Richard Elfers

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!”

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Political soap opera won’t end until midterms

“Uncertainty and fear will continue for the DACA students as to whether they will be deported.”

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The Koch lessons

“Concern for the common good is buried by the greed, deception, secrecy and cunning of a few very rich people.”

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How to tolerate other people’s opinions

“Only that humility of our own vulnerability and ignorance can bring us to be tolerant of the views of others.”

Culture and politics shape race relations

“…we are bound to suffer increasing polarization in our nation that tears at the very fabric of our Constitutional covenant.”

Why Europe dominated the world

The European attitude of curiosity and adventure drove them to explore and… dominate the globe by the end of the 19th century.

Political turmoil makes nations stronger

“If we can get through this period of political chaos, we will be a stronger nation with its citizens valuing democracy far more.”

Russia and U.S. are on the same side of the Middle East coin

“As long as they had a common enemy, attention was focused away from their differences. That no longer is the case.”

Trump supporters still the same | COMMENTARY

“Trump supporters… still strongly support him, even though their expectations have changed enormously.”