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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After years of pressure to get political, Taylor Swift gets in line

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America’s public discourse is stiflingly thick with acrid political fumes; the last thing we need is even more of the stuff.

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Kavanaugh fallout: Victims may be sincere, but memory is fallible

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Psychological research confirms that our most traumatic memories — the ones that feel especially vivid and indelible — are often the least reliable.

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Build more highways (and make drivers pay)

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Our snarled roadways are less like obesity, an unhealthy condition to be treated and overcome, than like a teen’s growth, a natural development to be welcomed and accommodated.

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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?