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GOP’s wounds are self-inflicted

“It was the seeds sown in the Republican Party eight years ago that produced such an undesirable presidential nominee in 2016.” — Robert F. Lyons

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Time will tell what’s left of the right after Trump

“At some point — perhaps when a critical mass of millennials are contemplating their fourth decade under their parents’ roofs — voters will insist on change.” — Michael Smith

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Forget the NBA — Auriemma is already at the top of his game

“The ‘ultimate challenge’ is not, as Gary Washburn suggests, to coach men.” — Ethan Wells

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In health care, rapid technological change brings advances — and risks

“As an engineer working in health care, I have spent my career much closer to the pointy end of the stick” when it comes to technological change. — Rick Schrenker

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Group fears impact of more charters on children of color

“The battle over this ballot question is not between teachers unions and low-income and minority families.” — John L. Reed

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There are many reasons charter schools are controversial

“Our schools are key to a vital democracy. The sources of ‘dark money’ in education policy should be made public.” — Anne Wheelock

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Area philanthropists’ efforts should not be tarnished in debate over education policy

“While we can — and should — conduct a healthy debate about the future of education, we need to make sure that the Greater Boston philanthropic community is not demonized in the process.” — Joanna Jacobson

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Too soon to see much value in study on Texas charter schools

“It is simply premature to offer commentary on the lifetime earnings potential of a sector that is 20 years old.” — David Dunn

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New rules for Clinton Foundation seem like a curious afterthought

“Why now and not when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state?” — Joe Palladino

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Health policy aims to ensure patients get care where it is most needed

“Since opening, the Steward Saint Anne’s Hospital catheterization lab in Fall River has already treated more than 100 patients and continues to save lives in an underserved area.” — Jeff Hall

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Medical examiners’ changed findings are highly unsual — and troubling

“The medical examiner’s determinations may lead to disbelief in the existence of abusive head trauma.” — Dr. Robert D. Sege

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Take a cue from hospitals — the death of a child demands careful review

“In most children’s hospitals, the death of a child is followed by a careful review of the circumstances. This sort of peer review and quality assurance is necessary in the medical examiner’s office as well.” — Drs. Ellen C. Perrin and James M. Perrin

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Details murky but lessons clear in Lochte incident

“While there were many fine lessons to be learned from our Olympians of the highest character, we should not lose the opportunity to learn as well from those who fall short.” — Sharon Randall

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It was time for grad students’ essential work to be recognized

“Graduate students, particularly those in doctoral programs, are not ordinary students.” — Andrew L. Chang

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Student activism at Smith should be encouraged, not chided

“A school of social work, incidentally, is the very place that one would hope to instill such activism.” — Beth Balliro

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FDR Cabinet member blazed trail on universal health insurance

“Let’s remember that before Truman, Frances Perkins included universal health insurance as one of her policy priorities in February 1933.” — Lynda Wallace Merullo

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Bid to make a clean sweep of Congress could get a little messy

“She and her organization may want to rethink this cynical, hostile, and smugly superior tone.” — Nancy Waters

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Overruns are price we pay for letting Longfellow Bridge languish

“Delaying infrastructure projects only results in escalation of cost and corresponding endangerment of public safety.” — M. Ilyas Bhatti

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Black Lives Matter echoes prominent critics in its statement on Israel

“The members of Black Lives Matter who condemn Israeli oppression echo Tutu’s words.” — Scott Schaeffer-Duffy

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Pilot health care program aims to boost seniors’ quality of life

“Not every senior who goes to the hospital needs to be admitted. Older patients are particularly vulnerable to a host of infections and disorders.” — Mary Moscato

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Pipeline project is no path to a green future

“Our grandchildren’s fates depend on drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” — Paul Lauenstein

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There are reasons for diminishing role of SAT scores

“The repeated judgments of professionals who are with students every day is more valid than a test created by distant strangers.” — Stephen Krashen

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Voting — a process that’s wasted on voters

“Politicians pander to whatever they think will win votes.” — Milt Lauenstein

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Mass. water conservation hobbled by double standard

“We have a pitiful, toothless patchwork of ‘requests’ by registration-dependent towns to their residents to conserve water, if any request is made at all.” — Greg Murrer

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We’re letting a valuable water resource go down the drain

“Our state could take a major step in addressing future droughts by creating regulations that promote and enable the use of” gray water. — Anita Robertson