Opinion

  • Timely victories for voters

    It’s not supposed to be this way, but increasingly it appears that when Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach loses, Kansans win.

  • Thanks for joining us for Constitution Week

    To the Editor: The Polly Ogden Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution wishes to thank the communities of Manhattan, Ogden, Riley, St.

  • God’s teachings on sex have never shifted

    To the Editor: I want to comment on Bryan Richardson’s article, “Shifting debate,” in the Sept.

  • Raising taxes isn’t the answer

    The next time a candidate for state legislature promises to “fully fund education,” ask them how much more they will raise your taxes.

  • Veto override ill advised

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday said Congress made a “mistake” in overriding his veto of a bill giving the survivors of 9/11 victims the right to sue Saudi Arabia.

  • Cats for Cans combines philanthropy, football

    To the Editor: As the Wildcats continue Big 12 play, I would like to remind you of our upcoming philanthropy event, “Cats for Cans.

  • At this point, all cuts are harmful

    Maybe state Sen.

  • Clinton has long helped those with great needs

    To the Editor: Hillary Clinton has been active her entire professional and political life working on important social issues.

  • How do you take back a well deserved honor?

    To the Editor: There have been many points made about the Manhattan High School Indian mascot.

  • Join the fun Saturday at Riley’s Fall Festival

    To the Editor: Looking for something to do this Saturday, Oct.

  • Trump should have studied

    There’s little doubt that Donald Trump is an intelligent man.

  • Ojejnik is committed to children, families

    To the Editor As we near Election Day, many politicians will prompt us to act based on our fears.

  • Let’s put safety ahead of any football game

    To The Editor: As a Manhattan native and lifelong KSU supporter, I am disheartened that #family really is just another hashtag.

  • Indian mascots stem from white colonization

    To the Editor: I moved to Manhattan a little over a year ago from Oklahoma, where the Native American presence is more noticeable than it is here.

  • ‘Sniveling coward’ OK with Cruz

    Ted Cruz this year has denounced Donald Trump as a “sniveling coward,” “utterly amoral,” “a narcissist at a level I don’t think this country’s ever seen” and, for good measure, a “pathological liar.

  • Review of Piano Guys was disrespectful

    To the Editor: I think Mr.

  • Let MHS students pick mascot and move on

    To the Editor: C’mon people.

  • Get ready for a long meeting

    I would like to weigh in on the matter of the Manhattan High School mascot.

  • Courts thwarting Kobach

    Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been having trouble persuading courts — both state and federal — that erecting obstacles to law-abiding citizens who want to vote is an appropriate pursuit.

  • Olejnik support education funding

    To the Editor: Voters in Kansas have a choice to vote for people who are pro-education.

  • MHS Indian symbolizes strength

    To the Editor: In the past few weeks there have been several letters in the Mercury regarding whether to keep the Indian as the symbol of Manhattan High School.

  • Act now to order bricks for memorial

    To the Editor: Citizens of Manhattan and Riley County are reminded that twice a year, bricks bearing the names of veterans and loved ones are placed in the patio area of the Riley County Armed Forces Memorial.

  • Indian a constructive symbol

    A “new” sentiment has “reappeared” regarding the Manhattan High School Indian.

  • Iran’s provocations increase in Persian Gulf

    The situation in the Persian Gulf between the United States and Iran is growing increasingly dangerous.

  • There’s green in K-State purple

    Area residents have long assumed that Kansas State University athletics are good for Manhattan’s bottom line.


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