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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | December 20, 2013

    Observing the Sabbath may ease ‘Sunday night blues’

    To the Editor, In last Friday’s Mercury, an article was printed from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune which described the problem of the “Sunday night blues,” and bemoaned the loss of rest, connection, and contentment which Sundays now represent to many people. Could these significant losses

  • Letters | December 20, 2013

    County building issue should be on the ballot

    To the Editor: I read in this paper that the county commission has finalized the bylaws for a public building commission that doesn’t exist. One thing that I have not read or heard is any reason that such a board is necessary or desirable.

  • Letters | December 19, 2013

    Herspring needn’t worry—military will be funded

    To the Editor: The sky is falling! The sky is falling! At least Dale Herspring believes so. Time chose Pope Francis as Person of the Year. I nominate Mr. Herspring as Mr. Gullible of the Year. In his column of Dec. 15, he quotes numerous high

  • Letters | December 19, 2013

    We should worry about the beam in our own eyes

    To the Editor: Two thousand years ago, someone said (according to the King James Bible) that we should worry about the beam in our own eyes and not the mote in someone else’s. In the song, “Get Over It,” by the Eagles, there’s

  • Letters | December 16, 2013

    Thanks to all who gave blood at latest drive

    To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation to the Manhattan community for its support of the fourth annual “Keep the Drive Alive” blood drive, held Nov. 21-22 in memory of our son, Kevin Coffey. Thanks to the many local residents who literally

  • Letters | December 16, 2013

    Generalizations from the right seem to live on

    To the Editor: Bill O’Reilly called Nelson Mandela a communist after hearing of his death. With one slap of a single word, O’Reilly meant to derail all of the praise and sorrow that was pouring in from all over the world. And Dick

  • Letters | December 16, 2013

    It’s time to stop mocking the T.E.A. Party movement

    To the Editor: On Wednesday 11 December, The Mercury published yet another editorial illustration lampooning the American T.E.A. Party movement, this time from liberal cartoonist Gary Markstein. Considering that the T.E.A. Party at-large is the one group whose every prediction over the

  • Letters | December 15, 2013

    That big ‘holiday’ tree is really a big Christmas tree

    To the Editor: In the Mercury on Sunday, Dec. 1, a headline reads, “Big holiday tree shines in Little Apple.” Many of my friends are asking the same questions: Which holiday does this beautiful lighted tree represent? Are the secular progressives running the show in Manhattan

  • Letters | December 15, 2013

    Should a private group dominate public programs?

    To the Editor Will the city’s Parks and Recreation Department become privatized soon? After a Dec. 10 presentation to city commis-sioners by Sports Facility Advisory LLC, of Clearwater Fla., it would seem that many of the decisions normally made by the Park and Recreation Advisory

  • Letters | December 15, 2013

    Ease your tax liability; donate to bridge pier effort

    To the Editor: The Manhattan East Bridge Pier Project has now reached its first goal of raising $20,000, with the help of 85 donations. We also have received confirmation from our anonymous donor that a matching $20,000 donation will be made in early January 2014, which will put us


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