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LETTERS

Free will vs. determinism, or: What made you read this headline?

Robert Sapolsky argues that our actions are fully determined by conditions that we do not control. He believes, as a consequence, that we are not morally accountable for what we do.

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The ills of fast fashion prompt many to stop and think

"Our bill would address the issues of fast fashion at the state level, taking a multipronged approach," write two Mass. lawmakers. Another reader writes, "Stop buying all that stuff! Consider that you might already have enough jeans to accommodate the legs of a millipede."

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Thomas Paine’s place in our history, both nationally and personally

Paine’s criticisms of Washington and support for the French Revolution and his work "The Age of Reason" lost him more than friends.

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Healey’s financial aid boost leaves many deserving students behind

The plan is not only unfair to students and families who choose a private college or university but it’s also a missed opportunity to strengthen the state’s competitiveness and economic future.

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Lawmakers must be held to account. Bring on that audit.

I have served on local town committees since 1963. Over the years, we have been buffeted by a steady stream of new state laws that require increasingly detailed recording and reporting of our meetings.

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‘Your atrocity justifies my atrocity’ is perverse logic

Once it takes hold, it ensures that only haters and warmongers can remain in power on both sides. Perpetuating the cycle of hatred and outrage is job security.

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Outraged over shooting of three Palestinian students in Vt.

"It is, by my personal definition, as hateful a crime as any in which one human being guns down another," writes one reader.

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Bid to move USPS facility and expand South Station has potential

I hope that the planned expansion doesn’t do anything to preclude a future North-South Rail Link.