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Shun idealism, embrace reality | Rich Elfers

  • Sep 8, 2014 at 3:00PM updated at 5:36PM

“Putin surely understands that trying to subdue Ukraine would be like swallowing a porcupine. His response to events there has been defensive, not offensive.” These are the words of the author, John J. Mearshimer, in his insightful article (“Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West’s Fault”) in the September/October 2014 edition of “Foreign Affairs.”

 

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Why such a polarized process? | Rich Elfers

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 10:26AM

“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.”

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.”

'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.

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