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

An 80 percent tax surcharge on millionaires? Don’t fall for it, voters

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Graduated tax rates are a hustle, one Massachusetts voters have five times been too smart to fall for.

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Arguable: Ties of blood, ties of love

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Jeff Jacoby’s latest newsletter considers the Globe’s new home and the end of the Michelle Carter trial.

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When good things come from bad people

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You don’t have to be a wonderful person to be a wonderful philanthropist.

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Can air traffic reform fly higher than party politics?

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Presidents from both parties have wanted to overhaul the FAA.