LET THE KID DIE?

“Should Life-Saving Medical Care Be a Parent’s Choice?” Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, May 24, 2009 Should the law punish a parent who calls God instead of the doctor? How ’bout a parent who believes so fervently in New Age treatments, a child with a deadly disease is denied lifesaving medical care? It’s the clash of…

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TAKE A BOW, NYPD

“Obama Reclaims War on Terror,” Ellis Henican Column, amNew York, May 22, 2009 No one was water-boarded. No secret tribunals were held. The word “Guantanamo” wasn’t even mentioned. It was old-fashioned police work, overseen by a civilian federal court, that busted open America’s latest terror plot. Investigation, arrest, arraignment, evidence, prosecution and defense — the…

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SWINE RELASPE

“Swine Flu Comes Back with a Harden Punch,” Ellis Henican Sunday Column, Newsday, 5-17-09 Wait, wasn’t the swine flu supposed to be finished? For two solid weeks there, we’d breathed a nice sigh of relief. This pandemic wasn’t the pandemic. H1N1 was half a virus of hype. And we were turning our limited attention, as…

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FIGHTING IRISH

“Hey, Notre Dame! Let the President Speak,” Ellis Henican Column, amNew York, May 15, 2009 It’s one of the great things about America’s Catholic universities, one of many — the long coexistence of intellectual openness and faith. We Catholics are not expected to shut ourselves off from honest discussion. We are not taught to close…

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Newsday: Pounce Time

No one really thinks Barack Obama hates disabled kids. But when the president of the United States settled onto Jay Leno’s couch and used a flip way of describing how terrible a bowler he is, he didn’t need more time for reflection. It was too late for that. He already knew what he’d be doing…

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