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A divide dyed into the American fabric

Last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Va., leave readers examining our tempestuous present and our fractured past.

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Hillary Clinton was right about ‘deplorables’ — now they’re storming out of the basket

“Her much-criticized remarks were spot-on, and they need to be restated again and again.” — Richard Feinberg

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As with Clay case, DA Conley has made strides against wrongful convictions

“Eyewitness misidentifications are, by far, the most frequent cause of wrongful convictions.” — David R. Cameron

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Take it from a woman in tech — there’s no redeeming value in Google memo

“There are no merits to the idea that women are more anxious, more neurotic, and thus less suited to work in tech.” — Erin Tavano

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State House security camera is one thing not to protest

“Remember how they spotted the Tsarnaev brothers following the Boston Marathon bombings?” — Dwight Shepard

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Violence erupts in a nation divided

Days of fury in Charlottesville, Va., leave readers enraged at the moral vacuum in Washington.

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Frustration is all that’s escalating in nuclear standoff

The standoff between the United States and North Korea is trying our patience.

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Debate over Mass. fuel plan

Governor Baker’s plan to promote woody biomass as a form of renewable energy has divided observers.

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Pet industry’s point about rescue animals sounds dubious

“There are thousands of dogs in other states that are euthanized for lack of homes.” — Kathleen Puckett

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Our friend Russia (seriously?)

With his critique of anti-Russia sentiment, Stephen Kinzer draws a few critics of his own.

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When there is a bounty on trees, climate will suffer

“ ‘Not seeing the forest for the trees’ is an apt description for Baker’s ill-advised, scientifically flawed proposal.” — Dr. Eric Chivian

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How can we pass up option of supporting biomass power?

“New England needs a baseload power source that runs constantly to supplement the growth of wind and solar.” — Bob Cleaves

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People of Cambridge should think twice before banning sales of pets

“For pet lovers, the purchase of a companion is the beginning of a relationship that lasts a lifetime.” — Mike Bober

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Time to wake the disarmament movement from its slumber

“Calls for nuclear disarmament must be renewed, at all levels of society, across the planet.” — Thea Paneth

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An app of public spaces would help keep tabs on developers’ deals

“Keeping tabs on the agreements made with developers as trade for zoning variances or tax incentives should be easy.” — Francesca Coltrera

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A message to ecotourists: Easy on the wildlife

“It’s an essay about ecology, and the author is harassing the wildlife.” — Martha M. Bergeron

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A ‘she shed’ does not have to be a solitary pleasure

“I said to my husband, ‘I’d love to have a getaway like that.’ ” — Alice Lindberg

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Trump engages in a war of words

The heightened exchange of threats between President Trump and North Korea has set the world on edge.

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Mass. lawmakers should fill federal gap on Internet privacy rules

“We can’t rely on Congress to fix a problem of its own making.” — Cynthia Stone Creem

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That vast right-wing conspiracy sure was effective, but where has it gotten us?

“Even if Clinton were as evil as portrayed, what would she possibly have done as president that would make what Trump [is] doing seem worth rejecting her?” — James P. Pehl

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It comes down to this: Did Russia rob Clinton of the White House?

“Did Russia’s interference in our presidential election directly cause Hillary Clinton to lose when she otherwise would have won?” — Anne T. Warner

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Dunkin’ is making some changes, but it lags in one key area: It still uses foam cups

“A Styrofoam ban would encourage Dunkin’ Donuts and other companies to quickly find alternatives.” — Avery Golub and Hannah Ono

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The problem is the Electoral College, not the Democratic Party

“Democrats have won the popular vote in six of the last seven presidential elections.” — Stephen Goodwin

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Don’t mess with the Garden State

A Globe article poking fun at President Trump’s New Jersey vacation plans prompted some serious discussion.

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Justice Dept. has fight on its hands in challenging diversity at Harvard

“If Jeff Sessions believes in so-called states’ rights, he can start by respecting states’ efforts to promote diversity in their own colleges.” — Matt Cregor and Nicole Gon Ochi