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Animal abusers shouldn’t own guns

Brockton, MA 08/30/13 ' Blueberry ' , a pit bull, who was rescued July 2012 after being kept in squalor and abused, has made big strides during rehabilitation. We get a tour of Blue Dog Shelter ( located within J.M. Pet Resort, boarding and training facility ) from director and founder Jeni Mather....CQ...... Blue Dog is a no-kill shelter for abandoned or abused dogs , and most all are available for placement once rehabilitated and judged for suitability. for SOWK reporter : Matt Carroll ( George Rizer for the Boston Globe)

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Preventing cruelty to animals can save human lives.

DANTE RAMOS

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To fix our crippling housing crunch, Massachusetts should let people build “granny apartments.” So why isn’t Robert DeLeo’s House doing anything to legalize more housing?

Opinion | Diane Hessan

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Is there a way to bridge the divide between Republicans and Democrats?

Opinion | Vartan Gregorian

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The president of the Carnegie Corporation talks about immigration, and his own experience as an immigrant, at a naturalization ceremony at the JFK Library.

Renée Graham

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From the rubble of the humiliating Helsinki debacle, what are the Republicans doing? Not much — unless you count tweeting and vigorous finger-wagging.

JEFF JACOBY

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To demand that only transgender actors be cast in transgender roles is to deny the legitimacy of acting as a profession.

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Congressional Republicans have no excuse not to act in response to President Trump’s performance in Helsinki.

SCOT LEHIGH

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The Great Trumpkin’s Helsinki heresy may even test the faith of his cult.

Letters

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Readers respond to the meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

Opinion | Andrew J. Bacevich

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/web-paranoid.jpg Curb the paranoia, anti-Trumpers

President Trump’s opponents have allowed their dismay with the president to become an all-consuming mania.

Opinion | John Shattuck

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President Trump may be giving aid and comfort to an enemy.

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Trump’s actions in Helsinki were truly disturbing.

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This heinous killing is a grim reminder of the constant dangers faced by police officers.

Dan Wasserman

Helsinki summit: Trump has nothing to hide

The stakes are high at the table with Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

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From Globe Opinion

Opinion | Vartan Gregorian

Welcoming new US citizens to the ‘crusade against ignorance’

The president of the Carnegie Corporation talks about immigration, and his own experience as an immigrant, at a naturalization ceremony at the JFK Library.

Letters

A fretful nation, and for good reason

Andrew J. Bacevich wants Trump’s foes to curb their paranoia, but some see real reasons to worry.

Letters

Given failings of Democratic establishment, progressives are saviors, not spoilers

“Why on earth would anyone count on the conservative Democratic establishment to curb Trump?”

Letters

An appeal to abortion foes: ‘Prolife’ does not end at birth

“Put your vote toward candidates for office who will support these babies.”

From Globe Ideas

Ideas | Amy Crawford

Why is history always about humans?

Humans are just one of many animals sharing the fate of a finite Earth, and what we do — and have done — to animals has broad implications for our future.

Ideas | Elisa Orzac Shoenberger

When a marriage ends, who gets the family pet?

The history of pets and the law has been contentious.

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