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  • Why Domestic Policy Matters

    Feb 14, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    American domestic policies should be based on a simple reality -- prosperity is a product of empowering people not the government. Individuals should have the freedoms to choose where they go to school, where they want to live, which doctors they want to visit, what business they want to start, and, ultimately, who they want to be.

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  • It’s Time for An American Reboot

    Jan 03, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    What the heck is a Goth? That’s a question that I’m sure was frequently asked in Rome in 476 AD -- the year the Western Roman Empire fell after more than half a millenium of being the most powerful empire on the planet. The Goths, one of several Germanic tribes considered to be marauding barbarians, had been invading the Western Roman Empire on and off since the middle of the 3rd Century. 

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  • The Politics of Climate Change

    Sep 15, 2021. | By Will Hurd

    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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  • 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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