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FORWARD MARCH—WOMEN TO THE FRONT

“Women notch a win in battle for equality”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, January 27, 2012 Who says going to war isn’t women’s work? Probably the same person who said women don’t belong in the executive suite and college is still a boys’ club. Good luck selling those old fictions to a generation of ambitious women.…

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LIAR, LIAR: TWO ATHLETES UNDER FIRE

“Manti Te’o sure has Lance Armstrong beat”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, January 20, 2012 Give Lance Armstrong this much credit: At least his story wasn’t as preposterous as Manti Te’o’s. Admittedly, the Notre Dame fabulist set a pretty high bar. All Lance wanted us to believe was that, in a sport famously riddled with performance-enhancing…

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IT’S THE FLU—KEEP IT TO YOURSELF

“It’d be silly, selfish not to get flu shot”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, January 13, 2012 Sorry if you have the flu. I got slammed a few New Year’s Eves ago. Chills. Fever. A horrible aching feeling. The rot lingered into the second week of January.  I thought I would die. Then, I wished I…

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GOP BLOWS OFF HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS

“GOP hardly rushing to Sandy victims’ aid”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, January 6, 2012 A measly $9.7 billion. After two months of delay Why no super response to superstorm Sandy?At least 130 people were killed. In New York alone, 305,000 houses and apartments were either damaged or destroyed, along with 265,000 businesses. More than 140,000…

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SAME OLD LANG SYNE

  “Reason to keep new year’s expectations low”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, December 30, 2012 It’s so arbitrary. A 2 becomes a 3, and somehow that’s supposed to change everything. It never does, of course. And yet here we are again, ringing in another new year with the usual naive exuberance, as if we didn’t…

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IT’S THE RIGHT TIME—AGAIN—TO TALK GUN CONTROL

“Sandy Hook, Jovan Belcher, and gun control”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, December 16, 2012 Two weeks ago, the sportscaster Bob Costas was widely denounced for mentioning gun control on “Sunday Night Football.” Costas, who grew up in Commack and graduated from Commack High School South, spoke a day and a half after a Kansas City…

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THE TIMES THEY’VE BEEN A CHANGIN’

“Hot-button issues that won’t be with time”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, December 9, 2012 Things change. Just when you least expect it. Even when you don’t. One day without any warning, a fresh breeze blows in. Don’t believe me? Then how do you explain pot legalization and same-sex marriage?   The Supreme Court announced on…

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JACKPOT JEALOUSY SWEEPING THE NATION

“Huge lottery wins come with a side of envy”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, December 2, 2012 Don’t you hate those people in Missouri and Arizona? Every time someone else wins a giant lottery, a certain resentment wells up in the rest of us. This is easy since there are so few of them and so…

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THE RICH DITCH BLACK FRIDAY

“Snubbing the mad dash for deals is a luxury”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, November 25, 2012 Attention, affluent shoppers: Pre-dawn sales are for the little people! You don’t need a $179 flat screen that bad! Did you notice who woke up at 4 in the morning and rushed out to the mall? I didn’t take…

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NO TIME FOR PIE—BLACK FRIDAY MOVES TO THANKSGIVING THURSDAY

“Stores up the ante on Black Friday sales”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, November 18, 2012 This isn’t confirmed yet, but apparently some stores have not yet begun their Black Friday sales. What are these napping merchants waiting for?   Friday? That’s no way to bust open the door on holiday shopping. There once was a…

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