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Letters

  • K-State fans demonstrate class, even after defeat

    To the Editor: I am from Waco, Texas and a Baylor supporter. I have attended all five Baylor football games played in Manhattan, and before this year I had felt that the Kansas State fans were among the best fans .

  • Roberts-Sebelius ties once transcended party politics

    To the Editor: This is a follow-up to the Mercury’s Oct 14 editorial to the effect that Sen. Pat Roberts’ call for the resignation of Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was explainable only because of the emergence of a .

  • County voters deserve trust of commissioners

    To the Editor: A few friends have asked me to express my opinion about the Riley County commissioners not trusting the voters to approve new buildings. Looking at the past,  the voters won 25 issues and lost one. This is .

  • Sponsors were essential to ‘Life in a Jar’ performance

    To the Editor: On behalf of the members of the Polly Ogden Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), I express my sincere appreciation for the many members of the community who attended the performance of “Life in a Jar — .

  • ‘Mansplaining’ extends beyond arrogant, sexist men

    To the Editor: After reading the “Off the Beat” article in Sunday’s paper, I was glad I could say this is truly the opinion of one person, and not a substantiated fact. I would like to propose that the .

  • Don’t exploit memorials for political purposes

    To the Editor: Dear Representative Huelskamp, Truly sir, I’m appalled by your recent poll regarding the “opening” of the World War II Memorial. My father and my uncles were all World War II veterans, and I am a Vietnam .

  • Radical right should not control Republican Party

    To the Editor: “Thou shalt not compromise,” is the first commandment of the hard right. “With the radical right, it is either rule or ruin.” These quotes are from an article by Fletcher Knebel in a Dec. 28, 1965, Look magazine article. .

  • What kind of compromise is the Mercury advocating?

    To the Editor: In Sunday’s Mercury, the editor espoused the need to elect moderates in order to opt for politicians who can reach a compromise. Using the govern-ment shutdown as a basis for the opinion, the editor failed to .

  • While we’re at it, let’s also teach astrology and alchemy

    To the Editor: I have a proposal for Robert Mullin, whose letter was published Wednesday. Let’s go all in on students in public schools being “pro-choice” in evaluating evidence and determining scientific validity. Sections on astronomy should include astrology, .

  • Let our students be taught instead of indoctrinated

    To the Editor: The Mercury editorial two Sundays ago, about the creation-evolution issue, conveyed a tone of exasperation with those of us who continue to dare to question the evolution world view.  How dare we take the position that .

  • Let’s withhold income tax until the shutdown ends

    To the Editor: Since the U.S. Congress and the president can’t get their act together and have caused the federal government to mostly shut down, I propose that we all withhold 1/365th of our federal income tax for .

  • Don’t blame Republicans; they’ve been compromising

    To the Editor Republicans have been compromising for years now.  It’s time the Democrats gave a little and defunded Obamacare like the majority of Americans want. The opportunity was there to do just that without shutting down the government. .


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