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Officials should develop better data on who evades fares and make sure reduced-fare MetroCards get to those who need them.
Editorial: Foreign policy is multilevel chess
Blunt force has its place. But planning, foresight and trust can be virtues, too.
Dobie: Getting Hempstead School District back on track
The era of state legislators steering clear of the troubled Hempstead school district is over.
Opinion: Who deserves to be an American?
The history of our country is, to a great extent, one long, cantankerous argument about who deserves to become an American.
Opinion: See Matt Davies' latest cartoon
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The Point: The final push for Albany
The Point is Newsday's daily opinion newsletter.
Opinion: The perils and privileges of being Joe Biden
Biden needs to convey an image of a vigorous pugilist, not someone in semi-retirement.
Opinion: Don't blame Trump for Iran's aggression
It’s more important than ever to understand that restraint and dialogue will not bring Iran to heel.
Letter: Mosque will act to be a better neighbor
Reader letters to Newsday about the Selden mosque and more.
Young: Two inspiring victories for freedom
Events in Hong Kong and Moscow provide some hope for democratic ideals.
Editorial: Albany in the homestretch
A worthy compromise on climate change, but other bills need more care — or delay
Filler: Solving the American Water problem
The reason for the outrageous bills is the same as the reason for most outrageous bills on Long Island: property taxes.