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Air Force veteran Robert Aucoin, 78, receives a COVID-19 vaccine dose at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke on Dec. 29, 2020.

In pushing old-style approach for a new soldiers’ home, Mass. abandons key blueprint for care

Instead of building a monument to our past failed efforts at institutionalization, the Commonwealth should develop and operate supportive living options and related services.


A new definition of ‘chutzpah’

It used to be said that the defining case of “chutzpah” was the man who murdered his parents and pleaded for clemency on the grounds that he was an orphan. This definition may now be updated, as I have just read the statement of Patricia Stewart, director of the so-called “Citizens for Life."


Lingering damage done by COVID-19

Re “COVID’s lingering grip” (Page A1, April 13): In addition to neurological disorders, please let’s not forget physical issues induced by a long bout with COVID-19.

Chyna Whitaker (center) holds her son, Daunte Jr., as she walks up to microphones to speak during a news conference, Tuesday, in Minneapolis. The father, Daunte Wright, 20, was shot and killed by a police officer on Sunday after a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minn.

An ‘accident’ in Minnesota

Readers respond to the shooting death by a police officer Daunte Wright, in Minnesota.

The assembly line for gas turbines at the General Electric Co. energy plant in Greenville, S.C,, in 2017.

Turning down the gas

Readers respond to David Abel's “Facing a choice on natural gas” (Page A1, April 10).

Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders provided updates on COVID-19 vaccination in Massachusetts during Governor Charlie Baker's press conference at the State House, March 25.

Sudders and Baker failed seniors

A reader writes that Seniors were mismanaged and abandoned by Governor Baker and Secretary Sudders.


There’s a difference between ‘constituents’ and voters

Renée Loth poses the question as to why Republicans would oppose President Biden’s plan when it helps their constituents. The question as worded illustrates the common mistake of confusing voters and constituents.

Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, has been resistant to calls for eliminating the use of the filibuster in the Senate.

A different filibuster work-around

Scott Lehigh does a good job of explaining the impact that the filibuster has on the workings (or not) of the Senate. But he has missed the core problem here.