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In these perilous times, middle of the road is no way to navigate

These times call for “people of conviction who will speak truth to the power of a president whose wrecking ball is swinging wild and wide.” — Ann Madigan

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Brookline’s grab at Pine Manor land is ill-conceived

“Why is the need for Brookline’s new elementary school more important than the need of Pine Manor to serve its diverse student population?” — Laurence Rheingold

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She was right to pass on a seat at Barstool

“Comedy at the expense of offending someone else is not comedy.” — Jayne Aerni

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Endowment would be vital to Seaport performance site

“Undertaking large endowment campaigns is unrealistic for the small and mid-sized arts groups that need these new theaters the most.” — Catherine Peterson

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In nuclear ambitions, Iran and North Korea just want what we have

“It honestly doesn’t look like provocation to me.” — Gene Cataldo

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UMass Lowell is already leading in tech education

“UMass Lowell graduates are sought by industry, thanks to co-ops, internships, and research opportunities.” — Chancellor Jacqueline F. Moloney

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Is there no room for arts and culture in the box?

“I was disappointed by the absence of any reference to arts and culture, whether as a challenge or an opportunity, or simply as speculation.” — Ron Mallis

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A better sales pitch would have accentuated the positive

“If the Globe really wants Amazon to choose Boston, you should be highlighting all the positives the city can offer, not playing up the negatives.” — Matthew Collins

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Cost concerns, nostalgia are not reason enough to boost building with wood

“There’s no substitute for the strength provided by concrete and steel-framing.” — Craig Dauphinais

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Thoughts of ‘Morgan Magic,’ as Sox give Farrell the ax

“I remarked to him that it must be a challenge to deal with Major League players. He replied, ‘You have no idea.’ ” — Steven Arcanti

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Normalization of childhood sex in Mass. crime bill is shocking

“How can sex between two children be presented in any way, shape, or form as normal?” — Dr. Paula McEvoy

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Take it from fertility specialist: Birth control plays key role in clinical care

“The development of safe, reliable birth control was a monumental medical advance.” — Dr. Mary E. Sabatini

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At the altar of wealth and celebrity, predators get a lofty seat

“Will the rich and famous stop complying with and covering for monsters like Harvey Weinstein — both in business and politics?” — Michel L. Spitzer

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The Weinstein saga: What took so long?

The headline “should have been ‘After Weinstein, it’s way past the time for introspection.’ ” — Maxine Dolle

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Renewed debate over contraceptive coverage

Jeff Jacoby’s column on birth control coverage generated stern response.

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If no man is an island, it follows that no neighborhood should be a beach hog

“No one should own the shore. Private land should end at the high-tide mark.” — Tina Shinnick

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An array of bias

“Why . . . would your illustration showing 25 profiles include only one of a person apparently of African descent?” — Posy Walton

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Just saying ‘single payer’ starts a conversation

The Democrats’ discussion of single-payer health care is stirring debate across the political spectrum.

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Monorail’s time has come, says one who pitched idea over a decade ago

There could “be plenty of demand for a fast, one-seat ride between the Seaport and our two main train stations.” — Edward J. Corcoran

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Times do change, but Dr. Seuss still aces the test of time

“These are all well-written books that have captivated kids for decades.” — Jim St. Clair

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‘Almost unanimous’ applause for Farrell firing? Here’s a voice from the ‘almost’ column

“We are saddened by a decision to get rid of a good manager and good man who has led the team to a World Series championship and three division titles in five years.” — Mike Scott

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Pacheco Law helps taxpayers know how their money is spent

“The proper checks and balances must be in place when we explore the privatization of our state services.” — Senator Marc R. Pacheco

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Detente in war on coal reignites clean-energy battle

Readers are riled by the Trump administration’s move to repeal the Clean Power Plan.

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When it comes to traffic control, there’s no difference between roundabouts and rotaries

Readers respond to “Mass. comes around: roundabouts are gaining favor over rotaries.”

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A new Boston Tea Party would ‘dump’ fossil fuels

“The goal for our society should be 100 percent clean energy, as soon as possible.” — Mary Memmott