Andrew Yang: We’re undergoing the greatest economic transformation in our history

(CNN)I never thought I’d run for president. My parents were immigrants to this country — and leader of the free world was not on the list of careers presented to me as a skinny Asian kid growing up in upstate New York. But what happened to manufacturing workers will soon happen to retail workers, call center workers, fast food workers, truck drivers and others, as the next Industrial Revolution takes hold of our economy. Bain, a leading consulting firm, projects automation will disrupt jobs at about three times the rate of the Second Industrial Revolution, which sparked thousands of strikes and mass riots at the turn of the 20th century. If you doubt that this is already happening, consider that …

Bernie Sanders is no Donald Trump

(CNN)As is fashionable during election season, candidates will be compared to others, both current and past, living and dead. It’s a fun game, and can have some real usefulness as we try to learn from the failures and successes of previous eras and administrations. “Bernie Sanders has emerged as the Donald Trump of the left,” reads the Washington Post headline above opinion writer Dana Milbank’s column.

70 years of NATO — and this year might be its most crucial

(CNN)Around the time of the founding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization seven decades ago, its first secretary general, Hastings Ismay, made the memorable observation that the purpose of NATO was “to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.” As NATO celebrates its 70th anniversary Thursday, Ismay’s insight about its nativity is relevant again — in a literal sense. A resurgent Russia has invaded Ukraine and threatens the rest of Europe. The United States shows a new affinity for isolationism and new distance from our allies. Although German militarism is no longer a concern, Berlin’s policies on immigration and the eurozone have contributed to resentment and instability in the EU. Sign up for our new newsletter. …

You kept sending Amazon stories. We couldn’t stop reading them

(CNN)What will they do in place of Amazon? That’s just a taste of what a few CNN Opinion readers had to say about the Amazon’s February 14 announcement that Long Island City would no longer be one of the two sites for its HQ2 hubs on the East Coast. From now on, no one will confuse the Queens neighborhood with Jeff Bezos’ Valentine. The LIC plan offer had been controversial since it was announced four months ago, with proponents and opposition activists alike raising their voices. Likewise, after Amazon withdrew the offer; reactions were swift, furious and remarkably lacking in consensus CNN Opinion published an op-ed by CNN anchor John Avlon on Feb. 15 that took issue with Amazon’s cushy …