Jeff Jacoby

Posted May 04, 2015

Baltimore burns, shops are looted, rioters attack firefighters with bottles and bricks.

Posted April 29, 2015

Immigration Restrictionists often claim that there are no "jobs Americans won't do," if only US borders would be secured against economic migrants who are willing to work hard for low pay and few benefits.

Posted April 26, 2015

Naloxone isnt magic, but its power to rescue a heroin user from the brink of death can certainly seem miraculous. The anti-overdose drug, also known by the brand name Narcan, is easy to administer and has saved thousands of lives.

Posted April 22, 2015

THE PENALTY phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial is underway, and federal prosecutors have been getting some well-publicized advice about the penalty they should seek for the Boston Marathon terrorist.

Posted April 20, 2015

Who trusts Iran? Most Americans don't.

Posted March 29, 2015

It took Bibi Netanyahu nearly a week to apologize properly for his inflammatory comment on Israel's election day warning that Arab voters were "heading to the polls in droves...but even after four and a half years, there has been no apology from Barack Obama for his inflammatory remarks just before the 2010 election, when he exhorted Latinos to generate an "upsurge in voting" in order to "punish our enemies and . . . reward our friends."

Posted March 26, 2015

IT'S REMARKABLE what five centuries can do for a guy's reputation.

Posted March 22, 2015

That experience of a collective Election Day is one that voters in the United States used to take for granted. No longer.

Posted March 19, 2015

FOR A NATION that almost never puts murderers to death there were 14,196 homicides in 2013, but only 39 executions Americans spend an awful lot of time debating whether and how to do it.

Posted March 15, 2015

What does Massachusetts have against the First Amendment?

Posted March 11, 2015

AS A card-carrying American exceptionalist, I don't share the presumption that a US policy should be changed just because it puts America at odds with the prevailing world view.

Posted March 08, 2015

When the French transit company Keolis landed an eight-year contract in January 2014 to operate commuter rail for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the deal was hailed by T general manager Beverly Scott for its stringent "no-excuses expectation that the operator will run the trains on time."

Posted March 04, 2015

"I'm afraid Putin will kill me," Boris Nemtsov told a Russian website on February 10.

Posted March 01, 2015

Charlie Rose wasn't sure he'd heard right. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, his guest on PBS, was lamenting that the controversy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's forthcoming speech to Congress had "injected a degree of partisanship" into the traditionally bipartisan US-Israel relationship. That's not only "unfortunate," said Rice. "It's destructive of the fabric of the relationship."

Posted February 25, 2015

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, attending a meeting of the National Governors Association, was asked by two Washington Post reporters whether President Obama is a Christian. "I don't know," Walker candidly replied.

Posted February 04, 2015

Four months after Ukraines president traveled to Washington to plead for lethal military aid in its fight against Russian-sponsored violence and treachery, the US government is finally taking his entreaty seriously.

Posted February 02, 2015

Unless you've spent the last few weeks in solitary meditation on a remote island, you couldn't miss the wave of media stories breathlessly proclaiming that 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history.

Posted January 28, 2015

ON JAN. 9, the government of Saudi Arabia publicly whipped a liberal Muslim writer, Raif Badawi, flogging him 50 times outside a mosque in Jeddah.

Posted January 25, 2015

The morning after President Obama's State of the Union address, Politico had a story on how Republicans had responded to one contentious issue. The headline: "Priebus struggles to explain GOP immigration messages."

Posted January 19, 2015

THE FINAL words of his final speech, delivered from the pulpit of the Mason Temple Church of God in Memphis on April 3, 1968, eerily foreshadowed the next day's catastrophe.