Jay Bookman

Opinion columnist and blogger with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues
Opinion: Decency gets body-slammed

Opinion: Decency gets body-slammed

At a political speech in Montana Thursday night, Donald J. Trump took a moment to speak highly of the state’s Republican congressman, Greg Gianforte...
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Opinion: A trump of lies

Opinion: A trump of lies

In an interview with the Associated Press this week, President Trump claimed to have “a natural instinct for science” that gives him insight...
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Opinion: America, you’re being cheated

Opinion: America, you’re being cheated

Last December, as President Trump and congressional Republicans celebrated passage of massive corporate tax cuts, U.S. corporate profits after taxes already...
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Opinion: The true voting fraud

Opinion: The true voting fraud

Fifty-three-thousand Georgia voters have been placed on “pending” status because data on their voter-registration forms do not match...
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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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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.