Monday, February 8, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | February 21, 2015

    How kind of unidentified person to buy our meals

    To the Editor: American pride does exist in Manhattan. Just last Friday, my husband and I chose to have lunch at the local Olive Garden. My husband, being of strong American values, was wearing a ball cap bearing the insignia of the service branch of

  • Letters | February 20, 2015

    What local elected officials do matters; get registered to vote and get involved

    To the Editor: We are going to be electing people for the Manhattan City Commission and the USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden School Board on April 7. The decisions of these two groups of elected officials have a major effect on the lives of everyone in Manhattan. If you

  • Letters | February 20, 2015

    You will have less of valued state services

    To the Editor: Regardless of whether any given individual thinks the governor is right, wrong or somewhere in the middle with respect to the budget policies he has established, services will decrease. Education may be first, and more dramatic, but nothing you depend upon will

  • Letters | February 18, 2015

    Obama’s challenge is one that we can all take to heart

    To the Editor: President Barack Obama’s recent comment on terrorism during the National Prayer Breakfast has drawn considerable attention in the media. It has also stimulated a polarizing debate. Here is the statement drawing the attention: “And lest we get on our high horse

  • Letters | February 18, 2015

    Brownback’s antics call to mind a blast from the past

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback’s arrogant political antics remind me of comedian Pat Paulsen’s politi-cal slogan while running for president in the 1970s: “I’ve upped my standards. Now, up yours!”

  • Letters | February 17, 2015

    Is Obama even serious about confronting Islamic terror?

    To the Editor: The recent days of speeches, comments and actions from President Barack Obama and his administration regarding ISIL will go down in history as the most arrogant, delusional and incoherent period of Executive Branch communication in modern history As the civilized world recoiled

  • Letters | February 16, 2015

    Support Crisis Center, not ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

    To the Editor: If you find the prospect of spending money to watch a movie about intimate partner violence as abhorrent as I do, perhaps you’d like to find an alternative activity. In addition to foregoing “Fifty Shades of Grey,” perhaps you could donate

  • Letters | February 16, 2015

    Brownback discriminates against those he disdains

    To the Editor: The argument by Gov. Sam Brownback and defended by Ken Krumm in the Feb. 13 Mercury that the rescinded executive order created “special rights” is clearly disingenuous. The executive order had pro-tected all state employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender

  • Letters | February 16, 2015

    Armbrust’s role essential to listening session’s success

    To the Editor: Hats off to all the participants in the recent Fort Riley listening session at the Junction City Convention Center! Though many people were involved in this important project, special recognition goes to John Armbrust, executive director of the Governor’s Military Council.

  • Letters | February 14, 2015

    Don’t let simple slogans set conditions for our lives

    To the Editor: As you listen to news of extremist groups inspiring violence with slogans like “Kill Western infidels,” how do you react? The defensive outrage I instantly feel and the brutality we’re witnessing where this is broadcast make me stop and ask: How


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