Blog Profile / Jay Bookman


URL :http://jaybookman.blog.ajc.com/
Filed Under:United States / Atlanta
Posts on Regator:2428
Posts / Week:5.7
Archived Since:September 16, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Opinion: These ghosts will haunt us

As head of Rhino Resources, David Zatezalo oversaw a coal-mining company with one of the worst safety records in the industry. Conditions in Rhino mines were…

Opinion: “The works I’ve done ….”

We lost the great Sharon Jones a year ago tomorrow, after a long and heroic battle against cancer. Before her departure, however, the Georgia-born Jones left…

Opinion: Power, its uses and abuses

Out of frustration, I asked Twitter this morning to serve as my open-source assignment editor: My Trump era dilemma: Do I write about the outrage of…

Opinion: Is this the best you have, Alabama?

Is this who you are, Alabama? I’m asking as a friend, and as a neighbor and fellow American: Is this really, deep down, who you are…

Opinion: The GOP makes stupid promises

The Republicans keep telling themselves that current political problems are caused by their failure to keep promises to voters. I think it’s even more basic than…

Opinion: A grave threat to the republic

For weeks, President Trump has openly, publicly and energetically pressured the Justice Department to prosecute his political opponents, specifically Hillary Clinton. He has also expressed considerable…

Opinion: An answer for Ga. Power

More than a decade ago, our good friends at Georgia Power conceived the idea of building two new nuclear reactors — the first to be built…

Opinion: We need a little, or a lot, of this ….

Nobody does pickin’ and grinnin’ better than the comedic genius and acclaimed bluegrass musician, Steve Martin. Escort us out of this awful week, will ya Steve?

Opinion: No more whining about ‘Hollywood values’

The things we have to talk about these days … When comedian Louie C.K. is accused by five women of masturbating in front of them, the…

Opinion: There’s only path out for the GOP

The Republican Party came to a fork in its road a while back, and it made a fateful choice. “We’re with Trump,” House Speaker Paul Ryan…

Opinion: The betrayal of Trump’s base

It’s Election Day, 2017, and the nation turns its worried eyes to Virginia, where the campaign for governor has turned into a referendum on Donald Trump…

Opinion: ‘… the wrong end of a wave election’

“I think the big lesson for Tuesday is that … Trumpism without Trump can show the way forward,” a confident Steve Bannon bragged over the weekend,…

Opinion: In a rural Texas church, on Sunday ….

“This isn’t a guns situation,” President Trump tells us after the horrific slaughter in a rural Texas church on Sunday. “This is a mental health problem…

Opinion: Five crucial points on tax reform

  With the great tax-bill unveiling about to take place, here are five major points to keep in mind: 1.) The GOP plan is predicated on…

Opinion: ‘No evidence of collusion?” Wrong.

“We’ve been saying from day one, there has been no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders reiterated this week. Sanders is flat-out…

Opinion: The cynicism behind health-care sabotage

Open enrollment for Obamacare coverage begins Nov. 1, and already experts are warning of trouble. After years of decline, the number of uninsured has begun to…

Opinion: Mueller tightens the vise

Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, has been arrested and indicted on charges that he laundered more than $18 million paid to him by allies of…

Opinion: Be nice on your way up, cuz …

Time for a little New Orleans funk, methinks. When Trombone Shorty blows that bone, things start to really cook. Have a good weekend, y’all.

Opinion: Sexual predators in our midst

I’m sorry. I had no idea. A lot of women may laugh at that statement, and they deserve to have that laugh. But in my comfortable…

Opinion: From Fox, frightening news for GOP

We’re still a year away from the 2018 midterms, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a poll with such ominous news for a political party…

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