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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REAL STORY OF OSAMA RAID SLOW TO EMERGE

“Early reports on SEAL raid also incorrect”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday,May 8, 2011 The Fog of War, the Prussian military analyst Carl von Clausewitz famously called it. And that was a pretty good term. The idea was that, in the heat of battle, the details of what just happened could get awfully confused. Who shot…

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CAN WE PROTECT NY FROM TERROR

“More Nervous Than Ever In New York Even If Bin Laden Is Dead” Ellis Henican Fox News Opinion, May 3, 2011 “Can we really fight the New York terror threat?”  Ellis Henican Column, amNewYork, May 3, 2011  When I came out yesterday morning, there were helicopters over my neighborhood. I couldn’t see them from the…

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TRUMP’S BRAND OF TRUTHINESS

“Lack of facts never slows Trump down”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday,May 1, 2011 It’s the lowest form of political smear: Attacking your opponent for being slow in responding to your latest far-fetched charge. Offering no actual evidence of wrong-doing. Proposing no plausible mechanism for the supposed malfeasance. Presenting no proof of anything. Simply asserting something…

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IS BARACK OBAMA A CHARMER?

  “There are very few people in American history who can stand in front of an audience and inspire people.” – Ellis Henican     Ellis Henican, Amy Dickinson, and Mary Matalin offer their views on Barack Obama at the Tennesse Williams Literary Festival in New Orleans (March 27, 2011). Is he charming Americans?  …

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WHY PROFILE LONG ISLAND’S SERIAL KILLER?

Ellis Henican Column, Newsday,April 24, 2011 The murky portrait of the sadist is hard not to be fascinated by. But does it tell us anything useful? Really, is all the conjecture even close to being right? Until an arrest is made and a case is proven, no one can possibly know for sure–whatever confident pronouncement…

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SHOULD THE U.S. BACK LIBYAN REBELS?

“The issue isn’t the heart of the rebels—it’s the effectiveness of the rebels.” – Ellis Henican

 

 

Ellis Henican appeared on FoxNews LIVE – with Laura Ingle and Jim Pinkerton (04/22/11) – to discuss John McCain’s call, while on a visit to Benghazi,  for United States’  backing of the Libyan rebels.

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TAXMAN’S MINI REPRIEVE ISN’T ENOUGH

Ellis Henican Column, Newsday,April 17, 2011 No, you can’t deduct your cable bill. Not even if you take retirement-planning advice from Suze Orman or workplace anger-management tips from Dr. Drew. Sadly, HBO-on-Demand doesn’t count as a nonreimbursed business expense under current IRS rules, not even for sworn members of the Mafia who happen to enjoy…

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