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

As MLK foresaw, racism in America has been largely overcome

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In less than two generations, the United States transformed itself from a largely racist society to a largely non-racist one.

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President Trump’s shameful idea of honor

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It is a stain on America’s reputation that it elected a president who professes to see more honor in our enemies than in the leaders of the US Congress.

Arguable with Jeff Jacoby

Would MLK honor Angela Davis?

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In this week’s Arguable newsletter, Jeff Jacoby writes about Angela Davis and President Ronald Reagan’s final speech.

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The PC commissars vs. Bryan Cranston

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To insist that only actors who are X be tapped to play characters who are X is to insist that acting can never be more than skin deep. It is an attack on the very purpose of acting itself.