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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A century ago, the science was settled: Immigrants had to be kept out

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During the immigration wars of the early 20th century, the flames of racial bigotry were fanned by some of the most respected scientists of their day.

Leave adoption out of the culture wars

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The Trump administration has just taken a step that will make it a little easier to find permanent homes for children who need them. So why the uproar?


Coolidge and FDR were right about government workers and unions

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Strikes in the public sector aren’t designed to get management to share its wealth. They’re designed to extract money from taxpayers who have no seat at the table.


Republicans made a mistake in 2016. They don’t have to repeat it in 2020

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One term of this exhausting, disordered, toxic administration is enough.