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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | October 15, 2013

    Sponsors were essential to ‘Life in a Jar’ performance

    To the Editor: On behalf of the members of the Polly Ogden Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), I express my sincere appreciation for the many members of the community who attended the performance of “Life in a Jar — The Irena Sendler Project” on

  • Letters | October 15, 2013

    ‘Mansplaining’ extends beyond arrogant, sexist men

    To the Editor: After reading the “Off the Beat” article in Sunday’s paper, I was glad I could say this is truly the opinion of one person, and not a substantiated fact. I would like to propose that the idea of “mansplain” is not

  • Letters | October 15, 2013

    Don’t exploit memorials for political purposes

    To the Editor: Dear Representative Huelskamp, Truly sir, I’m appalled by your recent poll regarding the “opening” of the World War II Memorial. My father and my uncles were all World War II veterans, and I am a Vietnam Era veteran. Never should veteran

  • Letters | October 14, 2013

    Radical right should not control Republican Party

    To the Editor: “Thou shalt not compromise,” is the first commandment of the hard right. “With the radical right, it is either rule or ruin.” These quotes are from an article by Fletcher Knebel in a Dec. 28, 1965, Look magazine article. In the article, the Repub-lican

  • Letters | October 10, 2013

    What kind of compromise is the Mercury advocating?

    To the Editor: In Sunday’s Mercury, the editor espoused the need to elect moderates in order to opt for politicians who can reach a compromise. Using the govern-ment shutdown as a basis for the opinion, the editor failed to tell us if they voted

  • Letters | October 10, 2013

    While we’re at it, let’s also teach astrology and alchemy

    To the Editor: I have a proposal for Robert Mullin, whose letter was published Wednesday. Let’s go all in on students in public schools being “pro-choice” in evaluating evidence and determining scientific validity. Sections on astronomy should include astrology, which pre-dates Christianity, because many

  • Letters | October 09, 2013

    Let our students be taught instead of indoctrinated

    To the Editor: The Mercury editorial two Sundays ago, about the creation-evolution issue, conveyed a tone of exasperation with those of us who continue to dare to question the evolution world view.  How dare we take the position that a sovereign intelligence is a

  • Letters | October 09, 2013

    Let’s withhold income tax until the shutdown ends

    To the Editor: Since the U.S. Congress and the president can’t get their act together and have caused the federal government to mostly shut down, I propose that we all withhold 1/365th of our federal income tax for each day the shutdown lasts.

  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    Don’t blame Republicans; they’ve been compromising

    To the Editor Republicans have been compromising for years now.  It’s time the Democrats gave a little and defunded Obamacare like the majority of Americans want. The opportunity was there to do just that without shutting down the government. They failed us, once again.  

  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    Obamacare tries to address major gaps in health care

    To the Editor, Dr. Robert Brown writes in the Sept. 30 Mercury that he has “read and scanned through all 2,400-plus pages” of the Affordable Health Care Act. Please tell us what page leads to your conclusion that “our personal privacy has been destroyed” because “everything


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