Most reports of Alex Karras’s death noted that he had dementia, but not that he attributed his dementia to his years playing in the NFL. Nor did they mention that he was one of the players suing the League for concealing what it knew about the long-term effects of concussion. These omissions do a disservice [...]
Archive for the ‘Intellectual disability’ Category
I made this unironic two-minute campaign spot: “We are all vulnerable.” I’m grateful to Frey Hoffman, who shot the actual video. I am responsible for the script and everything else. I hope you like it.
I don’t believe in screaming about abortion. I will just say that I find the GOP platform–and Romney and Ryan’s positions here–both extreme and inhumane.
I can understand why there is some disagreement about whether convicted murderer Marvin Wilson fits the strict legal standard of mental disability. I can’t understand why Texas is so hell-bent on killing this obviously limited man
Our meritocratic elite fails the wider society by tolerating excessive inequality. By failing to protect some of their own kids from precisely the same inequalities, these elites have failed themselves, too.
A group of Senators wish to deprive home health care workers of minimum wage and overtime protections. Just whom do these Senators expect will bathe them when they get old?
My piece in the Times: We can’t let Rick Santorum make intellectual disabilities another front in the culture wars.
I admit that I’ve found Mr. Santorum’s unlikely rise rather amusing. His recent comments about sensitive matters of disability, however, have gotten me seriously ticked off. His candidacy will eventually collapse of its own weight. I fear he’ll do real damage before he goes.