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Disability news and analysis from The Nation
February 3, 2017
Donald Trump’s Power Is Scary, Not His Mental Health
Psychiatrists are speaking out to warn of the dangers of Trump’s instability, but politicizing mental health is a mistake.
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.
June 1, 2016
Employer Wellness Programs Are a Great Idea—Right?
When “rewards” for good health punish the vulnerable, prevention may be worse than disease.
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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
June 24, 2015
‘Orange Is the New Black’ Is Dead Wrong About Disability
Media portrayals that reinforce negative stereotypes about social programs and the individuals helped by them sow the seeds for damaging cuts.
April 14, 2015
If You Quit Your Job to Care For a Loved One, You Could Qualify for Unemployment
But more often than not, states are preventing workers from securing unemployment benefits.
March 9, 2015
A Broken Compensation System Is Leaving the Most Vulnerable Workers in Pain
A new report reveals the gradual erosion of employer liability requirements that have left workers alone to shoulder the costs of workplace injury.
October 9, 2014
It’s Time for the NYPD to Stop Treating Mentally Ill New Yorkers Like Criminals
How a crisis intervention program pioneered in Memphis could save lives and prevent arrests.