About

Hi! My name is Ariella and I’m a government nerd.

You know, the kind of government nerd who occasionally reads Supreme Court decisions and Senate transcripts for fun, or the kind who comes up with elaborate drinking games to play during presidential debates, party conventions, and State of the Union addresses. Or the kind of government nerd who has dealt with the political goings-on since November 2016 by trying to ingest as much information as humanly possible about what’s going on in American politics, and more importantly, how and why it’s all happening the way it is.

Above all else, I firmly believe that we will not be truly successful in changing our flawed governmental system until we understand the system, so this blog is me putting my money (read: time) where my mouth is, in an attempt to demystify it all for myself, and anyone else who wants to come along.

TO THAT END, do you have any lingering questions left over from the election that you’d like to get answered once and for all? Or questions about the bonkers procedural and political issues that have been pushed to the limit by the past few years’ worth of political goings-on? Or basic why-the-hell-is-our-government-allowed-to-work-like-this questions?

If any of that sounds like you, let me know! I may not have the answers off the top of my head, but I will do my best to find you some well-sourced and cited answers

Also, a disclaimer:

I’m an amateur at this stuff. If you find anything on this site that’s factually incorrect, please tell me so I can fix it. Don’t mistake anything I write for official legal advice. I am many things, but a lawyer is not one of them.