Libby Emmons
Libby Emmons

Libby Emmons is a Senior Contributor to The Federalist. She is a writer and mother living in Brooklyn, NY. Follow her on Twitter @li88yinc.

Chuck Schumer Just Declared War On Your Ability To Design Your Own Job

As House Democrats’ anti-freelancer bill moves to the Senate, it has attained the endorsement of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.

The Oscars Is No Fun Without A Host Because It Takes Itself Too Seriously

The Oscars’ second year with no host proves the awards show just isn’t that interesting without a comedian to guide us through it.

See The Best- And Worst-Dressed At The Oscars

More important than the films nominated at the Oscars are the gowns worn. Here’s a rundown of the looks we loved and the ones we could live without.

Democrats To Gig Workers: Work Our Way Or Lose Your Jobs

If Democrat representatives in the House have their way, many Americans will be out of jobs they created for themselves, on their own terms.

‘The Goop Lab’ Exploration Of Shrooms And Self Pleasure Is As Wild And Meaningless As You’d Expect

Gwyneth Paltrow’s impulse to encourage people to be their best selves is sound, but it’s missing a reason to do the right thing regardless of whether or not it will make us feel better.

Was A Denver Post Columnist Fired For Believing In Biological Sex?

Former columnist Jon Caldara, head of the libertarian Independence Institute, says he was fired from the Denver Post for stating in print that biological sex is real.

Through ‘Star Trek: Picard’ And Beyond, Patrick Stewart Chases ‘Something Bigger’

Not much is bigger than the Star Trek universe. ‘Picard’ is more than the continuation of one man’s journey. It’s the movement of a narrative that spans and inspires generations.

After Offing Quentin For The Crime Of Being A White Male, ‘The Magicians’ Is Falling Apart

After the hero is killed in ‘The Magicians,’ season five opens in a reckless assortment of ensemble stories that neither capture the imagination nor drive a cohesive plot forward.

The Best Outfits Of The 2020 Grammy Awards

What the Grammys showed us, oddly, is a culture in crisis. No matter how much fame or adulation, how many award nominations and costume changes, meaning is missing.

How Billie Eilish Inverts The Overdone Sex Symbol

Like Billie Eilish, Gen Z is in hiding. With all the exposure of social media, the constant barrage of attention seeking, the shallow allure of fame, kids know it’s all fake.

2020 Democrats Tell Moms They Need To Sideline Their Kids To Be Successful

There are more ways to find fulfillment and meaning in life than through pursuit of career or income, but you wouldn’t know that from any of the answers that came from the debate stage.

Gig Workers Fight The Unions Trying To Take Away Their Self-Designed Jobs

No longer able to force employees to unionize, the AFL-CIO is trying to force contract workers into employment. But freelancers are fighting back.

Here’s Why I’m Not Going Back To The Women’s March

It felt weird to sense that claiming my actual female body as female was offensive to people. It was like I was an undercover female at the Women’s March.

Doctors And Judges Shouldn’t Have More Authority Over Tinslee Lewis’ Life Than Her Mother Does

Why, now that doctors can do so much with advancements in modern medicine, are they turning their backs on the patients who need them most, and saying it’s for their own good?

Why Greta Thunberg Should Be The Next Disney Princess

Disney and Hulu should go beyond a mere documentary, and launch Greta as a full-blown princess, in keeping with the 21st-century princess story revamp.

The Worst Looks Of The 2020 Golden Globes

On Sunday, for the first time ever, I watched the Golden Globes. I learned that it’s all about the outfits. Especially the really bad ones. 

Don’t Buy Ring Or Other Home Surveillance Devices For Anyone, Ever

Easily hackable, super creepy, and massively Orwellian, Ring and other home surveillance tech give you the illusion of protection while stealing your privacy and autonomy.

Freelancers And Gig Workers Don’t Need Lawmakers To Help Them Out Of A Job

Unable to think of a new way forward, state lawmakers are relying on past solutions to improve the gig economy — and this will only hurt freelance and gig workers.

Why The ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Musical Doesn’t Live Up To Its Namesake

What I really wanted to see was the headstrong, heartbroken, cool girl who screamed out all her pain and trauma, but what I got instead was an issue-driven collection of too many stories.

In ‘Silicon Valley’ Finale Season, Pied Piper Succeeds All Too Well

As a satire of the technology industry, ‘Silicon Valley’ cautions against believing that our good intentions are enough to save us from our methods.