Jay Bookman

Opinion columnist and blogger with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues
Opinion: ‘Ask, and you shall receive’

Opinion: ‘Ask, and you shall receive’

Note the date of the video below: July 27, 2016, in the heart of the presidential campaign. It’s important, and we’ll come back to it in a...
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Opinion: No good time to go ...

If I could schedule these things for a slow news time, well, then I’d never be able to schedule these things. I’ll be gone on vacation for...
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Opinion: The truth is not in him

Opinion: The truth is not in him

Upon returning from his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump held a campaign-style rally in Minnesota in which he reveled in his...
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Opinion: Anything for you, Vlad ....

Opinion: Anything for you, Vlad ....

Let’s set aside the unanimous conclusion of the U.S. intelligence community that Vladimir Putin tried to aid the election of Donald Trump. Just...
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Opinion: Roe v. Wade is on the line

Opinion: Roe v. Wade is on the line

Well, they’re lying to somebody. For more than a generation, Republican politicians have told anti-abortion groups that their highest priority was...
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Opinion: Here’s to romantic failure

England prides itself as the original home for football, the game that we in America call soccer because, well, the word “football” was...
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Opinion: We have no trade strategy

Opinion: We have no trade strategy

Donald Trump is right about this much: China’s approach to free trade is unfair to the point of being predatory, especially on issues such as intellectual...
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Opinion: What unites us as Americans

Opinion: What unites us as Americans

It begins with words that ought to be familiar to every American, regardless of political creed, the opening words to what has become our mutual heritage...
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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.