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Disability news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
David M. Perry
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.
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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?
March 8, 2019
In Memoriam: Mike Oliver
The British sociologist revolutionized the field of disability studies.
August 16, 2018
Letters From the September 10-17, 2018, Issue
Poetry, wide open… The poetry editors reply…
Carmen Giménez Smith
August 2, 2018
Letters From the August 27-September 3, 2018, Issue
In-justice… America’s war habit… Editors’ note… Nicaragua: where the truth lies (
April 23, 2018
Mental-Health Care on College Campuses Is Broken—This Group Aims to Change That
With chapters in eight universities across the country, Project LETS makes mental-health care more accessible for students in need.