Richard Elfers

Young workers face uncertain future | COMMENTARY

“I am concerned about my grandchildren’s futures. You should be, too.”

The resumé versus eulogy persona | COMMENTARY

“In the end that persona, based upon character, is what all of us want to be remembered by.”

Living in a distracted nation | COMMENTARY

“Distracting ourselves is far easier than facing reality.”

The town formerly known as Slaughter | COMMENTARY

“It has also come a long way from being named Slaughter by early pioneers.”

It’s easier to manage our own realities | COMMENTARY

“There is not much we as individuals can do to either reverse or change these national trends.”

Running for office changes your thinking

“Simplifying complex government issues is an art.”

We’re carried along on rough waters of Trump presidency | COMMENTARY

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” Warren Buffet… Continue reading

Hope for the best with Trump’s learning curve | COMMENTARY

“Let’s hope our president’s learning curve is steep and does not result in a major catastrophe for the nation…”

Newton, Einstein and 3 realities | COMMENTARY

“These three realities can help explain the political world in which we currently live.”

What if our leaders accepted blame? | COMMENTARY

“Our leaders have become myopic – both the president and members of Congress.”

To become smarter, challenge your beliefs | COMMENTARY

“Contrast is one of the most effective tools to increase intelligence.”

Public will have to halt party bickering | COMMENTARY

“Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling” (Proverbs 26:27). This ancient Hebrew… Continue reading

Our rights were assured by English battles | COMMENTARY

How would you feel if you witnessed the aftermath of a shooting of a black man by two white police officers in your yard? This… Continue reading

Goal is to live, to love and to leave a legacy | COMMENTARY

From the age of 10, my life was chaotic. My dad developed mental illness and his behavior affected the entire family – me, my mother… Continue reading

How much slack do we give a new president? | COMMENTARY

“How much should they give to a president who has never served in government or the military?”

Confirmation process needs adults | COMMENTARY

“The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living but dead, or as I prefer to call it, enduring. It means today not what… Continue reading

Stop demanding too much from public schools | COMMENTARY

“Why have public schools become the dumping grounds for society’s ills?”

Once gone, trust is difficult to build | COMMENTARY

“… so few people trust [Trump], how can he govern effectively over the next four years?”

The two King County cities that voted red | COMMENTARY

48.7 percent of Enumclaw voters and 49.5 percent of Black Diamond voters chose Trump over Clinton.