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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OPINION

Here come the dumbest presidential debates in history

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We don't really need to have presidential debates. Let's end them.

OPINION

A win for inclusiveness, and a defeat for the cancel culture

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Trader Joe's pushes back against a gratuitous accusation of racism.

OPINION

The ballpark is no place for the national anthem

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If there were no "Star-Spangled Banner" before games, the protests couldn’t be tarred as unpatriotic.

OPINION

Fear of speech is replacing freedom of speech

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For generations, Americans were raised to see robust debate as legitimate, desirable, and essential to democratic health. No longer.