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Now that probation case is over, it’s up to us to demand an end to patronage

“The time has come for the Legislature to crawl out from under this odious 19th-century practice.” — Allan Fierce

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US should not skirt around term ‘genocide’ in Armenian remembrance

“I am deeply saddened that our national government has refused to recognize the Armenian genocide.” — John Meinhold

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Mothers — and fathers — have life lessons to teach their daughters too

“The princess culture will not lead to more female technologists, CEOs, senators, and presidents.” — Cynthia McLain

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Mass. Democrats wade into Mideast waters

A proposal to declare Israeli settlements an obstacle to peace has roiled the state party.

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O’Reilly’s bigotry should have been enough to push sponsors away

“All those advertisers were willing to support O’Reilly through all manner of bigotry and bullying.” — Wendell Smith

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Questions raised over Brady’s deal with charity

Tom Brady’s arrangement with Best Buddies has some readers seeing his philanthropy in a somewhat dimmer light.

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Unions are not standing in the way of paid family leave for city workers

“City managers use the excuse that existing collective bargaining agreements prohibit the immediate implementation of this benefit.” — Damali Simmonds

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Cheers for the strong stance of ‘Fearless Girl’

The message of “Fearless Girl” is catching on, and it has only just begun.

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By demonizing ideas, students are shutting down dialogue

“We cannot, nor should we, shut down ideas, no matter how repulsive we find those ideas.” — Marilyn R. Stern

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Commuter campus once was central to UMass Boston mission, but now . . . ?

“State authorities determined that a permanent orientation toward serving [commuter students] would be central to the public campus’s mission.” — André Mayer

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Facing down population overload

Anne Bernays’s reflections on overpopulation prompted two very unique responses.

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Many of us carry some disability with us, whether it’s visible or not

“I try not to judge strangers or friends in random encounters, while not knowing what personal challenges they may face.” — Lisa Rucinski

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Not too late to realize a century-old vision for extended Emerald Necklace

“Wouldn’t it be wonderful to extend to other parts of Boston what has so greatly benefited the communities of Back Bay, Brookline, and Jamaica Plain?” — Anthony Reed

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Homeland Security, and insecurity

As DHS protects us from threats from without, others see threats from within.

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The short life of Aaron Hernandez

Readers react to Aaron Hernandez’s apparent suicide in prison.

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Climate change looms over waterfront real estate

“One option is to keep our heads in the sand and try to fend off catastrophe. A better choice would be for Massachusetts to step up.” — Larry Rosenberg

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Release the White House visitor logs

“The White House belongs to the American people — all 324 million of us.” — Andrea Landry

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People want corporations to pay their fair share in taxes

“We should start with the premise that everyone — especially the large companies who so effectively dodge taxes — plays by the same rules.” — Nathan Proctor

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Choosing, or refusing, dialysis

Readers share a range of experiences — for some it’s a lifeline, for others, a path to avoid.

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Why Hillary won’t run, and why a woman can’t win

“Like Hillary, we women of a certain age have lived a life replete with the reality of gender bias.” — Mary Beth Fletcher

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No amount of billions can buy someone a great mind

“There are people who suspect we all live in a simulation.” — Ron Evett

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The long odds against reality for Donald Trump

“Once we understand that Trump’s entire world exists only inside his own head, we can ignore his distracting contradictions and reclaim the wasted energy of trying to point them out.” — E. Brad Meyer

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The limits of brute force

“When we depend on the military to wield power, we get brute force, unleashed without knowledge of the consequences.” — Marjorie Lee

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Give us a viable alternative

“The editorial says nothing about what the Globe sees as more effective ways to deal with the international threat of ISIS.” — Paul E. Landry

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Democrats should support Baker’s health care plan

“I’m a loyal Democratic voter, but I was appalled by the State House Democrats’ rejection of Governor Baker’s common-sense approach to fix rising health care costs.” — Andrew deLaski