Disability and Health Political Editorials Document List

Summary: Our library below features 82 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Disability Political Editorials category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.

Disability Political Editorials Publications

Politicians Too Busy With Politics to Care About People With Disabilities
Activism of people with disabilities in the 2024 presidential elections will be a real assessment of the effectiveness of federal politicians (Opinion Piece / Editorial).
Publish Date: 2023/11/09 - Updated: 2023/11/11

Pakistan Will Fail To Reach Sustainable Development Goals Without Focus on Disability
In Pakistan people with disabilities often have higher health care needs, but may find it difficult to access services.
Publish Date: 2021/01/12 - Updated: 2021/01/16

Arise 'Sir' Iain Duncan Smith: But Should There Be a Criminal Investigation Over His Mistreatment of Disability?
Paul Dodenhoff writes on Iain Duncan Smith being rewarded for bullying disabled people into oblivion in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's, New Year's Honours list (Opinion Piece / Editorial).
Publish Date: 2020/02/02 - Updated: 2023/09/11

Boris Johnson Wins: But a Conservative Administration Still Pose a Considerable Existential Risk to British Disabled People
Paul Dodenhoff discusses Boris Johnson and the British Conservative Party win in the UK 2019 general election and what it means for Britain's disabled people.
Publish Date: 2020/01/07 - Updated: 2023/06/22

The Dominance of Right-Wing Think-Tanks Over Disability Welfare Reform in Britain
Article by Paul Dodenhoff examines the dominance of right-wing think-tanks over disability welfare reform in the United Kingdom.
Publish Date: 2017/04/29 - Updated: 2018/03/15

President Trump's Chance to Prove He Really Cares About Disabled Americans
Op-ed on President Trump and disabilities by former Obama Administration appointee, who served as Director of Public Affairs for FEMA and several White House and DHS posts.
Publish Date: 2017/01/23 - Updated: 2017/06/23

Washington Doesn't Think Very Highly of Americans
People who either work in government or directly with it not only have very little in common with other Americans, but have a disturbingly low opinion of them.
Publish Date: 2016/10/06 - Updated: 2020/04/26

REV UP Campaign - Making the Disability Vote Count
There are nearly 30M people with disabilities eligible to vote - not including family, friends, and service professionals who will vote in-line with disability interests.
Publish Date: 2016/07/11

Disability is Not a Lifestyle Choice: Why UN Must Protect UK Disabled
UN committee on economic, social and cultural rights to examine U.K. government record on welfare benefits, employment, housing, health and education.
Publish Date: 2016/06/14 - Updated: 2021/05/24

Authoritarian Britain and its Effect on Attitudes Towards Disability
Paul Dodenhoff writes on disability, oppression, authoritarianism and hate crime in today's Britain.
Publish Date: 2016/05/18 - Updated: 2021/07/30

Fighting for Fairness: Britain's Military Veterans, Disability and Benefit Cuts
Paul Dodenhoff writes on fighting for fairness regarding Britain's military veterans, disability and benefit cuts in the U.K..
Publish Date: 2016/03/13 - Updated: 2020/11/05

Perspectives on Political Candidates and Disability Efforts
Thomas C. Weiss writes on the U.S. presidential election campaigns from a disability perspective.
Publish Date: 2016/02/16

Get Off Thy Death Bed and Work: British Values for the New World Order
Paul Dodenhoff writes on British values, disability, and sickness related welfare benefits.
Publish Date: 2016/01/25 - Updated: 2020/11/19

Why is the Work Capability Assessment Costing Britain More Than it Saves?
The continuing incompetence of Iain Duncan Smith - Why is the Work Capability Assessment costing Britain more than it saves?.
Publish Date: 2016/01/18 - Updated: 2020/11/20

The Lazy Cow Effect: Why Employer's Attitudes Towards Disabled Workers have Deteriorated Since 2010
Disturbing issues concerning the modern day experience of disabled people within the workplace.
Publish Date: 2016/01/10 - Updated: 2020/08/03

Medicalisation of Unemployment: Reprogramming Britain's Disabled and Unemployed
Paul Dodenhoff writes on the medicalisation of unemployment and reprogramming UK disabled and unemployed.
Publish Date: 2016/01/05 - Updated: 2020/11/24

Response to San Bernardino Terrorist Attack
People with disabilities are already the highest risk group for personal violence and abuse.
Publish Date: 2015/12/06 - Updated: 2020/12/01

Disability and the Normalization of Oppression
Paul Dodenhoff writes on whether it is now the time to scrap the Work Capability Assessment (WCA).
Publish Date: 2015/12/04 - Updated: 2020/12/02

Disability Perspective of Terrorist Attacks in Paris
Thomas C. Weiss writes on the recent attacks by terrorists in France from a disability perspective and wonders just what value governments around the world place on the lives of People with Disabilities.
Publish Date: 2015/11/19 - Updated: 2021/07/15

Disability in the U.K. Is Britain 'Fairer' After 5 Years of Tory Rule?
Paul Dodenhoff examines whether disability in the United Kingdom is any fairer after five years of Tory rule.
Publish Date: 2015/11/14 - Updated: 2016/06/10

Is the Current UN Investigation into British Violations of the CPRD Treaty a Complete Waste of Time
Under the current political climate within the UK, will an UN investigation into British violations of the UNCRPD treaty be a complete waste of time?.
Publish Date: 2015/11/02 - Updated: 2015/11/18

Can Disabled People in Britain Really Work Their Way Out of Poverty?
Paul Dodenhoff replies to Iain Duncan Smith statement that disabled people cannot expect the government to help them out of poverty.
Publish Date: 2015/10/21 - Updated: 2016/06/11

U.S. Police Officers and People with Disabilities
Article examines common issues people with disabilities have with police, includes disability rights and recent encounters.
Publish Date: 2015/10/20 - Updated: 2020/04/19

Veterans and Disability: Open Letter to Politicians of America
Letter to the Politicians of the United States of America regarding U.S. veterans service and disability.
Publish Date: 2015/10/16 - Updated: 2021/07/28

Just What Exactly is Not Normal About Disabled People, IDS?
Iain Duncan Smith faced criticism recently for comments made in a parliamentary debate that appeared to suggest people with disabilities were abnormal.
Publish Date: 2015/09/15 - Updated: 2016/06/11

The U.N.: Meddling in Britain's Affairs or Impartially Protecting Our Disabled?
Britain has been criticized many times in the past by the UN for human rights abuses, over many years and over many different issues.
Publish Date: 2015/09/07 - Updated: 2020/12/20

Iain Duncan-Smith: Helping Disabled Get Off Welfare? Or Just Helping Kill Them Off?
Paul Dodenhoff writes on UN investigation into British human rights abuses against people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2015/09/01 - Updated: 2020/03/17

Does UK Labor Party Leadership Race Highlight a Continuing Disdain for Disability?
The UK Labor party arguably considers disabled people to be fundamental different from the majority.
Publish Date: 2015/08/26 - Updated: 2021/08/05

Disability and the Continuing Grip of Oppression
Paul Dodenhoff writes on disability and the continuing grip of oppression in the U.K..
Publish Date: 2015/05/11 - Updated: 2021/08/18

An Analysis of British Welfare Reform
Paul Dodenhoff writes on austerity, liberal ideology and the institutionalized oppression of the disabled in the U.K..
Publish Date: 2015/02/16 - Updated: 2020/10/09

U.S. Torture Report, Disability and Politician Validity
The United States of America has already been keeping People with Disabilities on poverty-level incomes with no real sense of humanity at all. Today's America seems very similar to Nazi Germany.
Publish Date: 2015/01/05 - Updated: 2021/09/23

Iraq: Children with Disabilities and Veterans
Children are equally affected by the Millions of bombs and anti-personal mines spread over certain parts of Iraq.
Publish Date: 2014/12/11 - Updated: 2020/11/08

Scott Panetti: Questioning Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Mr. Scott Panetti killed his relatives in front of his wife and daughter, his actions are certainly not acceptable in any sense of the word, so why do I find myself defending this murderer.
Publish Date: 2014/12/03 - Updated: 2020/11/14

Would YOU Work for £2 an Hour, Lord Freud
Paul Dodenhoff responds to Lord Freud's recent comment that some disabled workers are not worth the UK national minimum wage and should be paid £2 an hour.
Publish Date: 2014/10/20 - Updated: 2016/06/11

A Large Dollop of Fudge (A Letter from the DWP)
Paul Dodenhoff responds to Mark Harper MP, U.K. Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions.
Publish Date: 2014/10/13 - Updated: 2021/03/28

Swing Voters More Likely to Vote for Candidate Committed to Jobs for People with Disabilities
Swing voters in Senate and Governors races more likely to vote for candidate who makes a high priority of enabling citizens with disabilities to get jobs and become independent.
Publish Date: 2014/10/03

Suggested Government Actions in Relation to People with Disabilities
People with Disabilities in America continuing to experience poverty, lack of appropriate housing, transportation, or inclusion in the educational process.
Publish Date: 2014/08/20 - Updated: 2021/08/31

Ableism in America Today
Thomas C. Weiss writes on ableism in America today including US federal and state policies.
Publish Date: 2014/08/17 - Updated: 2021/08/28

The Crisis in Ukraine and People with Disabilities
Editorial regarding persons with disabilities and the current political crisis in the Ukraine.
Publish Date: 2014/03/31 - Updated: 2021/08/14

Ensuring the Safety and Well-Being of People with Disabilities
The recent shutdown of the United States Government brings into question the perspectives of government in relation to People with Disabilities, Seniors, and Veterans.
Publish Date: 2013/10/19 - Updated: 2021/08/31

Disability, Poverty, and the American Government
No one in America, especially People with Disabilities, Seniors, and Veterans, should live in poverty while ineffective leaders make six-figure salaries.
Publish Date: 2013/10/14 - Updated: 2023/04/17

Comments on Effects of the U.S. Government Shutdown
Political commentary and information regarding the U.S. Government shutdown and the effects on seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans.
Publish Date: 2013/10/12 - Updated: 2021/08/29

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Government Shutdown
Political opinion regarding the U.S Government shutdown and the affects on those most in need.
Publish Date: 2013/10/12 - Updated: 2021/08/29

Civilian Injury and Disability Due to Cluster Bombs
Information regarding devastation, injuries and disability caused by cluster bombing.
Publish Date: 2013/09/23 - Updated: 2021/08/30

Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Right to Privacy
The NSA and U.S. Government are clearly violating our inherent dignity, individual autonomy, and freedom to make our own choices with independence.
Publish Date: 2013/07/15 - Updated: 2021/04/07

Playing Where's Waldo with Mental Health Care
In this election year important dimensions and distinctions on issues important to individuals and families affected by mental illness are being overlooked.
Publish Date: 2012/10/13 - Updated: 2021/07/11

Overwhelming Majority of U.S. Voters Support SSDI Program
Poll finds vast majority of likely voters support SSDI benefits and believe Congress should target other areas of government when proposing cuts to balance federal budget.
Publish Date: 2012/10/12 - Updated: 2021/07/12

People with Disabilities Could Decide Presidential Election
Candidates should not underestimate people with disabilities have in the election outcome as there are around 35M eligible voters with disability.
Publish Date: 2012/09/24

U.S. Elections 2012 and Disability: Fit to Work, Valued Citizen or Burden
For People with Disabilities, the decision of who to vote for is one that may bring dire consequences considering the vast difference in approaches towards our population on the parts of the candidates.
Publish Date: 2012/09/04 - Updated: 2021/07/29

Response to Tom Harkin in Regards to Disability Employment
Senator Tom Harkin posted an article through a major news site on the Internet concerning People with Disabilities and employment in America.
Publish Date: 2012/07/18 - Updated: 2021/08/19

Equal Chance for People with Disabilities to Achieve and Thrive
How can America proceed in regards to ensuring that People with Disabilities have equal chance to achieve their best and thrive.
Publish Date: 2012/05/23 - Updated: 2021/09/09

Junk Journalists, Politicians, and Social Security Disability (SSDI)
Journalist have a love of presenting articles with shock value and seem to enjoy presenting People with Disabilities as a burden on society.
Publish Date: 2012/05/07 - Updated: 2021/09/14

Perspectives on Disability and Adequate Leadership
The potential for leaders in America to feel more inclined to do something about disability issues might increase during election years.
Publish Date: 2012/04/24 - Updated: 2021/09/18

Community Living Efforts and People with Disabilities
People with disabilities must have the maximum number of opportunities and choices to receive long-term services and support in the community.
Publish Date: 2012/04/19 - Updated: 2021/09/20

I've Got Your Back Obama Tells Disability Community
Leaders of The Arc met with senior White House officials at Community Leaders Briefing to ask questions and discuss issues facing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Publish Date: 2012/02/15 - Updated: 2020/01/14

Saving Social Security Trust Fund from Politicians
Irresponsible spending is main reason for the Social Security crisis as government has raided Social Security trust fund to pay for other programs.
Publish Date: 2011/10/10

Dignity for Disability Helps Disabled Australians
Dignity for Disability is an Australian political party for people who believe in a fair go for everyone.
Publish Date: 2011/09/29 - Updated: 2021/12/25

People with Disabilities: Government Reforms
Governments in certain places around the world are attempting to, reform, their disability support programs in order to save money during financial strife.
Publish Date: 2011/09/11 - Updated: 2021/12/30

When The Oil Runs Out - Peak Oil and Public Health
Peak petroleum is the point at which maximum rate of global oil extraction is reached after which the rate of oil production begins to decline.
Publish Date: 2011/08/08

Politically Threatening Disabled, Seniors, and Veterans
If the Republican leadership prevents veterans benefits from being distributed they will be breaking a trust between America and members of the Armed Forces.
Publish Date: 2011/07/14 - Updated: 2022/02/14

Disability Voting Power, Essential Programs, and Watching Political Representatives
There are currently between 33.7 and 35 million People with Disabilities of voting age in America.
Publish Date: 2011/07/10 - Updated: 2022/02/16

Push for Honorable Discharge Status for Military Gays
Learn how some in Congress are fighting to restore access to benefits for gay former service members.
Publish Date: 2011/07/02 - Updated: 2022/02/20

Budget Deficits and Social Security Benefits - Government Shutdowns
Many people wonder what happens to Social Security benefits during a government shutdown.
Publish Date: 2011/04/28

Cuts to Housing and Jobs for Low-Income Seniors
Legislation scheduled to pass Congress this week seriously undermines the only federally funded jobs and housing programs specifically targeted for America's low-income senior.
Publish Date: 2011/04/14 - Updated: 2022/04/21

U.S. Gov. Budget and People with Disabilities
Representatives of this nation are preparing to cut funding for Medicare and Social Security, even though People with Disabilities represent every race, class, gender, and social identity in America.
Publish Date: 2011/04/13 - Updated: 2022/04/21

The Costs of Programs We Use as People with Disabilities
Some rather interesting numbers related to spending in the United States are not being thrown around in news stories related to the budget conflict.
Publish Date: 2011/04/07 - Updated: 2022/04/25

The Political Fight Over Social Security
Social Security is funded outside of the federal budget process by a tax on employee earnings that is matched by employers.
Publish Date: 2010/10/08

Stop Bonuses For Dead Senators and Repeal the Death Tax!
Alliance for Retirement Prosperity is calling on citizens to sign petition calling for repeal of the Federal Estate Tax commonly known as the Death Tax.
Publish Date: 2010/10/07

Anna Little Endorses Action for Pediatric Brain Injury - Sarah Jane and Friends Endorse Anna Little
At Anna Little for Congress headquarters Sarah Jane Donohue announced her enthusiastic support for Anna Little for Congress.
Publish Date: 2010/10/01

Teamsters Urge Senate to Pass Zagroda Act for 9/11 Victims
The bill H.R. 847 would provide medical monitoring and treatment to people suffering serious diseases because of exposure to toxic debris from Ground Zero.
Publish Date: 2010/09/29

Response to Schwarzenegger's Latest Attack on IHSS
Statement in response to Gov. Schwarzenegger claim of a public safety crisis in the In Home Supportive Services IHSS Program.
Publish Date: 2010/09/25

Spending More for Less Freedom - Uncommon Government Ineptitude
An editorial concerning IHSS cutbacks on independent living services in California beginning November first 2009.
Publish Date: 2009/09/23 - Updated: 2016/01/07

Mr. Obama's Speech on Health Care Reform and People with Disabilities
An editorial concerning Mr. Obamas Speech on Health Care Reform and Persons with Disabilities.
Publish Date: 2009/09/10 - Updated: 2017/06/28

People with Disabilities, Seniors, and Health Care Reform
An editorial about People with Disabilities Seniors and the Health Care Reform Bill.
Publish Date: 2009/09/07

Government Roles and Disability - Opinions and Information
The United States Government has some specific roles it plays in the lives of persons with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2009/08/24 - Updated: 2014/11/28

Reasons Why America Should Not Pursue the Health Care Reform Bill
An editorial presenting reasons why America should not pass the Health Care Reform Bill.
Publish Date: 2009/08/10 - Updated: 2010/06/24

The Convention on the Right of People with Disabilities - Commentary
An editorial commenting on Barrack Obama signing UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
Publish Date: 2009/07/23 - Updated: 2010/06/24

Advocate Speaks About Hate Crimes Expansion
An editorial commenting on an Advocate who has spoken about new Hate Crimes legislation.
Publish Date: 2009/07/22 - Updated: 2014/03/29

People with Disabilities and Homelessness
An editorial and commentary about Disability and Homelessness in America.
Publish Date: 2009/07/20 - Updated: 2017/04/14

Freedom, Access, Equal Rights, and People with Disabilities in America - A Request to the President
An editorial commenting on the actions of President Obama and the Community Choice Act.
Publish Date: 2009/07/13 - Updated: 2010/03/29

Christchurch Mayor Launches Accessibility Map
An editorial about the City of Christchurch and their creation of an Accessibility Map of the city.
Publish Date: 2009/07/05 - Updated: 2010/01/16

Obama Continues to Push Healthcare Reform
The President in a Town Hall style format on Facebook continued to promote his administrations plan for healthcare in America.
Publish Date: 2009/07/03 - Updated: 2010/03/29

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