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

If Collins backs Kavanaugh, $1.4m is waiting for her next opponent. That’s not bribery, it’s politics

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What could be more typical of democratic politics than lobbying elected officials, or working to defeat them if you disapprove of their performance in office?

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Hypocrisy at the water’s edge

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Jeff Jacoby’s Arguable newsletter takes a look at John Kerry’s involvement in Iran, forgiveness on Yom Kippur, and more.

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California’s latest bad idea: gender quotas for corporate boards

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A law mandating a minimum number of slots for women on corporate boards sends an unfair and untrue message.

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Celebrity gossip may be entertaining, but it makes our whole culture sick

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Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words — ugly, gossipy, cruel words — can eventually break a whole society.