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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If the SJC sticks to precedent, the millionaire’s tax initiative is going nowhere

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Why would Attorney General Maura Healey certify a ballot measure so obviously flawed?

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Arguable: If Jerusalem weren’t Israeli, would Muslims want it?

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Also this week: Reflecting on the sale of the Boston Herald.

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The twisted abortion politics of the Senate race in Alabama

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Many voters would rather vote for a candidate credibly accused of preying on teenage girls than for a pro-choice hardliner who won’t accept any legal restriction on abortion.

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Jeff Jacoby: There are benefits from climate change

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Climate science isn’t a good-and-evil morality tale. Our climate discourse shouldn’t be either.