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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Research isn’t tainted just because industry picks up the tab

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Is research funded by Big Alcohol inherently biased? Not if it’s done right.

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Arguable: Why we admire John McCain

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In the Arguable e-mail newsletter, columnist Jeff Jacoby offers his take on everything from politics to pet peeves to the passions of the day. Sign up here.

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‘Let Obamacare fail,’ says Trump. It already has.

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Failure was built in to the Affordable Care Act.

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The collapse of the taxi-medallion shakedown

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The medallion system was always an outrage. Regulators had no business determining how many cab belonged on the road.