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

As Harry and Meghan ‘step back,’ Queen Elizabeth steps up

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Not for the first time in her long life, Queen Elizabeth has risen to the occasion.

OPINION

Democratic debate so white? So what?

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Black voters are now the backbone of the Democratic Party. They know what most sensible voters know: The “rhetoric of inclusivity” is well and good, but the point of parties is to win elections.

OPINION

Jew-haters, right and left

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If the long, bitter history of antisemitism teaches anything, it is that “the oldest hatred” can take any shape and adapt to any ideology.

OPINION

When Massachusetts was the battlefield in the war on Christmas

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Long before the Grinch tried to steal Christmas, the Massachusetts Legislature made the holiday illegal. Really.