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

Three cheers for congressional gridlock

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The harder it is for either party to get its way, the better off we generally are.

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Are ‘Jews for Jesus’ Jewish?

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In this week’s Arguable newsletter, Jeff Jacoby writes about Messianic Jews, the death penalty, and the great westward expedition of Lewis and Clark.

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Three reasons to vote No on Question 3

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The law was a mistake, and voters should reject it.

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The Pittsburgh massacre reflects a changing America

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In the America I grew up in, Jews had nothing to fear from their neighbors. Things have changed.