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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.”

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Be it resolved: the year — and the tasks — ahead

Readers were moved to weigh in on the editorial board’s resolutions for 2018.

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Space savers have become a most unneighborly nuisance

“They’ve become an excuse to put oneself above the considerations of anyone else in your community.”

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New MassHousing chief is right choice to tackle area’s inequities

“Without a robust plan to develop housing for everyone, our approach is unsustainable.”

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Luxury rents may be easing, but vulnerable Bostonians still struggle

“The number of rent increase cases we receive is directly related to development, not inversely.”

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Snow removal shouldn’t leave treacherous terrain behind for wheelchair users

“We want to remind everybody to keep curb cuts completely cleared at all times so that wheelchair users are able to cross the streets like everybody else.”

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Wanted: Democratic Oval Office occupant. Experience preferred.

“I hope the Democrats are not serious about running another billionaire TV entertainer with no government experience.”

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Charting a path to a new bridge for Long Island

Mayor Walsh has generated some debate over his plan to rebuild the Long Island Bridge.

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It’s the postseason — heck, why not turn up the heat under the Patriots

Readers are riled by reports of rifts in the Patriots organization.

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Oprah has many gifts, but do they translate to statecraft?

“Today’s voters mistakenly equate fame with the ability to lead or govern.”

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Lawmakers are right to resist update of wiretap law

This is “a matter of legislators doing the job they were elected to do: pass and uphold laws in the best interest of the people.”

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The certain charms of the word ‘nor’easter’

“The author of the Jan. 5 letter disparaging the use of ‘nor’easter’ is talking through his sou’wester.”

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A rising sense of urgency over surging seas

Still reeling from last week’s storm, readers underscore the climate and policy implications of rising seas.

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The connection between drilling and rising tides

“The Seaport, and other coastal areas, had better get used to being underwater: it’s not going to go away.” — Susan Donaldson

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GOP budget holds DACA hostage

“DACA . . . is being held hostage to the Republican’s intention to de-link defense spending increases from domestic spending increases.” — Jeanne S. McKnight

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Understanding teen sex

“The recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey results describing a decline in teenage risky sexual behaviors is misguided.” — Karen Seif

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Boston is moving closer to ending homelessness

“The Walsh administration’s unprecedented dedication to housing the poorest and most vulnerable in Boston is the real answer to the conspicuous issue of homelessness.” — Joe Finn

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Warmth in the midst of a storm

“Boston’s cold winters we won’t miss . . . but our amazing warm neighbors? We’ll miss them terribly.” — Marguerite Donovan