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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Your tax dollars paid for a fish to use a treadmill

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The 2017 Wastebook collects 50 examples of egregious projects paid for the US Treasury.

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Racist opinions are hateful, but that shouldn’t make them crimes

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Hate crime laws should trouble anyone who believes criminals ought to be punished for their harmful actions, not for their ugly opinions.

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At home and abroad, Obama’s trail of disasters

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As the 44th president departs, he leaves behind a world more dangerous, a country more divided, and a national mood more toxic.

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The gurus got it wrong last year. They’ll get it wrong this year, too

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2016! Was there ever such a year for making donkeys out of seers?