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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.”

Local D.C. law says marijuana cannot be sold legally, but enterprising entrepreneurs have found another way. more

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Brian Alberth

The proper time and place to protest, they say, is always the time and place where they feel they can most easily ignore us. When we show up at their churches, homes, and country clubs, we are no longer constrained by their rigged rules. more

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Paul Sableman

‘I’m excited to be clogging the door, for whatever reason.’ more

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I wish just once I could see a real story of hope, where somebody makes a grand entrance in a colorful new wheelchair and maybe pops a wheelie or two. more

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DonkeyHotey

Disabled people dread the recurring laborious bureaucratic waltz of having disability eligibility reevaluated. And it's getting worse. more

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ARIMAG

Our city’s bid absolves Dinosaurland of all legal responsibility should any park visitors be eaten by a dinosaur or suffer any other misfortune. more

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I didn’t know that I have been contributing to the crumbling infrastructure of our national parks. more

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Many residents in West Virginia are about to receive $525 because their water supply has been poisoned. How could this be a bad thing? more

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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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