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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.”

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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

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

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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

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

Jan 18, 2017 2:52 PM Dispatches

Protesting is stressful. But the alternative can be worse. more

Dec 28, 2016 9:45 AM Dispatches

Maybe I should only be shocked that I wasn’t shocked a long time ago. more

Dec 9, 2016 3:33 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

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

Being confronted by your own racism is sort of like barfing up a bad lunch. more

Sep 16, 2016 2:29 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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