letters | The horror! The horror!

Real terrors of our age are far more horrific

“At least the people who immerse themselves in horror theme parks can leave when they want to.” — Clara Wainwright

letters | The horror! The horror!

What haunted houses say about our culture

“This is mental illness on a mass scale.” — William D. Kickham

letters | Vote nears on casino law

Springfield has worked hard to gain from casino boost

“MGM Springfield would significantly advance the renaissance under way.” — Mayor Domenic J. Sarno

letters | Vote nears on casino law

Too many economic downsides to casinos

“Wouldn’t we rather have good-paying jobs and healthy communities?” — Carolin vanderLaan

letters | Vote nears on casino law

Barney Frank makes a flimsy case for casinos

“It was disappointing to see former US representative Barney Frank arguing that the Massachusetts casino law expands personal freedom.” — Ben Clements

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Nothing ‘silly’ about gender issues looming large in voting booth

“[Jeff Jacoby] has never had to fight for basic rights.” — Megan Amundson

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For elementary school project, Gordon Hamersley’s kitchen was open

“People like Gordon Hamersley are one of a kind.” — Peter G. Hill

letters | the auditor’s race

Third-party auditor candidate overlooked

“I encourage voters to consider Green-Rainbow Party candidate MK Merelice.” — Mel King

letters | the auditor’s race

Suzanne Bump has made a difference

“I was shocked to see that the Globe would choose to endorse anyone other than incumbent state auditor Suzanne Bump.” — Anne Mahoney

letters | the auditor’s race

Globe endorsement for auditor errs in bypassing effective incumbent Bump

“Suzanne Bump has proved herself to be deserving of reelection.” — Marge Schiller

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For students in a range of colleges, there is no guarantee that investment will pay off

“Taking out large loans to go to any kind of school is a large gamble.” — Charles Silbert

letters | GLOBE GIVES BAKER ITS NOD

Sweetheart, what were you thinking?

“Oh, sweetheart, what were you thinking?” — Wylie Doughty

letters | GLOBE GIVES BAKER ITS NOD

With their share of masks and tricks, elections fit right in to Halloween

“Wisdom should urge that we focus on past performance and personal strengths and not campaign charades.” — Philip Wick

letters | GLOBE GIVES BAKER ITS NOD

With commitment to efficiency, pragmatism, Charlie Baker offers way forward

“Baker is a bipartisan thinker by nature, far more concerned about the quality of a policy’s outcomes than the political affiliation of that policy’s author.” — Scott Frasca

letters | GLOBE GIVES BAKER ITS NOD

Unconvinced that Charlie Baker is the answer

“He strikes me as trying to portray himself as a person he is not.” — Irving Smolens

letters | SHAKEN-BABY SYNDROME

No place for myths, fallacies, and lies on abusive head trauma

“Voters and potential jurors see through Chicago journalist Lee Scheier’s opinion piece.” — Dr. Deborah Spellman Eappen and Dr. Sunil Eappen

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Partners HealthCare merger holds true benefits for communities

In an op-ed last week, “Dr. Donald Berwick presented misinformation in his review of our affiliation proposal.” — Dr. Gary Gottlieb

letters | SHAKEN-BABY SYNDROME

There’s clear consensus around syndrome

“I am writing to remind Globe readers of the clear scientific and clinical consensus concerning abusive head trauma.” — Dr. Robert Sege

letters | SHAKEN-BABY SYNDROME

Shaken-baby syndrome misused in the courtroom

“A thousand thanks for publishing Lee Scheier’s bold but spot-on assessment.” — Sue Luttner

letters | SHAKEN-BABY SYNDROME

Galileo mistreated in Scheier op-ed

“It is simply not true that Galileo was the only scientist of his time who believed that the Earth revolved around the sun.” — Michael Christian

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Who’s ‘Baker’? I wanted to vote for Charlie!

“‘Martha’ and ‘Charlie’ have filled the vernacular in Massachusetts over the past few months, but you will not see either name on your ballot on Nov. 4.” — Molly Haley

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Scott Brown should focus on specifics

“It would be helpful if Brown could simply list 5 or 10 instances where his vote would have differed from [Jeanne] Shaheen’s.” — Stephen Polit

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Manet, Degas would have voted to include Delacroix in top 50

Delacroix’s Lamentation in the Museum of Fine Arts should have been included among “the 50 greatest paintings in New England,” Karen Hillson writes.

letters | SHAKEN-BABY SYNDROME

Scheier misses the mark

“To accuse her of using this issue to advance [Martha Coakley’s] political career is a slight against the most innocent of victims.” — Barry Berman

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Officials ignore votes, so citizens don’t vote

“If Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley will not state that they will respect a popular vote against casinos, they do not deserve my vote.” — Jamie Leaver