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

Our &@*!^$# public discourse

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Relentless profanity is both a cause and an effect of the coarsening of American society.

JEFF JACOBY

The Berkshire Museum saga is headed toward a happy ending

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It looks as though Pittsfield’s venerable museum will weather the storm, thanks to a sound ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court.

JEFF JACOBY

Her ‘Little Pink House’ was her castle — until the government said it wasn’t

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A new movie dramatizes how a tiny band of Connecticut homeowners fought their eviction all the way to the US Supreme Court — and lost.

JEFF JACOBY

SJC should spike proposed millionaires tax

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The Massachusetts income tax is already steeply progressive.