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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | December 08, 2012

    How to make enemies and influence… well… no one

    To the Editor: It was my privilege to serve as a chief of staff for several years in the U.S. Senate and to work with members of the Kansas congressional delegation to advance a legislative agenda that reflected the priorities of the state and

  • Letters | December 07, 2012

    Possession of handguns is a complicated matter

    To the Editor: In Tuesday’s paper, Myron Calhoun took Mercury opinion-page editor Walt Braun to task for the latter’s reservations over Kansas needing an even more liberal personal handgun law.

  • Letters | December 07, 2012

    Manhattan is blessed with generous people

    To the Editor: As the holidays encompass us all, now is the perfect time to channel the warm and generous spirit of the season to help our fellow community members in need. One of the things I love most about living in Manhattan is witnessing

  • Letters | December 06, 2012

    Reporter should have pointed out ‘whoppers’

    To the Editor: The front-page article Tuesday describing the presentation of “a key lobbyist” for the Farm Bureau simply begs for the application of some actual journalism. The lobbyist’s claims are so far out of touch with reality that a responsible reporter would know

  • Letters | December 05, 2012

    Boehner deserves thanks for removing Huelskamp

    To the Editor: I would like to thank U.S. House Speaker John Boehner for kicking Kansas 1st District Rep. Huelskamp off of the House Budget Committee.

  • Letters | December 05, 2012

    Let’s check again before fighting a war against Iran

    To the Editor: Dale Herspring ends his most recent op-ed column by asking, “What will Obama do about Iran’s pursuit of nuclear wea-pons?”

  • Letters | December 05, 2012

    Many have contributed to trauma center project

    To the Editor: We appreciate the Mercury’s publishing “Hospital of Hope,” a story about our studio project for the design of a trauma center in Roatan, Honduras. We have received many compliments and good wishes as a result of Brian Richardson’s fine article.

  • Letters | December 04, 2012

    Obama presides over a modified autocracy

    To the Editor: Had a conversation recently about our democracy and what is happening. It is my view that we do not have a democracy, but a modified autocracy, which is defined by a president with power through executive fiat, regulations, government unions, liberal courts

  • Letters | December 04, 2012

    Rural firefighters really rose to occasion in recent blaze

    To the Editor: Thank you to Pat Collins and the firefighters from Manhattan Township, Blue Township and Wabaunsee County for their quick response in keeping a bad situation from turning into a disastrous one.

  • Letters | December 04, 2012

    Replace lukewarm editorial with front-page headlines

    To the Editor: While you started your Nov. 26 editorial, “Concealed carry revisited,” with “We’re not fans of concealed carry gun permits,” you did concede, “It’s never-theless impressive that only 44 of the more than 51,000 Kansans who have been issued permits since 2007 have been charged


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