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He’ll take religious inspiration over messages of secular society

“Secular society indeed has a god — the almighty buck.” — Robert Bill

letters | opening a door to migrant children

Holocaust survivor sees direct line to helping migrant children

“I am saddened to note that we have not learned anything.” — Max Michelson

letters | opening a door to migrant children

In making his pitch, Patrick finds too snug a fit in cloak of Scripture

“It is unsettling when any politician selectively finds religion.” — F. B. Townley

letters | opening a door to migrant children

Think of these kids as refugees, not illegal immigrants

“I was proud of our governor for agreeing to accept some of those children into temporary housing.” — Stephen A. Hopkins

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Cut out federal middleman and give states reins on transportation

“State and local governments account for more than 70 percent of highway and transit spending in Massachusetts.” — Michael A. Needham

letters | ensuring that teen drivers are slow out of the gate

Trauma doctors speak to the benefits of teen driving law

“While the process of gradually gaining full driving privileges may be frustrating . . . the purpose of the law is sound.” — Dr. Peter Masiakos, Dr. Haytham Kaafarani, and Dr. Jarone Lee

letters | ensuring that teen drivers are slow out of the gate

Probationary period is life-saver for teens

“I guess parents might still be valuable after that license is obtained.” — Barbara Estabrook

letters | divide over state gun bill

Let’s not add to patchwork of rules on firearms licenses

“The theory of the local chief of police knowing the residents of his town may apply in some of the smaller locales, but I have never met mine.” — Michael W. Pearson

letters | divide over state gun bill

Some people shouldn’t own guns, and police know who they are

“To reward these individuals with a license serves to further empower their inappropriate behavior.” — Joseph G. Griffin

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A bright future for casinos in Bay State? He’ll take those odds

“The possibility of a financial windfall for government should not be the sole rationale when considering casinos.” — Daniel F. McCarthy

letters | CHALLENGES IN THE MOVE TO ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS

Even with glitches and challenges, this is a step forward

“We cannot disregard the need to pursue and work with these tools to engineer a better-performing health care system.” — Dr. Michael A. Lee

letters | CHALLENGES IN THE MOVE TO ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS

With competing systems, we need common data bank

“A major problem with electronic medical records is the incompatibility between systems.” — Albert Altman

letters | CHALLENGES IN THE MOVE TO ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS

Many health-IT success stories to note

“A fully electronic health system can help identify and prevent potential medical errors.” — Dr. Karen DeSalvo

letters | CHALLENGES IN THE MOVE TO ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS

Every system conversion should come with a warning

“As is often the case in medicine, errors are more likely to occur during times of transition.” — Dr. Stephen Pauker

letters | CHALLENGES IN THE MOVE TO ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS

Computerized system has boosted patient care

“Communication, the essence of good medical care, is vastly better.” — Dr. Martin P. Solomon

letters | As Gaza tensions mount

When Hamas wages war, Israel must respond

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s “endgame remains the survival of Israel; Hamas’s is Israel’s destruction.” — Stephen G. Gerzof

letters | As Gaza tensions mount

Many reasons for polarized US views of Israel

“As the occupation drags on, it is understandable that many Americans have increasingly complicated views of the conflict.” — David A. Guberman

letters | As Gaza tensions mount

We’ve watched Israel become an oppressor

“We see the indiscriminate murder of hundreds of civilians with nowhere to hide or flee.” — Judith Northup-Bennett

letters | As Gaza tensions mount

How can Netanyahu employ a broader vision in a cloud of Hamas hatred?

“We encourage Globe readers to carefully read Hamas’ charter.” — Ned Dubilo and Kenneth Levine

letters | Market Basket controversy is a case study

An opportunity here — for store’s rivals

“Wouldn’t this be a good time for Market Basket’s competitors to lower their prices?” — Lisa Gery

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Crossword creators haven’t a clue

“It is time to celebrate the ancient, original meaning of the crone.” — Polly Jenkins Man

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‘Culture of amorality’ will go on if we don’t face our failings

“With everything being relative now, and no absolutes, we are not anchored to anything.” — Harriet and Allan Sutfin

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Secret peer-review keeps a veil over medical investigations

“Designed to foster confidential communication among health care providers, this guarded process prevents learning from mistakes.” — Charlotte E. Glinka

letters | Market Basket controversy is a case study

A respect for human dignity is at core of protest

“Market Basket’s policies have reflected an attention to human dignity that seems barely to exist elsewhere.” — Anne Wheelock

letters | Market Basket controversy is a case study

May CEOs everywhere learn from this

“Arthur T. Demoulas created a familial environment that undoubtedly increased the bottom line.” — Suzannah Damaa