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Opinion - Columns

  • Columns | February 19, 2014

    We don’t need vulgar chant

    In finishing his opinion piece about the “F-Bomb” chant at the recent K-State-KU basket-ball game, Jon Ungerer wrote, “I’m proud of my university AND its students and I hope this nonstory can just stop now.” I’m not aware of the buzz it took

  • Columns | February 17, 2014

    An evening conversation: Birthday? Whose?

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    Yes, children, today is a legal holiday. More or less. If you enjoyed a day off school or slept until noon instead of doing your job at the bank, you’d probably say it was because of Presidents Day. The truth, though, is that this

  • Columns | February 16, 2014

    Victory, not chant, was the story

    We have had discussions at work about the K-State chant with the “F-bomb” at the KSU-KU basketball game, and after hearing about it on the radio and television and now reading the Mercury column, I’ve got to throw out my thoughts. Couple of points

  • Columns | February 16, 2014

    Is Russia using tradecraft to split U.S., E.U.?

    American diplomats are taught early to assume that unless they are using classified means of communication, they should assume that all of their official telephone conversations, Internet and other forms of communication are being bugged or hacked. This is pertinent now because of some decidedly

  • Columns | February 14, 2014

    Senate tinkers with fundraising

    Few developments have disrupted American democracy more than the party primary.  Forcing internal party disagreements into the open, stripping parties of their right to nominate candidates, encour-aging outside groups to take over the parties’ electoral roles and forcing divisions within parties are all byproducts

  • Columns | February 12, 2014

    One anti-KU cheer goes too far

    Ned seaton

    It’s time to drop the F-bomb. What I’m referring to is the use of that word in a chant used by K-State basketball fans at Bramlage Coliseum during Monday’s game against KU. It happened a couple times when fans were bouncing around

  • Columns | February 09, 2014

    Situation in Ukraine is explosive

    Recent events in Ukraine are dangerous and explosive, and could lead to a collapse of the current government and a major downturn in U.S.-Russian relations.  Ukraine, once part of the Soviet Union, is now independent, although that rankles many Russians who believe, at

  • Columns | February 07, 2014

    Don’t gut ‘net-metering’ law

    A serious effort is underfoot in the Kansas Legislature to drastically restructure how large utilities credit excess solar and wind electricity produced by their customers. Kansas was one of the last of the 43 states that now give 100-percent credit for excess renewable electricity to be

  • Columns | February 04, 2014

    An evening conversation: yeah, yeah, yeah

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    To be honest, it’s hard to think of just one way of introducing this subject. Dozens come straight to mind: personal memories, an anniversary coming up this Saturday, that massive effect on American culture… So where to start? Here’s a thought: Go grab

  • Columns | February 04, 2014

    MHK: Unlimited opportunities

    When most of us think of Manhattan Regional Airport, we think of a ride to Dallas, Chicago or until recently, Phoenix. These “rides” are partially tied to economic generators for the community, as business travelers and others can literally cross the globe once they get

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