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Comparing the Bay State to global incarceration rates

“The Massachusetts incarceration rate is roughly twice that in Great Britain.” — Lori Kenschaft

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What kind of Republican is Steve Bannon, anyway?

“Conservative Republicans have always pushed for less government, but always in a framework that respects the priority of the actual words of the Constitution.” — Jack Finn

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Planet Earth must get its act together

“My nine-year-old self was so thrilled to learn of the newly discovered, potentially inhabited planets.” — Katy Hax Holmes

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Discovery of planets offers perspective

“The quest for knowledge and reaching for the stars is what has made America great.” — Edwin Andrews

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Transgender children deserve protection and support

“We express our strongest support for transgender and gender non-conforming children.” — Dr. Oscar Benavidez et al.

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Protesters demand real action on climate change

“I was among those participating in the rally for science in Copley.” — Anna Gooding-Call

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Refuting the pushback against science

“Americans need to be reminded of past benefits of publicly-funded scientific research.” — Gary Rucinski

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Delay now ensures next generation will pay the price

“Would it not be cheaper and less disruptive to put a price on carbon?” — Kerry Emanuel

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Don’t attack the symptom and ignore the disease

“Are we really prepared to spend many billions of dollars to protect the city, but not to take the obvious steps to reduce carbon pollution?” — Ted McIntyre

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For sea wall engineering: If not now, when?

“The problem is big, and the infrastructure solutions expensive.” — John J. Corrigan, Jr.

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Raising small-business owners’ woes doesn’t get at the health care problem

“Complaining about the ACA won’t fix a thing. Where is the column offering solutions instead of complaints?” — Michael J. Boyle

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Employer mandate is nothing compared with dilemma of the uninsured

Uninsured people face “a choice between being bankrupted by medical expenses or suffering ill health without treatment.” — Peter Palmer

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Still waiting for a viable GOP alternative to health care law

“The Republicans still don’t have a plan, even now, when their moment to act has come.” — Karen Minyard

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Single-payer insurance is the best way forward

“Many countries have proved the efficacy of government insurance for everyone.” — John E. Hill

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Apply immigration laws consistently and fairly

“Let us demonstrate our respect for the law.” — Paul E. Landry

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Seasonal businesses rely on the H-2B program

“I call on our elected officials to safeguard the H-2B program. We honestly cannot open our doors without these workers.” — Mac Hay

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Trump vs. media is deadly serious

“Pat Durkin’s plea should be addressed to the Trump administration to stop these diatribes.” — Abigail Yanow

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We need more stories of empathy

“We need more stories that highlight our real life heroes.” — Suzannah Damaa

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There should be no bull’s-eye on consumer agency’s back

“The agency has already returned nearly $12 billion to more than 29 million consumers who had been victimized by hundreds of bank or lending scams.” — Deirdre Cummings

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Agency looks out for the little guy — and that’s a bad thing?

“Free-market nihilists have a basic allergy to institutions that protect ordinary people from swindlers.” — Robert L. Hlady

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Voter fraud? Anything but, say monitors of N.H. election

“Our observations confirmed that eligible voters were able to cast their ballots and that those votes were counted, double-checked, and secured.” — Eve Horwitz, Susan Kenyon, and Carol Marine

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Reports of convicted cleric’s death lead with a curious detail

“I can’t help wondering how his blindness adds to the story. Does it prove that blind people can also be perfidious?” — Nicholas S. Racheotes

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Delays in access to care are a sign of a widespread problem

“These wait times are the result of historic neglect of outpatient services by private and public insurers.” — Vic DiGravio

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In a mental health system rife with ills, how can we expect colleges to fill gap?

“Secondary schools have been tasked with solving our nation’s economic and social problems. Stop the madness.” — Shirah Hecht

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40 years ago, the challenge was getting students to seek help

“How wonderful that students are now more straightforward. How unfortunate that now they have to wait so long.” — Dr. Carola Eisenberg