Jeff Jacoby

Jeff Jacoby
Democrats Discover that 'Defund the Police' Is Political Poison
By Jeff Jacoby
As New York headed into the home stretch of last week's mayoral primary campaign, progressive New York Times columnist Michelle ...
July 02, 2021
When Jews Are Attacked in America's Streets, Who Speaks Out?
By Jeff Jacoby
FOR THE LAST few years, in the wake of the 2018 Tree of Life massacre in Pittsburgh, the doors to ...
May 26, 2021
Which Party Gains if Roe Goes Down?
By Jeff Jacoby
FOR THE first time since 1973, the Supreme Court will decide whether a broad abortion ban — not just a ...
May 24, 2021
Is America Racist? Kamala Harris and Tim Scott Say No.
By Jeff Jacoby
LAST WEEK, from opposite ends of the political spectrum, two of America's most prominent Black elected officials affirmed that the ...
May 05, 2021
Race-Based Admissions Are Wrong, and It's Time the Supreme Court Said So
By Jeff Jacoby
Nearly seven years ago, the nonprofit group Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) brought suit against Harvard University, claiming that its ...
March 08, 2021
Don't Get Hooked on Executive Orders
By Jeff Jacoby
When Barack Obama became president in 2009, he moved quickly to overturn many of George W. Bush's policies. During his ...
February 18, 2021
Why New Hampshire Is Suing Massachusetts
By Jeff Jacoby
Freedom from income taxes is among New Hampshire's delights: The Granite State is one of just nine that don't tax ...
January 18, 2021
What Was Great About 2020
By Jeff Jacoby
ONE YEAR AGO, in a column headlined "What was so great about the 2010s," I remarked that the first decade ...
December 30, 2020
Congress Goes After Forced Labor, and Big Business Objects
By Jeff Jacoby
It is rare in this polarized era for legislation of moral and commercial significance to attract substantial support across party ...
December 07, 2020
The Common Tongue
By Jeff Jacoby
Testifying in 1996 before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on bilingual ballot requirements, Boston University's president John Silber opened with ...
November 30, 2020
Ignore the Hotheads: America Just Voted for Less Drama and Strife
By Jeff Jacoby
One way to interpret the results of the 2020 election is that voters want their political leaders to keep fighting ...
November 08, 2020
Ranked Choice Is the Wrong Choice
By Jeff Jacoby
Though ranked-choice voting has been bruited about for years as a way to improve elections, I never wrote about it ...
September 21, 2020
The Kennedy Dynasty (Finally) Wears Out Its Welcome
By Jeff Jacoby
AS A VOTER, I have two rules of thumb: (1) I don't vote for incumbents, and (2) I don't vote ...
September 05, 2020
Four Reasons I'm Not Going Postal
By Jeff Jacoby
THE POLITICAL WORLD has been in quite an uproar over whether the Trump administration is trying to sabotage the US ...
August 24, 2020
Is English Grammar Racist?
By Jeff Jacoby
Eager to do her part to demonstrate "solidarity with Black Lives Matter," the chair of the English Department at Rutgers ...
July 29, 2020
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