Analysis, discussion and opinions by members of Newsday's editorial board.

Dobie: Are Suffolk County Republicans even trying?

On the website of the Suffolk County Republican

It’s October. Election season. You live in Suffolk County and want to find out who’s running. So you go to the websites for the two major parties.

The Suffolk County Republican Committee is first. You see the tab marked “candidates” right in the middle of the screen and click on it. And you get a photo of Mitt Romney. And below him, Wendy Long. And the rest of the GOP slate from 2012. There...

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Up on the Board: Benghazi cover-up and Suffolk County jails

From right to left, Eric Nordstrom, the State

(Credit: AP )

The editorial board had a long discussion today about what’s coming out of Congressional hearings about the Benghazi, Libya, attack last Sept. 11, where four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed.

At first, we wondered if we have anything new to say. In past editorials, we've condemned efforts by the Obama administration to cover its mistakes, and we’ve supported the 29...

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