‘A Monumental Moment for Women’

Sev Iyama, Mojave, Calif., reacting to an Op-Ed by the N.F.L. player Eric Reid, ‘Why Colin Kaepernick and I Decided to Take a Knee. The New York Times compiled additional reactions to the issue here.

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3. As a three-tour combat vet of Iraq, I stand with these players to protest if they desire to do so. For those who oppose these N.F.L. players, I respect your right to do so. I served to protect all Americans, not just the ones I agreed with.

Damon Walton in Clarksville, Tenn., reacting to an article about President Trump criticizing N.F.L. players who kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

Bruce Springsteen on Broadway

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4. April 1976, I’m a 19-year old private in the Army stationed at Ft. Campbell, Ky. Talked my buddies into seeing Springsteen for one of the first-ever rock ‘n’ roll/rock shows at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville. Place half full of more than a few skeptical fans. He and the E Street Band lit up the joint and won over the crowd like only they can. On the late night drive back to base, silence for a while until my buddy says in awe-struck voice, “That was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.”

Like many fans, your music has been thread of my entire adult life. Now at 60 with kids and grandkids — three generations of fans — we thank you, Bruce, for demonstrating how a popular artist can stay true to your essential self and give us hope that perhaps we can, too.

Chris Pelly, Asheville, responding to an article about “Springsteen on Broadway,” which begins previews Oct. 3 and continues, five nights a week, through February.

Roy Moore Wins Alabama GOP Primary for Senate

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5. All I know is that here in Alabama we know the two candidates. I think we voted for the better of the two. Hoping he shakes things up.

@SkwirlyQ, on Twitter, reacting to an article about Roy Moore winning the Alabama Senate primary race..

Malia Obama Heads to College

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6. A week after we dropped one of our daughters off at college, I was in the grocery store and I saw a box of Cheerios. Suddenly, I saw that little girl at age one, wearing her tiny nightgown, sitting in the high chair, picking up Cheerios one at a time with her chubby little hand. As I cradled the box of Cheerios and burst into tears, an elderly woman put her arm around me and said: “Oh, my dear, I know, the price of cereal is just overwhelming!”

Peggy Downing Manson, on The Times’s Facebook page, responding to an article about President Barack Obama saying that dropping off his daughter Malia at Harvard was ‘a little bit like open-heart surgery.’

‘Playboy’ Magnate Hugh Hefner Dies at 91

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7. A flowery tribute to a man who sexually objectified women, portrayed them as subservient to men, exploited them, and profiteered from pornography.

C. K. Smith, New England, reacting to an article about the death of Hugh Hefner, the founder of the Playboy media empire.

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8.. My brother-in-law’s subscription to Playboy, carefully purloined at the age of 15, helped me reason with my sexual orientation. The articles and letters were informative and serious. It was the only information I had access to that declared same-sex attraction was a normal part of sexuality. My sanity hung in the balance.

MikeO, Santa Cruz.

Hurricane Relief Lags in Puerto Rico

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9. It is atrocious that there is a harbor bursting with ships carrying aid that is expected to be delivered by trucks, on an island where roads are washed out! Shame on us!

sacques, Fair Lawn, N.J., reacting to an article about delays in distributing relief supplies in Puerto Rico.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has Breast Cancer

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10. I’d tell her I’m one, too, and 24 years later I’m still here. You got this!

Emily R. Turk, on The Times’s Facebook page, reacting to an article about Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s breast cancer announcement. Dozens of other cancer survivors offered messages of support.

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