Listening to officials in Washington when Russian President Vladimir Putin’s name comes up, one generally gets a pretty simplistic evaluation: “He is a cruel dictator who forces his people to live in fear.” “He’s about to take over .
We all interact with small businesses on a day-today basis, and every national statistic shows these are key components to our communities and are also significant job creators. These small businesses have had a difficult time finding capital to grow. .
I am grateful to have an opportunity to respond to the Aug. 28 contributing writer piece in the Mercury. I hope this response can be seen as an effort to engage with members of our community in a productive and spirited .
Did you know that more than 3,000 families in Riley County may not be earning enough to cover a single unexpected expense? If you’re not in one of these families, pretend for a moment you are. Imagine one unforeseen medical .
The United States is entering one of the most dangerous periods of its recent history as we move toward the end of this year. The reason is simple, but the implications are potentially disastrous. President Barack Obama has long .
H. Edward Flentje Contributing Writer The tail wags the dog when it comes to the politics of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce. A few businesses underwrite the Chamber’s electioneering with results that are contrary to the interests of most .
It does not require much research to demonstrate the fallacies underlying arguments raised by those calling for replacement of the Manhattan High School Indian mascot. But for the sake of the exercise, let’s walk through those fallacies. 1. American Indians .
It seems like the world can’t exist without a crisis somewhere — a situation that can turn into a war with all that portends. A recent example comes from Ukraine, or more specifically, Crimea, which Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014. .
It’s tough to be optimistic about the state’s financial situation when the governor’s office “asks” state agencies, including universities, to consider the possibility of 5-percent spending cuts. In doing so last week, administration officials cautioned that the .
Duane Goossen Contributing Writer Kansas has come to a “T” in the road and must decide which way to turn. A more apt way to say it: Kansas has come to a “T” in the road, overshot the inter-section, .
Ron Inman Contributing Writer Ned Seaton’s July 31 review of Jon Wefald’s new book, “The Transformative Years at Kansas State: The Years of President Jon Wefald from 1986 to 2009,” was excellent. I’m a three-time graduate of K-State and have .
Changes in government are normal. Some, however, have a major impact on world affairs, such as Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. The ramifications of that decision may not be known for years. The European community .
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