May 29, 2024 11:01 am

Social Security May Be Failing Well Over a Million People With Disabilities – And COVID-19 Is Making the Problem Worse

More than half of U.S. adults over the age of 50 with work-limiting disabilities – likely over 1.3 million people – do not receive the Social Security disability benefits they may need, according to new peer-reviewed research I conducted.

An ‘Unprecedented Flood’ of Book Bans Engulfs U.S. School Districts, PEN Report Says

More than 1,600 book titles across 32 states were banned from public schools during the 2021-2022 school year, with the bulk of the ban requests coming from a handful of right-wing groups pushing for censorship of books that feature LGBTQ+ characters and characters of color, a new report issued Monday said.