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Eric Garcia

MSNBC Columnist

Eric Garcia?is the senior Washington correspondent and bureau chief for The Independent. He is the author of "We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation."

Eric Garcia?is the senior Washington correspondent and bureau chief for The Independent. He is the author of "We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation."

Latest from Eric Garcia

27d ago

Why the autism defense for Sam Bankman-Fried is so offensive

Multiple people had argued on Sam Bankman-Fried’s behalf that his autism made him less culpable for his crimes or less deserving of a lengthy stay in prison.
93d ago

Donald Trump Jr.'s FAA attack isn't just ableist. It's wildly hypocritical.

New Donald Trump Jr. tweet claimed this FAA initiative puts passengers at risk. Just as bad, Fox News wrongly linked the program to a Boeing plane accident.
125d ago

A more nuanced question about disability would make the census less reliable

The proposed census question change could result in an undercount of disabled people in the U.S., which could lead to less social services and accommodations.
139d ago

The Supreme Court spared the Americans with Disabilities Act — on a technicality

This case could have significantly curtailed the ability of “testers” to file lawsuits through the ADA.
163d ago

The Labor Department looks to fulfill Biden's promise to disabled workers

The U.S. allows employers to pay disabled people below minimum wage. Now, the Department of Labor is trying to end the practice.
215d ago

Disabled veterans seem to get respect from everybody but Donald Trump

Gen. Mark Milley shared with The Atlantic a disturbing anecdote that reveals former President Donald Trump's opinion of wounded veterans.
222d ago

The striking hypocrisy of Republicans’ righteousness over Hunter Biden

Hunter Biden, to hear some Republicans tell it, is key to getting to the bottom of crimes they insist, without evidence, that Joe Biden has committed.
298d ago

RFK Jr.’s claims about vaccines and autism are unbecoming of his family’s legacy

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s views on autism dishonor the legacy of a family behind the Special Olympics, Best Buddies and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
339d ago

There’s no hypocrisy in treating Dianne Feinstein and John Fetterman differently

Conservatives are making dishonest comparisons between Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. John Fetterman, who had a stroke during his 2022 campaign for the position.
348d ago

James Harden’s friendship with a mass shooting survivor isn’t a feel-good story

Michigan State student John Hao, injured in a campus shooting in February, attended an NBA playoff game as a guest of James Harden of the Philadelphia 76ers.
394d ago

Georgia’s new anti-trans law also disparages autistic people like me

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill that prohibits multiple types of gender-affirming care for those under 18 and calls autism comorbid with gender dysphoria.
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