Jay Bookman

Opinion columnist and blogger with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues
Opinion: The guard dog who refuses to bark

Opinion: The guard dog who refuses to bark

According to a grand-jury indictment released last week, Russians conducting an illegal social-media campaign in the 2016 elections were instructed to...
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Opinion: Here’s a curious thing

Opinion: Here’s a curious thing

The indictment of 13 Russian nationals released Friday tells us that the Kremlin’s effort to interfere with and influence the 2016 U.S. election...
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Opinion: Memphis Monday morning ...

I’m glad the week is over, except for the fact that these days, in this business, the week is never really over. The good news is that we have music...
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Opinion: A case study in Russian meddling

Opinion: A case study in Russian meddling

His name was “Jermaine,” and based on his Twitter profile picture, he was a young black American male. In early November of 2015, Jermaine...
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Opinion: A basic disrespect for women

Opinion: A basic disrespect for women

Back in the early ‘90s, a magazine profile of Donald Trump quoted his advice about how to handle troublesome women. “You have to treat &lsquo...
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Opinion: Exile from the land of reason

Opinion: Exile from the land of reason

It would seem reasonable, in a reasonable world. If the FBI and Justice Department have serious concerns about the contents of a classified memo drafted...
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Opinion: Ain’t short of much

With Carnival season coming to its peak soon, and Mardi Gras just a few short days away, I thought it would be right to toss out a little taste of New...
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About the Author

Jay Bookman writes about government and politics, with an occasional foray into other aspects of life as time, space and opportunity allow.