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Disability news and analysis from The Nation
March 6, 2021
Abolish Guardianship, Preserve the Rights of Disabled People, and Free Britney
Stripping a person of their legal rights is inherently dangerous and dehumanizing.
January 22, 2021
The Ignominious Deceits of Congressman Cawthorn
Representative Madison Cawthorn has misled the public about training for the Paralympics, just as he misrepresented his education and business history.
October 22, 2020
The Disabled Community Doesn’t Want Your Pity
Why former telethon participants are protesting the return of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s most famous fundraising effort.
September 10, 2020
Our Stutter: Joe Biden, Brayden Harrington—and Me
Joe Biden’s narrative about conquering his stammer might be true for him. That doesn’t mean it should be imposed on the rest of us.
June 1, 2020
Biden’s Disability Policy Plan Is Surprisingly Good
His campaign, however, is not yet consistent with the goals of his own plan.
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March 25, 2020
These Kids Are in the Crosshairs of Covid-19
Reopening the economy would put immunocompromised children in danger.
March 24, 2020
From Noncompliant Bodies to Civil Disobedience
, a new documentary that explores the roots of the disability rights movement.
March 10, 2020
Where the Heck Is Joe Biden’s Disability Plan?
For the first time, disability has been foregrounded as a major issue in Democratic Party presidential politics—except by the front-runner.
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January 21, 2020
Trump Leads a Government of, by, and for Bullies
Where are the president and his minions on the empathy scale? Pretty damn low.
August 23, 2019
Is Genetic Medicine Making the World Less Fair?
New reproductive technologies promise to prevent serious genetic disease. What happens if only the rich can access them?