In terms of public actions, there are few more selfish acts than voting. Voting is an individual act: a vote for or against a candidate…View More Voting Is Selfish. Which Is Why Get-Out-The-Vote Drives Are Unseemly.
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Today, all eyes are on the presidential race, and understandably so. But national elections don’t occur in a vacuum. Understanding the results at the top…View More National Elections Don’t Occur in a Vacuum
Anytime an office-holding politician expresses doubt in some other member of their party or an individual seeking to become a member of the party, the…View More The problem with vote-shaming elected officials
The 2016 election has engendered upheaval of the traditional methods of politicking and obliterated normal partisan identities. It is unsurprising that the dominant hegemons should…View More Politicians attempting to vote shame are authoritarians
The most pervasive interpretation of the electoral system which pervades social discourse paints politics as a binary choice in a zero-sum system. A vote for…View More The difference between voting on rationale and for party