Steve Silberman

Steve Silberman


Author, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, a NYT bestseller, and The Taste of Salt, a history of cystic fibrosis coming 2022.

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After a year of GOP thuggery, MAGA terrorists, and Republican laws designed to intimidate them, election officials are quitting en masse.

I wonder how many of my Republican relatives, whose primary news source is @FoxNews, are aware of how completely and cynically they're being lied to every day? A former Murdoch exec on how Fox has become "poison for America."

Grotesque and appalling: DC Circuit Court overturns ban on painful skin-shock devices used on #autistic  people which the UN literally called torture.

If you're #autistic , they're called "obsessions" and "special interests." If you're not, they're called "passions" and "flow states." From Clem Bastow's new "Late Bloomer: How an Autism Diagnosis Changed My Life."

Ohio GOPers just passed a bill that makes it legal for health care workers - from doctors and nurses to lab techs - to decline health care to LGBTQ people like my husband and me if they have "moral" objections to us being gay.

Pardon me for being an insufferable #Deadhead , but this 11-hour jam is changing my life. A nearly infinite ocean of melody and invention, perfect writing music for the weird likes of me. Thanks to whoever made it. [h/t @ReadDoonesbury  @DeadsoundApp ]

Of all the anti-vaxxers who have turned the tsunami of death from #COVID19  into a cash cow, multimillionaire quack Joseph Mercola is perhaps the very worst. (One of the main spreaders of the myth that #autism  is caused by vaccines, too.)

Question for my #Deadhead  readers on Twitter: How many of you are under 30? I know you're out there, and people constantly ask me if I think people too young to have ever seen Jerry can be "real" Deadheads. My answer is a resounding *YES*. #GratefulDead 

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The reason for this sideshow at the border is that the GOP just murdered half a million Americans and they don't want you thinking about that. That's it. That's the tweet.

I'm just so tired, so terribly tired, so utterly, totally 100% exhausted of thinking about him. I want to start thinking about other things, like all the major problems on the planet we've been ignoring by servicing the black hole where his soul is supposed to be for four years.

STOP dismissing Gohmert's suit to have Pence overturn the election as "far-fetched." It's sedition. Gohmert is guilty of attempted sedition, and should GO TO PRISON for sedition. Stop normalizing treason.

We're all reading a ton of #coronavirus  stuff, but each day I read a post or two that utterly stop me in my tracks. This was today's, from a doctor at Brooklyn's Maimonides Medical Center, via @avitalrachel .

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This is wonderful. [I fact-checked it and it's legit.]

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Amy Coney Barrett reversed a jury award to a pregnant teen raped by a prison guard because raping pregnant teens wasn't part of his job description.

Texas church that rushed to reopen cancels masses after priest dies and others contract #coronavirus .

Make no mistake: Pompeo's meltdown, Trump's rants, the continuous "outrage" of Trump's lawyers, the Kavanaugh whinefest - it's all the same trick: using explosive male rage to intimidate people asking smart questions about their crimes.

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