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  • Image: Rainbow fentanyl pills seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The variety of bright colors, shapes, and sizes is a deliberate effort by drug traffickers to drive addiction amongst kids and young adults - DEA

    Why Is Fentanyl So Dangerous?

    Mar 20, 2023 | By Will Hurd

    As a former congressman who represented the single largest Southern border district, and a former overseas CIA officer, I’ve been dealing with threats to Americans’ security and well-being for my entire adult life. We are faced today with an alarming rise in fentanyl abuse that is devastating the lives of over 107,000 American families a year because of drug overdose deaths. This is more than two times the number of deaths from gun violence. 66% of these deaths involve synthetic opioids – primarily fentanyl. Fentanyl isn’t just a problem in border states – it’s a problem from California to Maine. 

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  • Photo: My sister, brother, and I (seated) celebrating with my mom.

    5 Essential Leadership Principles for Success in Everything

    Mar 9, 2023 | By Will Hurd

    I’ve always been and will always be a momma’s boy. Mary Alice Hurd wore many hats — a department store buyer, master seamstress, puppet maker, cosmetologist, beauty supply owner, and beauty school director. But her favorite role was being a mom, not just to her three wild kids, but to everyone she met. My mom joined her Heavenly Father on March 1, 2023, and while those who loved her will no longer get to enjoy her physical presence, we can try to live every day by the leadership principles she taught us to be better people.

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    Why is Cybersecurity Important?

    Jan 10, 2023 | By Will Hurd

    The Internet is full of threats that could harm your computers, mobile devices, tablets, or other connected products. It’s important to understand how these threats work so you can keep yourself safe online, prevent data breaches and be protected from a cyber attack.

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  • Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park

    How Many National Parks Are There?

    Dec 29, 2022 | By Will Hurd

    8 min read

    When it comes to the question of how many national parks there are in the US, the answer isn’t as straightforward as you might imagine. It all depends on what you mean by “national park.” In this blog, we’ll dive into the different definitions and explain why the answer isn’t so simple.

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  • For Some, The Fight is Not Over

    Nov 8, 2021 | By Will Hurd

    According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs there are about nineteen million American veterans, representing between six and seven percent of the entire population. They range in age from 112-year-old, World War II veteran Mr. Lawrence Brooks to the almost ten thousand young men and women who aren’t even twenty years old yet.

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