North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor Appears to Have an Anti-Semitism Problem

Feb. 22 2021

Elected North Carolina’s lieutenant governor last year, Mark Robinson is a political newcomer. (In North Carolina, candidates for lieutenant governor run independently of gubernatorial candidates.) Matthew Kassel notes some troubling remarks about Jews Robinson made before coming to office:

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How the U.S. Can Get Smart about Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East

Sept. 27 2021

Considering the current state of the region and the policy mistakes of the recent past, David Pollock and Robert Satloff outline a strategy that is “both virtuous and realistic” for defending human rights and encouraging democratization in a region plagued by autocracy, chaos, and brutality. They argue that “in the long run, more democratic, tolerant, and inclusive governments are likely to be better at defending themselves, and more reliable and effective security partners for the United States.”

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