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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: 2014 decisions that made things worse Commentary: 2014 decisions that made things worse
35 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
So, 2014 is done for. It was a year that happily ended with a pickup in the economy and other blessings but also had its excruciating moments and sometimes something making those moments and others in the further past worse: inappropriate or overreaching reactions. [Read More]
Commentary: The demise of The New Republic? Commentary: The demise of The New Republic?
37 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Arthur Schlesinger Jr., in a 1965 book called “Fifty Years of The New Republic,” recounts how Walter Lippmann, on his way to being one of the truly great names in American journalism, wrote an excited letter in 1914 to Van Wyck Brooks, on his own way to greatness as a literary historian. [Read More]
Commentary: Dearth of campus conservatism Commentary: Dearth of campus conservatism
37 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
The leftists are coming, the leftists are coming. No, wait. I am wrong. They are already here, not least of all in our universities where they co-exist with post-modernists and very few conservatives. Phooey on diversity, they say, and then they do other things. [Read More]
Commentary: Using art to fix climate change Commentary: Using art to fix climate change
39 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
When Todd Siler was 12 years old, he asked what the point of the universe was. To help find out, he later became the only one ever to get an art-and-psychology Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [Read More]
Commentary: It's time for Obama to listen Commentary: It's time for Obama to listen
40 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
It's a bit astonishing to think about, but President Barack Obama has now been criticized by three secretaries of defense and one secretary of state who served under him. [Read More]
Commentary: Scary new, up-and-at-'em Obama Commentary: Scary new, up-and-at-'em Obama
41 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
President Barack Obama, who was once a seemingly laid-back, autocratically minded, economically confused, deceptive, politically klutzy, often naive Big Government worshipper, has changed since an election in which voters said they were dismayed at his doings. He is not laid back anymore. [Read More]
Commentary: An opportunity for Obama Commentary: An opportunity for Obama
43 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Though he just may muff it, as he has muffed so much in this presidency of his, Barack Obama has just been handed a golden opportunity to rescue his legacy and to start doing some amazingly wondrous things for this country of ours, things he himself has said he wants. [Read More]
Commentary: Possible benefits of a GOP Senate Commentary: Possible benefits of a GOP Senate
44 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Something big and much that is good are waiting to happen in America, and Republicans could aid the cause. Many bad things are already happening, and Republicans could maybe stop some of them or at least slow them down. [Read More]
Commentary: New hope for solving social issues Commentary: New hope for solving social issues
47 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Hallelujah, fellow citizens. There’s a relatively new idea trotting about in the land. [Read More]
Commentary: A delay does not a hero make Commentary: A delay does not a hero make
51 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
President Barack Obama wanted to try out another experiment in unilateral government, was persuaded it would hurt Democrats in the coming election, and backed up. [Read More]
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