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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Why do presidents have unfettered power to pardon? What the Founders knew about presidential pardons

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By definition, presidential pardons work an end run around the legal system. But the Founders had good reason to allow them.By definition, presidential pardons work an end run around the legal system. But the Founders had good reason to allow them.

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Arguable: In defense of Chief Wahoo

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The latest newsletter from columnist Jeff Jacoby.

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Bribes — er, incentives — for Amazon Bribes — er, incentives — for Amazon

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Instead of luring Amazon or GE with custom-tailored tax breaks, states should ease the burden for all taxpayers.Instead of luring Amazon or GE with custom-tailored tax breaks, states should ease the burden for all taxpayers.

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Bribes — er, incentives — for Amazon

By , Globe Columnist

Instead of luring Amazon or GE with custom-tailored tax breaks, states should ease the burden for all taxpayers.