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Free market is no prescription for our health care woes

Readers react strongly to a Jeff Jacoby column calling for the end of Obamacare.

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Barriers broke down over airwaves, thanks to Berry and Presley

“Presley’s music was no less genuine or original than Berry’s.” — John Page

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A chorus of forgotten voices in pop’s pantheon

Felicia Nimue Ackerman asks: “What about Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton, a black woman whose recording of ‘Hound Dog’ was earlier, and better, than Presley’s?”

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UMass Boston is failing dedicated students, faculty

“The faculty and students . . . are tragically hobbled in their joint educational enterprise by such fiscal ineptitude.” — Paul M. Wright

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We need bolder steps to end the school-to-prison pipeline

“CORI reform does not address the damage done to the people we cage.” — Roswitha M. Winsor

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Convene a meeting of the minds: Carter, Bush I and II, Clinton, and Obama

“These honorable and experienced men could tell the American people . . . that these assaults must stop.” — Stephen Walker

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For Trump and team, probe could be poetic justice — perhaps even real justice

As heat turns up over the Trump campaign’s Russia ties, readers want answers.

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Wage theft cannot be business as usual

“Preventing wage theft should not be a partisan issue.” — Steven A. Tolman and Darlene Lombos

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Trump’s enemies list is growing

“The potential for the use of economic and military muscle has been flung in the faces of friend and foe alike.” — Stew Goodwin

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Support for public schools takes many forms

Barbara Madeloni’s op-ed on public schools drew a range of reaction from readers.

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Like most narcissists, Donald Trump is unpopular

A story about narcissm quotes a historian who is way off about President Trump.

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It’s time to expand the earned income tax credit

A bill pending before the State House would increase the benefit for Massachusetts taxpayers.

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Changes for State Police won’t come about from a court order

A former Massachusetts State Police officer writes that, while there are no doubt changes to make in the organization, those changes must be triggered through leadership by example.

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Article misses the reason Senator Elizabeth Warren draws such ire: she’s a woman

A recent story on Democrats’ efforts to woo Rust Belt voters overlooks a stumbling block: sexism.

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Not all blue collar workers are white

A recent story on Democrats’ efforts to woo Rust Belt voters falls into the trap of assuming that all blue collar workers are white.

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UMass Boston battles budget woes

Readers weigh in on departmental woes, soaring tuition costs, and how widespread deficits are in the overall UMass system.

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Trump voters should find creative ways to help pay for border wall

Like cash-strapped schools, wall boosters should organize to pay for it, write Mike Banks and Kathleen Murphy.

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No greatness here: Trump budget will make Americans ache

“Those who buy into Trump-Bannon propaganda are in for a rude awakening.” — Cheryl Hirshman

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If illegal immigrants must pay a legal price, what about their employers?

The employers of undocumented workers broke the law, too.

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Order to seperate parents from children at the border forgets lessons of World War II

President Trump’s border policies would force parents to make a terrible choice.

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Trump should consider economic impact of immigration crackdown

Simple items like milk and clothes for school will become more expensive.

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With immigration crackdowns on the rise, doctors face ethical dilemma

What is a doctor’s responsibility if immigration agents start knocking on the doors of hospitals?

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Sununu and Trump miss the point with anti-immigrant rhetoric

Recent comments by New Hampshire Governor Sununu and President Trump show they miss the positive contributions made by immigrants in Lawrence and elsewhere.

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A reading list on climate change for EPA chief and columnist

Both EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and columnist Jeff Jacoby need to read up on the causes of global climate change. Here’s a suggested reading list.

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The financial woes of UMass Boston are the chancellor’s responsibility. Why keep paying him?

The financial woes of UMass Boston are the responsibility of chancellor J. Keith Motley. It’s great that the school brought in someone new to stabilize finances, but why keep paying Motley?