Columnist

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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Trump and Clinton: A guide for haters

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It’s easy to find compelling reasons to dislike both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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Failure of Turkey’s coup was no victory for democracy

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Turkish newspapers hailed the suppression of the attempted military coup as “Democracy’s Victory.” It was anything but.

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Real debates illuminate issues. Presidential ‘debates’ debase them

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The best debates are focused, lively, respectful, stimulating, and informative. Why can’t presidential debates be like that?

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Making college ‘free’ will only make it worse

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Sorry Hillary, “free” college tuition sounds great in theory but doesn’t actually exist in real life.