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Snow mounds aren’t falling, but that’s no reason for fines to rise

“Perhaps there is another way to better manage this emergency than making punishing new rules.” — Randy Susan Meyers

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Life in prison would be harsher and more just if Tsarnaev is guilty

“Executing him would be letting him get off easy.” — Jeff Bottiger

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Netanyahu’s concerns about a nuclear Iran are well-founded

“Iran intends to have deliverable nuclear weapons, regardless of any treaty.” — Jerry Hartke

letters | inquiring into Obama’s faith

Washington Post pressed Scott Walker for good reason, and his answer was revealing

“I would argue that the Washington Post asked Scott Walker . . . about Obama’s religion to find out whether Walker would have the integrity to state what he must know is true.” — Bob Binstock

letters | inquiring into Obama’s faith

Politicians’ religious views should be beside the point

“I really appreciated that [Jeff] Jacoby would take a stand regarding the undue weight that a person’s religion plays in politics.” — Rick Cutler

letters | a closer look at financial advice

Sununu turns issue of consumer protection into case of class warfare

“John E. Sununu never even admits that there is a problem.” — Michael Biales

letters | a closer look at financial advice

For decades, he saw low standards of customer care among brokers

“Brokers are driven by a compensation system that pays them only for their sales production, often with an emphasis on products with high fees.” — Jeffrey E. Green

letters | Mr. Netanyahu goes to Washington

Netanyahu’s persistent audacity endangers US-Israel bond

“Bravo to Michael A. Cohen for exposing what I think is the real motive for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress.” — Fariborz S. Fatemi

letters | Mr. Netanyahu goes to Washington

Boehner’s overstep says much about power imbalance in Congress

“This development deserves more scrutiny and commentary than it has received.” — Martin Quitt

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For federal agency, Muddy River work is foremost about damage control

“With limited funds, it is critical to consider the cost of various project features in determining what can be supported and funded under corps programs.” — Colonel Christopher J. Barron

letters | frozen turf war on Boston’s streets

Cut the mayor some slack here

“He is not Hercules.” — John D. Murphy

letters | frozen turf war on Boston’s streets

Instead of digging in, shovel it forward — help a neighbor

“It could flip a tradition based on intimidation to one of kindness and neighborliness.” — Karyn Wilson

letters | frozen turf war on Boston’s streets

Shoveling your space, over and over, earns you a claim to the spot

“There should be a clear policy, but it should be to leave the space savers alone.” — William Shoucair

letters | frozen turf war on Boston’s streets

City’s failure to clear snow piles creates thorny scarcity of parking

“It’s time for the Globe to stop agitating against space savers and instead advocate for residents.” — Jen Gordon

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Constant cry for more gun control laws misses the point

“Would you blame the car or car maker when a drunk driver kills someone on the road?” — M. Carey Gilbert

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Lieutenant governor would be most valuable in state’s far reaches

“If the position is to be maintained, it can and should be turned into something that is useful to the citizens of the Commonwealth.” — Bernard Friedland

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Goal is to make Boston area best in US for working women

“The time has come for wage equity to be achieved.” — Cathy E. Minehan

letters | marriage and the church

Not the Globe’s place to dictate Catholic doctrine

“The Catholic Church’s rules on marriage and divorce are not a public policy issue.” — Nathan Hoefgen-Harvey

letters | marriage and the church

Process of annulment challenges, and rewards, the faithful

“If people reach toward the Globe for advice instead of the church, then the substitution of poor council for God’s guidance is complete.” — Michael Burke

Keep the Common Olympics-free

“No matter how strong may be the ravening desire for commerce, it cannot be worth destroying aspects of this historic city.” — China Altman

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No arguing with the brutal truth of White Mountains conditions

“Many have died above the timberline from exposure. ” — Bettina A. Norton

letters | budget shortfall’s shadow looms over state

Ex-transportation chief’s words say it all about government failure

“I find such lack of foresight and long-range planning as [Richard] Davey describes profoundly depressing.” — John Patrick

letters | budget shortfall’s shadow looms over state

Head Start cuts would be keenly felt by kids in need

“The cuts of about $1 million pose enormous consequences.” — Joyce Ferriabough Bolling

letters | budget shortfall’s shadow looms over state

Human services feel weight of corporate thumb on the pain scale

“Nonprofit human services programs have taken it on the chin for decades to pay for corporate entitlement. This is a getting to be a very old reality.” — Mike Banks

letters | politics, climate change, and money

Someday the deniers may have to answer for their claims

“Downplaying the anthropogenic contribution to climate change will eventually find its just reward in our litigious society.” — Peter Foukal