Jay Bookman

Opinion columnist and blogger with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues
Opinion: On board the USS Trumptanic

Opinion: On board the USS Trumptanic

Donald Trump and his allies turned the 2018 midterms into a de facto referendum on his anti-immigrant “caravan” paranoia and his obsession...
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Opinion: Just think about this ....

Opinion: Just think about this ....

Over and over again in the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump denied any contacts whatsoever with Russia or Russians. "They said, 'maybe Donald Trump is...
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Opinion: A man of honor

Opinion: A man of honor

This week, we bury a man of honor. And by honor, I don’t mean the type of honor that accrues to a person just by virtue of rising to the presidency...
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Opinion: Trump and Putin, simplified

Opinion: Trump and Putin, simplified

So here’s the deal, as simple, brief and straightforward as I can make it: In 2015-16, while running for president, Donald Trump was also eagerly...
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Opinion: One for the history books

This week, President Donald Trump retweeted an image that accuses multiple political opponents of committing treason against the United States of America...
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A change in commenting policy

Effective today, the AJC has switched from an in-house commenting tool to Facebook’s commenting tool. Facebook commenting offers several advantages...
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Opinion: Trump is a weak man

Opinion: Trump is a weak man

As Donald Trump tells it, he got “very tough” in a recent conversation with the head of General Motors about the layoff of some 14,000 people...
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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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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.