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Is middle of the road the Democrats’ best path?

Readers react to the latest views of Diane Hessan’s surveyed voters on the way forward for the Democrats.

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Markey’s Senate seat could become a musical chair

Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III has stirred conversation — and intrigue — with reports that he is eyeing Edward J. Markey’s Senate seat.

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An open letter to Trump from an American Jewish voter

“Who are you to say how I’m supposed to vote and what my vote means?”

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Animals’ use in medical training questioned

A Globe editorial on the use of live animals in emergency-medicine training programs generated a range of reaction.

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Cost of security measures is another sign of domestic terrorists’ reach

“Terrorism is a strategy used by small groups to amplify their power far beyond their numbers.”

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More and more colleges chant, ‘Give me a “U”!’

Small colleges are transforming themselves into universities to buck drops in enrollment.

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Cities, towns need to make way for drug treatment programs

“Municipal officials need to help solve this problem. They can do so, in part, by complying with the law when a provider looks to come to their community.

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Moulton deserves our cheers, not jeers

“He is working hard to bring change to Congress, to raise issues of consequence in states that matter, and to boldly resist Trump at every turn.”

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Kids’ ills underscore the dangerous folly of marketing pot edibles

“As the saying goes, ‘What could possibly go wrong?’ Well, we’re seeing exactly what can go wrong.”

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This is no longer the Israel his parents held up as example

Two aspiring dictators (Trump and Netanyahu) are working in tandem to meet their own self-centered political ends.

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Plan to build over Pike looks like a tall order

Things may be looking up for a development over the Pike, but readers’ focus is on ground-level concerns.

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Quest for Markey’s seat would be a misstep for Kennedy

“There is no way young Joseph P. Kennedy III can be a better senator for Massachusetts and the country than Edward Markey is already.”

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Lawmakers should follow lead of cities, towns on reducing waste

“On a planet with finite resources, we have a surplus of ideas on how to live our lives in ways that waste less.”

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A push for all-points advocacy to end hunger among college students

“There’s importance in one step, one talk, one e-mail. Any effort one makes can help end food insecurity.”

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Students’ and families’ voices are key to revamping Providence schools

“Students and families must have seats at every decision-making table.”

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We have to be caretakers of this planet’s inhabitants

“As one of myriad species residing temporarily in this space in the universe, we are the only one that has succeeded in fouling it for the others.”

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Summertime, and the reading is easy

“Renée Loth’s column was a refreshing and delightful picture of the world before us now.”

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The doctor will hear you now

Readers from the care community react to Dr. Abraar Karan’s piece on the clinical value in listening.

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Protective steps, while important, are not same as slowing global warming

“Climate change will proceed at the same pace whether we save our shoreline or not.”

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Navigating a way out of Boston area’s traffic jam

With the release of a long-awaited state report on Boston-area traffic, readers are eager to offer reactions and ideas.

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Planned high-rise is an ill fit for Chinatown, Leather District

“It’s another consequence of gentrification, and another indicator of the lack of equity in our city’s urban development policies.”

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Splitting mental health from the rest of care is a costly policy mistake

“Without significant changes, we will fail to provide effective, cost-containing care over the long run.”

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Argument against D.C. statehood is a vote for oppression

“Why should those who are disenfranchised resort to uprooting their lives to appease the very system that oppresses them?”

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Bring on a revamp of old Boston Edison site, housing included

“The current plant is a blight on the neighborhood and needs to be redeveloped.”