Editorials

  • World Cup triumph worth savoring

    Soccer purists who savor scores of 1 to nil or games in which penalty kicks decide the outcome after two scoreless halves might be reluctant to embrace Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final — unless they are Americans. The U.S. .

  • Congress should strengthen FOIA

    Even before he took office, Barack Obama promised that his tenure in the White House would be “the most transparent administration in history.” Not only has he not lived up to that pledge, but he celebrated Sunshine Week, the annual .

  • Let’s toast this great nation

    The Fourth of July might have a little more meaning if more Americans had a better understanding of the tension colonists felt in the summer of 1776 and the risks involved in writing and signing the Declaration of Independence. Those were .

  • Who gets top billing on new $10 bill?

    A woman’s portrait will grace some of America’s paper money no later than 2020. That’s good, both because it’s long overdue and because 2020 happens to be the 100th anniversary of the 20th Amendment, which gave women the .

  • Costs must matter, even to EPA

    The U.S. Supreme Court was right on Monday to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency has erred in ignoring the costs of compliance before writing regulations and setting limits on mercury, arsenic and other pollutants from U.S. power .

  • Fireworks season intense but short

    Area residents needn’t check their calendars to know it’s fireworks season again; that became apparent when the tents started going up in parking lots and open spaces last week. We’re in for four days of loud noises .

  • On school finance, a familiar ruling

    One day, perhaps, the Kansas Legislature will heed its constitutional duty to fund the state’s public schools adequately and equitably. Until then, however, it is likely to be on the losing end of school finance lawsuits. That was the .

  • Court made right decision

    Friday’s historic Supreme Court ruling, which effectively legalized same-sex marriage across the country, is the right decision at the right time. It both exalts marriage as an institution and reflects the changing opinion of the American public, 55 percent of .

  • Time now to improve health law

    Like it or not, Obamacare is the law of the land. The Supreme Court issued a decision Thursday that supported the health insurance reform law that is President Obama’s main domestic accomplishment. On a 6-3 vote, the court ruled .

  • Don’t charge for dumping yard waste

    Riley County commissioners would be smart to trash the idea of charging people for bringing their yard waste to the county dump. The county currently doesn’t charge individuals or government entities when they bring brush to the dump. That’.

  • Enjoy the music and be safe

    The Country Stampede starts Thursday night, and we’d like to welcome the people who are coming to our area to take part. We don’t say that lightly. Because we know that people at the Stampede do a lot .

  • A woman of letters

    It was with sadness that we at the Mercury greeted the news of the passing of Norma McNair, who died Monday at the age of 88. The obituary notice identified her as the wife of the late Joe P. McNair and .


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