Friday, October 9, 2015

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | December 08, 2014

    Mercury editorial defaults to a ‘tired stereotype’

    To the Editor: I’m writing regarding Sunday’s Mercury editorial regarding a dust-up between Mayor Wynn Butler and another city commissioner. You apparently fail to see the irony of the headline, “Let’s stick to the issues,” leading off an entire column blaming their

  • Letters | December 08, 2014

    City Commission traditions deserve members’ respect

    To the Editor: The Sunday editorial on the City Commission urged a focus on policies rather than on personalities. That seems appropriate, but so are policies and practices of fairness. Such a respect for traditions of fairness tends to reinforce collegiality in the face of

  • Letters | December 08, 2014

    Transparency essential if county wants voters’ trust

    To the Editor: As the Board of County Commissioners for Riley County continues to discuss the possibility of creating a public building commission, the more the public should be provided facts and figures on previous building purchases and building projects under County Commission control. A

  • Letters | December 07, 2014

    Articles by professors only demean our state leaders

    To the Editor: We just had an election in Kansas. All the Republican officeholders, from Gov. Sam Brownback down, won easily. There was not one close contest, as had been predicted by the polls and the media. I am very sick of the series that

  • Letters | December 07, 2014

    Look beyond bottom line in judging Discovery Center

    To the Editor: Writer Andrew Wayne recently opined on your editorial page about how distressed he was that the Flint Hills Discovery Center wasn’t making money. Or was it that it was losing too much — or was he just upset that those dang liberals

  • Letters | December 07, 2014

    Merrick should classify lawmakers as nonproducers

    To the Editor: Congratulations to State Rep. Ray Merrick for discovering that government employees produce nothing. This group of non-producers includes lawyers, stockbrokers, doctors, state auditors, teachers, retail clerks, etc. They are called service workers, and they generate 79 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic

  • Letters | December 07, 2014

    Online retailers should be required to collect sales tax

    To the Editor: As the owners of Big Poppi Bicycle Shop, we have witnessed a variety of changes that have had an impact on our industry. We have adapted to address each situation.  As business owners, we welcome competition from other retailers. However, the challenge

  • Letters | December 07, 2014

    Thanks for being a voice for those who feel voiceless

    To the Editor: As a black student at K-State and as a black woman in America, I want to thank you for choosing to show the black community in a positive light. In this time of struggle, many reporters are only writing articles about all

  • Letters | December 07, 2014

    Manhattan benefits from Snyder’s influence

    To the Editor: A few weeks ago, I read in our local newspaper (The Times West Virginian) some comments from KSU Coach Bill Snyder about the purpose, status, etc., of college football today. I told my husband at the time that’s what a coach

  • Letters | December 05, 2014

    What’s with the sarcasm in ‘I Wonder’ answers?

    To the Editor: I had a slight issue with the answer to the Sunday “I Wonder” question about where all the students go at halftime of KSU football games. Are the responses typically that sarcastic? It seemed to be a response from an Internet troll

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