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

The left’s health care rhetoric is unhinged

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Liberals say that repealing Obamacare means more people will die. But the death rate went up after Obamacare was enacted.

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Arguable: No Christians, please, we’re Brookline liberals

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In the Arguable e-mail newsletter, columnist Jeff Jacoby offers his take on everything from politics to pet peeves to the passions of the day.

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Venezuelan bonds are a fabulous investment, if you don’t mind the starvation

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Venezuela’s bonds make money for investors while Venezuela’s people go hungry.

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An 80 percent tax surcharge on millionaires? Don’t fall for it, voters

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Graduated tax rates are a hustle, one Massachusetts voters have five times been too smart to fall for.