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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OPINION

Trump’s ‘Roger Mudd’ moment augurs ill for his reelection

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If the president can't explain why he wants another term, he shouldn’t expect voters to give him one.

OPINION

From Saudi Arabia, a welcome call for tolerance and moderation

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Muhammad Al-Issa, secretary general of the Muslim World League, could be in the vanguard of an open-minded movement.

OPINION

Black and white Americans are embracing the Second Amendment

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The denial of the right to own weapons reinforced the racial repression of America’s first centuries.

OPINION

The Constitution says no to DC statehood

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It’s not an oversight that the nation’s capital isn’t a state: the Founding Fathers designed it that way.