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Grasping for a lifeline in time of Trump

Anne Bernays used the image of lifesaving to portray these times. Readers want to do more than tread water.

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Finding the right clinician is vital for those battling opioids

“People in need of mental health and substance use services will benefit by being better able to identify clinicians who have the appropriate or desired specialty training.”

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Pilgrims have been miscast as villains in Thanksgiving story

“It is a great injustice that [the Pilgrims] are conflated . . . with the dour, heretic-and-witch-hanging Puritan zealots.”

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Focus on defining our needs before cutting our taxes

“If the world’s wealthiest nation cannot afford to see to its own future and that of its people, then it has its priorities in all the wrong places.”

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Trump gives Roy Moore a character reference, of sorts

“Today’s Republican Party does not represent our family values.”

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This 10-year-old boy is a model of good behavior

“It was wonderful to see the story of a boy who hands out homemade lunches to homeless people.”

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Lawmakers should put e-cigarettes farther out of reach

“These products are not suitable for children.”

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DAs have good reason to push back at crime bill

“I have never heard a member of the public tell me that I should go easier on the drug dealers pouring these deadly substances into their communities.”

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As long as plutocracy holds sway, power of the vote will be an illusion

“Raw political power, as opposed to mere political office, has always been monopolized by the billionaire class.”

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‘Moms’ aren’t wrecking football — football is

“The point is to understand head injury, to prevent and minimize it, and not to accept it as part of the game.”

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The great divide between the left and right

A poll of 400 Trump and Clinton supporters found wide agreement. But perhaps our divide goes deeper.

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All eyes on GOP tax plan

The Republican tax reform proposal is viewed from a number of angles.

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Dip in T ridership could be chalked up to unhappy customers

“We have learned the hard way that we cannot count on the T to get us to work or to critical appointments on time.”

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Texting, crossing street, pushing stroller? Seriously?

“There is nothing more important than a life.”

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Byzantine liquor license process exposes dark side of so-called progressive Cambridge

“This voter can only hope that Cambridge City Council will make amends for this disgusting situation.”

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Turkey is showing its belligerent face on the world stage

“Turkey has always been unworthy of allied relations with Western nations and merits no place in Euro-Atlantic organizations.”

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Fate of Lebanon casts harsh light on Saudi Arabia and its Western enablers

“Saudi Arabia is openly intervening in the internal political affairs of a sovereign state.”

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That sound you hear is the push for quieter leaf-blowing solutions

“The problem in Newton happens when a so-called stick is used first, instead of a carrot.”

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Who should lead way on water pollution?

A Globe editorial argued that the EPA should regulate water pollution, but some say the state should take the lead.

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Idea for Back Bay club is given a cool reception

A planned club at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Berkeley Street has met resistance from neighbors.

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Registration drives won’t help when voter apathy persists

“What should be an honor barely resonates even as a responsibility.”

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A not-so-immaculate religious reference

“Cullen makes the classic Immaculate Conception error.”

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Abuse victim explains why it can take years to come forward

“As time passes, you try to forget the abuse, but the trauma changes you forever.”

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Emotions of Moore’s accuser were tipping point for Julie Goodridge to speak out

“Hearing the emotion in the voice of Moore’s recent accuser has brought me back to a place in my memory that I hate to go.”

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Automation can benefit us all, but first let’s bid laissez-faire adieu

Adam Smith “advocated capitalism with justice, liberty, and equal opportunity.” — John E. Hill