Climate of Emergency

A satellite image of a storm front wearing a MAGA hat

The United States faces an enormous emergency, but you will not find it at the border. Now, President Trump, of all people, has paved the way to finally tackling that crisis. Maybe something positive can come out of all of this. During the government shutdown of December 2018 – January 2019, with Trump finding himself

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

The DACA Rollback is Indefensible

The pragmatic arguments against President Trump’s rollback of the DACA program have been laid out at length. There is the fact that many beneficiaries of the program, colloquially known as Dreamers, have, for all intents and purposes, no ties or knowledge of their countries of origin. They may not even speak the language: buying one