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Next battleground: the presidential debates

Readers react to an op-ed by Chris Matthews accusing President Trump of trying to throw a wrench into the process.

History gives us reasons to watch campus policing closely

"Though intended to enhance students’ safety, the Clery Act also incentivizes colleges to maintain and arm their own police."

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Sign of a keen-eyed photographer

"Bravo to Globe photographer David L. Ryan, whose July 30 Metro photo of the hotel sign installation perfectly captured our distress during this unbearable heat wave."

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Wary eyes cast toward returning college students

With many Massachusetts colleges making plans for fall, readers fear returning students will lead to spikes in coronavirus cases.

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Given Trump’s many shots at election process, let’s see a resounding result in November

"An outsize turnout and a lopsided victory by Biden would stand the best chance of denying Trump an opportunity to subvert the democratic process."

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Mass. has failed to make investment higher education needs to lift the community

"Many of the hardest hit during this pandemic lack the degree or credential they need to secure a position that better insulates them from economic disruption."

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It’s police work itself that’s gone rogue

"The offenders aren’t 'rogue' individuals, units, or police forces. Their behavior is endemic to the profession."

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A devil of a time working out details on start of school year

With the new school year fast approaching, state officials and teachers unions argue over how to proceed.

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A turning point ahead for Markey and the Senate

Readers weigh whether Ed Markey or Joe Kennedy III is the right person for the next Senate.

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Democrats need to avoid demographic traps of their own

"Democrats need to play their cards correctly. Waiting for demographic change is a risky — and failing — strategy."

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C’mon, those Republicans from the Western states don’t love national parks that much

"I predict that a good deal of this fabulous new cash will never see a redwood, maintained trail, rushing river, or new visitor center."

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Today’s vacated office spaces could be tomorrow’s apartments

"What do we do with the millions of square feet of surplus office space in Greater Boston? How about repurposing it as housing?"

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Democrats have better things to do than obsess about Kasich’s vote

"How about calling to task some segments of the Democratic Party that have resisted supporting Biden wholeheartedly? How about healing the rifts?"

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On Markey, it’s the whys and wherefores that matter, not the where

Readers are critical of a report that found that Senator Edward J. Markey spent less time at home than any other member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation.

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Grappling with question of whether prisoners should be allowed to vote

Readers take up the discussion following a pair of pro-con Globe opinion pieces on whether prisoners should have the right to vote.

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Gen Z seeks to chart new vision for GOP

Readers react to an appeal from young Republicans to reject Trump and revive the GOP with a new approach.

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Give the defiant maskless their own train car

"Dedicate a maskless train car — like the quiet car on some trains — and put them all in it."

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Ignition locks could save victims, drunk drivers alike from tragic ‘if onlys'

"Keeping an impaired driver off the road would save families like ours from having to ask the 'if only . . . ' questions, as we did following Tommy’s death."

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Costly prison phone calls are another kind of punishment

Readers and advocates underscore a Globe editorial's call for relief of the high cost of calling prisons and jails.

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Lurching, tiptoeing — haltingly, cautiously — toward the start of a new school year

With fall approaching and schools scrambling to make plans, readers see a host of problems with ensuring a safe return.

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Kasich charts path forward but can’t seem to take that first step

"The former governor of Ohio, a Republican, should have stated clearly that we must all vote for Joe Biden and against all the Republican enablers in the Senate."

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Instead of giving migrant families a ‘cruel choice,’ let us make a kind one

"Will we continue to let ignorance and bigotry shape our policies towards immigrants and refugees, or will we let basic humanitarian principles guide us?"

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In rethinking school day, let’s have more Marie Kondo and less Henry Ford

"No, computers will not save us. Education is a people business."

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Influx of donations to bail fund viewed with pride — and alarm

Readers weigh in on the Massachusetts Bail Fund, whose rise in donations has made an impact — and raised safety concerns.

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Being Finnish, spiritually and otherwise

"The cellphone quickly became wildly popular in Finland, not just because Nokia (a Finnish company) made them, but because you could talk while socially distant."