Jay Bookman

Opinion columnist and blogger with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues

Opinion: An end and a beginning

After more than 40 years in daily newspapers and 28 years at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, it’s time to go.  The decision doesn’t...
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Opinion: Trump seeks total control

Opinion: Trump seeks total control

In an interview this week with the Daily Caller, President Trump was asked who he might nominate to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Trump didn&rsquo...
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Opinion: Count the votes; all of them

Opinion: Count the votes; all of them

“It's incredibly shameful that liberal lawyers are doubling down on lawsuits, desperately trying to create more votes for Stacey Abrams,”...
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Opinion:  A Trump lie, dissected

Opinion:  A Trump lie, dissected

Donald Trump lies with an audacity and on a scale never before seen in American politics, and it's tempting to get so caught up in the showmanship of...
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Opinion: Trump attempts vote fraud

Opinion: Trump attempts vote fraud

In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, host Chris Wallace confronted Kellyanne Conway about an altered video involving CNN reporter Jim Acosta that...
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Opinion: Trump’s obstruction of justice

Opinion: Trump’s obstruction of justice

Donald Trump has known for many months that he was going to dump Jeff Sessions as his attorney general at the very first opportunity. So he has had lots...
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Opinion: A war in Washington

Opinion: A war in Washington

If you were wondering what the next two years might be like in Washington, wonder no longer. In President Trump’s words, it’s going to be...
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Opinion: A wave delayed

Opinion: A wave delayed

The 2018 midterms did not produce the thorough repudiation of Donald Trump that Democrats desperately wanted, and that Trump himself had earned. Stacey...
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Opinion: Kemp bungles, blusters and blames

Opinion: Kemp bungles, blusters and blames

In its role as arbiter and overseer of elections, the office of Georgia secretary of state should operate as a public trust, ensuring all voters that...
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Opinion: Trump built this

Opinion: Trump built this

You can’t condemn a company for responding logically to economic conditions that you yourself created. Not unless you’re Donald Trump, and...
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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.