Jay Bookman

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

Opinion: Cruelty, deception and incompetence

The most damning aspect of the Trump policy of forced family separation is its inherent, intentional cruelty. It is not cruelty inflicted as an unfortunate...
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Opinion: Trump vs. Trump

Opinion: Trump vs. Trump

I have to profess a degree of respect and even admiration for Trump supporters these days. It can’t be easy to keep believing all the things that...
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Opinion: Fathers are cool

I’m going up to visit with my parents this weekend, to share Father’s Day with them.  To mark the occasion, here’s the great Luther...
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Opinion: Trump speaks; Trump lies

Opinion: Trump speaks; Trump lies

In comments on the White House lawn Friday morning, President Trump told at least three blatant, major and unquestionable lies. 1.) Trump said the new...
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Opinion: The bombshell that ... wasn’t

Opinion: The bombshell that ... wasn’t

The inspector general for the Department of Justice has released its long-awaited, much-anticipated 568-page report into the FBI’s handling of...
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Opinion: The war on health insurance

Opinion: The war on health insurance

Soon after the passage of the Affordable Care Act -- quickly dubbed ObamaCare by its opponents -- the number of Americans without health insurance began...
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Opinion: RIP, GOP

Opinion: RIP, GOP

Stick a toe-tag on that sucker and send it to the morgue: The Grand Old Party, the party of Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, John McCain and certainly that...
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Opinion: The Trump moonwalk

Opinion: The Trump moonwalk

Last fall, China proposed what it called a “double freeze” to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Under their plan, the United States would...
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Opinion: Trump the destroyer

Opinion: Trump the destroyer

I want to apologize to the people of Canada for the attacks launched by Donald Trump and his minions against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over...
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Opinion: Still drivin’ and cryin’

The boys in “Drivin’ and Cryin’” have been around some 30-plus years now, and they’re playing Saturday at Oakland Cemetery...
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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.