Sunday, February 14, 2016

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | December 13, 2015

    ‘Let’s let P.F. Sloan’s music linger with us a little while’

    To the Editor: I was sorry to read of song-writer P.F. Sloan’s recent death. The studio rat who wrote “Must to Avoid” and “Hold On” one night for a Herman’s Hermits movie was also responsible for “Take Me for What I’m

  • Letters | December 12, 2015

    Put working families first; save essential tax credits

    To the Editor: During the holiday season, we take stock of what we’re thankful for and look forward to time with family and friends. But 1 in 7 Americans today struggles to put food on the table during the holidays and beyond. Fortunately, pro-work tax credits

  • Letters | December 12, 2015

    ‘First They Came…’

    To the Editor: I messed a little with the late Rev. Martin Niemoller’s famous statement “First They Came…”  and came up with the following: “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Socialist. Then

  • Letters | December 10, 2015

    Let’s treat Muslims as we would like to be treated

    To the Editor: I am disgusted by Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, and it makes me fear for Muslims in our country as his followers have taken to attacking Muslims out of hatred, ignorance and unwarranted fear. I lived in Morocco for two years as

  • Letters | December 10, 2015

    Mountaineer fans grateful for area’s warm hospitality

    To the Editor: There were eight of us West Virginia fans, who traveled to Manhattan from California, Colorado and Iowa to watch the Kansas State football game last Saturday. We all have traveled many places following our favorite sports teams, but none of us has

  • Letters | December 10, 2015

    Enjoy holiday shows and support Peace Auditorium

    To the Editor: The Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium invite you to join us for the Thundering Cats Big Band Holiday Concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the auditorium, 1101 Poyntz Ave. On Tuesday, Dec. 15, the auditorium will host the KSU Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

  • Letters | December 10, 2015

    Urge senators to support essential cancer funding

    To the Editor: With the clock running out on 2015, Congress has an opportunity to show Americans that lawmakers stand with us in the fight against cancer. What better gift can Congress deliver during this holiday season than a renewed commitment to fighting a disease that

  • Letters | December 10, 2015

    Help Konza United Way address area’s problems

    To the Editor: Good things are happening in our community, thanks to difference-makers participating in Konza United Way’s annual giving campaign. Konza United Way strives for solutions to complex challenges in our community by partnering with local nonprofit organizations to enhance opportunities that support

  • Letters | December 08, 2015

    Lawmakers vote for NRA, not constituents’ interests

    To the Editor: Wednesday’s Manhattan Mercury contained a heartening story about action taken by a group of top academics to make their university a safer place. Forty of K-State’s top scientists and teachers signed a letter that used facts to demonstrate the folly

  • Letters | December 08, 2015

    Huelskamp wrong to reject good roads, jobs for Kansas

    To the Editor: On Dec. 3, Rep. Tim Huelskamp voted against better Kansas roads and bridges. And jobs. In the U.S. House, 359 representatives voted to approve the five-year $305 billion bipartisan highway bill. Yet Rep. Huelskamp and only 64 others voted against the bill. I’ll recall

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