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Mike Ervin

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Mike Ervin is a writer and disability rights activist living in Chicago. He blogs at Smart Ass Cripple, “expressing pain through sarcasm since 2010.”

I never knew the Republican Party had a heart or a soul. When did that happen? Did I miss something? more

Sep 13, 2017 4:21 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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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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Executive Office of the President of the United States

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

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John Atherton

What used to be one-line eruptions have turned into full-blown rants. more

Jul 24, 2017 2:00 PM Dispatches

Republican leaders are so obsessed with destroying Medicaid that they will try again and again. So the fight is far from over. I have found hope in the idea that collective protest action can turn the tide against the GOP’s agenda. more

Jul 19, 2017 1:40 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

I guarantee you that any wheelchair user who flies commercial airlines with a measure of frequency has at least one damaged chair horror story. more

Jul 7, 2017 9:57 AM 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

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Udo Keppler, 1901 Puck Magazine

Lately there have been some encouraging signals coming out of Washington that bring us confidence that this administration really will put Wall Street first. more

Jun 2, 2017 3:12 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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Helen Cook

Had I been duped by liberal propaganda about the benefits of the air we breathe? more

May 8, 2017 3:58 PM 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

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

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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

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

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Op-Eds

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

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Elvert Barnes

I’m confident that if given the opportunity, I would be an excellent professional protester. And to think I’ve been doing this for free! more

Feb 27, 2017 11:34 AM Dispatches

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