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

Roundtable – Unfit for Duty

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 14, 2018. Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussion of news and events. President Trump had a bad week, contradicting his own

Roundtable – Fire and Fury

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 7, 2018. Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s weekly discussion of news and events. The big news in this first week of

Roundtable – Puerto Rico

Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussion of news and events. This has been a devastating hurricane season in the Atlantic, with many Caribbean islands badly damaged and the states of Florida and Texas suffering severe impacts. But the story of Puerto Rico has been especially prominent, as some 3 million American citizens

Roundtable – Trump Cooperates with Democrats?!

Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussions of news and events. This week gave us all a little whiplash as President Trump reached an agreement with Congressional Democrats to extend the debt ceiling until December, rejecting an 18 month proposal by Congressional Republicans. The President also suggested that he was willing to work

Roundtable – Trump’s Generals

The Roundtable ot Torchlight’s discussion of news and events. The conversation has been lightly edited for clarity, and some links were added after the fact. This conversation happened on September 2, 2017. Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussion of news and events. One slow-burning items of news these last few weeks has

Roundtable – White Supremacist Protests

The Roundtable is Torchlight’s weekly discussion of news and events. The transcript has been lightly edited for clarity, and most citations were added after the fact. This conversation occurred on August 20, 2017. Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussion of news and events. This week’s topic is the Unite the Right rally

Donald Trump Doubles Down

A KFC "Double Down" with Trump's hair superimposed.

On Tuesday, Donald Trump was scheduled to give a press conference on a signing statement concerning infrastructure spending with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Economic Advisor Gary Cohn. He was not scheduled to take questions. Very shortly, he made a unilateral decision to take questions, and the conference went off