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With so much grist, how can we not have a feeding frenzy over Trump-Russia ties?

“What we have seen so far, in four months, has all the makings of a Watergate scandal.” — Ben Myers

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Only so much stock we can put into Mueller’s investigation

Otherwise, Trump “would have prevented Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from appointing a special counsel.” — Vic Presutti

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In taking our place over animals, we ask the wrong questions

“It is only our compassion and empathy for the pain of so-called lesser beings that will make us truly superior.” — Erin Childs

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Too consumed with ‘morality’ questions in weighing how we should treat animals

“Is this the same morality that produced Bashar al-Assad, or that elected Donald Trump?” — Ed Schutte

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The call you make to a lawmaker can make a difference

“Lawmakers do listen to constituents, at least some of the time.” — Miriam Stein

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Where bias is woven into a school’s dress code

Readers find fault with arguments defending a Malden school’s dress code.

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Sharing the road — and the responsibility

Talk of sharing the road has placed renewed focus on all modes of travel — by car, by bike, or by foot.

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A seat at the table, sort of

A reader wonders whether the owners of Total Wine always have the consumer in mind.

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US universities are still the envy of the world

“Regardless of the mess we have created in funding, financial aid, and most everything else, it’s the American . . . colleges that the rest of the world still wants.” — Sol Gittleman

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Proceed with caution on pacts to rebuild public housing

“Without proper oversight, this could be another giveaway of public assets to real estate profiteers.” — Rand Wilson

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If China’s number one, that should motivate us to act

“Out-of-date thinking works against America’s best interests, domestically and globally.” — Elizabeth Bjorkman

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Tax short-term rentals, but don’t regulate them out of existence

“Most suggestions, often at the city level, to limit short-term rentals are overly broad and misdirected.” — Steven E. Miller

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In giving aid, lawmakers ought to consider public colleges as an investment

“The Legislature needs to be mindful of the value proposition our community colleges and state universities provide Massachusetts’ students.” — John Cox

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Court ruling was what undid Medicaid expansion under Obamacare

“The bill as passed actually required states to expand Medicaid. This provision was struck down by the Supreme Court.” — Michael Biales

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Lowell should look to Cambridge as a model for a voting system

Proportional representation “has assured Cambridge minority representation on the City Council for three-quarters of a century.” — David Wylie

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Cumulative voting promotes fairer, more conensus-based government

“An all-white leadership of a culturally diverse city is hampered in its reasoning.” — Martha Karchere

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Private pacts are good, but transit systems need a public push

“State and federal participation is vital for building public transportation systems.” — M. Ilyas Bhatti

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Envisioning the Boston of tomorrow

With the Boston area looking to its future, there is hope that it will be a more equitable region.

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Reader to Beam: Go back to sleep

“Alex Beam’s diatribe against the word ‘woke’ is so lacking in nuance that it ends up being downright benighted.” — Jeffrey Harrison

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4 wheels, 2 wheels, 2 feet, 1 mayor — many angles

Mayor Walsh’s comments on cyclist and pedestrian safety have renewed a long-running debate over sharing the road.

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Make note of New England Aquarium’s vision for public space

“The aquarium will be a continued advocate for the waterfront we were instrumental in reviving.” — Maliz E. Beams

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Decline in Euro-American power unlikely to bring us a more peaceful world

“China’s ‘future-oriented leadership’ routinely locks up domestic political dissenters.” — Michael Smith

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Regarding Haitians’ status, the emphasis should be on ‘protected’

“What the Trump administration wants to do to these legal immigrants is beyond outrageous.” — Donna L. Halper

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HHS secretary is dangerously off base in his view of opioid treatment

“Cure is a pipe dream, but treatment works. Price should know better.” — Dr. Anthony L. Schlaff

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Our never-ending pretend wars

Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are waged “to justify having an extensive US military presence in those areas.” — Andrew Linn