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A blind traveler meets with resistance

A blind traveler’s difficult experience with a tour company has generated debate over the terms of overseas travel.

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50 years later, schools are ill-equipped to handle challenges of Metco

“We are confronted with the peak of a nearly 50-year backlash to that era.” — Daniel Frio

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In talking of cancer’s ravages, personal choices are beside the point

“Wouldn’t it be kinder to recognize that lung cancer shouldn’t happen to anyone, including smokers?” — Felicia Nimue Ackerman

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People of Northfield have message for Weymouth in gas facility battle

“I am glad to see the state stepping into an active role of hearing citizens and advocating for their health and safety.” — Julia Blyth

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McCain can’t be both a maverick truth-teller and a loyal Republican

“When millions stand to lose their health care and their nursing home services, not to mention their lives, more than words are needed.” — Susan Jhirad

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In matters of who’s insured, race is a data point worth examining

“Based on the current state of insurance coverage, clearly the color of one’s skin matters.” — Douglas Reichgott

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I was a Boy Scout, I knew Boy Scouts — Mr. President, you’re no Boy Scout

Reader Derrick Te Paske doesn’t see President Trump measuring up to the Boy Scout Law.

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Baker ‘pushes’ on gas facility? ‘Relents’ is more like it

“He took this latest action only after a tremendous, sustained effort by community leaders forced him to do so politically.” — Paul Horn

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Democrats need to channel FDR

“The Democrats were once a ‘big tent’ party that appealed to all segments of society.” — Len Solo

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Democrats have little time to find a hardy messenger for 2020

“The Democratic establishment is in fact overripe and ready to fall.” — Michael Smith

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Federal guidance, enforcement are crucial tools for overdue reform on campus assault

“Title IX . . . is part of the solution, not the problem.” — Fatima Goss Graves

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It’s an unpardonable offense for Trump to even consider pardoning himself

“This is the behavior of a banana republic dictator.” — Daniel Hart

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GOP will have to tug hard to uproot Obamacare

As the GOP continues to target health care reform, Obamacare looks more and more difficult to do away with.

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Key point to make about theater school’s previous graduates

“Many of our graduates have gone on to successful careers.” — Diane Quinn

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Battle brews over Mass. funding of abortion

A proposed ballot question has stirred debate over whether the state should continue to fund abortion coverage.

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Clarifying prosecutors’ subpoena power

“The administrative subpoena has been around since 1966 and has been used by prosecutors in the preliminary stages of investigation into a broad range of crime.” — Michael O’Keefe

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Rise of glass buildings offers a window on our climate concerns

The popularity of glass buildings leaves many wonder whether we’re doing lasting damage to our climate goals.

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A certain kind of letter can sweeten a condo offer

“A longtime owner wants to know that the new owner will respect the close neighbors that he or she has lived with.” — Ellen Penso

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JFK, Trump — an odious comparison

Many readers see red after Niall Ferguson sees similarities between JFK and Donald Trump.

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When first responders multiply into overkill

“It seems that whenever an emergency of any type occurs, authorities often feel compelled to respond with maximum force.” — Henry Stimpson

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Police were dealing with a difficult situation

“Why was this obviously troubled young man allowed to have a gun?” — James J. Foley

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Nothing laudatory about drifting away from traditional liberal arts

“By the 1980s Merrimack College’s mission became ‘pragmatic,’ catering to those equating college with vocational training.” — John J. Murphy

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In views of liberals and conservatives, can we steer clear of the animosity vortex?

“Every single inhabitant of this country accepts help from the federal government every single day.” — Bob Binstock

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Voter records, Trump’s tax returns — decisions, decisions

The president says states must be hiding something, writes reader Ed Feldman. The same logic raises questions about Donald Trump’s tax returns.

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One-sided views of Israel take us further away from two-state solution

“Pieces that vilify Israel and show no sympathy for its fears only serve to make Israeli Jews feel more isolated.” — David Lobron