Richard Elfers

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.