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Stop the War on International Law

Don Kraus | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Don Kraus

Whether you care about stopping climate change, getting rid of nuclear weapons, ending genocide or support human rights for all, it is past time to acknowledge and stop our self-destructive war on international law.

The Disabilities Treaty: Right Treaty, Right Time, Right for America

Judith E. Heumann | Posted 02.01.2014 | World
Judith E. Heumann

Hundreds of thousands of American parents and disabled people have fought hard to bring about the dramatic changes that have occurred in our country over the decades. But what about the parents and disabled people in other countries who face the same kinds of challenges?

WATCH: Anderson Cooper Baffled By Flip-Flopping Republicans

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 12.08.2012 | Media

Anderson Cooper devoted his signature "Keeping Them Honest" segment Thursday night to what he called a "baffling case of flip-flopping" by some Republ...

WATCH: Oh, He Went There

Posted 12.06.2012 | Comedy

Colbert didn't pull any punches on Wednesday in his satirical takedown of the Senate's failure to pass the U.N. disability treaty. The host zeroed in ...

Disabling the Disabled

Donnie Demers | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Donnie Demers

I wonder what our descendents 150 years from now will think about this day when they read in the history books that the Senate rejected a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled. The rights of people like me.

Santorum Defends Republican Takedown Of 'Troubling' Measure

Daily Beast | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

Who should make the critical health-care decisions for a child with a disability? A well-meaning, but faceless and distant United Nations bureaucrat, ...

GOP Opposition Downs Treaty Despite Support Of McCain, Other Republicans

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Led by Republican opposition, the Senate on Tuesday rejected a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled that is modeled after...

Independence Forever! Don't Ratify the UN Disabilities Treaty

Ken Blackwell | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Today, the U.S. Senate is being asked to ratify the new UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It's another of those sound-good UN efforts that fall apart under examination.

Republican Opposition Strikes Surprising Target

AP | BY JIM ABRAMS | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate plans to take up a U.N. treaty espousing equal rights for the disabled drew immediate opposition Monday from some Republican...