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KING: REPORT A LEAK, GET LOCKED UP

“Peter King’s all wet on fixing security leaks”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, June 16 2013   I sure hope Peter King didn’t mean me. The voluble South Shore Republican, who used to chair the House Committee on Homeland Security, clearly hasn’t lost his bluster since passing on his beloved gavel. As civil libertarians and terror hawks…

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THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL SOLUTION

“Catholic student sponsorships worth an LI try”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, June 9 2013 Catholic schools with rows of desks sitting empty. Kids with  all the desire, but not the tuition money to attend. Isn’t there some way to bridge this gap? As another school year ends, education officials at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre…

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STOP THE PRESSES – IT’S HOT OUTSIDE

“ “With good weather, all other news pales”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, June 2 2013 There’s a lot of news, but there’s only one story around here. The sun is out. The temps are up. Sure feels like summer, you know. We’re told the season isn’t here yet, not in a technical sense. The calendar…

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COMPLAINTS OF GOV’T OVER-REGULATION ARE OVER-DONE

SPIES, LIES AND ALL TYPES OF LEAKS

“No foolproof way to plug information leaks”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, May 26 2013 Feel free to send me stuff anonymously, the more scurrilous the better. Even now. Especially now. I have to mention this — that my mailbox and my inbox are open for business — given all the recent uproar over the way that federal…

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GLOATING ROMNEY SUPPORTERS: LET’S DEBATE

THREE STRIKES – SOME CALL OBAMA OUT

“Quite a week for Obama and his opponents”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, May 19 2013 If bad news travels in threes, Barack Obama ought to be issuing a heartfelt sigh of relief today. He’s met his quota, one-two-three, just like that. Benghazi, a subpoena-happy Justice Department, a politicized IRS — the second-term president was suddenly…

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A MOTHER’S PAIN AND SHAME

“A day fraught with emotion after kidnappings”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, May 12 2013 Ariel Castro, the accused monster of Seymour Avenue, has a mother, just like all of us do or did. Her name is Lillian Rodriguez, and what a Mother’s Day she must be enduring now. It’s nothing compared with the pounding grief visited so…

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MEDICARE IS BROKEN — WHAT HAPPENED?

SUICIDE MADE (TOO) EASY

“Drug overdoses fueling midlife suicide rate”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, May 5 2013 Is middle age really so awful? For a growing number of baby boomers, the answer seems to be yes. The midlife suicide rate is skyrocketing — up 30 percent in a decade, now surpassing even the numbers killed in car wrecks. According to the CDC,…

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ARE THE SYRIANS BEHIND YOUR HACK-ATTACK

“It’s a hacker’s world, don’t believe in it”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, April 28 2013 That dumb column you thought I wrote? Nope. Syrian hackers. The AP Twitter feed wasn’t the first credible dispatch to be hijacked. Media, business and government — we’ve all been wringing our hands since The Associated Press (Altered Post?), gold standard of fact-based…

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BOSTON, NEW YORK—TWO HELLUVA TOWNS

“Like NY, Boston won’t cower to terrorism”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, April 21 2013 Boston is learning nicely. But we’re the ones who wrote the rules on responding to one of these attacks. Taking the terror out of terrorism. Refusing to give the killers what they’re desperate for. Holding on to the values, the justice and the decency…

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TECHNOLOGY KILLED THE SECRET

“Nowadays, secrets are often easily exposed”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, April 14 2013 Who’s wearing the wire in your office? If not you,  it could be anyone. Secret recordings are suddenly everywhere. I’m just back from Albany, where the whole capital city is playing a new guessing game: How many politicians will get indicted from the tapes…

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