My Lifelong Struggle With Asperger’s Syndrome

Published: PolicyMic (December 17, 2012)

ow am I supposed to begin an article describing what it’s like to be autistic?

I use the term “autistic” because, although I was officially diagnosed as a child with “high-functioning Asperger’s Syndrome,” the American Psychiatric Association recently voted to remove Asperger’s Syndrome as a separate classification and instead place it under the broader diagnostic umbrella known as the “autism spectrum disorder.” I’m writing this article because Adam Lanza — the mass murderer who killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday, — 20 of them children — has been reported to have had Asperger’s Syndrome. read more

Ted Cruz 2016: The Critical Reason the Texas Senator Will Not Be President

Published: PolicyMic (December 1, 2012)

The only thing worse than laziness is contagious laziness.

I refer you to the following headlines from Fox News and Politico:

“Ted Cruz Speech Fuels 2016 Presidential Run Speculation”

“Ted Cruz Speech Stokes 2016 Speculation”

Ted Cruz, for those of you fortunate enough to not be up-to-date on your Tea Party demagogues, is the Senator-elect from Texas. Given his Hispanic background and conservative bona fides, it makes sense that he would be especially popular among members of the hard right. One might even deem him a logical prospect for the GOP’s presidential ticket four years hence. read more