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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: Immigration cruelties must be stopped Commentary: Immigration cruelties must be stopped
23 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children are streaming across our border with Mexico to escape horrors at home and finding new troubles here. [Read More]
Commentary: The political climate needs a change Commentary: The political climate needs a change
24 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Food stamps have never been more popular, economic growth is in the doldrums, average household income remains in a slump, the work force is still shrinking, a third of everyone between 18 and 34 is living with parents, and President Barack Obama wants to make things worse. [Read More]
Commentary: Messages from the VA scandal Commentary: Messages from the VA scandal
26 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
The Veterans Administration scandal contains messages galore, not the least of which is that bureaucratically managed, socialized medicine can be a life-robbing political blunder. [Read More]
Commentary: Isn't it time to pick on Piketty? Commentary: Isn't it time to pick on Piketty?
26 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
27 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
30 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
31 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
34 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Bill Clinton to the rescue? You bet. [Read More]
Commentary: The war for poverty Commentary: The war for poverty
38 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
39 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]
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