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Climate urgency heightens focus on policy options

In the wake of a UN panel’s dire warning on climate change, calls are renewed for a carbon tax.

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In nod to true social mobility, Harvard should end legacy admissions

“The practice preferentially offers the opportunity of a Harvard education to a select few.”

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We need a true accounting of the cost of unmet mental health needs

“We see the toll that mental health and addiction disorders take every day in our cities and towns in Massachusetts.”

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A new sign for the heart of the city?

“We should install a heart” where the Citgo sign is.

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A chilling threat looms: having to pay for the right to protest

“The idea of assessing fees to gather and speak has caught on in other communities, specifically Washington, D.C.”

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Doctors’ ties to industry raise questions

“For patients and the public, this outside income undermines their confidence that Dana-Farber and the other hospitals have only their interests at heart.”

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Trump administration would force immigrant parents into an impossible choice

“When the White House abandons the American value of the importance of the family for some groups, we all become vulnerable.”

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Mass. task force offers road map for preventing child sexual abuse

“It is now up to organizations across the state to implement these recommendations.”

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On front line of end-of-life care, nurses understand need to educate doctors

“In my decades of nursing experience, I have witnessed few physicians who were comfortable discussing death.”

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With DNA data out, Warren doesn’t quite clear the air

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test results were released to decidedly mixed reviews.

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We’re going to have to prepare for more and more storms

“We may be challenged by the rising tide of our own refugees.”

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Outcry over bid to restrict protests in D.C.

The Trump administration is considering restrictions on protests in public spaces in Washington.

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In reform of Supreme Court, raise the bar for Senate confirmation

“The need for a supermajority vote might well induce future presidents to tack to the center rather than to the extremes.”

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Hotel’s neighbors weary of din of hotel picket line

“As a resident of the building across the street [from the Westin], our lives have been upended by the noise.”

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A sell-by date for some of our older members of government?

Alex Beam took a shot at the oldest senators on the Judiciary Committee. Many readers were not amused.

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Kavanaugh process highlights crying need for term limits

“No one should have an unlimited entitlement to any federal position of power.”

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Getting Greater Boston’s commuters unstuck

A number of features of last week’s transportation issue drew reaction from Ideas readers.

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Victims and their memories

Jeff Jacoby’s column on the fallibility of memory in the Kavanaugh case prompted reaction from readers.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the Clintons

Readers were divided over the reemergence of Hillary and Bill Clinton.

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Mayor Walsh heightens focus on future of Long Island

Readers respond to the city’s call for public input on Mayor Walsh’s proposal for the future of Long Island.

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Kavanaugh has earned his pariah status at Harvard

“If Kavanaugh were to show up to teach classes, the revulsion would be great, as would the tumult.”

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Jesus as founder of Catholic Church? Not exactly

“The Matthean idea of Peter as the ‘rock’ has led to one-true-churchism — questionable theology and spirituality.”

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Democrats have played right into GOP bullies’ hands

“Democrats have squandered the apparent lead they held heading into the midterm election.”

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The president apologizes

“Who’s going to apologize to Christine Blasey Ford on behalf of the American people?”

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There shouldn’t be a whiff of concern about composting

“A good stir and an armful of dried leaves or other high-carbon material is the cure” for unpleasant odors.