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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | February 23, 2015

    Unlike race and ethnicity, human behavior is a choice

    To the Editor: While seconds away from e-mailing The Mercury a letter congratulating Mark Weddle on his well-written letter of Feb. 18, I decided to read the “Kansas rolls back tolerance” piece be-low Mr. Weddle’s. I must respond to this “tolerance” piece. Once again, the

  • Letters | February 21, 2015

    Consider the points of view of those you speak with

    Consider the points of view of those you speak with To the Editor: In one “Star Trek” episode, Mr. Spock say,s “… understanding does not equate to approval.” In “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” Stephen Covey says that you should seek to understand

  • Letters | February 21, 2015

    Mercury should publish more international news

    To the Editor: Being a relatively new sub-scriber to your paper, I have enjoyed reading it, especially the wide range of your editorials. However, I am surprised at how little coverage you devote to international news. Considering the diverse culture of this community and the

  • 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

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