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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OPINION

Should it be illegal to sit out an election?

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Democracy cannot be enhanced by forcing ballots from unwilling voters.

OPINION

Impeachment is a valuable tool. Congress should use it more often

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The Founders regarded the impeachment process not as a shocking constitutional crisis, but as a useful mechanism for resolving such a crisis.

OPINION

Trump should cancel the State of the Union

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The Constitution requires presidents to periodically “give to the Congress information of the State of the Union.” But it says nothing about doing so in a speech.

OPINION

‘Never Again,’ again and again

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“Never Again” is a fine sentiment for Holocaust memorials and presidential speeches and Hollywood films about the lessons of Auschwitz. But as a guide to action?“