Opinion

  • 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.

  • Putin leaves Obama holding the bag

    I have followed the career of Vladimir Putin for at least 20 years, writing and speaking about the man and his politics.

  • Trump’s ‘great’ border wall

    President-elect Donald Trump really needs to learn to sleep through the night — or at least save his middle-of-the-night communiqués for genuine emergencies.

  • A tale of three political parties

    Three-party politics is back in Kansas.

  • A new threat to national parks?

    From Public Citizen’s perspective, Jonathan Jarvis, director of the National Park Service, has just opened the national parks to a flood of commercialization.

  • Public should demand changes in veteran care

    To the Editor: Our December issue of the American Legion magazine contains an article in which Veterans Administration Secretary Bob McDonald basically blamesCongressfortheVA’s problems.

  • Optimists grateful for support of tree lot

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club would like sincerely to thank everyone who supported the Optimist Christmas Tree Lot this past holiday season.

  • An abysmal start for Congress

    Which is worse: That the Republican majority in the House of Representatives would, without public debate, hold a secret vote to gut the chamber’s independent ethics panel? Or that members of the majority party would barely miss a step in putting their own interests ahead of those of their constituents and the nation as a whole? The first issue became moot for the time being because lawmakers quickly — and wisely — backed down on Tuesday.

  • Trump was outvoted and has no mandate

    To the Editor I want to take issue with Mr.

  • Drop Electoral College; switch to popular vote

    To the Editor: In response to Myron Ammeter’sDec.

  • Business success not always enough

    President-elect Donald Trump is one of a kind: billionaire, entrepreneur, deal-maker, populist, Twitter aficionado and more.

  • Trump’s election is not all that matters

    To the Editor: I sincerely hope that those who feel things will be better than expected or than predicted under the presidentelect are correct; I would love to be wrong about all the concerns I have.

  • How has Obama tenure affected your life?

    To the Editor: We’re approaching the end of an era, and 10 years of great changes.

  • Hopes are high for the new year

    In the spirit of the day, let’s look ahead to 2017 in the Manhattan area, and what we hope happens: Let’s hope there are no disasters or catastrophes.

  • City saw change but steadiness in ’16

    Let’s bid goodbye to 2016.

  • ‘Not My President’ folks need to get on with life

    To the Editor: I always read the “To the Editor” letters and, whether I agree or disagree, have never really felt the urge to respond, until now! I wish to respond to Nolan Carlson’s letter, published on Wednesday, Dec.

  • Thanks to all who helped with toy drive

    To the Editor: Santa Claus was very busy this year and he has many elves helping him year round to make Christmas so cherry and bright.

  • We should be proud of the Wildcats

    Kansas State football fans ought to be proud of their team’s 2016 season, capped by a solid win over Texas A& M in the Texas Bowl Wednesday night.

  • Parcels left on doorsteps an invitation to thieves

    To the Editor: For the third time in the biggest month of parcel delivery, I just happened to open my door to be shocked by what I found.


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