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State can lead the way with innovation for a warming world

“Instead of investing in what has been, we need to challenge ourselves to invest for what will be.” — Diane Danielson

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Postmodern infrastructure will call for a firm footing

“The US post-automobile age? Fine, bring it on, but only after time well spent on study before the money flows.” — Gerard Koeppel

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We need to push for more fuel-efficient cars

“Transportation accounts for more than a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions.” — Bryant Aaron Jr.

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Utility plan for Sudbury, Hudson is a case of unwanted expansion

“Just building more regardless of where it’s coming from is not the answer.” — Melissa Gough

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We’re investing, all right — in nuclear arms

Sadly, our only long-term public investment for the 21st century is the $1 trillion that the United States plans to spend on updating our nuclear triad.” — Edie Allen

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FDA lets down its guard in approving drug for muscle disease

The decision “potentially sets back 100 years of patient protections and makes a mockery of the scientific process.” — Dr. Julie Kaufmann

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Instead of bashing Wells Fargo chief, lawmakers should get to work on curbing bank abuses

“Endless hearings have replaced legislation.” — Nancy Hughes

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On a New York street, she saw how people were struck, but not cowed, by terrorism

“What stood out for the three of us, each of us from a city touched by terrorist attacks, were the hundreds of people who continued to go about their business.” — Kathie Skinner

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Gun industry has a fight on its hands with Healey

“If the gun industry wants to file lawsuits, so be it. The attorney general has already said she looks forward to seeing them in court.” — Susan Kooperstein

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In advance of 2d debate, is it business as usual for Trump?

“What would he prepare for if he’s elected?” — Carol O’Hare

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Many of us could never vote for Clinton

“The letters you publish always seem to be in favor of her, but you rarely air the opinions of supporters of Donald Trump.” — Susan Fiorello

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In an interruptathon, gender is beside the point

Trump “was just as rude to the 16 Republican candidates during their primary debates.” — Chris Smith

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Private contract, public shame as janitors weather cost cuts at MBTA

“I am appalled, but not surprised, that once again, the people doing the dirtiest work and making the lowest wages will suffer from our constant drive to cut costs.” — Senator Ken Donnelly

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Reader tries to put her finger on Trump’s frequent hand gesture

I have a few observations on the hand gesture — index finger and thumb forming a circle — that Donald Trump has a penchant for using.” — Joanne Pereira

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White evangelicals buoy Trump — in spite of everything they believe in

“I wish this 78 percent could see that Trump stands in opposition to everything that it means to actually be a Christian.” — The Rev. Nathaniel Manderson

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Trump’s campaign is an assault on truth and reason

“Trump’s message is: ‘You’re all alone — except for me.’ Consider how devastating this kind of intellectual disarmament is.” — Charles S. White

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No amount of spin can erase what we saw

“No matter what Trump says or does, someone has to clean it up.” — Ron Pagliarulo

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Portrait of danger, lawlessness does Mexican region a disservice

“I’ve spent my life traveling through the Casas Grandes region [and] I have yet to experience any violence from narcos, the military, or even rattlesnakes.” — Fabiola E. Silva

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Without sustained public clamor, climate change will remain a nonissue

“Perhaps the real reason it hasn’t received the attention it deserves is that the public has not demanded it.” — Frederick Hewett

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Evenhandedness doesn’t cut it when comparing Clinton, Trump on global warming

“Your headline should have read ‘Clinton could do more, but Trump will do nothing on climate change.’ ” — Michael Sullivan

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State ought to have an interest in closing Pilgrim nuclear plant

“From the partial meltdown of Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania in 1979 to the Chernobyl accident in 1986 to Fukushima in 2011, we see that nuclear power is not what it was cracked up to be.” — Julie R. Bernstein

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Baker plan to cut overtime for personal care attendants is shortsighted

“Each disabled individual has unique needs, and their consistent care by the same few PCAs is essential to a smoothly functioning life.” — Dr. Paul Corcoran

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Business lobby supports pregnant workers but had concerns about bill

“AIM supports fair treatment of pregnant women and is open to discussions to eliminate provisions of the bill that would place an undue burden on employers.” — Richard C. Lord

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National anthem is not ‘just a war song’

“ ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ is not ‘just a war song.’ It is a defense-of-freedom anthem.” — John Krall

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Boston police, Commissioner Evans deserve kudos, support

“We need more dialogue and less fear, and never do we want our residents to think it is a good idea not to comply with a police officer’s direction.” — The Rev. Mark V. Scott