Richard Elfers

To our detriment, nation lacks positive role models

To our detriment, nation lacks positive role models

No compassion, no morals: who do we have left to look up to?

To our detriment, nation lacks positive role models
Protecting ourselves against the tyranny of our own thinking

Protecting ourselves against the tyranny of our own thinking

It can be hard to recognize our own hypocrisies.

Protecting ourselves against the tyranny of our own thinking
Canada caught between two giants

Canada caught between two giants

Sometimes, taking the middle road is the worst option.

Canada caught between two giants
Are technological advancements helping or hurting?

Are technological advancements helping or hurting?

The future of our democracy depends on the answer.

Are technological advancements helping or hurting?
The story behind Drainage District 5

The story behind Drainage District 5

How the city of Enumclaw stumbled onto a possible conspiracy.

The story behind Drainage District 5
New attacks on Roe v. Wade

New attacks on Roe v. Wade

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

New attacks on Roe v. Wade
Freedom of religion is precious; cannot be taken for granted

Freedom of religion is precious; cannot be taken for granted

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

Freedom of religion is precious; cannot be taken for granted
Thank Zenger and a strong-willed jury for freedom of the press

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.

Thank Zenger and a strong-willed jury for freedom of the press
Seeking real freedom, no matter what the era

Seeking real freedom, no matter what the era

What is the “spirit of the times” today?

Seeking real freedom, no matter what the era
Balancing individual rights and the common good

Balancing individual rights and the common good

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

Balancing individual rights and the common good
The crucial element to good governments

The crucial element to good governments

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

The crucial element to good governments
Enumclaw: trying to retain original charm while building booms

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.

Enumclaw: trying to retain original charm while building booms
Our country, post-Mueller report

Our country, post-Mueller report

An impeachment trial would have been disastrous.

Our country, post-Mueller report
Sometimes, the smaller things matter more than the big picture

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.

Sometimes, the smaller things matter more than the big picture
Political parties often bring trouble

Political parties often bring trouble

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

Political parties often bring trouble
Kennedy, Johnson, and America’s “best and brightest”

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

Not all wars can be won with firepower.

Kennedy, Johnson, and America’s “best and brightest”
Lies During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Lies During the Cuban Missile Crisis

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

Lies During the Cuban Missile Crisis
Can peace be reached in Afghanistan? Only time will tell

Can peace be reached in Afghanistan? Only time will tell

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

Can peace be reached in Afghanistan? Only time will tell
Examining your child’s personality types

Examining your child’s personality types

Are they pleasers, independents, or a Red Queen?

Examining your child’s personality types
The struggle of equality versus freedom intensifies

The struggle of equality versus freedom intensifies

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

The struggle of equality versus freedom intensifies