Jay Bookman

Jay Bookman is a columnist and blogger at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues and state and local politics. Jay Bookman generally writes about government and politics, with an occasional foray into other aspects of life as time, space and opportunity allow.

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Opinion: We have a racist in the White House

Posted: 26 minutes ago

For U.S. Sen. David Perdue, memory works in a very odd way. Or so he claims. Last Friday, Perdue and a colleague, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, told the world that they “do not recall” racist comments made a day earlier by President Trump in an immigration meeting. That lack of recollection seemed astonishing. In that meeting...
Opinion: Our sycophantic senator
 For U.S. Sen. David Perdue, memory works in a very odd way. Or so he claims. Last Friday, Perdue and a colleague, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, told the world that they “do not recall” racist comments made a day earlier by President Trump in an immigration meeting.  That lack of recollection seemed astonishing. In that...

Posted: a day ago

For U.S. Sen. David Perdue, memory works in a very odd way. Or so he claims. Last Friday, Perdue and a colleague, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, told the world that they “do not recall” racist comments made a day earlier by President Trump in an immigration meeting.  That lack of recollection seemed astonishing. In that...
Opinion: What makes Mueller so darn scary?
 “The single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues,” Donald Trump tweeted this week. “There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes. Russia & the world is laughing at the stupidity they are witnessing. Republicans should finally take control!”...

Posted: 4 days ago

“The single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues,” Donald Trump tweeted this week. “There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes. Russia & the world is laughing at the stupidity they are witnessing. Republicans should finally take control!”...
Opinion: Our racist in chief
 Imagine that you’re sitting at a bar, and you glance at the guy on the barstool next to you. He looks like he’s had four or five beers already, and before you know it, he strikes up a conversation. About immigration. He launches into a crude rant, complaining about immigrants from places like Africa, El Salvador and Haiti. &ldquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

Imagine that you’re sitting at a bar, and you glance at the guy on the barstool next to you. He looks like he’s had four or five beers already, and before you know it, he strikes up a conversation. About immigration. He launches into a crude rant, complaining about immigrants from places like Africa, El Salvador and Haiti. &ldquo...
Opinion: Why is Mueller so scary?
 Somebody really, really doesn't want to talk to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues. There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there...

Posted: 5 days ago

Somebody really, really doesn't want to talk to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues. There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there...
Opinion: Oprah for president? No thank you
 No, Oprah. Do not fall for it. Do not listen to the sirens’ calls; deafen yourself to those political consultants no doubt working every contact they can find, eager to reach you and whisper sweet songs about your future. Pay them no heed, and none of your millions. The temptations are obvious: If you take a meeting, those consultants...

Posted: 7 days ago

No, Oprah. Do not fall for it. Do not listen to the sirens’ calls; deafen yourself to those political consultants no doubt working every contact they can find, eager to reach you and whisper sweet songs about your future. Pay them no heed, and none of your millions. The temptations are obvious: If you take a meeting, those consultants...
Opinion: Save us, Oprah
 No, Oprah. Do not fall for it. Do not listen to the sirens' calls; deafen yourself to those political consultants no doubt working every contact they can find, eager to reach you and whisper sweet songs about your future. Pay them no heed, and none of your millions. The temptations are obvious: If you take a meeting, those consultants will...

Posted: 7 days ago

No, Oprah. Do not fall for it. Do not listen to the sirens' calls; deafen yourself to those political consultants no doubt working every contact they can find, eager to reach you and whisper sweet songs about your future. Pay them no heed, and none of your millions. The temptations are obvious: If you take a meeting, those consultants will...
Opinion: Russia is getting away with it
 "I think Russia has moved from plausible deniability to implausible deniability," national security adviser H.R. McMaster told the country in an interview last week, asserting that the evidence of Russian interference in our 2016 election is now conclusive and overwhelming. “The Russians were very active in Europe as well...

Posted: 8 days ago

"I think Russia has moved from plausible deniability to implausible deniability," national security adviser H.R. McMaster told the country in an interview last week, asserting that the evidence of Russian interference in our 2016 election is now conclusive and overwhelming. “The Russians were very active in Europe as well...
Opinion: New book on Trump no surprise
 Here is author Michael Wolff, digesting his time as a “fly-on-the-wall” observer in the Trump White House and after hundreds of hours of interviews with top members of the Trump presidential staff: That is the conclusion of senior people, people who interact with President Trump daily, who owe their jobs to Trump and whose personal...

Posted: 11 days ago

Here is author Michael Wolff, digesting his time as a “fly-on-the-wall” observer in the Trump White House and after hundreds of hours of interviews with top members of the Trump presidential staff: That is the conclusion of senior people, people who interact with President Trump daily, who owe their jobs to Trump and whose personal...