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The toll of loneliness

The former US surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, is drawing attention to the health impacts of loneliness.

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SJC deeply mistaken in its ruling on sway of victims’ statements

“A statement by a victim to the court is not of additional facts, but of emotional and psychological impact.”

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Mayor Walsh could go one step further and create affordable housing on Long Island

“A model for such a development would be Roosevelt Island in the East River in New York.”

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Even George Carlin knew when to give profanity a rest

“It’s all about proper timing.”

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‘Time’s up’ for all-male Hasty Pudding show?

The question has been posed: How can famous actors still associate themselves with these performances?

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Shadow looms over GE’s fortunes — and on state’s giveaways to the company

“Baker has spent more money on one multinational corporation than he did to improve the ‘winter resiliency’ for the entire MBTA.”

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Too soon to bask in glow of GOP tax bill

Readers rebutted Jeff Jacoby’s favorable view of the Republican tax bill.

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Grateful for discussion of gender terms, but a critique is necessary

“The opening question, ‘Do you identify as cis?,’ rests on the assumption that being cisgender is a chosen identity.”

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Mass. needs a vision for Allston project that eyes regional transit

The state “will still have to step up and provide effective service to make West Station a success.”

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Debating the doctor’s role at the end of life

Assisted-suicide measures are under consideration in the Massachusetts Legislature.

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A commander in chief who commands a lot of attention

Readers take a hard look at what we got by electing Donald Trump.

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Trump’s curious bid to bring back earmarks

“Current laws give the wealthy and large corporations control over policy decisions.”

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Real alarm over false nuclear warning

In Hawaii the missile warning was false. But that has only stirred readers’ alarm over nuclear weapons.

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Romney could be the moderate voice GOP needs

“He could be the leader who will finally give hope to a wing of the Republican Party that has been long repressed.”

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Here’s the deal Democrats should offer to Trump

A reader floats a hard bargain, of sorts, for the Democrats to drive with President Trump over the border wall.

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Washington (bad) word games

Fallout from the president’s comments about immigrants has thrown a harsh light on party politics.

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Greening Widett Circle: Embrace the therapeutic value of trees

“Boston is a hub of intellectualization, but nature offers a restorative process that needs no words.”

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Trump’s mental state still a subject of discussion — and concern

Two recent books on the president and his administration have stirred discussion.

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Move beyond natural gas — new pipelines are a step back

“The Legislature must act decisively on climate policy that brings renewables and energy storage online.”

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Frances McDormand rocks the look for our times

“I found it suddenly anachronistic to suggest that media consumers should interpret . . . high heels and pink lipstick” as meaning business.

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Revisiting Pentagon Papers highlights vital role of the press

“The far more important story is the role of a free and curated press in a functioning democracy.”

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Trump’s comments can’t be what Emma Lazarus meant by ‘wretched refuse’

President Trump set off a furor with the crude comments he reportedly made about immigrants from certain countries.

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Our Iran entanglements

Stephen Kinzer’s piece on US Iran policy drew a mixed reaction from readers.

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China, US, Taiwan all have own interpretations of ‘one China’

“China wants the United States to follow the communiqués framework only, which marginalizes Taiwan.”

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Fight is on to block Maine pipeline — ex-Texan says: Good luck with that

“I would say they should look at the case of my hometown, Denton, Texas.”