American Exceptional Stupidity: Disowning Treaty Based on Americans with Disabilities Act

Ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities should have been a slam-dunk celebratory endorsement. Hell, the treaty, based on the Americans With Disabilities Act, was already ratified by 126 nations. This should have been a ceremonial gala of world society righting a fundamental wrong, had the hyperpartisan, Tea Bag ghost-fearing Right not imagined farcical “black helicopters” nefariously vectored in from U.… [Read more]

Take a Bow, It’s Good For You

Have you ever seen magic happen?  Real life magic that only happens when true love or persistence or, in this case, theater occurs?  For the past two weeks I have watched a show that I’ve been working on since November go up on stage.  The organization that I work for provides theater and visual arts for youth and adults with disabilities, so most of the actors have a disability of some kind –  physical, mental or emotional.… [Read more]