From The Staff Lounge – Stripping Bernie For Parts

So, we talk about a lot of stuff in the luxurious Torchlight offices, and occasionally between gulps of filtered water and saltines something interesting bubbles up, and we decided to share them with you.  Enjoy. David Spitzley, Senior Contributor Wow, this is solid –  Joe Biden Is Winning The Primary But Losing His Party’s Future

Roundtable – State of the Primaries

The Roundtable is Torchlight staff’s discussion of news and events. The text has been lightly edited for clarity, and some links may have been added after the fact. This conversation happened on February 9, 2020. Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Senior Managing EditorHello and welcome to another Roundtable, our recurring feature where Torchlight staff gives their perspective

11 More Debate Questions CNN Should Have Asked, Night Two

The second set of debates in the Democratic 2020 presidential primary has concluded, but we at Torchlight believe that CNN’s moderators missed a few important areas of inquiry for the twenty candidates on stage. In part 4 of our continuing series, here are 11 questions we wish the second night debate participants had been asked:

11 Debate Questions CNN Should Have Asked, Night One

The second set of debates in the Democratic 2020 presidential primary has concluded, but we at Torchlight believe that CNN’s moderators missed a few important areas of inquiry for the twenty candidates on stage. In part 3 of our continuing series, here are 11 questions we wish the first night debate participants had been asked:

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

Roundtable – Responding To Electoral Mischief

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 May 4, 2019. Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Senior Managing Editor Hello and welcome to this week’s Roundtable, where Torchlight staff discuss the current burning political questions.

Roundtable – 2020 Democratic Candidates, Pt. 3

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 14, 2019. The second part of the candidate discussion was published last week.  Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Senior Managing Editor Hello and welcome to today’s

New York Times Reports Open Season On Sanders

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck staring at a poster of Bernie Sanders labeled "Bernie Season"

Jonathan Martin recently wrote an article in The New York Times about efforts by elements in the Democratic party to organize opposition to Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign. The article was remarkable mainly for what it did not address, which is what these Anybody But Bernie activists’ objections are to Sanders winning the nomination. The article