Roundtable – Fired For Being A Nazi

The Roundtable is a discussion of news and events among Torchlight staff. The conversation has been lightly edited for clarity and to add links. This conversation happened on August 27, 2017. Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussion of news and events. In the wake of the tragic events in Charlottesville, many white

Roundtable – White Supremacist Protests

The Roundtable is Torchlight’s weekly discussion of news and events. The transcript has been lightly edited for clarity, and most citations were added after the fact. This conversation occurred on August 20, 2017. Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussion of news and events. This week’s topic is the Unite the Right rally

Donald Trump Doubles Down

A KFC "Double Down" with Trump's hair superimposed.

On Tuesday, Donald Trump was scheduled to give a press conference on a signing statement concerning infrastructure spending with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Economic Advisor Gary Cohn. He was not scheduled to take questions. Very shortly, he made a unilateral decision to take questions, and the conference went off

Virginia State Police: No “Weapons Caches” Found in Charlottesville

Social media has recently picked up the claim that “weapons caches” had been found in Charlottesville around the time of last weekend’s Unite the Right rally. Torchlight’s attempts to track down details lead directly to an August 14th story in The Guardian about the rally’s aftermath. The story reported on statements made by Virginia governor

Top Story: Nazi Rally in Virginia

On August 11 and 12, 2017, the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent when protesters and counter-protestors came to blows, culminating in an alt-right protestor ramming a car into a crowd of counter-protestors, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others. The rally was protesting the planned removal of a statue of

Roundtable – Free Speech

Tom Rich Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s weekly discussion of news and events. With us this week are Senior Managing Editor Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Politics Editor Christopher Dahlin, Junior Managing Editor David Schmitz, legal counsel Jay Imhoff, Trump supporter Sam Dieffenwierth and myself, Editor-in-Chief Tom Rich. The big news this week was the AHCA’s passage