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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UP NEXT — MORE UGLY BUDGET BATTLES

“Ready for government’s next budget battle?”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday,April 10, 2011 Now comes the hard part. What just happened in Washington might have seemed tough, Friday night’s screech-to-the-edge agreement to whack $38.5 billion from this year’s federal budget. But that number—even if it is “the biggest budget cut in history,” as self-congratulatory politicians on…

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LIBYA – LOTS OF QUESTIONS

“Learning lessons (hopefully) in Libya”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday,April 2, 2011 Two weeks in, here are three lessons we’ve already learned in Libya: The ragtag rebels do very well with NATO air support — and very poorly without it. Gadhafi may be crazy, but crazy people can fight. And it’s a whole lot easier getting…

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LI LOOKS DIFFERENT FOR ALL THE SAME REASONS

“LI changing – but ‘why’ is still the same”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday,March 27, 2011 By now it’s clear. The numbers aren’t some statistical aberration. So-called minorities – careful using that term from here on out – are moving onto Long Island while whites are dying, having smaller families or simply moving out. And according…

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