Opinion

  • EDITORIAL | Democrats’ tactic self-defeating

    The Dallas Morning News last week said it supports Judge Neil Gorsuch’s elevation to the U.

  • KSU engineering quality reflects Rathbone’s vision

    To the Editor: In a letter March 9, Donald Rathbone, former dean of Kansas State University’s College of Engineering, responded to an article on the growth of the University of Kansas’ engineering program.

  • OP-ED | Freedom Caucus blows its chance to govern

    Marc A.

  • EDITORIAL | America needs soft power, too

    America’s military leaders know better than most the importance of modernizing and increasing the size of our armed forces so that they will be prepared for any threat, large or small, that our nation faces.

  • Hwang letter was not politically motivated

    To the Editor: Grace Hwang had been a friend of mine since junior high.

  • Trump lucky to have a local interpreter

    To the Editor: Many thanks to Milo Kelley for his explanation of Trumpspeak and our president’s ever-changing reality.

  • Estes has much to learn about health insurance

    To the Editor If Ron Estes really believes that before the Affordable Care Act became law, “most folks” had reasonable and affordable health insurance unless they chose not to have it, he is living in a fantasy world.

  • EDITORIAL | Shooting range a cooperative effort

    It’s easy for political candidates or bureaucrats to talk in fuzzy terms about “cost-sharing,” or “consolidation,” “efficiency,” or “partnerships.

  • EDITORIAL | Good times roll at county meetings

    We sure hope they keep the good times rollin’, over at the Riley County Commission chambers.

  • A nice honor, for what it’s worth

    It’s all well and good that a national travel magazine’s website recently named Kansas State University as the prettiest campus in Kansas.

  • Covering Trump will be a challenge for media

    To the Editor: Salena Zito, a writer for The Atlantic, was extremely insightful when she wrote about candidate Donald Trump that the press takes him literally but not seriously while his supporters take him seriously but not literally.

  • State workers deserve pay raises

    A 2-percent raise isn’t exorbitant.

  • Don’t let Westar control private solar systems

    To the Editor: Writing this, I’m thinking of a friend who lives on the edge of town.

  • Thanks for supporting lawn-mowing clinic

    To the Editor: The annual youth lawnmowing clinic was held March 14 at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park.

  • Conservatives choose Gorsuch over Hwang

    To the Editor: I see the esteemed local conservatives have written in defense of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.

  • Probe into Russia is what matters

    U.

  • Letter a tactic to hurt Gorsuch’s nomination

    To the Editor: I read with interest the letter from the family of Grace Hwang and the Mercury staff report March.

  • K-State’s season ended with 69-48 loss to Stanford in second round of NCAA tournament Kindredwesemann1

    Smiles mixed in with tears for the Kansas State women’s basketball team on Monday night.

  • Rain would be useful

    We’re not accustomed to temperatures hovering near 90 in the winter, even if it happens on the very last day of winter.

  • Don’t rule out an upset

    The Kansas State University women’s basketball team won’t be favored to beat Stanford when the two teams play late this afternoon in Bramlage Coliseum with a berth in the Sweet 16 on the line.

  • Response of Kansans to request was amazing

    To the Editor: Several weeks ago I wrote to the people of Kansas asking for their help in researching this great state for my school report.

  • Learn about concussions’ causes, consequences

    To the Editor: It’s the moment every parent dreads while watching their kids play sports… the thud as the helmets clash, the thud when the heads bang on the soccer field, the thud when the ball connects with the brain at 90 miles an hour… Concussions — mild and major — are indeed common and can have long-term consequences.

  • Borrowing is not a good solution

    Perhaps the best thing about the budget bill the Kansas Senate approved last week is that it wasn’t as bad as it might have been.

  • Poland increasingly at odds with EU

    Only someone who has lived in Poland and dealt extensively with Poles could hope to understand the current political battle involving the Polish government and the election of Poland’s former president, Donald Tusk, as president of the European Council.

  • Marshall’s comments about the poor troubling

    To the Editor: As family physicians, we were dismayed to read recent comments from Rep.


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