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  • To Understand the Border Crisis, We Must Understand Asylum

    Sep 29, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    The fact that many folks are more upset about Governors Abbott and Desantis’s transporting-immigrants-from-Texas-to-blue-cities antics than they are about the yearslong crisis that has been happening at our southern border is an indication that too many people truly don't understand the depths of the problem, especially the issue of asylum. 

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  • Leadership and 9/11

    Sep 13, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    Two days after the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil, an attack that killed 2,977 Americans and injured thousands more, The Pew Research Center conducted their first poll on how 9/11 was impacting American psyche and culture. They have continued polling on this topic for twenty-one years.

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  • What’s Labor Day

    Aug 31, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September in the United States to honor workers and their contributions to the economy. The holiday originated during the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, when workers were fighting for better working conditions and pay.

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  • Why President Biden Is the Worst Border Security President in the Last Two Decades

    Aug 22, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    In mid-August of this year the Biden Administration passed a milestone they are not celebrating -- 2 million encounters with individuals coming to this country illegally. This is almost double the previous record of 1,277,177 set last year and there is still a month and a half left in this fiscal yearSince President Biden took office, more than 3 million people have been encountered/apprehended entering the U.S. illegally from over 150 countries, and this number doesn't include "gotaways," the term CBP uses to describe those who enter the U.S. illegally and evade capture.

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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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