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

Elizabeth Warren plays the ‘sexism’ card

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Every candidate who campaigns for the White House comes in for a measure of trash talk and sharp elbows. It doesn't become sexism just because a candidate is female.

OPINION

Are hate crimes up or down? The government has no idea

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Does the FBI's annual report on hate-crime statistics actually tell us anything reliable about hate crimes in America?

OPINION

The counterproductive cruelties of occupational licensing

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Government shouldn’t be in the business of keeping people from making an honest living.

OPINION

A century ago, the science was settled: Immigrants had to be kept out

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During the immigration wars of the early 20th century, the flames of racial bigotry were fanned by some of the most respected scientists of their day.