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Americans lose jobs to low-cost Chinese imports

“I’m glad economists have finally discovered what just about every worker already knows.” — Rand Wilson

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Greece does not deserve our support

“When a policy is bad enough, and persistent enough, there may be no painless way out.” — Leonard Meiselman

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Demolished Long Island Bridge a symbol of misplaced priorities

“Lawmakers should consider a referendum question to fund the restoration of the bridge to Long Island.” — Mary Jane L. Brady

letters | bid for Boston Games pivots with new plan

Olympic Games could be our showcase to the world

“Simplicity, creativity, intellectual excellence, thrift, and a passion for virtuosity in athletics — Boston is already known for all of these.” — Anne Warner

letters | bid for Boston Games pivots with new plan

Memo to Boston 2024: Good luck staying out of politics

“Do these people think all of us are this clueless?” — Evan Falchuk

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Olympics bid amounts to a sales pitch

“In the end, I’m left with the feeling that I just listened to another promising drug ad on TV.” — Jeffrey E. Green

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Olympic bid’s critics stumble when they cite Big Dig

“Curiously, none of them ever states that the Big Dig was a mistake.” — Larry A. Feig

letters | let’s have a flag controversy of our own

May our political correctness flap in the breeze

“Better yet, a white flag with a motto, in green: “Abundans cautela non nocet” (Abundant caution does no harm).” — Peter Kubat

letters | let’s have a flag controversy of our own

Mass. may have an alternative flag at the ready

“Massachusetts has long had two official state flags: the one based on the seal and the official naval and maritime flag.” — Kurt Hemr

letters | let’s have a flag controversy of our own

Stymied by the thought of how we might alter Mass. flag

“Imagine the debate we would spend time engaging in.” — Linda Morrison

letters | let’s have a flag controversy of our own

Our history with Native Americans is shameful

“The fact that the State of Massachusetts feels it is legitimate to continue to have the Native American image on its flag should have been addressed decades ago.” — Sara Driscoll

letters | let’s have a flag controversy of our own

Changing Mass. banner would fold up our collective memory

“At the center of this manufactured controversy over our state’s flag is the figure of an Algonquin Indian.” — Justin Thompson

letters | seeking a prescription for primary care

Focus should be on rewards of primary care

“Knowing the person in the patient places us at the center of care.” — Dr. Ralph B. Freidin

letters | seeking a prescription for primary care

Our insurer-driven marketplace is the problem

There is “an overabundance of technocrats, insurance companies raking in huge profits, and salaries well over a million dollars to top executives.” — Margaret Ackerman

letters | seeking a prescription for primary care

Providers should get diverse, but overlapping, training

“The United States faces huge deficits of health care providers of all sorts.” — Dr. Sean Palfrey

letters | seeking a prescription for primary care

We must be sure to keep primary care path well tended

“Well-trained primary care physicians are critical to making our communities healthier.” — Dr. Jeffrey Samet and Dr. Brian Jack

letters | Obergefell and the Nine

Chief Justice John Roberts’s rhetorical question calls for an answer

“ ‘Just who do we think we are?’ We’re the United States of America, the greatest country in history.” — Jeff Westlake

letters | Obergefell and the Nine

Judges have too much unchecked power

“It is just irrational to hand over to five of nine individuals a matter so fundamental to society as deciding what marriage is.” — Patrick J. Flood

letters | Obergefell and the Nine

Just where is the infringement on religious liberty here?

How does same-sex marriage possibly result in any individual’s persecution for praying in that person’s own church? — Bob Costello

letters | Obergefell and the Nine

Constitution, schmonstitution — the justices exert their personal opinions

“I suggest that the best solution is term limits — say, 14 years — so that we at least get to hear different personal opinions of a more recent vintage.” — Robert Bill

letters | Obergefell and the Nine

Outraged by words of dissenting justices in marriage equality decision

There were “outrageous statements — for example, that ‘slaves did not lose their dignity . . . because the government allowed them to be enslaved.’ ” — Ellen C. Perrin

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Idea for ‘Menino Way’ misplaced

“No disrespect to the late mayor, but the foundation of this community will always be Roxbury Puddingstone, not Menino Conglomerate.” — Victoria Nadel and Rodney Singleton

letters | No tears shed as a bad flag comes down

One flag down, another to go

“The invisible flag of the NRA still flies over too many legislative houses, North and South, East and West.” — Megan Brook

letters | No tears shed as a bad flag comes down

Flag removal a gratifying moment

“Today, the Confederate flag still sends the conscious and unconscious message that you don’t belong and no one cares about you.” — Augustus A. White

letters | No tears shed as a bad flag comes down

Taking down Confederate flag only part of battle

“American Logic 101: Remove the flag; Keep the guns.” — Irwin Diamond

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