Jay Bookman

Opinion columnist and blogger with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues
Opinion: A moment to remember

Opinion: A moment to remember

Somewhere in that field of white crosses at Normandy lies an uncle whom I never got the chance to meet. He drew the short straw, coming in with the first...
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Opinion: No go with NoKo

Opinion: No go with NoKo

At every stage of this process, Donald Trump has seen himself as the master negotiator on his way to the Nobel Peace Prize, and at every stage of this...
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Opinion: Surviving peak idiocracy

Opinion: Surviving peak idiocracy

Really, nobody should be surprised. We elected a man who rode to political prominence by claiming that Barack Obama isn’t a natural-born citizen...
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Opinion: Trump demands your self-respect

Opinion: Trump demands your self-respect

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen claimed Tuesday that she was unaware of any intelligence finding that Russia intervened in the 2016 elections...
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Opinion: A gross abuse of power

Opinion: A gross abuse of power

President Trump is demanding -- no, ordering -- a federal investigation into the investigation that is dogging his administration and that he wants desperately...
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Opinion: A little Low Cut Connie to go

Here’s a band out of Philly that I’ve been following for a few years now.  It’s tough to find that sweet spot, that balance between...
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Opinion: Mueller is Trump’s creation

Opinion: Mueller is Trump’s creation

One year ago today, Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate Russian interference into our 2016 elections as well as possible collusion...
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Opinion: The con man becomes the mark

Opinion: The con man becomes the mark

At some point, it was going to happen. At some point, the bluebirds-singing-kumbaya, happy-castles-built-on-sand fantasy that North Korea was willing...
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Opinion: Two Georgias, one governor

Opinion: Two Georgias, one governor

Georgia Republicans are obsessed with guns -- guns guns guns guns guns -- and they’re downright terrified of immigrants.  Also, guns. At least...
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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.