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

How the Mayflower compact sowed the seeds of American democracy

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More than 180 years later, future president John Quincy Adams regarded what the Pilgrims had done with awe.

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Arguable: With Taylor Swift in the no-politics zone

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This week in Arguable, columnist Jeff Jacoby explains why all celebrities don’t need to be political.

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Trump is dead wrong on violence and the visa lottery

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Republicans are on their way to becoming the party of those who fear and hate immigrants.

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Impose tolls on the state’s other highways? Yes, but first things first

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Massachusetts spends more than $78,000 on maintenance costs per mile of state highway — three times the national average.