Letters

  • Obama showed strength, not weakness, on Syria

    To the Editor: It is sometimes disappointing to read or hear in the news what conclusions have been sanctioned by the media elite as the accepted interpretations of major events..

  • Let’s not fault government for helping the poor, hungry

    To the Editor: Arthur Loub’s recent essay about welfare criticized the president for expanding the nation’s “safety net” during the recession. Reacting to the recession by letting people suffer and starve would have been the wrong response by .

  • Why not supplement faculty salaries with private money?

    To the Editor: It seems the time has come when faculty salaries at K-State should be supplemented by private money. After all, the major Regents’ administrators received hefty salaries this year, all funded from the private sector. Since the state .

  • Honor a veteran with a brick for Armed Forces Memorial

    To the Editor: On November 11, Veterans Day, our nation will honor all who have served in the armed forces. A way to personally honor someone you know who has served, or even your own service, is by purchasing a memorial .

  • Downtown looks great without all those trees

    To the Editor: I cannot believe downtown Manhattan now. There was a time that I hated to go downtown..

  • Book review appreciated despite several mistakes

    To The Editor: We want to thank the Mercury for printing Chris Banner’s review of our book, “My Navy Cross,” subtitled “Something I’m Not Proud Of.” However, there are some inaccuracies in the review. First, “Restoring History” is .

  • Let’s learn the right lessons from Navy Yard massacre

    To the Editor: This is in reference to the Washington Post editorial “Tragically, nothing has changed” and the Associated Press story, “Contract worker behind Navy Yard shooting rampage” on page in Tuesday’s Mercury..

  • Public building commission here would be an outrage

    To the Editor: I will be blunt. It is a very bad idea for the Riley County commissioners to create a public building commission inasmuch as it would establish the three current elected commissioners as the members of said commission..

  • Deadline nears for bricks for Armed Forces Memorial

    To the Editor: On November 11, Veterans Day, our nation will honor all who have served in the armed forces. A way to personally honor someone you know who has served, or even to honor your own service, is by purchasing .

  • Generous citizens, sponsors boosted Kiwanis Peanut Day

    To the editor: Last Friday evening and Saturday morning, the Man-hattan Kiwanis Club held its 10th annual Kiwanis Peanut Day fundraiser at numerous sites throughout Manhattan. Our club members as well as members from the Manhattan High School Key Club .

  • Congress and ruling class take fine care of themselves

    To the Editor: I have never been more concerned about our country than I am today. Yes, Syria, our military budget cuts, our deficit, etc. are all on the list. But my biggest concern is our U.S. Congress..

  • Stranger’s kindness made Friday the 13th cheerier

    To the Editor: Friday morning… Friday the 13th… 7:30 am, and it’s been a long week. I decided to stop by the Starbucks at the eastside Dillons for a treat on my way to work. I ordered my drink and .


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