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The great divide between the left and right

A poll of 400 Trump and Clinton supporters found wide agreement. But perhaps our divide goes deeper.

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All eyes on GOP tax plan

The Republican tax reform proposal is viewed from a number of angles.

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Dip in T ridership could be chalked up to unhappy customers

“We have learned the hard way that we cannot count on the T to get us to work or to critical appointments on time.”

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Texting, crossing street, pushing stroller? Seriously?

“There is nothing more important than a life.”

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Byzantine liquor license process exposes dark side of so-called progressive Cambridge

“This voter can only hope that Cambridge City Council will make amends for this disgusting situation.”

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Turkey is showing its belligerent face on the world stage

“Turkey has always been unworthy of allied relations with Western nations and merits no place in Euro-Atlantic organizations.”

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Fate of Lebanon casts harsh light on Saudi Arabia and its Western enablers

“Saudi Arabia is openly intervening in the internal political affairs of a sovereign state.”

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That sound you hear is the push for quieter leaf-blowing solutions

“The problem in Newton happens when a so-called stick is used first, instead of a carrot.”

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Who should lead way on water pollution?

A Globe editorial argued that the EPA should regulate water pollution, but some say the state should take the lead.

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Idea for Back Bay club is given a cool reception

A planned club at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Berkeley Street has met resistance from neighbors.

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Registration drives won’t help when voter apathy persists

“What should be an honor barely resonates even as a responsibility.”

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A not-so-immaculate religious reference

“Cullen makes the classic Immaculate Conception error.”

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Abuse victim explains why it can take years to come forward

“As time passes, you try to forget the abuse, but the trauma changes you forever.”

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Emotions of Moore’s accuser were tipping point for Julie Goodridge to speak out

“Hearing the emotion in the voice of Moore’s recent accuser has brought me back to a place in my memory that I hate to go.”

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Automation can benefit us all, but first let’s bid laissez-faire adieu

Adam Smith “advocated capitalism with justice, liberty, and equal opportunity.” — John E. Hill

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Building #19 was bargain hunters’ heaven

“And Jerry Ellis himself was simply a kind, honest, and humble man.” — Edgar Dworsky

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With MCAS, we’re preparing kids for the test, but not for life

“Of course our children need to learn to read and write and to do math. But they deserve more than this.” — Neil M. Kulick

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‘Moving the goal post’ on MCAS further damages children’s education

“Massachusetts students are among the very best in the world, according to international comparisons. Yet we’re failing?” — Senator Pat Jehlen

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Schools should not balk at chance to offer guidance on testicular cancer

“Testicular cancer is a disease that virtually no young man should die from.” — Dr. David H. Kauder

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Dispensaries group urges both a level playing field and good use of existing cannabis infrastructure

“There should be a seat at the table for everyone as the regulated cannabis industry develops.” — David Torrisi

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Mandated nurse-patient ratios are not the prescription

“Patient conditions can differ from moment to moment. There simply is not a set number.” — Pat Noga

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Even after a few wins, Democrats still don’t seem to get it

“Democratic congressional leaders gloat while the Republican leadership continually trips over their own feet. That is not leadership.” — John J. Clifford

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To advance City Council’s progress, remove South End from Southie’s shadow

“Many of us argued that . . . the South End would never have its own representation — a prediction that has been borne out.” — Paul M. Wright

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The Central Square that used to be

“The idea of Mom being pals with ‘the Hubba Hubba lady’ was always a source of sweet amusement in our family.” — Kate Joyce

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Harsh light thrown on case of trooper’s arrest report

A state trooper’s charge that he was forced to alter an arrest report has been met with outrage and disappointment.