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America is failing children on guns — and so much more

US public policy is a disaster for kids and families.

Australia confiscated 650,000 guns. Murders and suicides plummeted.

It was one of the world's largest mandatory gun buybacks — and it was a smashing success.

WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann’s new crypto project sounds like a scam within a scam

Turning carbon credits into crypto won’t fix climate change.

Why Boeing’s successful Starliner test is a big deal

Elon Musk’s SpaceX finally has some competition.

With Ricky Gervais’s new special, Netflix yet again suffers transphobic fools

Does Netflix even care that Ricky Gervais’s SuperNature is rife with transphobic TERF ideology?

How the Supreme Court made it impossible to solve America’s gun violence problem

If you can’t ban handguns, you’re just spinning your wheels.

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Six months of payments lifted millions of children out of poverty. Then they stopped.

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