Trump’s “Go Back Home” Tweet – A Diary

July 15th Yesterday, the president Tweeted about four congresspeople in a way that realistically can only be viewed as racist and white nationalist. It can be argued that he was just lashing out at criticism, but the fact that he chose the “go back to the country you came from” route for four U.S. citizens,

The Schoolyard Bully Pulpit – Part 3: High Societal Stakes

We have a narcissistic president who bullies as if he knows no other way to behave. By virtue of the office Trump holds, that behavior now involves all of us Americans, whether we like it or not. As observers, we can end up encouraging bullying behavior by joining in, by supporting the bully, or by

Roundtable – The Republican Tax Bill

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 December 10, 2017. Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the last Roundtable of 2017, where Torchlight staff discuss the news and events of the day. The

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 – Anarchy in the GOP

Welcome to the Roundtable, the weekly news roundup where Torchlight staff talk about the news and events of the day. With us today are Senior Managing Editor Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Junior Managing Editor David Schmitz, Politics Editor Christopher Dahlin, contributing writer Katie Grzesiak, Trump supporter Sam Dieffenwierth, and myself, Editor-in-Chief Tom Rich. This has been a