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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | July 20, 2014

    It’s time government paid for my fun and my vitamins

    To the Editor: “I play; you pay.”  Now I understand the women’s lib mindset promoted by Mr. O. “I enjoy the pleasure; you foot the bill. I have the right to responsibility-free, consequence-free sex.” In this age of mandated provision of birth control

  • Letters | July 18, 2014

    Obama created his problems

    Nolan Carlson’s letter on July15 deserves a response. Basically, Mr. Carlson blames most of the attacks on and criti-cisms of President Obama on racism, prejudice, ignorance and that old standby, “It is George Bush’s fault” as well as the Republican Congress. If you

  • Letters | July 17, 2014

    It’s been a wonderful year in an ‘utterly amazing town’

    To the Editor: My name is Oliver Liebe, and I am an exchange student from Denmark. My year in the U.S. has been an amazing adventure, an emotional roller coaster of longing for home and wanting to stay — but I would not have traded

  • Letters | July 16, 2014

    Let’s end victim-blaming in cases of sexual assault

    To the Editor: Last Sunday, The New York Times ran a front-page story on the experience of a student (who agreed to be identified by her first name, Anna) at an East Coast college. Anna allegedly endured a criminal sexual assault by male students. After

  • Letters | July 15, 2014

    Ensuring Obama’s failure only weakens our country

    To the Editor: I am bewildered and saddened at the way our president and first lady are treated by many in this country. The personal attacks from the extreme right wing denigrating their appearance and color are reprehensible. Terrible depictions on bill-boards, cartoons and the

  • Letters | July 14, 2014

    “Expressions” need to be spelled out in stories

    To the Editor: What is a “sac fly” or a “drivers ed”? Both of these “expressions” were used this past week in The Mercury. My opinion, but isn’t a newspaper supposed to show some adherence to proper English? I didn’t fall off of

  • Letters | July 14, 2014

    Special Rodeo for kids with special needs

    To the Editor: The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association will be sponsoring the 2lst Annual Kaw Valley Special Rodeo for children with special needs. We would like to extend the invitation to children, ages 5 to 12 years old ,to sign up for it. It will be held

  • Letters | July 14, 2014

    Thanks for help with pancake feed

    To the Editor: The Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan thanks all of those who shared pancakes, sausage, and eggs with us on the morning of July 4 at Pottorf Hall. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed having a large crowd at our breakfast. A

  • Letters | July 03, 2014

    Make a point to fly flag, thank soldiers on July 4

    To the Editor: The United States of America is celebrating 238 years of independence on July 4. Gen. George Washington’s army fought what it believed in — God, home and country. Soldiers in the Revolutionary Army sacrificed their lives and paved the way for our freedom. Our

  • Letters | July 02, 2014

    Renewed awareness can prevent next tragedy

    To the Editor: I almost hit a bicyclist the other day. I was driving at dusk near City Park. Pausing at a stop sign, I began turning right. The biker suddenly appeared in my headlights. I hit the brake pedal — horrified. All I saw was

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