Steve Silberman

Steve Silberman


Author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, a NYT bestseller. The Taste of Salt, a history of cystic fibrosis, coming 2023.

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In a bizarre act of cruelty, Senate Republicans block aid package to veterans harmed by burn pits and Agent Orange, after it was expected to pass. The @GOP  constantly pretends they "love the military." I guess it's just veterans themselves they hate.

The best piece of writing on Peter Thiel I've ever read. He's not a mystery. He's not a complex puzzle. Peter Thiel is a classic Fascist.

In #NeuroTribes , I chronicled behaviorists decades ago cruelly dousing the tongues of #autistic  kids with hot sauce to punish them. This Methodist day care in Alabama is still doing it.

How many boxes do you tick? I'm at about 13. Do we have to reserve spots in advance through Ticketmaster or anything? Might be crowded down there. [via @56blackcat ]

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Way too many news stories lately have involved Elon Musk's penis doing something. We're tryin' to eat over here.

Love this candid photo of #jazz  giant John Coltrane working on his thing. Is that a tape recorder and a notebook? [photographer unknown]

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Brilliant, essential piece by @kciesemier : "Arguing for choice isn’t arguing for the termination of disabled fetuses; if it were, I wouldn’t be pro-choice. Abortion opponents like to use disabled fetuses as pawns to support their politics." Please RT.

How Mark Zuckerberg personally intervened to ensure that Alex Jones' and other right-wing demagogues' lies and hate speech would circulate widely on @facebook , boosting the most serious threat to American democracy in history.

"I have watched with dismay and increasing horror as my nephew [Stephen Miller], an educated man who is well aware of his heritage, has become the architect of immigration policies that repudiate the very foundation of our family’s life in this country."

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Watching @PeteButtigieg  refuse to step into traps laid for him by standard shallow media framing of complex issues is a beautiful thing. [via @LadyRaynbow ]

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I know we're all numb, but it is ASTONISHING to me that a President who hobbled both the CDC and the FDA in the midst of a global pandemic that has killed nearly 190,000 Americans is still in a contender in this election, instead of being perp-walked out of the Oval Office.

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.

Who could have imagined that Philip Gunn, MS Republican House Speaker who insists that 12-year-old girls raped by their fathers must bear their children, was personally involved in the coverup of pedophilia in the Southern Baptist Church.

Trump supporters demand to know if Navajo congressman is here "illegally." Let that sink in for a moment.

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

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