Jay Bookman

Opinion columnist and blogger with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues
Opinion: The NRA and ‘mental health’

Opinion: The NRA and ‘mental health’

In moments such as these, the NRA’s crisis-management playbook calls for diverting public attention away from the easy availability of weapons of...
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Opinion: Armed teachers solve nothing

Opinion: Armed teachers solve nothing

President Trump held an emotionally fraught, painful “listening session” at the White House on Wednesday for survivors and next-of-kin of...
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Opinion: Trump already has his wall

Opinion: Trump already has his wall

In the latest Quinnipiac poll, 83 percent of Americans say that it’s important to them that the president of the United States be loyal to his or...
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Opinion: Parkland kids tell truth

Opinion: Parkland kids tell truth

A little more than five years ago -- it seems so much longer -- a gunman armed with an assault weapon walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed...
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Opinion: The guard dog who refuses to bark

Opinion: The guard dog who refuses to bark

According to a grand-jury indictment released last week, Russians conducting an illegal social-media campaign in the 2016 elections were instructed to...
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Opinion: Here’s a curious thing

Opinion: Here’s a curious thing

The indictment of 13 Russian nationals released Friday tells us that the Kremlin’s effort to interfere with and influence the 2016 U.S. election...
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Opinion: Memphis Monday morning ...

I’m glad the week is over, except for the fact that these days, in this business, the week is never really over. The good news is that we have music...
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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.