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Offering alternatives to abortion, in both words and deeds

“Who are we as a society if we decide that, because a woman is poor, she should not be able to choose life for her baby?”

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Would mayors seeking higher office be ready for world stage?

The president’s “successor will need a deep knowledge of world affairs to repair fractured relationships with our key allies and competitors alike.”

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A mother loses her children in a fraught state system

The portrait of one mother’s challenges with DCF moved readers to raise hard questions about the state system.

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Pediatrician bemoans rise in vaccine rejection

“Parents who reject vaccination for social or religious reasons are neglecting their children’s health.”

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Reagan’s tax policy took its toll

“After Reagan left office, George H. W. Bush, who promised no new taxes, soon had to raise taxes.”

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Do we hold the keys to unlock Boston’s gridlock?

A new ranking calls the city’s traffic the nation’s worst. Surprised? Readers weren’t. But they have a few ideas to offer.

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Critique of Michelle Carter’s defense ignores case’s complexity

“Is Carter’s conduct like falsely yelling fire in a crowded theater? Hardly.”

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For kids on MassHealth, agonizing delays in mental health care

Readers took note of a federal judge’s rebuke of the state for failing to provide prompt mental health services to low-income children.

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Inequities in T service run along same rails as housing injustice

“Residents in working-class communities of color have fought for fairer T service for years.”

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Saying the n-word

A Cambridge official’s use of the n-word in full during a class discussion on racial slurs has set off controversy.

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Tough talk on drug prices? Sure, but don’t demonize a vital industry

“With MassHealth enrollment rising from 1.3 million in 2011 to 1.8 million today, why are we shocked that costs are rising as well?”

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US goes nowhere in dealing with nuclear waste

Readers weigh in on the country’s costly failure to dispose of spent nuclear fuel.

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May I offer a word to those putting every 2020 hopeful on the hot seat? Chill

“Keep your powder dry until the primaries approach, and then go all in.”

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Shining a light on the dark side of capitalism

“If capitalism rewards hard work, then why are these hard-working people poor?”

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We keep trying to wrap our heads around Trump’s mental health

Psychiatrists Bandy X. Lee and Leonard L. Glass have stirred heated debate with their public warnings about the president.

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Democrats are making ‘single payer’ a singular issue

Readers reacted to Scot Lehigh’s column on the dangers of making “Medicare for all” a litmus test for 2020.

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Shot at Assange says volumes about media’s self-importance

“This really amounts to the left’s belief that the public cannot be trusted with the truth, with the facts.”

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Abortion foes take an interest in a child’s life — up to a point

“Are you willing to have your taxes raised to provide the resources needed by teenage mothers who would be forced to raise a child in poverty?”

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Illegal pot market thrives amid lags in rolling out Mass. law

Readers want the state to put more urgency into implementing the Massachusetts cannabis law.

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For Partners, some surgical precision in achieving efficiency is a good thing

“The US health care system stands out for its extraordinarily high administrative costs compared with other developed countries.”

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In Elizabeth Warren’s case, has decision already been made for her?

The Native American issue continues to tug at the Massachusetts senator, who is expected to announce her candidacy for the 2020 presidential race.

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With confidentiality rule, Mass. lawmakers have sexual harassment victims’ concerns in mind

“There are very real reasons why victims prefer to keep their cases confidential, and we should continue to provide that option.”

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Most readers say: Get that impeachment engine running

We asked Globe readers to weigh in on whether it’s too soon to start hearings. Most say it’s long past time to start.

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Joe Kennedy makes a push for ‘moral capitalism’

Representative Joe Kennedy’s effort to address inequality drew two sharply divided responses.

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In growing shadow of big data, Mass. lawmakers are working to shine a light

“In the United States, we are increasingly subject to the whims of secretive databases and algorithms.”