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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | January 23, 2014

    Couldn’t commissions have held retreat locally?

    To the Editor: Our City and County com-missions, some of whose members are fiscally conservative, had a weekend retreat in Overland Park. Was it necessary to go to Overland Park rather than someplace local? Where did the commissions stay and eat? How much did this

  • Letters | January 23, 2014

    It’s good to see progressives prevail on City Commission

    To the Editor: I have regained my respect for our Manhattan City Commission after several key votes. They were all 3 to 2 votes with the more progressive commissioners prevailing over the ultra conservative Wynn Butler and John Matta. I certainly hope the trend continues.

  • Letters | January 21, 2014

    We all have something to work on this year

    To the Editor: For those who think that unlimited government power will make us secure, look to Russia. It isn’t working. For the patriarch of “Duck Dynasty,” you are ignorant and bigoted and a homophobe, and that is your right. A&E has

  • Letters | January 21, 2014

    America’s Got Special Talent again a hit on stage at MHS

    To the Editor: The participants in Manhattan’s best talent show, America’s Got Special Talent, want to thank the community for its support of this year’s show. America’s Got Special Talent is an annual talent show that showcases students from Anthony Middle

  • Letters | January 21, 2014

    This week let’s ponder the sanctity of human life

    To the Editor: During this third week of the new year, we should all be reminded that in 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared that the third Sunday in January would be a day to recognize the sanctity of human life. The date was chosen to coincide

  • Letters | January 17, 2014

    Headline misleading; NBAF lab won’t need more land

    To the Editor: A headline in the Jan. 16 Mercury, “Schulz: NBAF will require 31 more acres of land,” was misleading. Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz was referring to a potential need for more land development in his remarks to the Kansas Board of Regents. A

  • Letters | January 17, 2014

    Report rubbed atmospheric scientist the wrong way

    To the Editor: I was disappointed in reading the item in the Jan 16 edition of the Mercury about our strong winds. Most people are inter-ested in and discuss the weather, so the coverage was appropriate. What was frustrating was the suggestion that the high winds

  • Letters | January 13, 2014

    PBS editors get carried away with ‘Downton Abbey’

    PBS editors get carried away with ‘Downton Abbey’ To the Editor: In the olden days, film editing was a skill, even an art that moved the action along, keeping audiences’ attention and per-mitting continuity of a plot in such a way that audiences wouldn’t

  • Letters | January 12, 2014

    Regents encouraged to rethink social-media policy

    To the Editor: Below, you will find a letter that I recently wrote to the Kansas Board of Regents regarding their new policy on the use of social media by faculty at Kansas universities. Dear Regent, I am writing today as a third generation Kansas

  • Letters | January 10, 2014

    Let’s stop associating Christian faith with politics

    To the Editor: In our currently highly politicized and divisive society, individuals and parties have tried to portray themselves as defenders of the Christian faith. The result is a distortion of government and of Christianity. There is no Christian party, there is no “Christian right”


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