Richard Elfers

Johnson and Trump: a tale of two presidential impeachments

High crimes doesn’t necessarily mean something illegal.

The five C’s of leadership

President Trump is certainly a clear leader, but what about his coachability?

Republicans chose power over the Constitution

People will always work harder to keep from losing than to gain something.

Flaws in the Republican impeachment defense

Even their attacks on the impeachment process are factually skewed.

I-976 casts too wide a net

The measure takes away local taxes not affiliated with ST3.

Growing up as a Republican

I wish the party was like I remembered when I was growing up.

Different perceptions concerning the homeless and the library

Many people don’t realize that there are laws protecting the homeless and their use of public spaces.

Discerning fact from opinion

It can be more difficult than people first think, according to the Pew Research Center.

Government and Goldilocks

We’re trying to find that “just right” balance.

If you had the chance, would you do things differently?

The book “Replay” means a tremendous amount to me.

George Will and ‘conservative sensibilities’

The journalist is a Constitutional Originalist, but the framers’ sole focus wasn’t solely freedom.

Unfortunately, The Golden Rule isn’t a part of modern politics

Ignoring one of Christ’s greatest tenets is a death spiral for our political parties.

For ultimate happiness, find the true meaning of your life

As the old saying goes, you can’t buy happiness.

Words matter, so pay attention to what’s going on around us

Examening the definitions of unicorn, meme, and socialism.

We simply can’t discuss politics or religion – here’s the reason

It’s hard to convince people with logic when they came to their conclusions illogically.

“Butterfly effect” brings change, good or bad, in all our lives

We will never know how our actions can affect big things.

We all benefit when we’re open to new ideas

Our country needs more honesty, courage, and a willingness to listen.

Critically reflect on the ideas you grew up with

Many of the beliefs we hold now were formed when we were young, without critical thought.

Our democracy is built on trusting people who know more than we do

Why do some people actively distrust experts?

From trade to race relations, can the U.S. take any more ‘change’?

The president’s chickens are coming home to roost.