letters

In clash between taxis and Uber, let the people — the customers — decide

“The sharing economy is not going away.” — Bruce Bower

letters

A cry of ‘Enough!’ over gun violence

“We are being terrorized by the National Rifle Association, the right wing, and all the members of Congress who refuse to do anything about this madness.” — Deborah Kelley-Milburn

letters | Brady thrown for a loss

Roger Goodell upholds game’s integrity by standing his ground

“The commissioner of the National Football League has saved the reputation of football as an honest game.” — Sallie DeViney-Egan

letters | Brady thrown for a loss

Tom Brady, Patriots definitely have something to lose in taking fight to court

“Just take the suspension in September and move on.” — Mark Rodgers

letters | Olympic ambition screeches to a finish

They may be just as Olympic-wary in Toronto

“Ontario and, specifically, Toronto need to host the Olympics like a hole in the head.” — Mary Clarke

letters | Olympic ambition screeches to a finish

In Los Angeles, they’re sending us a message of ‘tsk tsk’

“It is an embarrassment, and perhaps all too telling about Boston’s leadership, to have allowed this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to slip away.” — William J. Goldman

letters | Olympic ambition screeches to a finish

It’s not about the new or old Boston — it’s about being smart

“In the ‘New Boston,’ we’re not satisfied with the public picking up the tab for something we didn’t choose, examine, vet, and debate.” — Peggy Hayes

letters | Olympic ambition screeches to a finish

Thankfully, Mayor Walsh didn’t blink in showdown with the USOC

“He stands tall today as the man who walked away from the table to protect the rest of us as well as his own political future.” — Geoff Wilkinson

letters | Olympic ambition screeches to a finish

Bid’s foes succeeded at opposition — now let’s see them push for progress

“Congratulations, No Boston Olympics. . . . Now how do you advocate as passionately for dedicating resources to actually do all of those things that should happen?” — Alex Krieger

letters | Olympic ambition screeches to a finish

Dream of a golden 2024 summer was no match for Boston’s winter

“Residents ended each commuting anecdote with this rhetorical question: What makes Boston think it can handle the Olympics?” — Diane Terry

letters | seeking the root of political inaction

Don’t pin a lack of activism on older Americans

“The real problem is young people who do nothing about anything except jam their faces into their smartphones.” — Carol Houde

letters | seeking the root of political inaction

Political polarization is what paralyzes us

“Party strategists have discovered that it is much easier and cheaper to motivate the base than it is to convince centrists and the undecided.” — Barry Needalman

letters

We were too savvy to get caught up in Olympic fever

“I am proud of how Bostonians . . . refused to be cowed by the combination of Olympics lust and high-pressure tactics of unelected power brokers.” — John Barbour

letters | seeking the root of political inaction

How we learned to stop fearing fear itself and start fearing the government

“Our political process has become even more controlled by big money.” — Rudy Termini

letters

Congress should overrule FCC on net neutrality

“Reclassifying Internet providers as 19th-century Ma Bell utilities . . . is the wrong approach.” — Pat Ford

letters | provocateur in the race for president

Trail of bankruptcy filings doesn’t bode well for fiscal stewardship

“Considering his track record, . . . why would anyone put Trump in charge of the world’s largest economy?” — James Blakey

letters | provocateur in the race for president

Candidate Trump is deluding himself — media shouldn’t help him

“The Donald belongs in the entertainment section, which is where the Huffington Post has deposited him.” — Diane Garthwaite

letters | provocateur in the race for president

What’s scary is that Trump is building a following

“The crowd does love a circus act, because it entertains.” — Michael E. White

letters | provocateur in the race for president

There’s a hint of North Korea style to Trump’s rhetoric

“By their pettiness and vitriol, they reveal themselves to be possessed of an egomaniacal overestimation of their own importance.” — Keith Backman

letters

In case of murder-suicide, the warning signs were there

“The murder of Matilde Gabin was shocking, but not a surprise. She was at high risk.” — Margaret Drew

letters

More aid needed to help students cover living expenses

“Need-based financial aid for non-education-related expenses would make it possible for low-income students to succeed in school and in the workforce.” — Catilin Smith

letters | videos throw harsh light on abortion providers

Abortion providers’ candid words should not be at issue

“What is outrageous is that we are still having this conversation more than four decades after we decided to put this issue to rest.” — Stephanie George

letters | videos throw harsh light on abortion providers

If providers sound callous, it could be due to having a very difficult job

“The question of the rightness of research on fetal body parts has been answered by law.” — Peter Kelsey

letters

Moneyed interests do a number on our open-mindedness

“The 1 percent may be on a varying scale from place to place, but there’s always a 1 percent.” — Ed Schutte

letters

There’s a solution to Walpole controversy: Rename the ‘Rebels’

“Mascots are meant to unite people, not divide them,” Michael E. Amaral writes; “pick another name for the school’s teams,” writes Matt Goldsmith.

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