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Jay Ambrose

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Ambrose: Obama's dangerous deal

By Jay Ambrose March 29, 2015 6 a.m.

Iran's supreme leader recently said "Death to America," and meanwhile his country is gaining power in Iraq, Yemen and Syria; sponsoring terrorists; working on a ballistic missile program; and making it clear that Israel is a goner if Iran is ever in a position to make that happen.

Ambrose: Uber's innovation bodes well for future

By Jay Ambrose March 22, 2015 6 a.m.

'Uber" is a German word generally used in English to mean "super," and I am here to argue that nothing is more uber for building an economy than innovative entrepreneurship — and that few entrepreneurial companies these days are more uber than Uber. It's a taxi company that is not really a taxi company.

Ambrose: Obama's disturbing legacy

By Jay Ambrose March 8, 2015 6 a.m.

As the last two years of his tenure move toward their conclusion, President Barack Obama's increasingly probable legacy — on top of the much-discussed debt he will leave to punish future generations — could be a nuclear-armed Iran and a striking diminution of rule of law and American freedoms.

2014: year of overreaction

By Jay Ambrose January 4, 2015 6 a.m.

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.

Ambrose: Art employed in quest for climate change fix

By Jay Ambrose December 7, 2014 6 a.m.

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. He has since painted up a storm, thought up a storm, and is now collaborating with a scientist to give us a new boundless energy supply that could end global warming fears.

Ambrose: An opportunity for Obama

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

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.

Ambrose: New hope for solving social woes

By Jay Ambrose October 12, 2014 6 a.m.

Hallelujah, fellow citizens. There's a relatively new idea trotting about in the land. It offers great hope of addressing persistent, heartrending social problems effectively and without waste, it is backed by conservatives and liberals, and it could ultimately replace a system that has provided far too little for far too much.

Ambrose: Compromise on immigration possible

By Jay Ambrose September 14, 2014 6 a.m.

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. The trick he had in mind — finding ways to make some illegal immigrants legal without the approval of Congress — now won't happen until after November. Then, however, we just might get a storm for which no shelters are yet constructed.

Ambrose: Will Republicans back conservative anti-poverty plan?

By Jay Ambrose August 17, 2014 6 a.m.

Here they come, a charging brigade, conservatives who just might win a fresh war on poverty and otherwise help the down and out because of compassion that hardly stands alone. It is accompanied by analytical soundness.

Ambrose: Foreign policy flounders

By Jay Ambrose July 20, 2014 6 a.m.

The world is lately an unstable mess, as crazily off balance as at any time in the past 3½ decades, says a recent front-page story in The Wall Street Journal, and it's clearly, frighteningly true.

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