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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | October 20, 2013

    Front page should give us news, not editor’s musings

    To the Editor: The most endearing charac-teristic of the people of Manhattan has been, for me, their spontaneous response to cir-cumstances of townfolk in crisis. The Manhattan Mercury alerted us on its front page of the needs and kept us posted as the crisis was

  • Letters | October 20, 2013

    Many contributed to success of MCS benefit auction

    To the Editor: Thank you to all of the individuals, businesses and volun-teers who contributed to the success of Manhattan Catholic Schools benefit auction “Jean & Jewels.” A special thank you goes to our honorary chairs of this year’s event, Jeremy and Jennifer Corn,

  • Letters | October 20, 2013

    K-State fans demonstrate class, even after defeat

    To the Editor: I am from Waco, Texas and a Baylor supporter. I have attended all five Baylor football games played in Manhattan, and before this year I had felt that the Kansas State fans were among the best fans I had seen —and I

  • Letters | October 20, 2013

    Roberts-Sebelius ties once transcended party politics

    To the Editor: This is a follow-up to the Mercury’s Oct 14 editorial to the effect that Sen. Pat Roberts’ call for the resignation of Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was explainable only because of the emergence of a Tea Party rival in the

  • Letters | October 20, 2013

    County voters deserve trust of commissioners

    To the Editor: A few friends have asked me to express my opinion about the Riley County commissioners not trusting the voters to approve new buildings. Looking at the past,  the voters won 25 issues and lost one. This is an excellent record. The county

  • 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


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