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Climate

How the Next Republican President Can Restore U.S. Leadership on Climate Change

Nate Sibley

POLITICO Magazine

November 18, 2021

 

Bottom Line: TVC Advisory Board member Nate Sibley argues that as climate emerges as an important issue for young conservatives, the GOP can chart a middle course between the climate alarmism of the left and climate denialism of the old right by embracing market-oriented solutions and a tough line against the world’s worst polluters.

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Defense

Vaccine Mandate is Last Straw for U.S. Shipyards Already Facing Labor Shortages

Mackenzie Eaglen

Defense News

November 19, 2021

 

Bottom Line: TVC Advisory Board member Mackenzie Eaglen illuminates how the Biden administration’s employer vaccine mandate damages the shipbuilding industrial base. Even limited refusal to comply within the highly-specialized shipyard workforce threatens to undermine the industry’s ability to meet the Navy’s construction and repair needs.

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Russia

The Ramifications of Russia’s Reckless Anti-Satellite Test

Malcom Davis

Real Clear Defense

November 22, 2021

 

Bottom Line: Russia’s recent live-fire test of an anti-satellite weapon created a cloud of orbiting debris which threatens the International Space Station, the Chinese Tiangong space station, and every country’s ability to safely navigate in orbit.

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China

What are the Chinese After? Everything.

Danielle Pletka

The Dispatch

November 19, 2021

 

Bottom Line: TVC Advisory Board member Danielle Pletka argues that Beijing has been making a calculated longterm play to dominate the commanding heights of the next generation economy — from AI to advanced surveillance systems to aerospace technology. Now that Western leaders are waking up to this fact, they must respond.

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