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

For good reason, statehood for D.C. has always been a nonstarter

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The District of Columbia shouldn’t have its own members of Congress. It doesn’t resemble a state in any way, and was never supposed to.

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No, expanded background checks wouldn’t prevent mass shootings

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If there were a “common sense” gun regulation that could unfailingly foil mass shootings, we would have adopted it long ago.

JEFF JACOBY

Our world has serious problems. Having more babies is one way to help solve them

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When men and women are fruitful and multiply, they tend to make the world better, not worse.

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Do Americans favor capital punishment? That depends on whether murder rates rise or fall

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If homicides are back on an upward trend, more and more Americans will want killers put to death.