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

Chelsea Clinton’s twisted argument about abortion and economic growth

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Clinton said that legalized abortion has been a powerful economic stimulus. But her argument doesn’t hold water.

JEFF JACOBY

From child refugee to Green Beret — to a seat in Congress?

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If ever an immigrant has lived the American Dream, Joe Schneider has. So why embark now on a race for Congress?

JEFF JACOBY

San Francisco employees eat at work. City Hall wants to punish them

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Two San Francisco legislators want to force workers to go out to lunch. Seriously.

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Short live the Legislature!

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Massachusetts is one of only a handful of states in which the Legislature effectively never adjourns.