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

Khashoggi will be remembered, but the lesson of his death will be forgotten

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Any regime that imprisons, tortures, or kills people because of their opinions is by definition an enemy of the free world — our enemy.

JEFF JACOBY

Elizabeth Warren, typical white person

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Whether you love Warren or loathe her should depend on her ideas and ideals, her deeds and words — not on her genetic ancestry.

JEFF JACOBY

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.

JEFF JACOBY

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.