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True populism means extending a hand, not building a wall

“We need to make America share again, before it is too late for us all.” — Ellen Vliet Cohen

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Are we up to the hard work of reaching for the stars?

“When will we be a nation of common goals, basic humanity, and the compassion that drives us to do what is right, even if it is hard?” — Teresa Spillane

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A Grand Old Party no longer

The Republican Party is “secure in power but frozen with internal division, chained to the twin pillars of its devil’s bargain.” — Daniel Malis

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Layers of demands lead doctors away from patient care and toward burnout

The “effects are real and detrimental to a society poised to take on health care quality as its rallying cry.” — Dr. Tanaz R. Ferzandi

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Given our government, there’s no sense of renewal in this spring

“I cannot muster enthusiasm for anything that is occurring in our federal government these days.” — Tracey Hughes

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UMass Boston: beleaguered campus, vital mission

Faculty and graduates alike air their concerns about the health of UMass Boston.

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In political crossfire, we must arm ourselves with the facts

“How many citizens do the more difficult, but necessary, task of researching when uncertain of the truthfulness of an issue?” — Rick Magnani

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Health care reform — in final analysis, yes, it’s complicated

Globe readers see victory, and maybe even a litle hope, in defeat of GOP health care bill.

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Young conservative voices welcome — superficial attributes not required

“We cannot have productive conversations with no one to speak for both sides of the issues.” — Brynna C. Bloomfield

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10,000 years ago? That was climate change. Today? Not so much

“We are seeing the house of cards begin to fall as the fabrication called catastrophic human-caused global warming is unmasked.” — Patrick Moore

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Blanket claim that climate models are flawed dismisses their key role

Climatefeedback.org rated Jeff Jacoby’s recent climate science column “ ‘very low’ in scientific credibility.” — Emmanuel Vincent and Scott Johnson

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Jury could have gone further in New England pharmacy verdict

“The jury may not have felt that Cadden should be labeled a murderer, but I have no qualms recognizing him as such.” — Michael Katz

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Boston enters a new era in urban planning

Readers react to Matthew Kiefer’s Ideas piece on Imagine Boston 2030.

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We mustn’t gloss over Oman’s poor human-rights record

Censorship in Oman “has only strengthened in recent years with repeated arrests.” — Jason Stern

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Free market is no prescription for our health care woes

Readers react strongly to a Jeff Jacoby column calling for the end of Obamacare.

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Barriers broke down over airwaves, thanks to Berry and Presley

“Presley’s music was no less genuine or original than Berry’s.” — John Page

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A chorus of forgotten voices in pop’s pantheon

Felicia Nimue Ackerman asks: “What about Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton, a black woman whose recording of ‘Hound Dog’ was earlier, and better, than Presley’s?”

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UMass Boston is failing dedicated students, faculty

“The faculty and students . . . are tragically hobbled in their joint educational enterprise by such fiscal ineptitude.” — Paul M. Wright

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We need bolder steps to end the school-to-prison pipeline

“CORI reform does not address the damage done to the people we cage.” — Roswitha M. Winsor

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Convene a meeting of the minds: Carter, Bush I and II, Clinton, and Obama

“These honorable and experienced men could tell the American people . . . that these assaults must stop.” — Stephen Walker

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For Trump and team, probe could be poetic justice — perhaps even real justice

As heat turns up over the Trump campaign’s Russia ties, readers want answers.

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Wage theft cannot be business as usual

“Preventing wage theft should not be a partisan issue.” — Steven A. Tolman and Darlene Lombos

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Trump’s enemies list is growing

“The potential for the use of economic and military muscle has been flung in the faces of friend and foe alike.” — Stew Goodwin

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Support for public schools takes many forms

Barbara Madeloni’s op-ed on public schools drew a range of reaction from readers.

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Like most narcissists, Donald Trump is unpopular

A story about narcissm quotes a historian who is way off about President Trump.