Jeff Jacoby

Biography
Jeff Jacoby
Articles
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
Fear of Speech is Replacing Freedom of Speech
By Jeff Jacoby
"FREEDOM OF SPEECH," the famous Norman Rockwell painting that depicts a young man addressing a local gathering, was inspired by ...
July 27, 2020
Black and White Americans Are Embracing the Second Amendment
By Jeff Jacoby
The gun control crowd isn't having a good year.Americans have been buying firearms at a phenomenal pace. From January through ...
June 24, 2020
Don't Reform Police Unions. Abolish Them.
By Jeff Jacoby
THE NATIONWIDE backlash against police abuses has already had one salutary effect: It has led to greater awareness of the ...
June 17, 2020
Leave Adoption Out of the Culture Wars
By Jeff Jacoby
November is National Adoption Month, so it is fitting that the Trump administration has just taken a step that will ...
November 06, 2019