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  • The Politics of Climate Change

    Sep 15, 2021. | By Will Hurd

    The World is getting weirder. Over one million people lost power in Louisiana recently because of its fourth natural disaster in twelve months. Texas was shut down for a week because of winter storms. People were dying in the Pacific Northwest because it was too hot in the summer and the West Coast seems like it’s perpetually on fire. I had the opportunity recently to meet someone who put all this stuff in context for me. Katherine Hayhoe, a climatologist and Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, taught me that to care about climate change you don’t have to be a certain type of person, you just have to be human.

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  • Why the California Recall Election Matters Even if You Don’t Live in CA

    Sep 01, 2021. | By Will Hurd

    If you were to perform an internet search for “California Recall Election” most of your results would be articles from people freaking out that the Democratic Governor of California might get removed and replaced by a Republican. To comprehend how deep blue California could turn red, we first have to understand why the state is currently in the middle of an election that could potentially remove Governor Gavin Newsom from office. 

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  • School in a Time of COVID

    Aug 17, 2021. | By Will Hurd

    What if the next coronavirus was actually designed in a lab to affect a specific population? The field of bioengineering has evolved to a point where this could become a reality. COVID-19 is far from the last pandemic the world is going to have to reckon with, whether naturally occurring throughout the world, or being engineered by people with bad intentions. 

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  • So I’m Writing This Book…

    Aug 02, 2021. | By Will Hurd

    never thought I would write a book. I never thought I would run for Congress or be in the CIA either. However, my mother has always told me that you are either part of the problem or part of the solution.

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  • Answering Mr. Key’s Question

    Jul 16, 2021. | By Will Hurd

    Since our founding we have been an idealistic nation. While we haven’t always lived up to our principles, we must never stop striving to do so.

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