MOVING FORWARD: Neocon Foreign Policy, NZ’s Smoking Ban, Bipartisan Weaponization, and the CARES Act

This week on Moving Forward, the Young Voices radio show, we hear from contributors Juan Villasmil, Sofia Hamilton, Ben Anyian, and Sarah Anderson.

One of the biggest divides among Republicans has been seen in their approach to foreign policy. Juan Villasmil says, sorry necons, Republican voters are done with your foreign policy options.

New Zealand has reversed its decision to ban smoking altogether. Sofia Hamilton warns California to pay attention to why New Zealand has walked their policy back.

When it comes to weaponizing federal bureaucracies against the American people, it turns out that Republicans and Democrats can work together. Ben Ayanian shares his thoughts on why this is a dangerous bit of bipartisanship.

One of the few positive developments from the covid response was the part of the CARES Act that allowed certain prisoners to finish their sentences under home confinement. Sarah Anderson says the Senate should codify, not reject, this policy.

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