This election is no longer about abstract laws and policies that may not affect all Americans on a regular basis. This election, more than anything else, is about how you believe people should be treated.
I'm a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public's perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow. I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you. In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night.
Ann Coulter is just one of many. Her use of the word "retard" in recent diatribes against President Obama only echoes a prevalent notion that comparing someone to the mentally handicapped is a clever put-down.
One in 10 Americans has a personal connection to developmental disability. My connection is my wonderful brother-in-law Paul Boyle who is probably reading this with a frown on his face because he doesn't like the term "developmental disability" either.
Ann Coulter wondered
This week was all about the aftermath of the first presidential debate and the anticipation of the only vice presidential debate. Jon Stewart lamented...
The GOP put forth a doctrine that was, and is still today, a contract on America, the goal of which is the privatization of our public education, health & welfare system.
When grading college papers, I often find myself writing "Don't overgeneralize" in the margins of my students' essays (in red ink, of course). This i...
George Stephanopoulos, host of ABC's This Week, appears to have forgotten the difference between provocative discussion and straight-up trolling.
What is the result of all of broad, sweeping generalities about homosexuality in our public discourse? I believe that all people will be damaged by this kind of talk. The human race, far and wide, will not be able to think in complex ways.
There are many elements responsible for this crumbling of Girl Power, but let me start by putting blame squarely on the media for its hiring of and pandering to female pundits and commentators who seem hell bent on competing with the worst of the guys.
Islamophobia in America is not innate. Rather it's the fruit of a decade long hysteria against Muslims generated by a largely Republican machine comprised of Republican pundits, conservative funders, media conglomerates and fiery politicians.
hose people -- the confused ones -- come in all shapes, sizes, genders, colors, and political parties but for the sake of argument, and as a nod to the political climate of this GOP Convention week, let's focus on politicians, shall we?
My ode to my hero, the conservative star, Stephen Colbert! Since I'm headed to Tampa for the RNC convention, I figured I would see if he was available. A girl can try, can't she?
She said this about public employees: "Government jobs, we're for losing government jobs." Well, guess what: Those NASA scientists hold government jobs. Officer Murphy has one of those awful government jobs. A huge number of nurses, teachers, and our soldiers are public employees.
Here's a simple idea for the media: don't equate Ann Coulter's vitriol with analysis. And most importantly, realize that when you invite her to spew ill-informed extremism on your program, that's exactly what you're going to get.