Op-Ed Columnist

Jeff Jacoby

Jeff Jacoby, who has been a columnist for The Boston Globe since 1994, is a conservative writer with a national reputation.

A native of Cleveland, Jeff has degrees from George Washington University and from Boston University Law School. Before entering journalism, he (briefly) practiced law at the prominent firm of Baker & Hostetler, worked on several political campaigns in Massachusetts, and was an assistant to Dr. John Silber, the president of Boston University. In 1999, Jeff became the first recipient of the Breindel Prize, a major award for excellence in opinion journalism. In 2014, he was included in the “Forward 50,” a list of the most influential American Jews.

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JEFF JACOBY

How a hack went to the White House and became a conscientious reformer

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The story of the 21st president is a story of redemption — of a sleazy insider who governed honestly, putting country ahead of party and turning his back on corruption.

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A crush on the tyrant’s sister

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More than any other country in the world, North Korea is governed like a Nazi death camp.

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The Tea Party is dead and buried, and the GOP just danced on its grave

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Republicans have turned their backs on the Tea Party, and on everything the GOP has ever said about fiscal discipline.

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Poland and Israel need each other’s friendship, not a bitter fight over history

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Poland cannot evade painful historical questions by passing laws to punish those who raise them.