• 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 .

  • An evening conversation: Birthday? Whose? Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • An evening conversation: yeah, yeah, yeah Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    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’.

  • 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 .

  • Poor will get little tax relief

    Overlooked because of the attention to declining Kansas tax revenues is the elimination of Kansas tax refunds that have traditionally been available to low-income families. There are surprises in store for many Kansans who apply for tax relief this year. .

  • Sochi Olympics more than just sport to Putin

    Most of the commentary on the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, has focused on the danger of a terrorist attack. That danger is real. It is so real that Moscow has sent 40,000 security personnel, including special military forces, to the .


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