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

Want to throw the bums out of Congress? This engineer has come up with a plan

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Americans despise Congress, yet most incumbents are routinely returned to office. A new political action committee aims to do something about that.

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America remains the only plausible candidate for world policeman

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Americans seem once again to be rediscovering the hard truth that in world affairs, the United States is irreplaceable.

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The Palestinians’ real ‘nakba’

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In the months that followed the birth of Israel, hundreds of thousands of Jews became refugees. Palestinians can learn from their example.

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What’s so great about John McCain?

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Americans needn’t wait until the Arizona senator is gone to give thanks for his remarkable character and destiny.