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Disappointing, But Not A Waste Of Time

Andrew P

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Disability & Politics

It may be time to stop expecting disability issues to come up in these early Presidential Primary debates. That doesn’t mean debates are a waste of our time.

The question going into Saturday night’s Democratic Presidential debate in Des Moines wasn’t whether a Democratic President would support and defend programs that support and empower disabled Americans. Of course they would. The question was whether the three remaining Democratic candidates … Hillary ClintonBernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley … would offer anything new or improved. The answer was both reassuring and frustrating.

Explosions, Verbal and Otherwise: The Second Democratic Debate

Emily Munson

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Disability & Politics

The terrorist attacks in Paris sent shockwaves across the globe, including through Saturday’s democratic debate in Des Moines, Iowa. CBS moderators asked the candidates – Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Martin O'Malley – to replace their planned opening statements with a reflection on the events in Paris. It was reported that Sanders was unhappy about this change, preferring to spend time discussing economic rather than national security issues. Indeed, it quickly became clear that foreign policy is not within Sanders’ wheelhouse when he claimed that climate change is "absolutely" the greatest threat to national security.

Republicans Debate over the Economy: Is There a Place for People with Disabilities?

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Disability & Politics

Tuesday night, the national spotlight fell upon my hometown, Milwaukee, WI, as the 10 Republican presidential hopefuls prepared for the fourth national debate. While hundreds of protesters of various affiliations filled the streets outside of the historic Milwaukee Theater, moderators from both Fox Business News (FBN) and the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) prepared to give the audience the antithesis of the CNBC debate of a few weeks ago.

It's Up To Us! Republican Debate - 11.10.15


By Andrew Pulrang
Disability & Politics

If you turned your head just so and squinted, you could detect two or three near-mentions of disability Tuesday night’s Republican Presidential debate.

There were a few references to wounded veterans, an appeal to distrust of big drug companies, and there was a very brief discussion of entitlements, all of which is partially, very partially a disability issue. Once again, John Kasich touted his cost-cutting with Medicaid in Ohio. There was also a somewhat alarming discussion of the minimum wage, in which the idea of a lower minimum wage for less experienced workers was floated … something that already happens in the disability community that many of us are not happy about at all. Other than that, candidates said even less about disability policy and disabled people than they did last time.

And How Will That Work For Disabled People? The 3rd Republican Debate


By Andrew Pulrang
Disability & Politics

This is the first of a series of blog posts about the 2016 General Elections. The Republicans have already had three debates. The third was Wednesday night, and the Democrats had their first debate October 13. Even though it’s still 2015, election season is just getting started, like it or not!

Third Time's Not a Charm

Emily MunsonBy Emily Munson

Disability & Politics

On October 28, 2015, ten frontrunners for the Republican presidential nomination (i.e., Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, and Rand Paul) met in Boulder, CO for their third debate. While spectators were undoubtedly interested in watching the candidates duke it out, few anticipated that the candidates would band together and go after the moderators (i.e., Becky Quick, John Harwood, and Carl Quintanilla). Then again, why the Republican National Committee would agree to a debate posted by CNBC is as much a mystery as how Marco Rubio suddenly managed to control his profuse perspiration.

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