Analysis, discussion and opinions by members of Newsday's editorial board.
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We didn’t post Up on the Board earlier today, because the editorial board went out to lunch to celebrate our nomination as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Newsday was named on April 15 as one of three finalists for editorial writing, for our coverage after superstorm Sandy.
And over lunch, things changed. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced midday that the Boston Marathon bombers had been...Read more »
State Sen. Greg Ball has dug in his cowboy boots and is defending his belief that the use of torture on the Boston bombing suspect would be justifiable — the suspect he called "scumbag number 2" in a tweet sent to his more than 5,000 followers.
It's the tweet that set off this latest Ballapalooza.
"Who wouldn't use torture on this punk to save lives," he wrote,...Read more »
The Boston Marathon bombings shook the nation. The media reports -- man hunt updates, Amtrak service suspended, family interviews, how many suspects, link to Al Queda, where is Chechnya— are overwhelming. What's important, what's not, what does this all mean?
I'm too young to remember how I felt on 9/11 so I have no frame of reference for how to analyze all the implications of the last 24...Read more »
Up on the Board: Unpacking the search for Dzhokhar Tsamev and the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings
Starting today, with this new Up on the Board feature, the editorial board will be blogging about what we just discussed at our weekday morning meeting. These meetings are where we talk about the news of the day and hash out our positions for the opinion sections of Newsday, Newsday Westchester and amNew York.
With the events in Boston developing so quickly, the editorial board decided to...Read more »
The bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon bring out the most devastating emotions: despair, depression, anxiety. But in the days after tragedy, we are usually overwhelmed by evidence that good still exists.
After the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, for example, came the #26acts #20acts movement started by NBC News correspondent Ann Curry. The goal was for people to...Read more »