Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | September 17, 2013

    Congress and ruling class take fine care of themselves

    To the Editor: I have never been more concerned about our country than I am today. Yes, Syria, our military budget cuts, our deficit, etc. are all on the list. But my biggest concern is our U.S. Congress.

  • Letters | September 16, 2013

    Stranger’s kindness made Friday the 13th cheerier

    To the Editor: Friday morning… Friday the 13th… 7:30 am, and it’s been a long week. I decided to stop by the Starbucks at the eastside Dillons for a treat on my way to work. I ordered my drink and handed Shirley a $20 bill. Imagine

  • Letters | September 16, 2013

    Herspring’s critic resorted to predictable name-calling

    To the Editor: Liberals are so predictable, as Ed Horne aptly points out in his letter to the editor in Sunday’s edition of the Mercury. When the “left” runs out of arguments they resort to name-calling, as he refers to Professor Herspring as, “...trying

  • Letters | September 14, 2013

    Thanks, Westview Church, for ‘Choosing to Live’

    To the Editor: Thank you to Westview Community Church for serving Pawnee Mental Health Services on its second annual “Inside-Out” day.  Instead of going inside to attend church last Sunday morning, members went outside to be church.  Their theme was “Choose to Live.”

  • Letters | September 14, 2013

    Kansas pays its EMTs embarrassingly low wages

    To the Editor: There is a chart in the September AARP bulletin that ranks annual mean wages for EMTs by state.

  • Letters | September 14, 2013

    Is Herspring playing to the red state peanut gallery?

    To the Editor: Leo Schell’ s recent letter was right on point. It seems obvious that Professor Herspring is trying for the title of the KSU nattering nabob of negativism. My perception is that his positions are against anything President Obama does or says. Is

  • Letters | September 13, 2013

    Huelskamp is a steadfast, honorable conservative

    To the Editor: I attended Congressman Tim Huelskamp’s town hall meeting August 16, and I have read the letters by Karl Kramer and Maggie Davis. Obviously they both support gay marriage, which Rep. Huelskamp does not.  Rep. Huelskamp told us he does not and

  • Letters | September 13, 2013

    MHS volleyball seniors grateful for support of team

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Manhattan High School volleyball team, we — Kaci Cink, Jessie Kujawa, Aubrey Jung, Lauren Goralczyk, Michaela Braun and Erica Hairgrove — would like to say a big “Thank you” to the Man-hattan community for supporting our program through our cookie

  • Letters | September 11, 2013

    How safe are votes citizens cast on electronic machines?

    To the Editor: The League of Women Voters of Manhattan/Riley County will announce the recipient of the 2013 Edith Stunkel Good Government Award on Sunday, September 15, in a program to be held from 2 to 4 pm in the Blue Earth Room of the Flint Hills Discovery

  • Letters | September 10, 2013

    What if U.S. dropped food and toys instead of bombs?

    To the Editor: It is now almost 2:30 am; I have been thinking for the past hour about Syria and our US reaction to it. Yesterday, our Bible study group put aside our Bibles to discuss what positive things we as individuals could do to counter


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