Jay Bookman

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

Opinion: Conclusions AFTER testimony

We have a closely divided country and a closely divided Senate fighting over a lifetime appointment to a closely divided Supreme Court, and the outcome...
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Opinion: Tell me it ain’t Monday

A week of Mondays? No way. It’s Friday, quittin’ time, and Monday will come soon enough. Until then .... <iframe width="480"...
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Opinion: Manafort turns; Trump twists

Opinion: Manafort turns; Trump twists

For months now, Donald Trump has been courting and wooing Paul Manafort, blatantly encouraging his former campaign manager not to “break,&rdquo...
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Opinion: Our Category 5 narcissist

Opinion: Our Category 5 narcissist

With a major hurricane -- “the storm of a lifetime,” the meteorologists call it -- about to slam into the Carolinas, forcing the largest evacuation...
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Opinion: Health care is a right

Opinion: Health care is a right

Even in these divisive times, we are sometimes more in agreement than we are allowed to understand. Take, for instance, the very basic question of whether...
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Opinion: Memories of a day

Opinion: Memories of a day

Seventeen years ago today, every American was trying to come to grips with what we had just witnessed on our television screens, what we had felt in our...
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Opinion: Progress always comes hard

Opinion: Progress always comes hard

The rats keep coming out of the woodwork. This time it's Leslie Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS, who has resigned in shame -- if shame can be said to...
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Opinion: Ah, those ‘younger years’

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Opinion: A subpoena is coming

Opinion: A subpoena is coming

A few weeks ago, Rudy Giuliani put on his best tough-guy costume and issued a pretty blunt demand to special counsel Robert Mueller: President Trump wants...
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Opinion: It’s coming from inside the house

Opinion: It’s coming from inside the house

In an extraordinary op-ed published anonymously in the New York Times, a senior member of the Trump administration warns his or her fellow Americans that...
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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.