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December 10, 2012 12:01 PM We’re Number 1!

Naturally, the anti-American, socialist-sympathizing Democrats are all in an uproar because the Republican minority in the Senate blocked ratification of a treaty that basically writes the Americans with Disabilities Act into international law. What part of “American exceptionalism” don’t they...

By Mark Kleiman

December 07, 2012 11:46 AM The Intellectual Poverty of the Sovereigntist Argument Against the Disabilities Convention

There is a pretty strong consensus that the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which the Senate rejected on Tuesday, would have imposed no meaningful sovereignty costs on the United States.  So when the New York Times wanted to...

By Erik Voeten

December 05, 2012 11:45 AM What Good is a UN Human Rights Treaty?

Dan Drezner argues that yesterday’s Senate vote to reject the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities reflects a victory of a sovereigntist lobby that seeks to protect the U.S. from …… well, something . It is indeed a bit...

By Erik Voeten

June 05, 2012 1:15 PM Accommodating Wheelchair Users as Rational Self-Interest

As I put ice on my swollen left elbow and swabbed the blood from my right leg, it occurred to me that “accommodations for the disabled” are often better thought of as accommodations for everyone.After the Americans with Disabilities Act...

By Keith Humphreys