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LEADERS PROCRASTINATE JUST LIKE THE REST OF US

“Oficials’ procrastination reflects ours”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, July 17, 2011 Life, liberty — the pursuit of procrastination: Doesn’t anyone do anything without a deadline anymore? Not so you’d notice in Washington, not this weekend anyway. Not as President Obama and the supposed grown-ups in the House and Senate tussle endlessly over lifting the debt…

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IN THE SUBURBS IT’S ALL ABOUT JOBS, JOBS, JOBS

“Suburban focus now jobs, not real-estate”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, July 10, 2011 All stories in the suburbs, it’s been said, are eventually real-estate stories. People moving from the city. Houses, roads, schools and malls. Neighbors turning up at public meetings to declare: “Not in my backyard!” This has been especially true on Long Island,…

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DSK CASE COLLAPSES INTO A ‘HE SAID-SHE SAID’

“DSK rape case now in doubt”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, July 3, 2011 What if the accuser isn’t telling the truth? That troubling possibility has now elbowed its way into the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case. He, of course, is the IMF chief and almost-candidate for president of France who’s been charged with sexually assaulting a housekeeper…

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LONG ISLAND’S PHARMACY MASSACRE – A TALE OF DRUGS AND DEVOTION

  “Reeling from a senseless act of violence”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, June 16, 2011 He did it for love and addiction. That’s what investigators seem to be saying now. They’re saying that David Laffer robbed Haven Drugs in Medford, stuffing 10,000 hydrocodone pills in his knapsack and taking four innocent lives, to feed his…

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HERE COMES THE BRIDE — WITH HER BRIDE

“Change coming on gay marriage in NY”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, June 19, 2011 Clearly, the moment has arrived in New York. — One by one, Republican senators are coming around on gay marriage. And it isn’t the rhetoric of equality or any constitutional argument that has swayed most of them. It’s politics – and…

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HIZZONER ALEC BALDWIN, NYC MAYOR

“Baldwin for NYC mayor? No Kidding”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, June 12, 2011 Alec Baldwin’s campaign for mayor must be serious. He’s just snagged the endorsement of Chevy Chase. Who says politics is predictable and dull? Just two weeks ago, Anthony Weiner was the presumptive favorite to replace Mike Bloomberg. The boyishcongressman had outer-boroughs chutzpah.…

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A SEXT IS FOREVER

“There’s no delete button on the internet”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, June 5, 2011 We keep teaching this lesson to the children, then refusing to learn it ourselves. You know the lesson I mean: The Internet is everywhere and forever. We say, kiddies, keep those Spring Break photos off of Facebook. We say no bong…

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DOES THIS BUS STOP ON PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE?

“Palin looks like a presidential candidate”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday,May 29, 2011 All of a sudden, she’s looking like a candidate. For more than two years, Sarah Palin was inching her way out of the 2012 presidential race. Quitting as governor of Alaska. Alienating key Republican groups. Signing fat book and TV deals. But all…

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THE END IS — NOT SO NEAR

“The end … of the prediction”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday,May 22, 2011 You’ll never go wrong with this prediction: The world is not about to end. If the world survives, you get to say, “I told you so.” If the world does end – well, no one’s around to point out how clueless you were.…

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‘TIS THE SEASON FOR WHEEZING AND SNEEZING

“This allergy season nothing to sneeze at”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday,May 15, 2011 Achoo! Achoo! Sorry, but allergy sneezes almost never arrive alone. Runny noses. Watery eyes. Scratchy throats. Wheezing and sneezing and then sneezing some more. The experts won’t quite say this is the worst spring ever for airborne allergies on Long Island, even…

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