Roundtable – Terms of Impeachment

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 October 20, 2019. Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Senior Managing Editor Hello and welcome to today’s Roundtable, Torchlight staff’s discussion of news and events. As

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


Barr and Pence's heads grafted onto a photo of Tenacious D

While we know little of the specific findings in the Mueller report, we still can still take some lessons from the experience, although not the ones many had hoped. But first we should review the basics of Mueller’s investigation. Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election was met

Roundtable – One Crazy Week

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 March 18, 2018. Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, where Torchlight staff discuss the news and events of the past week. We’d love to

Sam Nunberg’s Terrible No Good Very Bad Day

Sam Nunberg's head superimposed on the cover art for "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day".

If you had not heard of Sam Nunberg before Monday, you are not alone. However, his awesome (in the classic sense of the word) meltdown on live television is so stark, singular, and self-immolating that we now need to know who he was, and what exactly happened. Mr. Nunberg was originally an advisor to then

Roundtable – Right-Wing Propaganda

Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Sr. Managing Editor Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussions of news and events. In this week’s Roundtable, we’ll be discussing propaganda in all its forms—and the way the machine seems to be running at top speed to try and counter these very real recent indictments by the Mueller team. Let’s start specifically

How Special Is The Special Counsel, Anyway?

On May 18, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel to investigate possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. What precisely does that entail? What powers and authority will Mueller have? Where do they come from? And how much trouble could it mean for the Trump administration? Let’s take a look.

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.