Blog Profile / Jay Bookman


URL :http://jaybookman.blog.ajc.com/
Filed Under:United States / Atlanta
Posts on Regator:2460
Posts / Week:5.6
Archived Since:September 16, 2009

Blog Post Archive

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…

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…

Opinion: A little Choctaw bingo?

Larry McMurtry is one helluva storyteller, as you no doubt know if you ever read things like the “Lonesome Dove” series or “Last Picture Show.” His…

Opinion: ‘More for me, not for thee’

Republicans would have us all believe that the economy under Barack Obama had been a catastrophe — “American carnage,” as Donald Trump described it in his…

Opinion: The portrait of a scam artist

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…

Opinion: Bannon sees treason in TrumpLand

The former CEO of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign has now publicly accused three of his former campaign colleagues — Trump’s son, his son-in-law and his…

Opinion: This story isn’t about Trump

According to Playwriting 101, Act One of a play must introduce us to our cast of characters, to their strengths and limitations, and also to the…

Opinion: ‘… bread crumbs luring the prey into the trap’

Thanks to the “tax cut” bill now being enacted by Washington Republicans, this is what the tax code will look like by 2027: — American households…

Opinion: Merry Christmas, suckers

For more than a generation, the most pressing economic problem confronting the United States has been the growing concentration of wealth among the already wealthy. Whether…

Opinion: An injustice corrected

I’ve posted here before about Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a vastly underappreciated rock pioneer who has been cited as a major early influence by the likes of…

Opinion: Hey Mikey, about that pardon?

“I don’t want to talk about pardons with Michael Flynn yet,” President Trump said Friday morning. The word doing the work in that sentence, the word…

Opinion: Spare us the Mueller conspiracy talk

I swear, these people have lost their ever-lovin’ minds. They have snipped their last tethers to reality and gone floating off into a fantasy land of…

Opinion: Hear that roar? It’s women

As noted earlier, women voters played a huge role in the defeat of Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race on Tuesday, voting for Democrat Doug…

Opinion: Alabama voters say no Moore

Politics is a game of addition and subtraction. In Alabama on Tuesday, Democrats did the adding, turning out their voters in numbers well above expectations. Election…

Opinion: No truth, and no consequences

Read this, because the distinctions that it draws are important and well put: “There’s a very big difference between making honest mistakes and purposefully misleading the…

Opinion: The wildfire endangering American politics

Andrew Jackson, Donald Trump’s second favorite president, has left us a colorful political legacy that includes the term “kitchen cabinet,” applied initially to the group of…

Opinion: Free speech for me, not for thee

“Our rights come from our creator, and no earthly force can ever take those rights away, and they never will,” said President Donald #Trump during his…

Opinion: Snow day!

Looking out my window on this Friday afternoon, this seemed an appropriate way to kick off the weekend.  

Opinion: A whiff of panic in the air?

I swear, those red MAGA hats must come with the tin-foil inserts pre-installed at the factory in China. Listen to this stuff: “Mueller is corrupt, the…

Opinion: Just a bunch of suckers

Just to be very clear: My fellow Americans, you’re getting scammed, screwed and swindled. Bamboozled, bilked and betrayed. Also, deceived, duped and double-crossed. And the question…

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