I remain in a state of disbelief that the Senate failed to ratify a UN treaty on world wide standards for the treatment of the disabled. The standards they seek are the very standards that already exist in the United States. We have the best standards (and I argue they are only a start in many cases) and the hope is to attempt to encourage other countries to raise their standards to meet those of the US. Because it's a treaty it needs a 2/3 majority to pass and it fell short because the most conservative members of the senate don't like the United Nations.
Jon Stewart took on this issue last night and he captures my feelings on his perfectly, and hysterically
Sorry, can't imbed it but here's the link
It takes a minute to load, but it's worth it.