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see beyond the daily focus and realize the amazing things being developed in laboratories, research centers, and small entrepreneurial companies. We are close to almost unimag- inable breakthroughs in health, space, energy, robotics, and the use of infor- mation through artificial intelligence and artificial general intelligence. In the area of health, we are close to three parallel breakthroughs. First, the development of true cost and quality transparency in health care will lead to a constant cycle of better outcomes and greater produc- tivity. Bureaucracy imposes price controls to slow the rise of prices (creating red tape, waiting times, and declining quality of services). An information-rich market — with you, the patient, knowing what you are getting and what you are paying for — will lead to crashes in cost combined with dramatic breakthroughs in qual- ity and availability.

Second, the number of diseases on the verge of being cured or managed is remarkable. President Richard Nixon’s 1971 declaration of a war on cancer has paid off with continuous breakthroughs in biology and in medi- cal solutions. When I was in Congress, we also recognized the importance of getting better cures for and better management of incurable diseases. So, we insisted on doubling the budget of the National Institutes of Health. With the breakthroughs from the Human Genome Project, we are gaining a dramatically better under- standing of how the human body works, what makes it ill, and what cures or prevents illness. Whether it is diabetes, sickle cell anemia, cancer, heart disease, or a host of other prob- lems, our abilities to extend life — and importantly, quality of life — are going to continue to accelerate at an amazing pace. Third, scientific breakthroughs are beginning to build a revolutionary opportunity to extend a healthy life for an almost unimaginable time.

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A merica is on the edge of a series of technological and scientific breakthroughs that are going to transform our lives. We will live longer, be wealthier, and have dramatically greater productivity. The emergence of new tools for living well will mean many of today’s prob- lems will simply disappear. Remarkable new science and technol- ogies are being developed all around us. Unfortunately, the focus of poli- ticians and the news media is nega- tive, conflict-oriented, and fixated on immediate problems. It is difficult to

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New longevity-focused science will soon allow us to live healthy lives far beyond the current 80 or 90 years. Dr. Michael Roizen describes this new science in The Great Age Reboot: Cracking the Longevity Code for a Younger Tomorrow . Roizen discusses an emerging science that we know is working in a variety of animal exper- iments. Scientists are reversing the aging process and turning older animals into much younger, health- ier, and more energetic animals. Roizen estimates that an average 25-year-old today was projected to live to 79 at the time of birth, but with all the imminent breakthroughs in longevity research, that person’s lifespan will probably be 125. In other words, scientific breakthroughs will have added 46 years to the average lifespan. Furthermore, Roizen asserts that people will be dramatically healthier and have far greater capa- bilities as they grow older. He calls the concept “real age” and argues that our real age will become much younger than our actual years. If health is the area of greatest break- through for our current lives, the potential to take our longer, health- ier lives and go into space is going to increase dramatically. In the late 1980s, Congressman Bob Walker and I fought to get NASA to build a reusable rocket. Despite allocating $400 million, they just couldn’t get it to work. Fifteen years later, a private sector entrepreneur, Elon Musk, began developing reus- able rockets. Last year, his company, Space X, had 92 successful orbital launches — more than any company

had ever achieved. Now he is build- ing Starship. This is the largest rocket ever built, with 33 engines. It will carry 150 tons of cargo in the reusable version. It will also be able to carry 100 passengers as far as Mars. As usual, once a technology is devel- oped, others can learn and match it. In addition to Starship, there will be Blue Origin’s New Glenn and Relativ- ity Space’s Terran-R reusable heavy lift vehicles. There are also experi- ments underway to see nuclear power in space, which could cut the time for getting to Mars from 7 months to 45 days. The emergence of practical access to space will create a new sense of optimism and excitement about the future. Energy is the third great area of breakthroughs. New developments have been made in small modular nuclear reactors. We have witnessed dramatic improvements in the use of geothermal power, and fusion capa- bilities appear to be rapidly improv- ing. All these developments turn the world away from energy scarcity toward a new, more abundant future with declining costs. Jobs, transporta- tion, and quality of life will all improve as energy production once again achieves an upward trajectory. BMW recently announced that it has robots helping to build its cars. Every five hours, these robots walk over to an electricity source and plug them- selves in to charge. This is a hint at the widespread use of robots in the next generation. Many physical aspects, such as taking care of Alzheimer’s patients at home, will be made much

easier by specialty robots. The robot- ics industry has been steadily increas- ing for the last half century. When robotics are combined with artificial intelligence, we will experience a striking improvement in our lives as repetitive and physically demanding activities are increasingly being done by intelligent machines. Finally, the most extraordinary improvement in the future is going to be the application of artificial intel- ligence — and in particular artificial general intelligence. Artificial intel- ligence is the application of large information systems’ “thinking” to specific activities. For example, the Federal Aviation Agency uses AI to monitor commercial flights in Amer- ican air space. Artificial general intel- ligence is less developed but will be revolutionary when it occurs. AGI is the development of the ability for systems to learn whatever they need to learn without being contained to one topic or area. This is just a sample of the amazing developments which are going to make the 2030s and beyond a period of extraordinary advancement, pros- perity, and opportunity. Now we just need to develop a news media and politics of optimism, hope, and enthusiasm. As President Ronald Reagan liked to say, “You ain’t seen nothing yet” and “America’s best days are ahead not behind.”

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School Choice is Revolutionizing Education in America

If there is a silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the fact that it became the greatest catalyst for education reform in decades. Prior to the pandemic, most education experts would have dismissed the feasibility of enacting universal school choice legislation. But in the past two years, 17 states have expanded school choice programs, including 8 states that have passed universal school choice.

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ity analysis facilitated by matched birth and school records from Florida, and find that the public school students most positively affected by increased exposure to private school choice are compar- atively low-[socioeconomic status] students (those with lower family incomes and lower maternal education levels). In other words, school choice helps impoverished students the most, even those who remain in public schools. Innovative Education The expansion of school choice has opened the floodgates for innova- tive educational options, and in the last three years, we have seen an emergence of more personalized approaches to education. One of the fastest-growing new educational models is “micro-school- ing,” which is the modern version of a one-room schoolhouse. Parents in local communities typically pool resources to either teach subjects themselves or hire a teacher to instruct about 10-25 kids of similar ages and academic levels. The sched- ule and curriculum can be tailored to fit the needs of each group. This model of schooling can operate online, in person  often in homes, churches, or other creative spaces  or as a hybrid model. Some micro- school teachers use a curriculum from an organization like Acton Acad- emy, while others create their own curriculum based on the needs and talents of their students. According to a recent estimate, more than 1.5

This rapid progress was precipitated by parents’ increasing dissatisfac- tion with public schools as they got an up-close look into their children’s learning experience when class was moved onto Zoom  not to mention parents’ exasperation when many teachers’ unions kept public schools closed for an entire year. According to a joint Harvard-Stanford study, students in public schools lost roughly half a year of learning in math and a quarter of a year in reading due to school closures, hurting impov- erished children the most. Student reading levels have plummeted to 1992 levels, effectively erasing 30 years of steady progress. Now, four years since the start of the pandemic, public schools have yet to make up for these learning losses. Families of all socioeconomic back- grounds are rightly demanding more options for their children, and state In late 2022, Arizona became the first state to pass universal school choice. Now, any family in Arizona can access up to $6,500 per year through an education savings account (ESA) to choose a school that best fits the needs of their child. Enacting this legislation was a hercu- lean undertaking spearheaded by Republican Governor Doug Ducey. The governor’s team worked closely with parents, advocates, and lawmak- ers to get the bill across the finish line. lawmakers are listening. The Race for Choice

Once the law passed, other governors saw that such reforms were possi- ble in their states. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a prolific champion of educational freedom, became the second governor to sign universal school choice legislation. Now, the governors of Arkansas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Utah, Iowa, and Ohio have enacted similar programs. The adoption of universal school choice marks a transformational shift in American education. For the first time in our history, millions of fami- lies have the financial freedom to choose the schools that are right for their children. Now, taxpayer dollars can travel with the child, rather than being confined to assigned public schools, which in many cases are fail- ing to educate, nurture, and realize the potential of our students. What’s more, school choice has proven to elevate outcomes in tradi- tional public schools. According to a study published in the Ameri- can Economic Journal, having more educational options increases the test scores of neighboring public schools, among other benefits. As author David Figlio writes: We find evidence that as public schools are more exposed to private school choice, their students experience increasing benefits as the program scales up. In particular, higher levels of private school choice exposure are associated with lower rates of suspensions and absences, and with higher standardized test scores in reading and in math. These results are not uniform: We carry out an extensive heterogene-

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million children are now attending micro-schools. Charter schools and faith-based schools also continue to grow, and some have performed exceptionally well. Great Hearts Charter Network, the largest operator of classical charter schools, now serves 22,000 students in Arizona and Texas. Students score an average SAT score of 1237 — in the 83rd percentile nationwide. In New York City, Success Academies are giving some 17,000 students in low-income communities a chance to overcome poverty — and it’s working. The class of 2023 had a composite SAT score of 1208, with 80 percent of students passing one or more AP classes. Such results are nearly unprecedented in poverty-stricken communities. The Need for Quality Choices Despite some significant advance- ments in school choice, families still need more high-performing school- ing options in their communities. In some urban and rural areas, there are still extremely limited high-qual- ity options.

In Philadelphia, for instance, where charter schools have performed among the lowest in the coun- try, about 65 percent of students scored below a “basic” skill rating in math — the same as in traditional public schools. In English, 25 percent of charter school students scored below basic, compared to 30 percent in traditional public schools. Even more concerning, several states that have adopted universal school choice have done so without insti- tuting any accountability or testing measures. In Arizona, school choice institutions are not required to administer any standardized test to students, making it nearly impossible to evaluate choice schools based on student proficiency in core subjects like math and reading. While test scores are not the only important measure — a school’s environment, safety, and values play an indispensable role in educating children — testing averages are one critical gauge of whether schools are equipping students to succeed. In sum, there is still a great need for more creative and accessible educa- tion options, especially in disadvan-

taged communities. But we must ensure that for every innovation, there is a way to measure whether new models are actually improving academic outcomes for students. A New Education Frontier America is on the cusp of transfor- mative innovations in K–12 education that could propel millions of students to develop their unique talents and interests. Legislative reforms are a crucial start, but they are not suffi- cient in themselves. Lawmakers, parents, philanthropists, and educators must work together to ensure that the supply meets the demand for more quality options for students of all backgrounds. Only then will the United States empower every child to reach his or her God-given potential. Brittany Baldwin Brittany Baldwin serves as a senior advisor to AMAC. She previously served in the White House as a senior speechwriter to President Trump, and prior to that, she worked for Sen. Ted Cruz. She holds a BA in American Stud- ies from Hillsdale College.

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AMAC member quote: “My wife and I have PureTalk with AMAC and I love it. I pay $10 for my flip phone and my wife’s smartphone is only $15. We are in a rural area and have a cordless home phone we link to our cells. We put our cell phones in the house where we get the best reception and answer calls on our home phone line. No problems and the service is great! Thank you, AMAC.” — Bill Owens, AMAC member

Can I keep my number, and can I use my current phone? Yes! You can definitely keep your same phone number. Most phones will work well on the PureTalk network, but they can’t be tied to an existing carrier contract or payment plan. If your phone is tied to a payment plan, it’ll need to be paid off first before you can bring it to PureTalk. You may also need to call and ask your current carrier to unlock the phone. If you aren’t sure if your current phone will work, we suggest you give PureTalk a call. PureTalk also offers the newest unlocked iPhones and Android phones for purchase on their website. You can choose to pay for it in full or to make monthly payments at 0% interest. Our conclusions:

Here’s a recap:

• The average family of four saves $900 by switching to PureTalk • PureTalk has the same 5G network at half the cost • No contract... customers can move on for any reason at any time • You can bring your phone and keep your phone number • PureTalk pays your 3-YEAR AMAC membership

• AMAC members get an EXCLUSIVE BONUS and have a $10 plan that no one else gets • Save more off your monthly bill when you have 2 lines, 3 lines, or 4+ lines • GET A $50 CREDIT for each friend you refer (and $50 for your friend too) • You’re supporting a veteran-led company with US-customer service

From what we’ve learned about PureTalk, we are confident they do what they say. Their service is equal to that of their largest competitors, but you pay a lot less. They have a 30-day risk-free guarantee, so customers have much to gain and nothing to lose. ‘We enthusiastically endorse PureTalk.’


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The national debt has now surpassed $7 trillion in intragovernmental debt $34 TRILLION $27 trillion in debt held by the public


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22 years. $101,000 per person in America.

T he nation’s debt is now an existential threat, totaling $34 trillion, with an additional $20 trillion expected by 2034. Annual interest is a trillion dollars—more than defense spending, 200 times more than border spending. By 2034, our debt will be 116 percent of GDP. No nation

has ever carried that kind of government-driven debt and escaped calamity—default, hyperinfla- tion, internal instability. How then do we avoid those calamities—and get safely home? . . .

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Message of Hope is Pro-Life Easter A

A fter the landmark Dobbs Supreme Court decision in 2022, what has seemed to follow is an uninterrupted string of defeats for the pro-life movement. But as the miracle of Easter reminds us, often things seem the most hope- less just before a glorious victory. It is remarkable how analogous the Easter story is to the experience of the pro-life movement over the past two years. The fall of Roe was a triumph five decades in the making and seemed to be the dawn of a new golden age for the right to life. Simi- larly, Jesus’s triumphal arrival in Jeru- salem on Palm Sunday seemed to harken to the beginning of a golden age for Israel.

But for the pro-life movement, much like the followers of Jesus, the jubi- lation would be short-lived. A week after being welcomed as Israel’s long-prophesied king, Jesus would be crucified as a common criminal. A crown of thorns was thrust upon His head as He was mocked: “King of the Jews.” In our own time, the pro-abortion movement has responded to Dobbs with a vengeance, passing even more extreme laws in blue states legaliz- ing abortion up until  and in some cases even after  the moment of birth. In purple and red states, they have led one successful ballot initia- tive after another reversing pro-life laws passed by state legislatures.

In the culture and schools, pro-abor- tion advocates have doubled down on their campaign to indoctrinate children into believing that an unborn baby is not a human being, and that abortion is not only a human right but is somehow an empowering act rather than a tragedy. But here is where the story of Easter should serve as an inspiration to the pro-life movement. Just as the love of God ultimately won the victory over death, so too can pro-lifers have confidence that their defense of the God-given right to life will ultimately emerge victorious. It is difficult to imagine the depths of hopelessness and despair that the followers of Jesus must have felt two

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thousand years ago upon the cruci- fixion of their savior. But as extreme as that anguish may have been, it was undoubtedly nothing compared to the awe and joy at seeing Christ resur- rected on Easter Sunday. Christians are right to feel similar anguish at the fact that the abortion industry continues to hold immense sway over American culture and a large number of politicians. But the Bible tells us that every human being is made in the image of God, and that He knew us “before I formed you in the womb.” This means that God’s love abounds for every unborn life, and that the hope Jesus provided through his death and resurrection will never

cease, even in spite of all the broken- ness in our world. Already there are some promising signs that the pro-life movement is gaining ground in the culture. Accord- ing to a Marist poll from last year, 71 percent of Americans want some limits on abortion — including 49 percent of Democrats and 93 percent of Republicans. The Bible never promises us that following God will be easy; in fact, it explicitly says the opposite. Even following the resurrection of Christ, His followers faced hardship, pain, and even death at the hands of a hostile world. Paul was beheaded. Peter was crucified upside down. Thomas was pierced through by spears.

The apostles that led the ministry of Christ did not do so because they expected to be celebrated by the culture. Nor were they extraordi- nary men — in fact, they were chosen precisely because they were ordinary, showing that Jesus’s movement was for everyone. Though our society has not yet seen the ultimate victory over abortion, this Easter, pro-life Americans can take heart in the same words that provided hope to the faithful in Jeru- salem on Easter Sunday: “Peace be with you! Yes, He is alive!”

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