Jay Bookman

Opinion columnist and blogger with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues
Opinion: Trump flunks the Trump test

Opinion: Trump flunks the Trump test

I suppose we should call it “the Trump test,” the standard proposed by the Trump White House to justify its decision to strip former CIA Director...
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Opinion: Four decades of pay stagnation

Opinion: Four decades of pay stagnation

When I graduated from high school in 1974, the average hourly wage paid to American workers was less than $5 an hour. That sounds absurdly low today,...
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Opinion: A little healing

I’ve posted these guys a couple of times in the last few months because I really like their stuff. Here’s some background on them, and here&rsquo...
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Opinion: Anti-immigrant bigotry embraced

Opinion: Anti-immigrant bigotry embraced

The mask is slipping, allowing all to see the white-nationalist ugliness that always lurked beneath it. Just a few years ago, the line was that anti-immigrant...
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Opinion: Donald fears Big Bob, bigly

Opinion: Donald fears Big Bob, bigly

When Donald Trump is scared, all the bluster in the world can’t disguise his fright. And it has become pretty clear that the three things that scare...
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Opinion: This is on us, America

Opinion: This is on us, America

The Bible tells us the story about two women who both claimed to be mothers of a single child, with King Solomon asked to decide custody. In his wisdom...
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Opinion: ... when lies no longer suffice

Opinion: ... when lies no longer suffice

In a White House press conference last week, the head of the U.S. intelligence community was asked about the impact of President Trump’s discussions...
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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.