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We don’t need government looming over how green our home purchases are

“The last thing Massachusetts needs is another regulation.” — Patricia Cupp

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Realtors don’t need more red tape to support energy efficiency, consumer protection

“What this bill would do is add another layer of bureaucracy and delays to an already complicated real estate transaction.” — Annie Blatz

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In workings of Democratic machine, the damage has been done

“The DNC has betrayed its base so viciously.” — Isabel C. Tifft

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Clinton may have major flaws, but Trump is downright dangerous

“There is a clear distinction between them, and those who fail to see that distinction and refuse to vote for either are sticking their heads in the sand.” — Phillip L. Radoff

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We can’t let the political extremists decide this election

“If too many decide not to vote, the choice will be left to the extremists on one side or the other.” — Kalman M. Heller

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Don’t sit this this race out

“Hopefully, in November, we won’t see people walking around with no nose, having cut it off to spite their face.” — Paul Winig

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Choice is in voters’ hands, and this year, that choice should be clear

“Whatever Clinton’s shortcomings, they pale before the dangers of Trump.” — The Rev. Fred Small

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Funding squeeze at state colleges is felt by students, faculty alike

“The dramatic rise in tuition and fees, however, is only one consequence of such chronic underfunding.” — Diana (Donnie) McGee

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Mother of biracial kids wonders: When is the right time to break my children’s hearts?

“How do I tell them that they will be looked at differently than their own mommy — the mommy that brought them into this world?” — J. Young

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This murder case did not belong in Spotlight report

“I object to your team’s inclusion of the Fujita case in its coverage. I do not want people thinking he was somehow wrongly accused.” — Mary Dunne

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Forget Jill Stein — Democrats have been their own spoilers

“If the Democrats lose in November, it will be because the party is failing voters, the nation, and the world, not because of the Green Party.” — Thea Paneth

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Of all the personal labels, ‘human’ ranks first

“I consider myself a human being, a liberal, and an American — in that order.” — John Parisi

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‘Free’ tuition will have to be paid — by somebody

“Efforts to expand so-called free education to the collegiate level may make for attractive political positions, but they are inevitably deceitful.” — Paul E. Landry

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Double standard for women? Oh yes

“Ask yourself if Hillary Clinton would be the nominee of the Democratic Party if she had five children by three husbands.” — Monique Greilich

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Identity politics — racial or gender — has a way of oversimplifying

“Eight years ago, a lot of people only saw Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as living embodiments of their abstract categories.” — Michael Christian

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Clinton’s baggage is what pulls her down

“During her multidecade quest for the presidency, she has operated as though she is above the rules.” — David Mahoney

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Consider how well Mass. system works before overhauling bail and pretrial statute

“We must ensure that any new bail procedure is at least as effective as the present system in getting defendants to appear for trial.” — James J. Foley

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Law-abiding citizens lose when rules are imposed by fiat

“It is mistaken to respond to violence and terror by infringing on the rights of law-abiding citizens.” — JR Johnson

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Healey’s one-woman effort against assault weapons is a welcome step

“The fact that the effort was unilateral, without negotiation with the gun industry, is of little concern.” — Steve Kramer

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AG makes broad overreach in issuing gun law directive

“Healey’s directive to gun manufacturers and dealers is tantamount to new legislation, and it was submitted with insufficient notice, no hearing, and no vote.” — Jonathan Argov

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Wily slogans cut both ways

“All parties need to embrace government for what it does well and also embrace any alternative that better serves the public interest.” — Roger Wilson

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People within government work for all of us

“That’s the promise of our City upon a Hill — now and forever.” — Andrew L. Kalloch

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Victims of sexual assault should speak out

“Honest discussion about how sexual assault of all types affects women is the only way to turn attitudes around.” — Maureen Milliken

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Consider less expensive options to help with voting

“Governor Baker has determined that throwing money at the issue will simply not lead to increased voter turnout.” — Sean F. Flaherty

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Crusading is fine, but Hillary can get the job done

“If Bernie is the true crusader, Hillary Clinton is the true politician.” — Brian Karlsson-Barnes