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

On the death penalty, Francis is going where no pope has gone before

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In pronouncing the death penalty “contrary to the Gospel,” Francis appears to be saying something that none of his predecessors ever said.

JEFF JACOBY

Arguable: Irish honors for Cuba’s Cromwell

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This isn’t the first time an Irish government has been keen to honor Castro’s sidekick.

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If you can pay for aspirin, you can pay for birth control

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News flash to Elizabeth Warren, et al.: You are losing nothing but the power to force nuns to pay for your oral contraceptives.

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Arguable: Tears and silence come first

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In the latest newsletter from conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby: mourning, the Constitution, and rejected gifts.