Certain members of the right-wing media, who don’t deserve even the attention condemnation would bring, reacted quickly to Wednesday’s events by attempting to brand themselves “revolutionaries.”

Alongside images of themselves lounging on the floors of the chambers of Congress and in the offices of Congressional leaders, rioters and their sympathizers…


From federalism to representation in Congress, America was designed to promote pluralism.

On his radio program, one-time leaving voice of movement conservatism Rush Limbaugh recently declared “there cannot be a peaceful coexistence of two completely different theories of life, theories of government, theories of how we manage our affairs.”

This…


In the vernacular, democracy conjures up vision of government that rules in accordance with the will of the people. Morality in the democratic lexicon is a matter of numbers: belong to the majority and the right to rule is yours. Belong to the minority? …


Content moderation can’t suppress information freely available on other parts of the internet or prevent people from evaluating the trustworthiness of information.

Earlier today, President Trump launched yet another attack against Section 230, alleging it amounts to “corporate welfare” and “is a serious threat to our National Security & Election…


Politicians’ attitudes help move public opinion. Public policy often follows. Rhetoric, therefore, that isn’t followed by executive action cannot be easily dismissed.

There’s often a difference between Trump the rhetorician (if one can call the oddly-capitalized mish-mash of sentence fragments the president spews “rhetoric” without making Aristotle weep) and Trump…


An ideological shift, not in the electorate but in Republican party messaging, might explain why the blue wall went red in 2016.

In 2016, President’s electoral win was facilitated by the collapsing of the so-called blue wall. The reliably Democratic states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, along with Rust Belt…


It’s one of many forms of civic participation.

In a perfect world, voting would be just another form of civic participation, rather than the apex of democratic virtuosity.

Disparate factions seek to interpret what is often incorrectly termed the “national” vote in ways that seek to command victory and augment…


Third-party votes are often aimed at more strategic goals, like gaining state recognition for their party. But third-party voters tend to be more ideologically driven. Can the two be squared?

A vote is an expression of self-interest. It reflects not only the preferences of the voter — reflecting their personal…


The point of inalienable rights is that they exist independent of the acknowledgement of formal governing bodies. …


Concerns about election integrity are understandably at the forefront of 2020 election discourse.

But for all the quibbling over whether in-person voting is safe or whether universal mail-in voting is so susceptible to fraud its use will invalidate the election (it won’t), one crucial issue is getting overlooked.

Even before…

Katherine Emily

Founder, The Subversive Scrivener. Writer. Thinker. Intransigent ideologue. Radical individualist. Talent fully developed is the highest moral good.

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