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

A bigger NATO has been a better NATO

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Much has gone wrong in the world over the past two decades. The enlargement of NATO is one hugely important thing that went right.

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More fuel on the abortion bonfire

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In the Arguable e-mail newsletter, columnist Jeff Jacoby offers his take on everything from politics to pet peeves to the passions of the day.

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Nancy Pelosi is a popular Democrat, not a profile in courage

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Genuine political courage is uncommon. But it isn’t impossible to find. Why does the JFK Library so often fall short of the mark?

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Will Trump cling to power even if he loses? Spoiler alert: No

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If we do nothing else right in this country, we know how to transfer power without incident.