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

Voter ID laws aren’t worth fighting over

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A sweeping new study finds no evidence that requiring voters to show ID before voting suppresses minority turnout.

JEFF JACOBY

The Republican president who alienated Republicans

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Benjamin Harrison had an illustrious family name and a gift for public speaking. He also had a personality problem.

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To soak the rich, keep tax rates low

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However popular it may be to claim that millionaires and billionaires don’t shoulder their share of the tax burden, it isn’t true. The federal income tax is highly progressive.

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The government shutdown was expected to hurt the economy. It didn’t.

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Far from suffering a grievous blow because of the 35-day standoff, the US economy surged.