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Disability news and analysis from The Nation
February 15, 2018
Letters From the March 12, 2018, Issue
The art of nonviolence… California dreaming… In defense of male feminists… The president cuts a rug… What this country needs… Charles Murray, creationist… We’re with Kap… About time… Missed opportunity…
January 10, 2018
‘If We Lose Our Health Care, We Will Begin to Die’
Disability activists are at the forefront of direct action against Trump.
January 4, 2018
Republicans Are Using Fear of Eugenics to Attack Reproductive Rights
Cute kids with Down syndrome, like my son, should never be an excuse to deny access to an abortion.
David M. Perry
September 22, 2017
4 Disabled People Dead in Another Week of Police Brutality
Police don’t need better training; they need to stop treating noncompliance as justification for violence.
David M. Perry
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.
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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.
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.
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