Letters

Instead of a new drug for depression, consider a health and wellness path

“I am pleased to see that Johnson & Johnson is studying the connection between inflammation and depression. I wish it weren’t with a goal toward the use of another drug.” — Peggy Quilty

Letters

Suffolk’s struggles are indicative of an ethics gap at US universities

“Our universities need to practice what they teach; now, more than ever, they must finally begin to promote a culture of ethics.” — James F. Keenan

Letters

Keeping public transit affordable is essential in fight against global warming

“If we are going to be serious about fighting global warming, we need to help people who want to get out of their cars to do so.” — Nancy Goodman

Letters

Given its host of woes, T is in no position to punish riders

“Last winter’s debacle showed that the T has problems that are bigger than any fare hike can solve. The T needs to start looking at its customers not as cash cows but as partners in making the system better.” — Thomas Johnson

Feminism is not monolithic (but at least get the definition right)

“Although I also hail from the left side of the political spectrum, I would never presume to assert that there are not feminists on all sides.” — Nancy Waters

Baker’s nod to Christie had Bay Stater shaking her head

“What would compel Governor Baker to make such an endorsement in a presidential primary when doing so is not required or even expected?” — Kelsey Wirth

Letters

Feminism is not monolithic (but at least get the definition right)

“Although I also hail from the left side of the political spectrum, I would never presume to assert that there are not feminists on all sides.” — Nancy Waters

Letters

Baker’s nod to Christie had Bay Stater shaking her head

“What would compel Governor Baker to make such an endorsement in a presidential primary when doing so is not required or even expected?” — Kelsey Wirth

Still bitter over Nader’s spoiler role in 2000

“I am astounded that the Globe chose to give Ralph Nader a forum for his views on a third party.” — David Berman

Letters

Bloomberg is too much of a hybrid to advance

“A successful Bloomberg candidacy might seem plausible in concept, but in reality it would be about as likely as Nader’s to break the two-party tyranny.” — Josiah Bonsey

Sanders, Trump out in front? Is he dreaming?

“While there is still a long way to go, their victories in New Hampshire have given Sanders and Trump incredible momentum, and made it much more difficult for their opponents to overtake them.” — Henry A. Lowenstein

Letters

When it comes to violence, we just can’t look away

“In a Super Bowl matchup between ‘We need a national discussion on toning down the media coverage of violence’ and ‘If it bleeds, it leads,’ where would you put your money?” — Richard Derby

Letters

Feminism should be about populist, progressive ideas

“May I point out to Albright and those who agree with her that many women, like my daughter and me, have already supported and voted for a female progressive presidential candidate. Her name is Jill Stein.” — Karen Shiebler

Letters

Shame on Steinem, Albright for belittling younger women

“The women I know who are supporting Bernie Sanders are behind him for good, substantive reasons, and they have nothing to do with meeting ‘boys.’ ” — Michel L. Spitzer

Letters

Young female voters being shamed by the very people who have fought for their rights

“If our conclusions lead us to be critical of Hillary Clinton, we are dismissed or demeaned by these same women who taught us to be independent thinkers.” — Jennifer Filiault

Here’s a vision for waterfront’s future: a true celebration of Boston’s Colonial past

“Faneuil Hall is where people go to get a sense of 18th-century maritime Boston, but most come away with zero knowledge of life or politics at the time of the American Revolution and a much lighter wallet.” — Alan D. Hoch

Words like ‘addict’ serve a purpose — to prevent people from trying drugs

“Some will be tempted to experiment with various drugs. And eliminating disparaging language could make such behavior more enticing.” — William Vaughan Jr.

Doing away with pejorative labels can ease path to getting help with addiction

“We are all multifaceted, complex individuals. No one would suggest or expect that people with a diabetes problem would describe themselves in an introductory setting by saying, ‘I am a diabetic.’ ” — Dr. Joseph Gerstein

Mass. could lead by renaming agency on substance use

“While it can be challenging to change the names of federal agencies, maybe we can start here and be a leader in how we talk about people afflicted with a substance use disorder.” — Michael Levy

MS-13 began not in Salvador, but in US

“MS-13 is now strong in the same communities where the Mafia was powerful.” — Leigh Hardy

Sanders presidency would result in deadlock

“Sanders doesn’t have a prayer of getting any of his poetic promises through Congress.” — Margaret Mariam Rosenthal

Sanders offers the possibility of real change

“Would the powers-that-be offer less resistance to holding on to their prerogatives absent the political passion that the Sanders campaign has begun to arouse?” — Seth Evans

Like ISIS, MS-13 creates sociopaths

“Like ISIS, MS-13 instills in its members a culture of violence.” — Glenn Swanson

‘Lord Jeff’ has honorable meaning today

“I wish students would focus their energies on 21st century issues.” — Peter J. Atkinson

Debate is urged as more fossil fuel infrastructure is in the works

“For the rest of us, this should be a wake-up call for a vigorous public debate about fossil fuel infrastructure.” — Ray Porfilio

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