Newsday's opinion roll from March 9, 2010:

EDITORIAL: U.S. should let LIRR spare new expense

Riders and MTA officials met in Riverhead Monday night to hash over proposed North Fork service cuts, but another controversy is chugging along more quietly. Federal officials are pushing the Long Island Rail Road to install a system that would automatically stop errant trains, at a cost of at least $324 million.

EDITORIAL: Justice system relies on representation for all

Attorneys often represent bad people. The American justice system, where everyone is innocent until proved guilty and entitled to a legal defense, wouldn't work unless they did. ...

LETTERS: Funding for VFW halls, patronage and more

Newsday's readers chime in on a variety of subjects.

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WALT: Weather update

Walt Handelsman's latest cartoon shows a newer "forecast."

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