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  • Editorials | October 09, 2013

    Minority rules in U.S. House

    It almost seems ages ago, but it was just Monday that President Barack Obama challenged House Speaker John Boehner to call a House vote on ending the shutdown Rep. Boehner, an Ohio Republican, would have none of it. Instead, he reiterated demands that the president

  • Editorials | October 08, 2013

    Be careful, sensible in the kitchen

    Given that two out of every five home fires begin in kitchens, preventing kitchen fires is a valid focal point for this year’s Fire Prevention Week. There are plenty of other causes for residential fires, of course, including wiring, creosote buildup in chimneys, careless

  • Editorials | October 07, 2013

    Keeping terrorists on the defensive

    We appreciate the request of Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan for an explanation for why US personnel swooped into Tripoli Saturday and captured Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, better known as Anas al-Libi. We presume, though, that his remarks, and whatever indignation accompanied them, were for domestic

  • Editorials | October 06, 2013

    Let’s demand compromise

    We would like to propose a simple solution to the absurd display in Washington. It’s going to involve you. As you know, Congress this past week failed to agree on a budget or even a half-measure to keep the government in business. As a

  • Editorials | October 04, 2013

    Were ancient people so different?

    Tired of members of Congress fighting? Worried about whether you’ll ever understand Obamacare or whether it will still be law when you figure it out? Had enough of chemical weapons in Syria and nuclear weapons development in Iran? Idu might be a welcome distraction.

  • Editorials | October 03, 2013

    Civility shouldn’t be difficult

    Has it really become so difficult to simply be nice to one another? Or do Americans just not consider civility all that important any more? It might not have taken a survey for Americans to suspect that incivility is on the rise in our country,

  • Editorials | October 02, 2013

    Protect yourself from flu’s misery

    It reached 80-something degrees this afternoon, and it’s a pretty safe bet — though not quite failsafe — that you won’t catch the flu today. You won’t likely be able to say that in January or February, when some of the people around you

  • Editorials | September 30, 2013

    Just another climate warning?

    Folks who are convinced that climate change is a hoax probably wouldn’t be impressed, but the most recent report on climate change is worth the attention of the world’s leaders and billions of this planet’s less powerful inhabitants. Getting much of the

  • Editorials | September 28, 2013

    Creationism v. evolution… again

    We’ll concede this about the folks who object to the teaching of evolution in public schools and the omission of lessons about creationism: They’re a stubborn lot. And now that they have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to prevent Kansas from using

  • Editorials | September 27, 2013

    Thanks, Felber, but not good-bye

    Today was Bill Felber’s last day as executive editor of The Manhattan Mercury. It’s a big deal around here for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that the Mercury newsroom has been Felber’s second home since 1969. We won’


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