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Editorials from around New York

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:


The Times Herald-Record on the power of the ballot

Oct. 8

What happens in a system of checks and balances when there are no checks? The system goes off balance. To those who depend on the system, that can be an annoyance — "You didn't warn me to slow down and now I've got a speeding ticket!"

Or, if as happened last week, a temperamentally unsuited, clearly partisan judge, credibly accused of sexual assault and displaying a willingness to lie under oath, nominated by a president unfit for the office in too many ways to list, is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme...