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Jeff Jacoby

How Unborn Babies Become ‘Clinical Waste’

Jeff Jacoby  Jonathan Swift was being satirical when he penned his “modest proposal” that destitute Irish parents alleviate their financial woes by selling their children as delicacies for rich landowners. He assured his readers that 1-year-olds are delicious, “whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled.” That was satire circa 1729. Imagine what Swift at his most […] Continue reading →

Jeff Jacoby: Housing Eminent Domain Disaster

 NEARLY NINE years have elapsed since the US Supreme Court, in one of its most notorious rulings, decided that seven homeowners in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood of New London, Conn., had no property rights which City Hall was bound to respect. Today Fort Trumbull is a wasteland, as a detailed new report confirms. The court’s […] Continue reading →

The Man Who Didn’t Want to be President

 Jeff Jacoby  Nearly 1,000 days stretch between this Presidents’ Day and the next presidential election. Yet already it is impossible to escape the maneuvers, machinations, and media coverage of men and women so consumed with winning the highest office in the land that the lust for power all but oozes from their pores. For as […] Continue reading →

Jeff Jacoby: Income Gap? Not Many are Obsessed

Though President Obama keeps insisting that income inequality is the “defining challenge of our time,” most Americans beg to differ.  “What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” asked Gallup in a nationwide survey this month. Dissatisfaction with the federal government — its incompetence, abuse, dysfunction, venality — topped the […] Continue reading →

Caleb Jacoby, Found Safe In New York City

 Caleb Jacoby, a 16-year-old Massachusetts teen who was reported missing on Monday, has been found safe in New York City, authorities said Friday. Officials in Brookline, Mass., said officers spotted Jacoby, the son of Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, walking in Times Square late Thursday. According to a press release by Brookline police, information was […] Continue reading →

Jeff Jacoby: Tweets Prayers and Thanks as Search for Son Caleb Jacoby Goes On

Boston Globe Columnist’s Jewish Day School Son Still Missing  Jeff Jacoby Tweeted thanks and scripture on Thursday morning as the Boston Globe columnist continued to lead an outpouring of concern about his missing teenage son, Caleb Jacoby. “Never have the words ‘prayers’ & ‘praying’ so dominated my email inbox,” Jacoby said in a tweet at about […] Continue reading →