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Disability rights news and analysis from The Nation
August 29, 2017
We’re Failing Our Test Run for the Age of CRISPR
We’re on the cusp of being able to genetically shape our offspring, but without accurately informing would-be parents, genetic diversity will become a code for poverty.
David M. Perry
July 28, 2017
Disability-Rights Activists Are the Real Heroes of the Health-Care Fight
They put their bodies on the line to save Medicaid and Obamacare.
July 28, 2017
Russia v. Health Care (and Everything Else)
Vying for the media’s attention.
July 4, 2017
Take Action Now: Support Nonviolent Direct Action and Join the Fight for Net Neutrality
Check out three meaningful actions you can take this week.
March 17, 2017
Lenin Lives! (in Latin America)
Lenín Moreno, expected to win Ecuador’s presidential election runoff, practically vibrates Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”
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November 30, 2016
Why we need to talk about both race and disability when addressing police brutality.
September 7, 2016
People With Disabilities Aren’t Entitled to the Minimum Wage
Antiquated labor laws treat people with disabilities as second-tier employees.
July 19, 2016
Nearly Half of All Women in Jail Are Disabled
The disproportionate impact of the criminal-justice system on Americans with disabilities.
August 10, 2015
We Need to Fight to Protect Medicare
Some powerful people want to gut the fifty-year-old program.
July 29, 2015
The Americans With Disabilities Act Is a Model for the World—Literally
This landmark legislation became the basis for an international treaty embraced by much of the world—but not, ironically, by the United States.
Janet E. Lord