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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How Democrats and Republicans rig the rules against independents

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We are a nation awash with independent voters. So why don’t more independents get elected to office?

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George Washington was right about ‘baneful’ two-party politics

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Since the 1860s, nearly all elected officials have been either Democrats or Republicans, and their rivalry has lately grown more poisonous and hateful than at any time in memory.

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Bay State lawmakers blow off their deadline. So what else is new?

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Lawmakers in Massachusetts have always been an embarrassment to democratic self-government.

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‘Proclaim Liberty’: How the Hebrew Bible molded revolutionary America

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From Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell to Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense,” the Old Testament left an indelible mark on America’s cultural and political vocabulary.