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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OPINION

Open America’s doors to refugees from Hong Kong

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Washington should offer residents of Hong Kong facing life under communism the same escape route it offered refugees from Cuba, Vietnam, and the Soviet empire.

OPINION

College admissions cheating is sleazy, but it shouldn’t be a federal case

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The “Varsity Blues” parents behaved badly, but a federal prosecution was overkill.

OPINION

Israeli annexation may give Palestinians the push they need

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Changing the status of land in the West Bank would not prevent the creation of a Palestinian state.

OPINION

The success of Prop 209

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California’s colorblind mandate was a noble landmark, but some lawmakers want to tear it down.