letters

Attack Ky. clerk on the merits, not on her personal life

“Kim Davis’s personal success in marriage and motherhood has no bearing on her religious views.” — Leonard Rosen

letters

Snide comments do a disservice to MDC’s legacy

“Adrian Walker’s characterization of the Metropolitan District Commission would have been more accurate if he had consulted a history book.” — Bill Geary and Ilyas Bhatti

letters | taking a measure of the Kochs’ clout

We must mute big money’s bullhorn

“Major problems . . . will not be solved by those who are comfortable with the status quo.” — Paul Lauenstein

letters | taking a measure of the Kochs’ clout

The Koch brothers send a mixed message on subsidies

“While they do not believe in government subsidies, they have had no trouble taking them.” — Joanne Powers

letters

Spirit of Harvard Square would suffer under glass enclosure

“Harvard Square is more than just a home for Harvard.” — Doug Holder

letters | Back to school — and shoddy housing

Cramped, substandard housing affects a growing population

“Strong code enforcement is one part of the solution to this problem. But we also need to create real affordable housing.” — Carol Ridge Martinez

letters | Back to school — and shoddy housing

Inspectors’ presence on move-in day is too little, too late

“Only when the fines for violations start to significantly cut into landlords’ profits will anything really get accomplished.” — Suzannah Damaa

letters | Judge rules in Brady’s favor

A clear rebuke of Roger Goodell’s leadership

“It boggles the mind to think that Deflategate ever went this far.” — Speros A. Zakas

letters | judge rules in Brady’s favor

Gotta believe in Tom Brady

“It stands to reason that a man who can perform as well as Brady does not need to cheat to win.” — John D. Murphy

letters | Judge rules in Brady’s favor

Picture-perfect result for Tom Brady

The Patriots quarterback “was starting to resemble his courtroom sketches.” — Shiltone55

letters | Are busy streets any place for bikes?

Lawmakers should impose safety rules for cyclists

“If motor vehicles and their drivers are required to employ safety equipment, cyclists must be as well.” — Rick Pozniak

letters

What if the war we waged were against gun violence?

“Unfettered access to guns is killing more Americans than our enemies could ever hope to do.” — Robert Banta

letters

When communities recover, factor racial bias into the process

“South Central LA and the Lower Ninth Ward still lag behind Hollywood and the French Quarter.” — Philip S. Hart

letters | Are busy streets any place for bikes?

Must bike commuters insist on putting their lives on the line?

“I always felt that the cyclists on Mass. Ave. were on a suicide mission.” — Anne Powell

letters | Are busy streets any place for bikes?

Cyclists, motorists could do a better job of sharing the road

“Many cities have successfully integrated bicycle and vehicle traffic.” — Harrison Blum

letters

‘Sesame Street’ and the powers that be

“If it had been up to [the suits], there would have been no ‘Sesame Street.’ ” — Ron Evett

letters | builders miss diversity targets

Where’s the commitment to boost hiring of women?

“Hiring requirements for women, and pay equity for women, will be achieved when these issues become important to society.” — Jane Seiden Adler

letters

Court’s rejection of limits on sex offenders defies logic

“Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders have been convicted of crimes and been determined to be at high or moderate risk of reoffending.” — Stuart Tuthill

letters | builders miss diversity targets

Figure may be low, but real progress has been made in women’s hiring

“While the current 4.4 percent share of work in Boston for women is a figure that makes none of us happy, it is more than twice what it was . . . in 2008.” — Susan Moir

letters | Verdict in school rape trial, but little resolved

These teens are casualties of a faulty school culture

“Does Owen Labrie deserve to have a dark mark on his forehead for the rest of his life?” — Bob Moss

letters | Verdict in school rape trial, but little resolved

Kids are not too young to say what they mean and mean what they say

“Expecting a teenage boy or girl to sort out finer nuances will inevitably lead to ruined lives.” — Dan Ladd

letters | Verdict in school rape trial, but little resolved

The lines blur, especially for adolescents

“We struggle to reconcile anything that falls outside the boundaries of so-called stranger rape.” — Margot Phelps

letters | Verdict in school rape trial, but little resolved

Imagine if the genders were reversed in St. Paul’s case

“Girls are just as capable of sexual aggression, and of being jerks.” — Abby Swaine

letters

Gas leaks worsen health in cities

“There are social injustices and health consequences disproportionately borne by low-income communities and communities of color in Boston.” — Richard Clapp and Paula Georges

letters

Editorial misses point on Simmons MBA

“We are focused on an MBA with rich and deep online experiences that use an unparalleled technology platform to deliver small classes.” — Helen Drinan

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