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

This too shall pass (over)

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The very first Passover Seder also took place under quarantine, during a rapidly spreading plague, with each family eating alone.

OPINION

Excluding Taiwan from the WHO is a political and medical outrage

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There is no excuse for denying one of Asia’s freest and most advanced nations a seat at the table in the world's foremost public health forum.

OPINION

A civil liberties pandemic

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The coronavirus epidemic may leave the economy in tatters, but economies grow back. What about Americans' constitutional rights?

OPINION

Coronavirus has forced Biden far from his comfort zone — and it shows

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Through no fault of his own, the Democrats’ likely nominee is blocked from campaigning in the only way he’s used to due to COVID-19.