To the Editor: Let’s do the boring stuff first! Using last year’s figures, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and national defense accounted for 61.6 percent of federal spending. Add interest on the national debt and 67.3 percent of the federal government’s spending for last year
To the Editor: I recently had a heart attack and wanted to thank our neighbors and friends for the great work they did for us.
To the Editor: Frankenstorm Sandy is one more dramatic demonstration that climate change and its extreme weather patterns are now part of our future.
To the Editor: A couple weeks ago the Mercury editorial was headlined “Sales tax renewal important for job creation,” the premise being that we need more taxes to create jobs. Nothing could be further from the truth. Lower taxes attract business and spending and create
To the Editor: In recent letters to the editor, the writers stated that it would be in the best interests of Manhattan-area residents to elect a Republican to represent Manhattan in the Kansas Legislature. The reason was that because the majority Republican Party will determine
To the Editor: Sydney Carlin’s support of a bill requiring insurance companies to pay for behavioral and occupational therapies for children with autism wins my support. Manhattan needs Carlin
To t he Editor: Lee Modesitt — a young man with great leadership qualities and superb character and integrity. He’s politically savvy, intelligent and a great communicator with innovative ideas for our state’s concerns. It’s simple: Vote for Lee, House 66.
To the Editor: It is amazing how much Rod Harms was already involved in matters important to Riley County before he was asked to run for commissioner. He attended all the steering committee meetings and the KDOT local consult workshop in Topeka planning for the
To the Editor: Sam Brownback wants to amend the Kansas Constitution to eliminate merit selection of Supreme Court justices and allow him the power to appoint them. If this direction for Kansas disturbs you, support Tom Hawk, a moderate, practical voice for Kansas and the 22
To the Editor: Manhattan and Riley County are fortunate in this election year to have Rod Harms as a candidate for Riley County Commission. You may be familiar with Rod as a business owner, entrepreneur or community developer, as many recent letters to the editor
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