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The Enduring Danger of Russia’s Cluster Bombs in Ukraine

A graphic designer and illustrator now in his twenties, Worley was one of the lucky children to escape a bleak cluster bomb fate. And while the bombings occurred long before Worley’s birth, he talks about their present-day consequences without concern or a sense of abnormality, as if dealing with the effects of that dark history is a natural and even daily fact of Maltese life. Stories like Worley’s are woefully common. One popular podcast, My Favorite Murder, even recently aired an episode where the hosts read a letter from an…

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EARN IT and the danger of making the internet safe for kids

Social media is bad for kids. At least it is according to multiple studies, former social media company employees, and the president of the United States. It’s also just one more way that the internet can be a dangerous place for children — a problem that lawmakers have been trying for decades to solve. They’re still trying. In the past, this has led to laws that are ill-considered, short-sighted, exclusive, and even unconstitutional. We all use the internet that these laws affect, yet they don’t apply to everyone, and everyone’s…

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