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Stephens delivered a dramatic rebuke of the notion that people with Down Syndrome and their families lead lives of perpetual suffering. Republicans gave him a standing ovation but voted against him anyway. more

Jan 16, 2018 6:04 AM Dispatches

When your monthly income is $763, and the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment where you live is $861, you’re screwed. more

Dec 26, 2017 6:00 AM Dispatches

After major blowback and a legal threat from the ACLU, the state funds a vital program—for a few more months. more

Dec 13, 2017 7:28 AM Dispatches

The Republicans want to cut Medicaid without thinking about the consequences. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine

“It will be increasingly important to maintain our public image as useless and miserable.” more

Nov 24, 2017 8:00 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

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Imagine not being able to get out of bed without help from aides. Now imagine being told you will no longer receive that help. more

Nov 13, 2017 12:10 PM Dispatches

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For millions of disabled Americans, Medicaid is like our obnoxious but lovable uncle. It has its problems, like any government run program, but it gives millions of disabled Americans a fighting chance. more

Oct 27, 2017 10:10 AM Dispatches

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Gage Skidmore

The Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill was just one more reminder that Republicans are fair-weather friends to disabled Americans. more

Sep 29, 2017 4:10 PM Dispatches

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Peter Kaminski

Chicago’s proposed ordinance raising airport worker wages still leaves wheelchair pushers hustling. more

Aug 31, 2017 1:22 PM Dispatches

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Jamie

The anger Lewis generated among many disabled people is just as much of a part of his legacy as the money he raised to help them. more

Aug 23, 2017 10:31 AM Dispatches

Maybe someday, if a person doesn’t want to serve me, she’ll just have to say, “I’m sorry, but giving beer to a guy in a wheelchair is against my religion.” more

Aug 17, 2017 3:10 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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Somewhere deep within the White House is a computer programmed to sniff out anniversaries of historic civil rights milestones and issue trite, hypocritical proclamation templates insincerely honoring those events. more

Aug 3, 2017 1:57 PM Dispatches

Disabled people playing dead on McConnell’s floor sums it up brilliantly—showing exactly what will happen if he gets what he wants, and exactly who is to blame. more

Jun 23, 2017 12:19 PM Dispatches

I have spent much of my life as an uninsured man, and the thought of going back is unimaginable. more

Jun 23, 2017 11:44 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

I saw my mother’s strength in a moment beyond her corporeal life. She knew she had a problem, and she had moved to sort through it. She just didn’t get the chance. more

Jun 21, 2017 4:18 PM Dispatches

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Walker image Gage Skidmore

Walker is not bent on drug testing anyone who wants to enter a library, sit on a park bench, or enroll their children in a public school. He is not planning to make wealthy people pee into a cup before they can use public courts. more

May 19, 2017 9:35 AM Dispatches

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Chris Emms

What better way to respond to businesses not in compliance for three decades than to give them a wee bit more time? more

Apr 19, 2017 1:09 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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There’s been a crackdown. From now on, it seems, only the state legislature can grant potty waivers. more

Apr 6, 2017 12:42 PM Dispatches

A look at lesser-known decisions by Trump's high court nominee show how students, teachers, and the disabled have been hurt. more

Apr 5, 2017 9:32 AM Public School Shakedown 3 Comments

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