-Herald in 2011 and it has been edited for inclusion this week.

Discretion and understanding will guard you | Rich Elfers

  • Sep 7, 2016 at 2:00PM

When I taught history to American students in a U.S high school, I would often get laments like: "I am never going to need this material, why do I have to learn it?" and, "Is this going to be on the test?"

Electoral College is for the good of all | Rich Elfers

  • Aug 31, 2016 at 1:30PM

Why did the founders of the Constitution create the Electoral College? Why did they create a body of elites (electors) who actually decide who the president of the United States will be? Why have we not passed a Constitutional Amendment to rid ourselves of such an archaic institution?

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