Roundtable – A Shooting, A Hurricane, and Brexit

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 September 2, 2019. Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Senior Managing Editor Hello and welcome to another edition of our Roundtable, Torchlight staff’s discussion of news and events.

Trump’s Empty Chair on Climate Change

There was a climate change meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019, at the G-7 summit. Trump did not show. Instead other administration members went, supposedly. All the other leaders were there and went on without the American president. Trump’s actions once again left the U.S. increasingly isolated on the world stage, distanced even from its

Trump’s White Nationalist Administration Slaps Liberty in the Face Again

In an effort to drape an ugly agenda in patriotism, yet another white nationalist from Trump’s administration has lied to re-write the ideals to which America aspires. White nationalism espouses the belief that white people are a race and seeks to develop a white national identity and to maintain a white nation. Just like Hitler

Roundtable – Taking Stock On July 4th

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 July 6, 2019. Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Senior Managing Editor Hello and welcome to today’s Roundtable, our regular Torchlight staff discussion of current events. As we

The Darkness of Trump’s Immigration Policy

“Freedom to starve is no freedom.” Patrick Harper, Sharpe’s Rifles (Movie), 1993 This morning, I rose from my cushioned slumber, tossed aside my covers, and went to the bathroom to relieve myself, after which I washed my hands with soap. A little later, I brushed my teeth with a toothbrush and took a shower with

Two Years On: The Trump Administration’s Erosion of LGBT+ Protections

I had hoped we wouldn’t be here. I cried all night long when Trump won on Election Night two years ago, and one of the tools with which I clawed my way out of despair was the belief that this country was too good to allow this. “Surely, this is a mistake,” I told myself.

Roundtable – Two Years In

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 January 6, 2019. Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Senior Managing Editor Hello and welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussion of news and events. It’s good to be

Roundtable – Pruitt Scandals

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 8, 2018. Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussion of news and events. This was yet another full-to-the-brim week, but the piece

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

Roundtable – Gun Control

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 18, 2018. Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight staff’s discussion of news and events. The horrible events in Parkland, Florida are foremost