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  • China Map

    Why Is Taiwan Important to the US?

    Dec 7, 2022 | By Will Hurd

    9 min read

    Taiwan is a critical partner to the United States for multiple reasons. Economically, the US and Taiwan are top 10 trading partners, with bilateral trade reaching $114 billion in 2021. Taiwan is also one of the world’s leading manufacturers of advanced semiconductors. These critical components are in every electronic device and system, and Taiwan plays a key role in global supply chains for them.

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  • Will Hurd Debt Ceiling Blog

    How a Debt Ceiling Debate Could Make the U.S. Economy Worse

    Nov 22, 2022 | By Will Hurd

    9 min read

    If the debt ceiling issue isn’t resolved before the end of the year, it will be significantly harder to solve it if it’s punted into 2023. We cannot spend more money than we take in nor make interest payments forever without paying down our national debt. Fiscal responsibility is a precondition for a strong economy, and continuing on this path is a national security risk.

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  • Will Hurd Dalle Image

    The One Thing to Do If You Didn’t Love Your Choices on Election Day

    Nov 4, 2022 | By Will Hurd

    4 min read

    The good news: the turnout in the 2022 election was higher than usual for a midterm election. People showed up even though midterm elections have historically low participation compared to presidential cycles. Our last midterms in 2018 had the highest voter turnout for a non-presidential contest in over one hundred years.

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  • Dalle Produced Image of Congress

    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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  • California Recall Election

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

    Sep 1, 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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