Disability, the State of the Union, and Partisanship

After reading President Obama’s State of the Union address and congresswoman McMorris Rodgers’s Republican response, I’m sure of one thing—the way both used disability for their respective platforms highlighted the problematic way disabilities of all kinds get used in public narrative.  Frankly, both speeches felt like the same old nonsense—ideological battle fought out in code words and innuendo with very little substance. Read the rest of this entry »