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America’s gun violence epidemic, in one chart

The US has lots of gun violence. It also has lots of guns.

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.

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.

In Appalachia, a race to preserve the practice of plant healing

Even as ginseng, St. John’s wort, and other herbs grow in popularity, the region is struggling to keep its age-old practice of herbalism alive for a new generation.

A child can’t be a “good guy with a gun”

How a gun rights myth paved the way for nightmares like Uvalde.

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?

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How to not give up on guns

Vox’s Marin Cogan, who lived through a school shooting herself, explains why she hasn’t given up on a solution to our gun problem yet.

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In this issue: The anti-abortion movement’s post-Roe future, the plant peddlers of Appalachia, the real effect of the child tax credit now that it’s gone, and more.

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