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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Jay Ambrose August 8, 2013 6:01 a.m.
The most pathetic suggestion for saving American newspapers from the trash heap was the one that said government should step in, letting taxpayers compensate for revenues fleeing to the Internet.
By Jay Ambrose August 1, 2013 6:01 a.m.
If you don't learn from history, you're doomed to repeat it, a philosopher once said, but here's an addendum: You may also want to learn from it — as in reading "Sagebrush Rebel: Reagan's Battle With Environmental Extremists and Why It Matters Today" — because you do want to repeat it.
By Jay Ambrose July 25, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Look at Detroit, the first major American city ever to file for bankruptcy and, after bemoaning how it got there and the hurt that's going to follow, say thank you for this object lesson in how a bad situation can be made worse.