Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | September 23, 2013

    Obama showed strength, not weakness, on Syria

    To the Editor: It is sometimes disappointing to read or hear in the news what conclusions have been sanctioned by the media elite as the accepted interpretations of major events.

  • Letters | September 22, 2013

    Let’s not fault government for helping the poor, hungry

    To the Editor: Arthur Loub’s recent essay about welfare criticized the president for expanding the nation’s “safety net” during the recession. Reacting to the recession by letting people suffer and starve would have been the wrong response by President Obama or any president.

  • Letters | September 22, 2013

    Why not supplement faculty salaries with private money?

    To the Editor: It seems the time has come when faculty salaries at K-State should be supplemented by private money. After all, the major Regents’ administrators received hefty salaries this year, all funded from the private sector. Since the state supplies only about 25 percent of

  • Letters | September 22, 2013

    Honor a veteran with a brick for Armed Forces Memorial

    To the Editor: On November 11, Veterans Day, our nation will honor all who have served in the armed forces. A way to personally honor someone you know who has served, or even your own service, is by purchasing a memorial brick.

  • Letters | September 22, 2013

    Downtown looks great without all those trees

    To the Editor: I cannot believe downtown Manhattan now. There was a time that I hated to go downtown.

  • Letters | September 19, 2013

    Book review appreciated despite several mistakes

    To The Editor: We want to thank the Mercury for printing Chris Banner’s review of our book, “My Navy Cross,” subtitled “Something I’m Not Proud Of.” However, there are some inaccuracies in the review. First, “Restoring History” is not part of the title.

  • Letters | September 19, 2013

    Let’s learn the right lessons from Navy Yard massacre

    To the Editor: This is in reference to the Washington Post editorial “Tragically, nothing has changed” and the Associated Press story, “Contract worker behind Navy Yard shooting rampage” on page in Tuesday’s Mercury.

  • Letters | September 18, 2013

    Public building commission here would be an outrage

    To the Editor: I will be blunt. It is a very bad idea for the Riley County commissioners to create a public building commission inasmuch as it would establish the three current elected commissioners as the members of said commission.

  • Letters | September 18, 2013

    Deadline nears for bricks for Armed Forces Memorial

    To the Editor: On November 11, Veterans Day, our nation will honor all who have served in the armed forces. A way to personally honor someone you know who has served, or even to honor your own service, is by purchasing a memorial brick.

  • Letters | September 17, 2013

    Generous citizens, sponsors boosted Kiwanis Peanut Day

    To the editor: Last Friday evening and Saturday morning, the Man-hattan Kiwanis Club held its 10th annual Kiwanis Peanut Day fundraiser at numerous sites throughout Manhattan. Our club members as well as members from the Manhattan High School Key Club and KSU Circle K branches


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