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

The case against fracking is based on ideology, not science

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Why are leading Democratic presidential candidates intent on shutting down one of the most beneficial US innovations of the modern era?

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Why Hong Kong’s protesters fly the Stars and Stripes

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The United States doesn’t always live up to its ideals, but the power of those ideals to inspire beleaguered people the world over never weakens.

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‘Price gouging’ during natural disasters isn’t a problem — it’s a solution

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It isn’t ‘gouging’ to raise prices in an emergency. It’s what keeps goods and services moving even in a crisis — without the corruption and queues caused by price controls and rationing.

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In the 2020 race, I’m looking for a candidate humble enough to deserve the White House

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Humility is an inoculation against blind certitude. It’s the virtue that makes it possible to learn from criticism, and thus better able to recognize truth.