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Wellesley will help Jewish students as it moves to full-time rabbi on campus

“It is our view that a full-time, on-campus rabbi would provide the best possible support for Wellesley’s students.” — H. Kim Bottomly

letters | debate stirred over Ferguson grand jury decision

Protests spring from a stark, and painful, reality

“The stark reality in America in 2014 is that black people have no rights that a white police officer is required to respect, including the right to life.” — Mark Brodin

letters | debate stirred over Ferguson grand jury decision

A divide between keeping the peace and shooting to stop a threat

aN EDITED sample of comments from BostonGlobe.com in response to the editorial “Ferguson’s cry for justice still needs an answer.”

letters | debate stirred over Ferguson grand jury decision

Respect for police and the law should be reinforced

“A community initiative that reinforces respect for the law, as well as how to conduct oneself around police officers, would have a much more positive impact.” — Richard Angus MacDonald

letters | debate stirred over Ferguson grand jury decision

Left with nagging sense of injustice

“The terrible shame is that no one can have confidence in the fairness of this process and be satisfied that justice was done.” — Kenneth Reich

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Say no to sweetheart deal over Daly Field

“Disposing of 7 acres of riverfront property in this way would set a bad precedent.” — George Bachrach and Robert Zimmerman Jr.

letters | imagining an interstate health insurance market

Some critiques of Obamacare can backfire

“Critics can get so caught up in finding fault that they end up criticizing themselves in the process.” — Larry Feig

letters | imagining an interstate health insurance market

Let’s do away with insurers altogether, not open floodgate

“Why do we need health insurance companies anyway?” — Dr. Patricia Downs Berger

letters | imagining an interstate health insurance market

Jacoby is right, but then all Americans should have free choice of plans

“The common-sense solution is federal intervention to give all Americans the freedom of choice that [Jeff] Jacoby advocates for Massachusetts.” — Royce Crimmin

letters | imagining an interstate health insurance market

Surgeon can attest: Out-of-state insurers will pose pricey problems

“Don’t ask too much for something, as you might get it.” — Dr. Jeffrey L. Kaufman

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Okinawa election speaks volumes, and rightly

“The military occupation of a former enemy territory for more than 50 years is tantamount to claiming that territory as your own.” — David Rothauser

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Angela Menino: ‘The people touched our lives’

“I was overwhelmed at the tremendous showing of love for him.” — Angela Menino

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Let’s keep that denim dustup in perspective

“As my father always says, ‘Never are the politics so fraught as when the stakes are so low.’ ” — Sarah DuBeau-Farley

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On sex assault policy, Harvard ought to consider: It takes two

“If both the male and female participants in a sexual assault are drunk, why is it only the woman who can claim that she was the victim?” — Betty Ungar Lapide

letters | a field in great need of cultivating

Our nation’s priorities are misplaced

Carl Carlsen examines the pay discrepancy between a child-care worker and a professional baseball player.

letters | a field in great need of cultivating

In face of stagnant pay for child-care workers, Mass. must step up

“It’s time to help this industry and its employees flourish.” — Marie St. Fleur

letters | Bay State faces human services challenges

Mass. needs to rise to challenge of housing adults with autism

“About 80 to 90 percent of adult autistics are unemployed and unable to afford housing on their own.” — Catherine Boyle

letters | Bay State faces human services challenges

Ever-growing needs of senior citizens raise concern

“The needs of exhausted caregivers must also be addressed, and new models of community-based care need to be funded and supported.” — MaryAnn Holak

letters | Obama acts on immigration

There can be no political progress when foes ooze with contempt

“Most Americans now want leaders of the two major political parties to work together for the good of the nation and to compromise where possible.” — Oren Spiegler

letters | Obama acts on immigration

Hard line on entitlements would put us on path to immigration reform

“Republicans must now react.” — Nick McNulty

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Maybe some investors would rather aim for better than average

“As in any endeavor, there are the good, the average, and the ugly.” — Ken Slaughter

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Don’t judge a nonprofit by its overhead alone

“Overhead is but one factor among many.” — Burton Glass

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Don’t leave educators out of the discussion on Boston’s arts future

“Any effort to invigorate the arts in Boston must include the Boston Public Schools.” — Anne R. Clark

letters | the Kennedy clout still at work in ex-staffers

What about former staffers who are still fighting good fight?

An ex-legislative aide to Senator Edward M. Kennedy expresses surprise at a Globe story. — Jonathan Halpern

letters | the Kennedy clout still at work in ex-staffers

Taxpayers left with tab for D.C. deal-making

“If one is a right-wing fiscal conservative, this is a nightmare scenario adding to the deficit.” — Stuart Tuthill