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Regarding Buttigieg, middle America has spoken

"He is the essence of middle America and is garnering respect and excitement from voters all over the political spectrum."

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Group is on the front line of water quality protection

"Using biosolids makes soils healthier, reduces irrigation requirements, and reduces atmospheric carbon by storing it in the soil."

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Crumbling infrastructure blocks students’ way to a quality education

A story in the Globe's Great Divide series, reporting on crumbling public schools, stirred readers to react.

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Cost of early child care is unsustainable

"For innovative financing ideas, we can look to the US military, which identified the lack of quality options for child care as a military readiness issue."

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‘Road diet’ in West Roxbury is about more than just bike lanes

Readers write in support of a plan to reduce vehicle lanes on Centre Street in West Roxbury.

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Facebook’s corporate malfeasance

"If a company knowingly produced or accepted flawed parts, that company would be liable."

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Research on religion and violence enters gray area

Readers were troubled by an op-ed detailing research into the link between religion and violence.

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Cyclists have a road to travel before they can be called ‘traffic’

"I was sympathetic to cyclists until I spent two years driving in Cambridge daily."

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Early Social Security benefits are a choice, not a penalty

"Choosing to receive benefits early is an additional benefit compared with not having an option to receive them at all until the set retirement date."

Why hold off on hearing a prodigy?

"If Eichler had his way, the world would never have Glenn Gould’s 1955 performance of the Goldberg Variations, at age 22."

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Too many with their head in the sand and a chip on their shoulder

"One has to give serious consideration to the information in determining whether this president has overstepped his bounds."

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Stand back — here comes the artificial food

An op-ed celebrating the disruption of the dairy industry left a bad taste for some readers.

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Having experienced tragedy, they welcome distracted-driving bill

"We have been actively supporting this bill for 14 years, following the death of our 30-year-old son and the serious injuries incurred by his wife of just three years."

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Lobbyist? DiMasi should consider a different line of work

"Surely, DiMasi can find other ways to benefit society."

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One couple’s end-of-life decision

Readers grapple with the planned suicide of a Maine couple in their 70s.

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‘And another thing!’ — readers sound off on Mass. Pike’s worst drivers

A ranking of the Mass. Pike's worst drivers drew more than 260 online comments. Here's an edited sample.

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MIT adds insult to injury

"MIT does not need even the hint that it’s willing to compromise on science be unscientific if the price is right."

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A ‘deplorable’ talks about what he deplores

"I witnessed the greatest peril to our democracy in one of the Democratic debates, when all the candidates raised their hands supporting medical help for illegal immigrants."

King aide’s life highlights role Communists played in fight for racial justice

"Jack O’Dell’s political legacy transcends old smears and lives in the efforts of growing numbers in the fight for justice and equality."

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We have to take bold steps to ease housing crisis

Readers push for what they'd like to see in the state's housing policy.

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Highly flammable materials should have no place in our homes

"We should assess our own homes for flammability and consider replacing dangerous synthetics."

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On diversity, Boston Fire Department is making more baby steps than strides

"This lack of diversity, this lack of reflecting the communities the department serves, has gone on way too long."

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We’re shortchanging our future by underfunding community colleges

"There are nonnegotiable supports that vulnerable students need to thrive. The need for these supports does not disappear when these students enroll in college."

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Cyclists don’t slow traffic, they are traffic

"Bicycles are entitled to use any lane that a car can use."

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Mass. lawmakers lauded for making key advance against distracted driving

"After years of delays, the Legislature has finally reached a breakthrough."