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The Confederate memorial: living, breathing — and raging — history

Alex Beam leaps right into the middle of the divide in his defense of the Confederate dead.

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Trump threatens to imperil our interests in the region

“Decertification presents a clear and present danger to America’s national security interests in the region.” — Fariborz S. Fatemi

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In hitting the wealthy, Mass. tax bid would be counterproductive

“Massachusetts already has lost enough of its tax base to Florida and other [tax-friendly] states.” — Adolfo R. Garcia

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In fighting Trump’s moves, AG Healey is standing up for us, not grandstanding

“Her lawsuits focus on actual detriments to Massachusetts, not political agendas.” — Kelley Huber

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Supporters of Iran nuclear deal are overlooking its many problems

“The Israeli best equipped to render the most informed Israeli opinion on the [deal is] Netanyahu.” — Daniel H. Trigoboff

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Trump unfit for the role of providing comfort to the bereaved

“It was one of the most heartless, insensitive, and ignorant things I have ever heard.” — Don Boyce

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‘I was told’ is not an excuse for a president to make

“A key part of his job is to evaluate what he is told, sorting fact from fiction before acting on it.” — Ilya Shlyakhter

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Is there a #MeToo contingent of Trump accusers?

“Perhaps the #MeToo campaign of actress Alyssa Milano could succeed where Amendment 25 may not.” — George Harlem

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On universal health coverage, devil is only in the details

“While actually taking steps to provide universal health care is unpopular, supporting it is a political winner.” — Ken Bader

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At White House, the chaos grows, leaving key policies in shambles

“Policy making based on . . . spin and spite serve neither the nation’s time-tested values nor its enduring interests.” — Larry Minear

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In these perilous times, middle of the road is no way to navigate

These times call for “people of conviction who will speak truth to the power of a president whose wrecking ball is swinging wild and wide.” — Ann Madigan

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Brookline’s grab at Pine Manor land is ill-conceived

“Why is the need for Brookline’s new elementary school more important than the need of Pine Manor to serve its diverse student population?” — Laurence Rheingold

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She was right to pass on a seat at Barstool

“Comedy at the expense of offending someone else is not comedy.” — Jayne Aerni

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Endowment would be vital to Seaport performance site

“Undertaking large endowment campaigns is unrealistic for the small and mid-sized arts groups that need these new theaters the most.” — Catherine Peterson

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In nuclear ambitions, Iran and North Korea just want what we have

“It honestly doesn’t look like provocation to me.” — Gene Cataldo

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UMass Lowell is already leading in tech education

“UMass Lowell graduates are sought by industry, thanks to co-ops, internships, and research opportunities.” — Chancellor Jacqueline F. Moloney

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Is there no room for arts and culture in the box?

“I was disappointed by the absence of any reference to arts and culture, whether as a challenge or an opportunity, or simply as speculation.” — Ron Mallis

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A better sales pitch would have accentuated the positive

“If the Globe really wants Amazon to choose Boston, you should be highlighting all the positives the city can offer, not playing up the negatives.” — Matthew Collins

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Cost concerns, nostalgia are not reason enough to boost building with wood

“There’s no substitute for the strength provided by concrete and steel-framing.” — Craig Dauphinais

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Thoughts of ‘Morgan Magic,’ as Sox give Farrell the ax

“I remarked to him that it must be a challenge to deal with Major League players. He replied, ‘You have no idea.’ ” — Steven Arcanti

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Normalization of childhood sex in Mass. crime bill is shocking

“How can sex between two children be presented in any way, shape, or form as normal?” — Dr. Paula McEvoy

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Take it from fertility specialist: Birth control plays key role in clinical care

“The development of safe, reliable birth control was a monumental medical advance.” — Dr. Mary E. Sabatini

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At the altar of wealth and celebrity, predators get a lofty seat

“Will the rich and famous stop complying with and covering for monsters like Harvey Weinstein — both in business and politics?” — Michel L. Spitzer

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The Weinstein saga: What took so long?

The headline “should have been ‘After Weinstein, it’s way past the time for introspection.’ ” — Maxine Dolle

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Renewed debate over contraceptive coverage

Jeff Jacoby’s column on birth control coverage generated stern response.