Cards for Debbie – Turning Rage to Love

On the night of his impeachment, Trump appeared at a rally in Battle Creek, Michigan, an expected swing state for the 2020 election. In offhand remarks, he went low, even by his standards, and suggested that late Congressman John Dingell of Michigan was in Hell. John’s widow Debbie Dingell has held her husband’s former seat

Everything You Need to Know About Red Flag Laws

In June 2019, a Ford dealership mechanic, about to lose his job for drunkenness, threatened to kill a supervisor and brought guns to work. Authorities were called but could not bring criminal charges under the circumstances. Law enforcement sought a gun violence restraining order under California’s red flag law, which resulted in the temporary seizure

Trump’s Empty Chair on Climate Change

There was a climate change meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019, at the G-7 summit. Trump did not show. Instead other administration members went, supposedly. All the other leaders were there and went on without the American president. Trump’s actions once again left the U.S. increasingly isolated on the world stage, distanced even from its

Trump’s White Nationalist Administration Slaps Liberty in the Face Again

In an effort to drape an ugly agenda in patriotism, yet another white nationalist from Trump’s administration has lied to re-write the ideals to which America aspires. White nationalism espouses the belief that white people are a race and seeks to develop a white national identity and to maintain a white nation. Just like Hitler

America Continues to Choose Guns over Children

After the shooting of children and young people at Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Santa Fe High School, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, American did next to nothing. Enough already. No more excuses. Unlike cars or knives, guns were made with one purpose: to kill. Contrary to what NRA leadership and the gun

Trump’s “Go Back Home” Tweet – A Diary

July 15th Yesterday, the president Tweeted about four congresspeople in a way that realistically can only be viewed as racist and white nationalist. It can be argued that he was just lashing out at criticism, but the fact that he chose the “go back to the country you came from” route for four U.S. citizens,

The Darkness of Trump’s Immigration Policy

“Freedom to starve is no freedom.” Patrick Harper, Sharpe’s Rifles (Movie), 1993 This morning, I rose from my cushioned slumber, tossed aside my covers, and went to the bathroom to relieve myself, after which I washed my hands with soap. A little later, I brushed my teeth with a toothbrush and took a shower with

Policies, Not Political Pablum

With the first debate of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates only days away, we Americans need to shake off our conditioning and demand better than empty platitudes from our politicians. We have been raised on political pablum. When we ask politicians questions about policy, often they respond, at best, with generic, placating rhetoric designed to

10 Questions Congress Should Ask Robert Mueller

The following was compiled with the help of Torchlight Media’s editorial staff. UPDATE: After this article’s original June 3, 2019 publication, the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees issued subpoenas for Robert Mueller to testify publicly before Congress on July 17, 2019. The House Committees confirmed that Mueller has agreed to appear. We here at Torchlight

THAT WAS NOT THE MUELLER REPORT, NO. THAT WAS JUST BARR’S TRIBUTE.

Barr and Pence's heads grafted onto a photo of Tenacious D

While we know little of the specific findings in the Mueller report, we still can still take some lessons from the experience, although not the ones many had hoped. But first we should review the basics of Mueller’s investigation. Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election was met