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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | October 31, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Elect God-fearing people who respect the right to life

    To the Editor: Friends, Romans, countrymen (and women), and fellow Kansas citizens: As the elections near, we are subjected to too many commercials on TV. As for the governor’s race, the big dispute is about how much is spent on education. The fact is

  • Letters | October 31, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Brownback, Roberts have wrong approach

    To the Editor: Over the course of their campaigns, a good number of ads that have been on television for Gov. Sam Brownback and Sen. Pat Roberts have contained more contempt for the president than explanations of what the candidates hope to accomplish in their

  • Letters | October 30, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: League has long strived to inform, educate voters

    To the Editor: The only purpose of the League of Women Voters’ recent letter to the Mercury (Oct. 24) was to remind citizens to vote and to share information on voting places and times. Now, though, Bill Felber’s follow-up letter (Oct. 27) chides the League for

  • Letters | October 30, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Vote for Carlin to show support for her efforts

    To the Editor: Even though Rep. Sydney Carlin has no opposition, you will see her name on the ballot when you vote. Be sure to check her name to show your appreciation for her past efforts in the Kansas Legislature on behalf of all of

  • Letters | October 30, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Remove liberal justices from Kansas Supreme Court

    To the Editor: Vote “No” to retain the two Kansas Supreme Court Justices — Eric Rosen and Lee Johnson — who voted to overturn the death sentence of the Carr brothers after the Carrs had been convicted by a lower court of one of the most brutal

  • Letters | October 29, 2014

    Decision on equestrian makes mockery of ‘family’

    To the Editor: It was late on a recent Monday night when my 18-year-old-daughter called from Manhattan. I couldn’t understand her through her tears. This was a call I would never want a parent to endure. I couldn’t hold, comfort her or give

  • Letters | October 29, 2014

    Questions remain after equestrian dream cut short

    To the Editor: A little girl’s dream of riding a horse turns into a dream of competing on a collegiate equestrian team. As with any athlete, years of practicing, no normal childhood and financial resources can indeed make that dream a reality. For K-State

  • Letters | October 29, 2014

    Wildcat fans can help poor with donations at OSU game

    To the Editor: The leaves are changing, and it’s beautiful to walk through campus with the sun shining and a soft breeze blowing. Recently as I built the first fire of the season in my fireplace, I could not help but take a moment

  • Letters | October 28, 2014

    Tranparency is needed on KSU’s equestrian decision

    To the Editor: As a concerned parent of a K-State equestrian athlete, it saddens me that K-State Athletic Director John Currie is being allowed to spin this story without challenge. Please consider the following points: 1) Mr. Currie’s entire premise for dropping equestrian is based

  • Letters | October 28, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Anderson will protect Kansans’ insurance interests

    To the Editor: Billionaires Charles and David Koch of Wichita want to repeal Obamacare, relax over-sight rules for insurance companies and privatize Medicare. The Republican candidate for Kansas Insurance Commissioner, Ken Selzer, shares their goals. Seltzer said that if elected, he will do all he


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