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  • U.S. treads deeper into conflicts in Syria

    The United States took two steps recently that could have a major impact on our position and policy toward Syria.  First, it agreed to put military “boots on the ground,” and second, it participated in a major conference on .

  • Seaton: Royals saved fantasy camp for generation of loyal fans Ned seaton

    Nearly nine years ago, as I walked back to the clubhouse for the last time in my dirt-stained Kansas City Royals uniform, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for the generations to come. I was winding up a week .

  • Mercury unfair to hot dogs

    The Manhattan Mercury is nearly as guilty as most of the press in exaggerating information in the recent World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer report on the colon cancer risks from consuming processed red meat. The .

  • Obama, U.S. Navy rise to China’s challenge

    The Obama administration last week surprised everyone, including the Chinese government, by sending the guided missile destroyer USS Lassen through the Spratly Islands, which are in the South China Sea and are claimed by China. Washington had for some time .

  • Proudly display the Powercat

    We were pleased to learn that K-State’s vice president of Marketing and Communications, Jeff Morris, responded on Oct.12 to our Oct. 9 letter to the editor. Mr. Morris states that the “university wants to assure the K-State family that our .

  • Via Christi outlines cardiology plans

    Recently, there have been articles and letters to the editor regarding the change in cardiology services available at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. One of the primary goals in this recent decision was to provide more consistent local cardiology care .

  • Russia’s gains in Syria come at America’s expense

    Our battle with the Russians over Syria continues, with all appearances suggesting that the Kremlin is winning. Russia is not, however, assured of victory or of pacifying and controlling the country. That is a big order.  In addition to .

  • How free is speech on campuses?

    The University of California Board of Regents last month scrapped its proposed “principles against intolerance,” developed in response to several anti-Semitic incidents on campuses, including the defacement of a UC Davis Jewish fraternity house with swastikas early this year. The .

  • It is fans who should apologize

    We read the front-page of the Mercury on Monday about the Wildcats’ loss to OU. We were hurt when we saw the picture of the east side of the stadium.  We sit in the upper deck, and many fans .

  • What is President Putin up to in Syria?

    Listening to our elected officials in Washington as well as the new outlets, one gets the impression that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s goal in sending troops, equipment and weapons into Syria is to make it part of the extended .

  • Brownback to the poor: ‘If you get sick, quit your job’

    For the working poor, Gov.  Sam Brownback’s decision to not expand Medicaid sends them a real clear message, “if you get sick, quit your job.”  That’s the only way to qualify for health care coverage under .

  • Cameron: Cueto was acquired for these big games Royalscolor2.mercury

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Don’t pay the ransom. They’ve found Johnny Cueto. Great news, obviously, but if you believe the Royals — and by now, we have no reason to think they’re only woofing — then Wednesday night’s 7-2 .


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