Analysis, discussion and opinions by members of Newsday's editorial board.
BloggersAlvin Bessent Rita Ciolli Michael Dobie Joseph Dolman Lane Filler Sam Guzik Anne Michaud Larry Striegel
The lines for gas after superstorm Sandy are something every Long Islander will remember: hundreds of people waiting for hours, either in their cars or standing online with containers, just to get some fuel to run their generators, vehicles, or other essential items.
Long Islanders are used to abusive prices at the pump, but what a few gas stations did during Sandy is just insulting.
Attorney...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 »
After voting against the original superstorm Sandy relief bill, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) came to Wall Street recently to raise money—and Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) is howling mad.
“Being from New York we’re not supposed to be suckers,” King fumed to The New York Observer’s Politicker. “It’s bad enough that these guys voted against it—that’s inexcusable enough. But to have the (nerve) to...Read more »
The enormous power of Sandy savagely exposed the flaws of the Long Island Power Authority -- flaws that had been hidden for years by a political establishment that benefited from its cronyism.
LIPA’s vulnerable. The public is demanding change. But do state legislators have the political will to make a bold move? Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo told Newsday’s editorial board Thursday that “the moment...Read more »
Two days before Hurricane Sandy made an East Coast landfall, the feds downgraded it to a post-tropical cyclone.
Yes, a cyclone! The kind of thing that carried Dorothy from the prairies of Kansas to the Land of Oz. The kind of thing that thrill-seekers pay money to ride at Coney Island.
But the scientists at the National Hurricane Center knew precisely what they were doing, and from their...Read more »