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  • The Best Energy Policy Begins with Us Not Listening to Nuts

    Aug 08, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    If the United States is going to maximize the advancement of our citizens while sustaining harmony with our planet, we have to stop listening to the nuts on the fringes (extreme environmentalists AND climate deniers) when it comes to energy policy and environmental issues. While conflict sells advertising on television and garners clicks on social media, it doesn’t help develop good policies that help all Americans. It’s time for our country to have an energy policy that is affordable, reliable, secure, and cements us as energy independent. 

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  • The 75th Anniversary of the National Security Act of 1947

    Jul 26, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    Exactly 75 years ago, the United States Congress passed the National Security Act of 1947, which created the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Council. It also codified America's strategy of "containment" against the Soviet Union. In light of recent events, it is time for America to return to the thought process that led to that landmark 1947 act and dedicate our efforts toward rethinking our strategy towards China. For too long, we have pursued a policy of strategic ambiguity towards Taiwan. This has done little to deter China from its aggressive behavior in the region and will not prevent a China Taiwan invasion.

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  • The Open Internet is Over

    Jul 13, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    The technological change we have seen in the last forty years has been astonishing. Consider the Internet: In the 1980s to download a 5 MB file we had to get the approval of everyone in the house to use a 2400 Baud modem, because it would tie up the landline for 5 hours. In the 2020s, we can use artificial intelligence to generate high quality images in seconds or watch a movie on a computer we carry in our pockets – a smart phone.

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  • Founding Fathers Right in their Time, Wrong Today

    Jun 30, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    When George Washington wrote his farewell address, finishing his time as president in 1796 after two terms, he warned America to avoid permanent alliances with foreign nations and to rely instead on temporary alliances for emergencies.  President Thomas Jefferson doubled down on this guidance in  his inaugural address in 1801 when he said the United States should have honest friendship with all nations—entangling alliances with none.

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  • Why Is Education Important?

    Jun 13, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    The horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas has restarted conversations on what we should be doing outside our schools to protect our kids on the inside. While we are having this necessary debate, we should also be talking about what we should be doing inside our schools to make sure our kids are ready when its time for them to be outside our education system dealing with the realities of the world.

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  • Inflation: What It Is and How It Impacts You

    May 16, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    Inflation is a word that gets thrown around a lot, but what does it actually mean? What causes it? And how does it impact everyday Americans? In this blog post, we will explore all of those questions and more. We'll start by defining inflation and then move on to discuss the factors that cause it. We'll also take a look at the Federal Reserve's role in combating inflation and the role of monetary policy in dealing with this important economic issue. Finally, we'll talk about the relationship between inflation and a recession.

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  • Preventing Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine from Becoming a Long, Protracted War

    Apr 11, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    A long, protracted invasion of Ukraine is a win for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The longer Putin continues his invasion the more innocent people will be massacred, and the more likely it will be that Eastern European Countries that border Ukraine will become less supportive of the broader objectives of the European-American coalition in support of Ukraine.

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  • The Reason I Wrote American Reboot

    Mar 27, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    I’ve snuck into a terrorist training camp to conduct reconnaissance, almost got pulled out of a car and beaten to death by a mob, and my name has been on a ballot for public election eight different times. In all of these situations, I had a feeling of nervousness because I didn’t know the outcome of the situation I was in. I’m experiencing a similar feeling on the eve of my first book American Reboot being released into the wild.

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  • Excerpt: "American Reboot"

    Mar 14, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    I’m a former member of Congress, cybersecurity executive, and officer in the Central Intelligence Agency. “American Reboot: An Idealist’s Guide to Getting Big Things Done” is my first book.

    "American Reboot" is a classic American story and a blueprint to build a future based on the shared values that have solved the challenges of the past. 



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  • Why Does Russia Want Ukraine, and What Does It Mean for the Future?

    Mar 01, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    With Russian troops conducting a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, citizens of the United States and European Union concerned about the possibility of a world war have been asking why does Russia want Ukraine? The current crisis has roots going back to 2014 when Russian President Vladimir Putin first violated the Ukrainian border by invading two parts of the country – Crimea in the south and the Donbas region in Eastern Ukraine. Early Thursday morning on February 24, 2022, Russian forces began a military action to assault the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and remove Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky from power in an effort to topple the Ukrainian government. 

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