Wednesday, July 29, 2015



Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | April 15, 2014

    Memorial for Ike a long time coming

    We’re confident that Kansans and other admirers of former President Dwight Eisenhower will one day enjoy visiting a memorial in his honor on trips to our nation’s capital. But we can’t begin to guess when that day will come. Already, plans have

  • Editorials | April 14, 2014

    How can we prevent such violence?

    It’s a tragic shame that someone can be so filled with hatred that even at age 73 he can coldly take the lives of three innocent people. This 73-year-old is an Aurora, Mo., racist named Frazier Glenn Cross who is said to be better known

  • Editorials | April 13, 2014

    Recognition of need is a key step

    Advocates of improved and expanded recreational facilities heard at least a little of what they hoped for last week during a Manhattan City Commission work session. No, commissioners didn’t set a date to break ground on a multipurpose indoor structure or new athletic fields.

  • Editorials | April 11, 2014

    Sebelius steps down

    After the public relations fiasco — and the disservice to American health care consumers — that defined the Obamacare rollout, it was a matter of time before former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius resigned as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Exactly what went wrong

  • Editorials | April 11, 2014

    DeBacker will be missed

    The resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius understandably garners most of the attention, but the state is losing the services of another capable woman. We’re referring to Diane DeBacker, a career teacher and education administrator who on Wednesday announced her resignation

  • Editorials | April 10, 2014

    Imagine our towns without volunteers

    We’re delighted to have published in recent days letters from several area residents discussing the contributions that volunteers bring to their organizations. Lori Bishop, executive director of RSVP, outlined a variety of roles volunteers play in her and other organizations. Fred Goss, director of

  • Editorials | April 09, 2014

    MHS again rises to the challenge

    Congratulations are in order — again — to Manhattan High School for having been named to the Washington Post’s annual list of America’s most challenging high schools. That this is the sixth consecutive year MHS has made the list reflects the school’s consistent excellence,

  • Editorials | April 08, 2014

    An encouraging sign in a dangerous place

    By American standards, or those in most European democracies, the run-up to last weekend’s presidential election in Afghanistan and the polling itself were unacceptably violent. At least 20 people, mostly military personnel and police officers, were killed Saturday — election day. At least 43 others, mostly civilians,

  • Editorials | April 07, 2014

    Will being a good teacher be enough?

    Teacher tenure in the Kansas public school system is perhaps the chief casualty of the school finance bill that both houses of the Kansas Legislature approved over the weekend and sent to Gov. Sam Brownback. Under existing law, when a school district wants to terminate

  • Editorials | April 06, 2014

    There isn’t much momentum yet

    The news from the recent report comparing our state’s rebound from the economic recession from that of five states in the region wasn’t all bad. For example, Kansas last year outperformed those other states — Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Arkansas — in building permit


Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2012

Reproduction of any kind is prohibited without written consent.