From gun violence to wildfires, from the continuing investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice, there was rarely a lack of issues and events for Newsday’s editorial board to comment on in 2018. Locally, we saw new leadership in Nassau County, progress on large development projects, a corruption trial against former elected officials and a changing of the guard in the State Senate.
Through it all, the editorial board took positions on events, politics and policies that touch Long Islanders, writing nearly 400 editorials throughout the year. Editorials are the consensus position of the board. They are researched and written independently of the newsroom; news editors, reporters and photographers are not involved.
With each argument we publish, we strive to be a reasoned and pragmatic advocate for what is best for Long Island. We hope readers will use this index of the editorials written in 2018 to easily find our past positions and hold us accountable for our views. And we always welcome suggestions for topics we have not addressed.
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Produced by Amanda Fiscina and Michael Cusanelli