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Opinion

  • Manning doesn’t deserve freedom

    In some circles, President Barack Obama added polish to his legacy Tuesday when he commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army private serving 35 years in prison for violating the Espionage Act and other crimes.

  • Gala proceeds to help mental health efforts

    To the Editor: Loved, understood and stigma- free! Those are the things we want to be.

  • Speak up now against guns on our campuses

    To the Editor: Given the renewed attention to the upcoming July 2017 implementation of the Kansas concealed carry law and the beginning of a new Kansas legislative session, I want to state my unequivocal opposition to this ill-conceived law.

  • Isn’t torture debate settled?

    It can be hard to tell with President-elect Donald Trump, or earlier with candidate Donald Trump, which of the many blunt declarations he makes constitute bluster and which will become policy.

  • A student achievement crisis

    There are those who believe Kansas has a school funding crisis — even though spending exceeds $13,000 per student and continues to set records — but low student achievement continues to be the real crisis.

  • A cause worth championing

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • It is time for each of us to believe in America

    To the Editor: The inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, Donald J.

  • A plant-based diet is good health insurance

    To the Editor: With the Republican Congress bent on depriving 22 million Americans of medical insurance, this is a great time to provide our own, totally free and totally effective health insurance — a plant-based diet.

  • Let’s move on from K-State 2025

    There’s always been something contrived about K-State’s 2025 goal.

  • Not everyone should be able to carry handguns

    To the Editor: Mental illness and guns are in the news again.

  • Stories, photos sought from last 30 MHS proms

    To the Editor: This spring, Manhattan High School will celebrate the 30th annual prom held at Manhattan Town Center.

  • Woman’s random act of kindness appreciated

    To the Editor: On Wednesday, Jan.

  • Recreation plan holds promise

    Manhattan residents moved a step closer on Tuesday to deciding whether to pay a modest sales tax for an impressive array of recreational upgrades across the city.

  • Free market essential for fuel

    Following the election of Donald Trump, farmers and the agricultural community in Kansas are wondering what the future holds.

  • Ice storm could be treacherous

    Weather forecasters aren’t always right, but area residents would be foolish to ignore the consensus forecast of an ice storm that expected to strike this weekend.

  • Not a promising start for governor

    Gov.

  • You’re welcome to join King celebration events

    To the Editor: Families and citizens in Manhattan and the area are invited to participate in several activities of the Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Enough, Mr. Huelskamp

    Tim Huelskamp, who once represented Kansas in Congress and hopes to do so again, needs more to do.

  • Trump is the swamp that he says he’ll drain

    To the Editor: This is in regard to Arthur F.

  • Don’t rush Cabinet hearings

    It will be a busy week for U.

  • Should billionaires, generals run the U.S.?

    To the Editor: I was interested in Myron Ammeter’s perspective of accepting the outcome of the presidential election, which he wrote about in his letter to the editor Dec.

  • It’s still hard to believe Trump will be president

    To the editor: With all due respect to my good neighbor Myron Ammeter, after reading his Dec.

  • Revenue report not great, but OK

    Kansas hasn’t enjoyed a big dose of good financial news in a long time, and given the degree of budget turmoil, Kansans would be wise not to hold their breath waiting for great news.

  • Obamacare provides a valuable safety net

    To the Editor: I am writing about the article in Wednesday’s Mercury, “Pence, Obama in dueling meetings at Capitol on health care.

  • Liberals: Get used to it; Your candidate lost

    To the Editor: Most Republicans find it interesting and even amusing that many Democrats/liberals/ progressives can not accept the reality that according to our system of government, the presidential candidate who wins 270 electoral votes is elected.


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