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

Needed: more immigrants, less welfare

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Walling off the welfare state to noncitizens would make immigration less contentious.

JEFF JACOBY

If Iowa and New Hampshire didn’t always go first, presidential campaigns would be shorter

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The length of time the United States spends on presidential campaigns is unreal, unhealthy, and, for many of us, unbearable. Here’s a way to make them shorter.

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We gather together to give Thanksgiving its meaning

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The food matters. But it would be a travesty to reduce Thanksgiving to mere biological consumption.

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Three cheers for congressional gridlock

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The harder it is for either party to get its way, the better off we generally are.