Disability Rights


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


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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

The best way to make a piece of legislation bulletproof is to name it after a child, especially a disabled child. more

Mar 24, 2017 9:42 AM Dispatches 1 Comments


The White House

Throughout his judicial career, Gorsuch has exhibited a deep disregard for the rights and well-being of Americans with disabilities. more

Mar 22, 2017 11:34 AM Dispatches

Republicans say they just want to make people more responsible for their own health care. Take inventory of your vital organs. Are some more vital than others? more

Mar 9, 2017 12:22 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

Until now, Ryan’s twisted fantasies about putting the screws to poor and disabled people weren’t serious threats, because President Obama was there with his veto pen. more

Feb 22, 2017 11:58 PM Magazine


Gage Skidmore

The GOP strategy endangers the program’s most vulnerable recipients—by passing the buck to the states. So clever! more

Feb 9, 2017 11:14 AM Dispatches

Some people have to make a spectacle to assert power. But some people just have to sign a petition—or a campaign donation check. more

Feb 1, 2017 10:59 AM Dispatches


Pseudo sympathy for the beating of a disabled teenager... more

Jan 18, 2017 2:52 PM Dispatches

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Brian Alberth

Trump’s ascendancy to the White House has turbo-charged Congressional Republicans’ drive to repeal the ACA — but that is being met with resistance. more

Jan 17, 2017 3:00 PM Dispatches

I’m wondering how disabled people like me will fit in. Apparently Trump thinks our incessant neediness is one of the things keeping America from being great. more

Nov 18, 2016 8:28 PM Dispatches

"Those of us in wheelchairs are probably the only ones who can get away with not standing at full attention for the anthem." more

Nov 4, 2016 3:13 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

What's more worrying are those who undermine people with disabilities from behind a veneer of politeness. more

Oct 21, 2016 2:12 PM Dispatches

"You should refund this overpayment of $105,240.00 within 30 days." more

Aug 26, 2016 6:18 PM Dispatches 7 Comments

"Nobody wants to be in a nursing home if they have a choice and more and more of those who are on the edge of that precipice are demanding options." more

Jul 27, 2016 4:58 PM Magazine 2 Comments

Since when are low income disabled people a "special interest?" more

Jul 22, 2016 6:35 PM Dispatches

The stereotype-laden film Me Before You undermines decades of work and progress by disability activists. more

Jun 13, 2016 5:11 PM Dispatches 5 Comments

If I lived in South Dakota, I’d probably be in a nursing home. And that would be hell. more

May 27, 2016 7:18 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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