Richard Elfers

We’re all starting to feel the strain of trade war

Take a rubber band and place it around your fingers and thumb. When you move your thumb, all the rest of the fingers feel the… Continue reading

 

All of Trump’s actions aimed at mid-terms, his 2020 re-election

Nothing else makes much sense.

 

Economy rises and falls, regardless of who’s in the Oval Office

But the current atmosphere of fear and uncertainty may be part of the mix driving the economy.

 

Real life, like Risk, requires great self-discipline

Have you ever played the board game called “Risk”? Last week I taught my three oldest grandkids (ages 11, 9 and 9) how to play… Continue reading

Tribalism led to the loss of Vietnam, Iraq wars

Knowing and understanding tribalism can offer a solution to the divisions at home and abroad.

The sweetest revenge? Sometimes it’s just being nice

Our leaders, our nation should learn this: sometimes the sweetest revenge is gained by simply being nice.

Trump’s behavior means world simply cannot trust the U.S.

‘The U.S. became involved in the Vietnam War precisely because it feared the implications for its containment policy against the Soviet Union if it allowed… Continue reading

These decisions could shake us | COMMENTARY

Some major landmark Supreme Court Cases will be decided by June.

Supporters believe Trump doing God’s will on Earth | COMMENTARY

“Many of the religious right believe deeply that U.S. support of Israel is what God wants the U.S. to do.”

U.S. isn’t the only nation flirting with trade wars | COMMENTARY

Canada is also having trouble.

How do you protect against the abuse of power? | COMMENTARY

“Is human nature basically selfish, self-centered and self-seeking?”

Seeing the splinter in our neighbor’s eye | COMMENTARY

“We only see what we value. “

Short-term decisions or long-term approach? | COMMENTARY

“Balancing both short and long-term perspectives is a sign of maturity, both on a national and personal level.”

The Second Amendment in 21st century | COMMENTARY

“Students should realize that change will not come quickly.”

Amendments have changed constitutional values

“Do you know why we have the electoral college to vote for the president?”

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Trump’s luck may be running out

“Nowhere in the world has seen improvement as a result of Trump’s actions.”

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Weighing individual rights vs. the common good | COMMENTARY

“Good government only comes with diligent and vigilant voters who can read between the lines”

Maybe it’s time Congress took back its power | COMMENTARY

“Perhaps making America great again could result in a vital and necessary return to our constitutional roots?”

America is denying three hard truths | COMMENTARY

“Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.”

The president’s three personas

“And will the real Donald Trump please stand up!”