MANI, PEDI, WMDs… BEAUTY BOMBERS

“A Terrifying Beauty,” Ellis Henican Column, amNew York, September 24, 2009 Told you they had some scary stuff in those beauty supply stores. Hair dyes, face creams — weapons of mass destruction! Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh had his ag-store farm fertilizer and his 55-gallon drums. Now, if the NYPD and FBI can be believed,…

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The Accuser Accused From Victim to Liar

“For the Accuser, the DA Takes Her Time,” Ellis Henican Sunday Column, Newsday, September 20, 2009 Will the false accuser be charged? Four men she called her rapists were. Will she be widely named in the media? Their names were blasted everywhere. Does she now face prison time? The four young men accused of raping…

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From This Tiny ACORN, A Mighty Mess Grows

“From a Tiny Acorn, A Mighty Mess Shall Grow,” Ellis Henican Column, amNew York, September 18, 2009 There is no defending what the ACORN workers did. Why even try? Offering to help a couple of undercover filmmakers set up an underage brothel — that’s just wrong. The workers should be fired, as they have been…

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YOU LOOK SO FAMILIAR DID YOU RUN BEFORE?

“Don’t I know You?” Ellis Henican Column, am/New York, September 11, 2009 Oh, them again! There’s certainly no shortage of candidates on Tuesday’s New York City primary ballot — veteran officeholders, perennial job-seekers, ambitious trader-uppers, even a hopeful retread or two. The only thing missing from this year’s contests for mayor, comptroller and public advocate?…

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SILLY SEASON SERENADE LEVI, JACKO, JON & US

“Kiss This One Goodbye,” Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, September 6, 2009 Come Tuesday, things will all be different. Come Tuesday, the unofficial end of summer, sanity will again prevail. But for one last weekend, the silly season will still be with us. For one last, glorious weekend, summer will proudly reign. Michael Jackson will refuse…

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LOCK UP THE KIDDIES! OBAMA SCHOOL DAZE

“Obama Schools ‘Em,” Ellis Henican Column, am/New York, September 4, 2009 How polarized is the political debate this beautiful holiday weekend? So polarized that some Barack Obama critics are even bashing his back-to-school address. On Tuesday, the president is planning a special message for the children of America, emphasizing the “importance of education” and “persisting…

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IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR LOVING THE KENNEDYS

“The Kennedy’s Had Issues: And Your Family Doesn’t?” Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, August 30, 2009 You won’t find this in the Declaration of Independence. The concept is nowhere laid out in the Articles of Confederation or the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Ayn Rand be damned. The individual is not the basic unit of American society.…

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BLOOMBERG’S SOLO RUN THE ME-ME-ME PARTY

“Opponents? What Opponents?” Ellis Henican Column, am/New York, August 29, 2009 He’s the candidate of the Ego Party now. Mike Bloomberg took a moment to cast his gaze upon the field of dreamers running to replace him at City Hall. And what exactly caught the mayor’s eye? A whole lot of nothin’. “I’m not running…

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BLOW, BILLY, BLOW…. FAR, FAR AWAY

“Small Taste of Hurricane Bill Is Enough,” Ellis Henican Sunday Column, Newsday, August 22, 2009, page 2 It was the prudent thing to do. Hurricane Bill was roaring northward. Who felt like being stubborn now? Swimmers would be ordered out of the water. Long Island’s beaches would have to be closed. Waves were already pounding…

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LET HEALTH-CARE DEBATE …BEGIN

“Fact-Free Health-Care Debate,” Ellis Henican Sunday Column, Newsday, August 16, 2009 Do facts really matter anymore? Not so much in politics. We’ve just had a spirited week of political debate over health care reform. Which sounds OK. Only hardly any of it had much to do with how we might reform health care. The discussion,…

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