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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.”

A new airline policy for traveling with a support animal requires 48-hours notice—a problem in case of emergencies, which is exactly when one really needs support. more

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In Heaven, is everyone a non-disabled white man? more

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In a society where the guy with biggest gun rules, I’m a sitting duck. more

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David Galbraith

Tales of “drive-by lawsuits” are like those hair-raising stories about welfare fraud. They make for blaring headlines but in the grand scheme of things are not that common. more

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Picking up after my dog has never been so satisfying. more

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Randen Pederson

Hell, with my newfound largess, I may even decide to splurge and buy organic bananas. more

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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People say home care workers are selfless saints for doing this type of work. But home care workers are usually flat broke. They deserve a decent wage. more

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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

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Our longtime contributing writer Mike Ervin has just published a new collection of essays, “Smart Ass Cripple’s Little Chartreuse Book.” As he says, “it still has that new Smart Ass Cripple book smell.” more

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

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Peter Kaminski

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

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