Jay Bookman

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

Opinion: Please apologize, senator

It began as and should have remained a conversation. A tense conversation, perhaps, but a conversation.  Instead, it escalated into a confrontation...
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Opinion: Rhetoric can’t heal the sick

Opinion: Rhetoric can’t heal the sick

Somewhere along the line, political consultants must have told Republicans that “patient-centered health reform” polled well among voters...
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Opinion: The myth, shattered

Opinion: The myth, shattered

In the beginning there was Donald, a simple boy, really, raised in the untamed tenements of Queens, yearning to rise from his humble, hard-scrabble birth...
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Opinion: The proof about Medicaid

Opinion: The proof about Medicaid

Brian Kemp, the Republican nominee for governor, strongly opposes Medicaid expansion in Georgia, calling Medicaid “a failed government program&rdquo...
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Opinion: A prosecutor embarrasses herself

Opinion: A prosecutor embarrasses herself

In a five-page memo addressed to the Republican senators who hired her, prosecutor Rachel Mitchell assesses allegations raised by Christine Blasey Ford...
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Opinion: Senate GOP backs away from cliff

Opinion: Senate GOP backs away from cliff

It’s a deeply ironic pop-culture reference -- “Thelma and Louise” is an iconic feminist movie in which sexual assault plays a central...
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Opinion: The answer is no

Opinion: The answer is no

Christine Blasey Ford told us her story. She told it honestly, quietly, intelligently and movingly. She recounted the details of the assault and its subsequent...
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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.