• 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. .

  • Obamacare tries to address major gaps in health care

    To the Editor, Dr. Robert Brown writes in the Sept. 30 Mercury that he has “read and scanned through all 2,400-plus pages” of the Affordable Health Care Act. Please tell us what page leads to your conclusion that “our personal privacy .

  • Paper is too biased against creationism, tea party views

    To the Editor: I am convinced that one of the reasons for the decline in number of subscribers to the Manhattan Mercury is the paper’s editorial policy of advocating for only one side in nearly every public issue. Two .

  • What’s with the extra fees on Westar electric bills?

    To the Editor: We just received our Westar Energy bill. I was curious as to why my bill went up almost $30.  Upon review of my bill, I discovered that it was increased almost 50 percent due to charges, fees and .

  • Tell Huelskamp your views of government shutdown

    To the Editor: I went to Congressman Tim Huelskamp’s website last week in order to send an email expressing my displeasure with his position to close down the government in an effort to defund the Affordable Care Act. This .

  • To deny that people have problems is wrong approach

    To the Editor: I think everyone who looks at the issues around mental illness sees them differently. The idea that some people have expressed is that if only we could keep people who have mental problems from somehow getting firearms, .


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