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OUGHT-ISM: the synopsis

Tonight comes a much-anticipated event in the disabled community (if there is a disabled community): the premiere of “Speechless” on ABC. If you haven’t heard about it, read up. I’ll be watching with high hopes and plenty of forgiveness. The show shouldn’t have to feel like it’s walking on eggshells when viewed by parents of handicapped, non-verbal kids like mine. There’s room for mistakes. There’s room for making jokes about things that might offend some people. Godspeed and good luck,
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OUGHT-ISM: the synopsis

Tonight comes a much-anticipated event in the disabled community (if there is a disabled community): the premiere of “Speechless” on ABC. If you haven’t heard about it, read up. I’ll be watching with high hopes and plenty of forgiveness. The show shouldn’t have to feel like it’s walking on eggshells when viewed by parents of handicapped, non-verbal kids like mine. There’s room for mistakes. There’s room for making jokes about things that might offend some people. Godspeed and good luck,
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The Ceiling-Feeling Election

2004’s Presidential election was all about terror and the military. Deep in the throes of an Iraq War that was already supposed to be over, the first post-9/11 Presidential election turned on strategy, patriotism, war details; John Kerry entered the Democratic convention “reporting for duty” while Republicans asked why Bush’s 1960s military record, or lack of, was suddenly an issue again. Not a word about ceilings or feelings. Twelve years later, the entire election is about ceilings and feelings. Hillary
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