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JAY AMBROSE

Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for McClatchy-Tribune. Readers may email him at speaktojay@aol.com.

Articles by JAY AMBROSE

Commentary: Isn't it time to pick on Piketty? Commentary: Isn't it time to pick on Piketty?
22 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
It can happen, I suspect, to any of us. Someone comes along with major thoughtfulness, lays it out in an enticing book that happens to lend aid and comfort to our ideological druthers, and we shout its praises and sneer at those who don’t. [Read More]
Commentary: Common Core should be abandoned Commentary: Common Core should be abandoned
23 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Common Core is a brave, new issue that maybe hasn’t come your way yet, and so let’s sum it up. It is a mathematically weak, humanities-jabbing, ideologically inebriated, innovation-squashing, sparsely tested and therefore unproven scheme ... [Read More]
Commentary: Some Earth Day boos and cheers Commentary: Some Earth Day boos and cheers
26 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
We celebrated Earth Day this week, and maybe that’s what the White House hoped people would think it was doing when it earlier delayed construction of the job-creating, energy-boosting, science-endorsed Keystone XL pipeline. It was more nearly a means of bringing in bribes. [Read More]
Commentary: Feds are coming, feds are coming Commentary: Feds are coming, feds are coming
27 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Here comes Cliven Bundy, who looked like a 21st-century Paul Revere as he ran about his Nevada ranch shouting the feds are coming, the feds are coming, successfully arousing others who joined him in standing up to a mighty force that backed down in some of its overkill. [Read More]
Commentary: Bill Clinton does freedom a favor
30 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Bill Clinton to the rescue? You bet. [Read More]
Commentary: The war for poverty Commentary: The war for poverty
34 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
This year is the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s War on Poverty and there has been lots of discussion of whether it worked or didn’t. It didn’t, at least as regards its advertised purpose of reducing poverty. But it didn’t do anything to worsen it, either. [Read More]
Commentary: At war with an economic solution
35 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Whoopee. We’re growing, we’re growing. The annual economic rate during the final quarter of last year was 3.2 percent, way up from the year’s average of 1.9 percent and enough to arouse hope about possibilities down the road. [Read More]
Commentary: Journalism's extremes meet in Russia Commentary: Journalism's extremes meet in Russia
36 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Not just by what they have reported, but in some cases by what they have not reported, journalists have helped tell the story of Russia in modern times. [Read More]
Commentary: State of the presidency - pretty bad Commentary: State of the presidency - pretty bad
38 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Suppose you are president, you’ve stumbled, fumbled, slipped and crashed, it’s time to give a State of the Union speech and millions will be watching. [Read More]
Commentary: Getting it all wrong about media Commentary: Getting it all wrong about media
39 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Liberty-shredding impulses reign in some news outlets, such as Salon that is forever taking great leaps leftward and recently did so in a book excerpt. [Read More]
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