President Barack Obama appears ready to nominate James Comey to be the next FBI director. He’s a good choice. Though he hasn’t worn a law enforcement uniform, Mr. Comey, 52, has nevertheless proved his worth as an outstanding crime-fighter. Among his successful prosecutions were
Regarding the USD 378 bond issue, it is with a great deal of concern that write I this letter as a past Board of Education member. As I have been to meetings and talked to people, trying to gather information, I do not believe that the
To the Editor, The Flint Hills Human Rights Project Board of Directors was pleased to read the Mercury’s editorial on May 28 that lauded the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to allow gay boys to join the organization.
To the Editor: What happened to the Bob Doles of the political world? Mr. Dole’s interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News last Sunday paints a sad picture of the current status of the Republican Party and of the federal government in general.
One thing I learned from writing a book on modern presidents and the Pentagon is that the critical variable in their relationship is the president’s leadership style. Some presidents, like Jimmy Carter, were micro-managers. Others, like Bill Clinton and John Kennedy, held seminars
As Memorial Day weekend activities fade into…memory…it just so happens that a good friend found some old newspaper clippings used 63 years ago as backings for quilt squares. The newspaper squares happened to be from farm-related classified ads pertaining to the Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
“These are the saddest of possible words: Tinker to Evers to Chance. Trio of bear cubs and fleeter than birds: Tinker and Evers and Chance.” These famous words come from a poem about baseball. The poem was written from the standpoint of a rival team,
Officials shut down a major Manhattan street and called in a bomb squad on Friday after finding a suspicious package they thought might be a pipe bomb. A caller notified police of the package, a 2-foot white PVC pipe with the ends covered in duct
Kansas State infielder Ross Kivett picked a good night to show the nation that he can hit a home run or two in the Wildcats’ 20-11 beat-down of Wichita State Friday night in the opening round of the NCAA regional held at Tointon Family Stadium.
Jared King’s first hit was a big one. One inning after making a highlight catch in centerfield to preserve a tie game, King delivered Kansas State’s biggest hit of the night on Saturday. The junior launched a two-run double to right-center field to
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