There Are No Safe States

As of this weekend, there are about five weeks left until the 2020 United States General Election. President Donald Trump and his administration have been absolutely awful by just about every metric, from policy, to diplomacy, to staffing, to process, and so on, in an endless list of incompetence, malice, bigotry, and grift. And, thanks

Use Your Voice: 9 Reasons to Vote in Primaries

Election day fast approaches for some of us. No, I am not referring to the general election in November. I mean the local primary elections taking place across the country in the next month or so. Here are nine reasons to take non-presidential primaries more seriously and some resources to make primary voting easier. Voting

Senate Flip Spotlight: Susan Collins

When Elizabeth Warren stepped out of the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination in the mists of pre-pandemic time (I.e. March 5), many people began posting memes about supporting her for Senate Majority Leader in 2021.  After a bit of thought the Torchlight editorial staff began discussing what that would require, so we have decided

From the Staff Lounge – Contemplating Tara Reade

Things at Torchlight have slowed down as we all burrow in under various COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place orders, but we still discuss what’s going on, and this exchange seemed worth sharing. David Spitzley, Senior Contributor So, this article is long and exceptionally smug about Democrats facing #MeToo karmic backlash, but it makes a serious case that Tara

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: