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

Why Democrats should hope Roe v. Wade is overruled

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Reversing Roe would throw Republicans into put-up-or-shut-up territory that many of them would be unable to navigate.

JEFF JACOBY

You don’t have to be a transgender man to play one in the movies

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To demand that only transgender actors be cast in transgender roles is to deny the legitimacy of acting as a profession.

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How the polling industry is hurting itself

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The polling industry has had some spectacular failures in recent years, and its deepest problems may be self-inflicted.

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Anthony Kennedy answered tough questions. Judge Kavanaugh should, too

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How can senators decide whether to invest Kavanaugh with the immense power of a Supreme Court seat unless they find out what he would do with that power?