Blog Profile / Jay Bookman


URL :http://jaybookman.blog.ajc.com/
Filed Under:United States / Atlanta
Posts on Regator:2374
Posts / Week:5.7
Archived Since:September 16, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Opinion: Millions lose insurance = wealthy reap millions

They’ve already been burned once, twice, even three times, but congressional Republicans are once again staring at the red-hot griddle that is health-care reform, once again…

Opinion: Antifa are not folk heroes, they’re punks

I understand the temptation — really, I do — but you can’t go around punching Nazis, not unless they try to punch you first. You also…

Opinion: Sing it, Rhiannon

Here’s a beautiful song, written originally by Roebuck “Pops” Staples of the Staples Singers back in 1965, performed in this brand new version by the great…

Opinion: Is Trump a ‘white supremacist?’ Well …

Earlier this week, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders stood at the podium at the White House briefing room, with the White House logo behind her,…

Opinion: ‘Amnesty Don’ betrays his base

Well, well, well …. After campaigning for months on an angry, “deport ’em all” theme, President Trump reached a broad deal Wednesday night with Democratic leaders…

Opinion: The Groper ain’t The Gipper

Washington Republicans continue to rally around the only idea that seems to unite them these days, which is the prospect of major tax cuts. But they…

Opinion: A theory on congressional dysfunction

Faith in America’s institutions continues to crumble, but probably none is held in lower esteem than Congress. If you believe their critics, the House and Senate…

Opinion: “… haunted by the music of my soul”

If you haven’t been reading the web magazine “Bitter Southerner,” you should be. It reflects a degree of knowing thoughtfulness about the American South and the…

Opinion: Looking for love in all the wrong places

All he has ever, ever wanted was to be loved. And if he can’t scratch that itch one way, he’ll scratch it another way. I’m speaking,…

Opinion: GOP gets Trumped, big league

If you’re looking for an explanation of what Donald Trump did to his fellow Republicans Wednesday, don’t look to the world of Washington or political science.…

Opinion: Dreamers’ fate sits with GOP Congress. So … doom.

President Trump claims that he harbors some mysterious “great love” for the 800,000 Dreamers whom he has just exposed to deportation. To paraphrase from the Book…

Opinion: Trump shows no guts, no heart

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Donald Trump told the country when announcing his candidacy for president. “They’re sending people that have…

Opinion: Rockin’ into the Labor Day weekend

To kick us into the holiday weekend, I think it’s time to revisit Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock ‘n roll, this time performing the…

Opinion: So this is how the dream ends, huh?

At critical moments like this in our immigration debate, it’s important to remember how we got to this point. We got to this point because back…

Opinion: A tax plan for the already wealthy

Earlier this year, Republicans failed to repeal and replace Obamacare largely because they never found a way to resolve one massive, fundamental contradiction. The same problem…

Opinion: The deep, deep cynicism of ‘tax reform’

In a speech in Missouri later today, President Trump will attempt to relaunch his administration’s tax-reform crusade. If you believe what he says, his plan will…

Opinion: We’re just pretending not to see

Under the Trump administration, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration has ended a publicly accessible accounting of most work-related deaths. For example, OSHA now reports a…

Opinion: Finally, a place of honor for Georgia’s best

Fifty years ago next April… Fifty years ago next April, a rickety, paint-faded farm wagon pulled by two mules made its way through the streets of…

Opinion: The abandonment of a president

This is pretty extraordinary, as the startled reaction from Chris Wallace demonstrates. In an interview aired Sunday morning on Fox, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson draws…

Opinion: With Arpaio pardon, Trump sides with bigots … again

President Trump has pardoned former Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had been found guilty in a federal court of repeatedly, publicly and systematically violating the Fourth…

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