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 twisted abortion politics of the Senate race in Alabama

By , Globe Columnist

Many voters would rather vote for a candidate credibly accused of preying on teenage girls than for a pro-choice hardliner who won’t accept any legal restriction on abortion.

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Jeff Jacoby: There are benefits from climate change

By , Globe Columnist

Climate science isn’t a good-and-evil morality tale. Our climate discourse shouldn’t be either.

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Arguable: Words, words, words

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In this week’s Arguable newsletter: Foreign languages and family heritage.

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The same-sex wedding cake case isn’t about same-sex marriage

By , Globe Columnist

In America, the state cannot force citizens to express a certain point of view.