• Should billionaires, generals run the U.S.?

    To the Editor: I was interested in Myron Ammeter’s perspective of accepting the outcome of the presidential election, which he wrote about in his letter to the editor Dec. 30. I couldn’t agree more with his views of accepting .

  • It’s still hard to believe Trump will be president

    To the editor: With all due respect to my good neighbor Myron Ammeter, after reading his Dec. 30 letter, I think he might have pushed the wrong button. I’ve asked a number of people what they have against President Barack .

  • Obamacare provides a valuable safety net

    To the Editor: I am writing about the article in Wednesday’s Mercury, “Pence, Obama in dueling meetings at Capitol on health care.” I am a Republican, and I, too, was very opposed to the Affordable Care Act. I was .

  • Liberals: Get used to it; Your candidate lost

    To the Editor: Most Republicans find it interesting and even amusing that many Democrats/liberals/ progressives can not accept the reality that according to our system of government, the presidential candidate who wins 270 electoral votes is elected. In the Jan. 4 .

  • Public should demand changes in veteran care

    To the Editor: Our December issue of the American Legion magazine contains an article in which Veterans Administration Secretary Bob McDonald basically blamesCongressfortheVA’s problems. In 2015, the VA under McDonald granted $177 million in bonuses. Senior executives received on average $10,000 apiece, .

  • Optimists grateful for support of tree lot

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club would like sincerely to thank everyone who supported the Optimist Christmas Tree Lot this past holiday season. We had another successful year, thanks to those who purchased trees or decorations from us. .

  • Trump was outvoted and has no mandate

    To the Editor I want to take issue with Mr. Ammeter’s letter published on Dec. 30. Donald Trump did not beat Hillary Clinton. I know some people want us to live in an age where facts do not matter, but .

  • Drop Electoral College; switch to popular vote

    To the Editor: In response to Myron Ammeter’sDec.30letter,there were almost 2.9 million more of us who couldn’t stand for Trump to win than there were of you who did. He lost miserably in the popular vote! It .

  • Trump’s election is not all that matters

    To the Editor: I sincerely hope that those who feel things will be better than expected or than predicted under the presidentelect are correct; I would love to be wrong about all the concerns I have. I do find it .

  • How has Obama tenure affected your life?

    To the Editor: We’re approaching the end of an era, and 10 years of great changes. Starting in 2007, the United States slid into a devastating recession, and appears to be exiting with the U.S. economy permanently changed. In the .

  • ‘Not My President’ folks need to get on with life

    To the Editor: I always read the “To the Editor” letters and, whether I agree or disagree, have never really felt the urge to respond, until now! I wish to respond to Nolan Carlson’s letter, published on Wednesday, Dec. 28. .

  • Thanks to all who helped with toy drive

    To the Editor: Santa Claus was very busy this year and he has many elves helping him year round to make Christmas so cherry and bright. There are many elves right here in the Manhattan area, but most folks just .


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