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Jeff Jacoby

An Op-Ed columnist and nationally recognized conservative voice, Jacoby was hired from the Boston Herald in 1987. He briefly practiced law and was a commentator for WBUR-FM. His awards include the 1999 Breindel Prize and the 2004 Thomas Paine Award.

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New Hampshire Republicans sink their credibility NH GOP wrecks its rep

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New Hampshire primary voters have long taken pride in subjecting presidential wannabes to a long and thoroughgoing scrutiny — vetting the candidates on their political stands, grilling them at innumerable town hall meetings, assessing their demeanor on the campaign trail. White House hopefuls held themselves to a high standard of civility, or they didn’t win the first-in-the-nation primary.By handing a victory to Donald Trump in this year’s primary, New Hampshire’s voters may have just blown up that long-nurtured credibility. New Hampshire primary voters have long taken pride in subjecting presidential wannabes to a long and thoroughgoing scrutiny — vetting the candidates on their political stands, grilling them at innumerable town hall meetings, assessing their demeanor on the campaign trail. White House hopefuls held themselves to a high standard of civility, or they didn’t win the first-in-the-nation primary.By handing a victory to Donald Trump in this year’s primary, New Hampshire’s voters may have just blown up that long-nurtured credibility.

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New Hampshire Republicans sink their credibility

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In handing victory to Donald Trump, N.H. voters stained, perhaps permanently, their reputation for discernment.

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Ambition, conviction on the debate stage

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Sanders is a candidate of pure conviction; Clinton is a candidate of pure ambition. That is what the primary choice comes down to.

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For Americans, freedom in the world is a mission that crosses party lines

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While democracies flourish in Europe, the Middle East and Africa have the greatest concentration of tyrannies.