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Jay Ambrose

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Ambrose: Putin presses for power

By Jay Ambrose February 16, 2014 6:01 a.m.

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. And something else has helped them tell it: what has happened to them afterward, either good, as in winning an undeserved Pulitzer Prize, or bad, as in being murdered.

Ambrose: How Obama could rescue millions from poverty

By Jay Ambrose February 9, 2014 6 a.m.

Getting people to quit cigarettes and saving families with children from destitution have nothing in common, right? I think they do, and I think it could be President Obama's single most significant legacy if he would sponsor something comparable to a surgeon general's 1964 report on smoking killing people.

Ambrose: Mayor may take NYC back to bad days

By Jay Ambrose January 19, 2014 6 a.m.

New York City is a cultural center, a commerce center, a finance center, a media center and every now and then an ideological inanity center. Its voters proved as much in electing as mayor Bill de Blasio, an income-equality kind of guy who just could become the next John Lindsay — a mayor who helped make a great city a sad city until other mayors, after a long, hard climb, finally made it great again.

Ambrose: Pope's criticisms of capitalism fall short

By Jay Ambrose December 8, 2013 6 a.m.

Should non-Catholics care what Pope Francis says? Of course. His is a big, big voice, he is a good, good Christian man, and millions just may be swayed when he says capitalism hurts the poor. His high intentions in a recent papal statement are the kind forever paving the road to more socialist bedevilment, and we all have a stake in that.

Ambrose: Differences between Kennedy the man and the myth

By Jay Ambrose November 21, 2013 6 a.m.

Say it's 1960, you are 16, raised by Democrats and fascinated by politics. Because there is someone like John F. Kennedy running for president, you're also excited.

Ambrose: Take care as Affordable Care Act moves toward reality

By Jay Ambrose October 31, 2013 6 a.m.

The sign-up period for coverage under the Affordable Care Act — often called "Obamacare" — got off to a fumbling start, a fact that's deservedly received massive attention even though there is something that should be kept in mind. The failure is the equivalent of no more than one ungrammatical, illogical, badly worded sentence in 10,000 pages of regulatory Obamacare gobbledygook due to inflict lasting trauma everywhere you look.

Ambrose: GOP's moves are questionable; Reid's are unforgivable

By Jay Ambrose October 10, 2013 6 a.m.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid prefers safeguarding a talking point over helping kids with cancer. He said as much to a reporter, calling her reckless and irresponsible for even bringing that matter up. The online AtlanticWire fumbled to the rescue, giving the exchange more context, but without success. Reid said it.

Ambrose: Consumers pay price for government's ethanol plan

By Jay Ambrose September 19, 2013 6:01 a.m.

Watch out, because here comes big government on a big mission to grab your wallet at gas pumps, empty it to no avail except to make everyone's life worse, and then applaud itself for saving the world.

Ambrose: Dream made a difference, and there's more to come

By Jay Ambrose August 29, 2013 6:01 a.m.

Thank God for him, this preacher, this man of words, action, patriotism and nonviolence, this Christian who energized a movement, whose dream awakened a nation. I speak of Martin Luther King Jr. and ask that Americans do him the honor, please, please, of recognizing his accomplishment instead of pretending, as some do, that we haven't come that far.

Ambrose: Obama's action delivers a blow to minority students

By Jay Ambrose August 15, 2013 6:01 a.m.

Acting unconstitutionally, without benefit of Congress, President Barack Obama has vitiated President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind law.

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