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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If there’s a problem with the presidency, don’t blame the Founders

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The remedy for a flailing presidency is a better president.

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Time to end the debate and face facts: Minimum wage laws hurt the poor

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Evidence shows that artificially hiking minimum wages makes it harder to employ unskilled workers.

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Arguable: Was Abraham Lincoln, ‘like, really smart?’

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In his latest newsletter, Jeff Jacoby explores presidential genius.

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Taiwan isn’t China, and Taiwanese aren’t Chinese

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The more intense the threats and pressure from China grow, the more distinct Taiwan’s sense of a separate national identity has become.