Joel B. Pollak is senior editor at large and in-house counsel at Breitbart News. Prior to joining Breitbart, Pollak was a Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for Congress in Illinois and a research fellow at the Hudson Institute, focusing on human rights and international law. Born in South Africa, Pollak became a US citizen in 1987. He holds law and bachelor’s degrees from Harvard and a master’s degree from the University of Cape Town. He lives in California.