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

Treat the Cancer: Why Democrats Should Impeach Trump

A chest X-ray with a shadow of Trump's face in the left lung

Editor: Today’s guest contributor, Mark Baker, is a stay at home dad with a degree in Political Science and a minor in history. Mark is a USAF vet, liberal, atheist, vegetarian, ex-Mormon, ex-Republican, ex-conservative, living in the most Mormon, Republican, conservative state in the country. The following are his opinions in response to the current

Roundtable – Paul Ryan Retires

The Roundtable is Torchlight staff’s discussion of news and events. The text has been lightly edited for clarity, and some links were added after the fact. This conversation happened on April 15, 2018. Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight staff’s discussion of news and events. This week’s cup overranneth with news, and between

Roundtable – The Budget Deal

The Roundtable is Torchlight staff’s discussion of news and events. The text has been lightly edited for clarity, and some links were added after the fact. This conversation happened on February 10, 2018. Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussion of news and events. This week saw an unusual event in D.C.: a

Roundtable – The Republican Tax Bill

The Roundtable is Torchlight staff’s discussion of news and events. The text has been lightly edited for clarity, and some links were added after the fact. This conversation happened on December 10, 2017. Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the last Roundtable of 2017, where Torchlight staff discuss the news and events of the day. The

Roundtable – Sexual Harassment in Congress

The Roundtable is Torchlight staff’s discussion of news and events. The text has been lightly edited for clarity, and some links were added after the fact. This conversation happened on December 10, 2017. Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussion of news and events. The news has been awash over the last few

Roundtable – Trump Cooperates with Democrats?!

Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussions of news and events. This week gave us all a little whiplash as President Trump reached an agreement with Congressional Democrats to extend the debt ceiling until December, rejecting an 18 month proposal by Congressional Republicans. The President also suggested that he was willing to work

Roundtable – Anarchy in the GOP

Welcome to the Roundtable, the weekly news roundup where Torchlight staff talk about the news and events of the day. With us today are Senior Managing Editor Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Junior Managing Editor David Schmitz, Politics Editor Christopher Dahlin, contributing writer Katie Grzesiak, Trump supporter Sam Dieffenwierth, and myself, Editor-in-Chief Tom Rich. This has been a

Everybody to the Limit: How Things Look Three Months Away From The Debt Ceiling

As the media and the public awaited the next steps in the Republican party’s efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act, we got the political equivalent of a “Coming Attractions” trailer for the next big thing in Congress:  the debt ceiling.  At a June 9 press conference, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke about resorting to

Live Report: The Comey Hearing

“Those were lies, plain and simple” – Fired FBI director James Comey On Thursday, May 11, I attended the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats. The most anticipated topic of discussion was Russia’s interference with the U.S. elections, and more specifically, Director of the FBI James Comey’s firing that happened barely 48 hours before.