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

Those imprisoned for breaking laws should have no say in making laws

By , Globe Columnist

Society punishes convicted felons by denying them control over their own affairs. Letting them exercise control over society’s affairs by voting would be irrational and unjust.

JEFF JACOBY

Don’t dump the filibuster — restore it to its former glory

By , Globe Columnist

Used with prudence and restraint, filibusters protect the minority’s right to be heard, foster deliberation, and promote compromise.

JEFF JACOBY

No, President Trump, our country isn’t full

By , Globe Columnist

The belief that America already contains as many people as it can handle is one that immigration restrictionists have been promoting for years.

JEFF JACOBY

On the folly of rent control, right and left agree

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Massachusetts voters chose wisely when they scrapped rent control in 1994. Nothing good can come of resurrecting it now.