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In the language of addiction, ‘abuse’ has no place

“Since it has no agreed-upon meaning, it has become a useless, inaccurate term.” — Dr. Richard Saitz

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Idea of safe injection facilities is absurd at its core

“Sometimes our liberal residents amaze me with their ideas.” — Bob Glendon

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Where conditions are harsh, a shelter is offered

Mayor Walsh’s efforts to provide supports to a troubled neighborhood have drawn attention.

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Let’s invite the Russians to testify

“Their memories might be less porous.” — Brian Duffy

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Delta Dental: Status quo threatens access to care

“The rising costs of dental care are unsustainable.” — Dennis Leonard

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Dentists: New fee structure’s impact on patients must be assessed

“Delta claims its mission is to improve oral health care for all, but its actions tell another story.” — Dr. David Lustbader

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Time may march on, but Globe’s past is ever present

“The linotype machine will always be part of the Globe’s DNA.” — Tom Mulvoy

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Globe’s presence in Dorchester will be etched in memory

“The building will be a memory, but the staff and its devotion to the community will live on.” — Larry Kennedy

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Democrats still looking for a blueprint for victory

The results of Tuesday’s special congressional elections are being viewed through various political lenses.

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Arbour hospitals have done commendable work

“Our patients commend our hospital and partial hospital services. . . . You would not know this from the Globe article.” — Dr. Gary Jacobson, Dr. Michael A. Rater, and Dr. Byron Garcia

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Lawmakers take aim at marijuana law

Voters are riled as competing House and Senate bills take aim at the marijuana law.

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Really? Still no end to Americans’ love affair with guns?

“Abraham nailed the issue forcefully, pounding the reader with unarguable examples.” — William Klessens

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Push to privatize air traffic control met with a few headwinds

Private pilots take issue with Jeff Jacoby’s argument in favor privatizing air traffic control.

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A Wheelock education is an investment worth preserving, celebrating

“Wheelock has given me opportunities that other schools could not offer.” — Iva Briggs

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Her passion for flags? It all started with ‘Big Bang’

“As a student of master flag-ologist Sheldon Cooper, from ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ I now know a little about vexillology.” — Angela E. Lin

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Yet they persist

Is it possible “more men who can’t afford higher education don’t go while women press ahead anyway?” — Brian R. Merrick

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Impeachment talk — too soon?

While some see impeachment talk as premature, others cite the urgency to protect our democracy.

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Imagine an end to political strife? A dreamer (but not the only one)

“Imagine if bipartisanship did not mean one party’s way or the highway.” — Ron Pagliarulo

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For GE, the earth seems little more than a line item

“There are many citizens who expect more respect for the environment than GE historically has been willing to show.” — Will Van Horne

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Employers’ heavy hand has swatted unions to the curb

“Many employers have not hesitated to use their power to fire to stifle unionization.” — Matthew D. Jones

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When unions put up a fight, all workers benefit

“We fight for issues relevant to all workers — paid sick time, a living wage, a healthy climate, and affordable health care.” — Tyrék D. Lee Sr.

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Let’s follow through on our strategy to boost horse racing

“It would be unfortunate to divert significant portions of the Race Horse Development Fund before the full legislative strategy to sustain horse racing has been implemented and tested.” — Stephen P. Crosby

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Mired in a pattern of poor mental health care

A Globe review of the largest hospital chain serving the mentally ill in Massachusetts found a tragically failing system.

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Forget ‘coarsened dialogue’ — look at lax gun laws

“The National Rifle Association should thank you for giving them a new slogan: Guns don’t kill people — words do.” — Gary Kaplan

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‘There are no chaperones for America’

“Republican or Democrat, all that will come from this latest travesty are bromides. Or worse, calls for a security state.” — Richard Gonci