Roundtable – Christchurch Shootings

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, 2019. Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Senior Managing Editor On March 15, a 28-year-old Australian man filmed himself committing a mass shooting at two mosques

How the Oscars Got It Wrong*

The lead characters of the Green Book looking back from a rearview mirror

* Or what the Oscars shows us about the insufferable self-congratulatory white people who desperately want credit for fighting bigotry without actually doing anything in any meaningful way whatsoever One thinks of how interesting it must be to be Donald Trump, the only president I can recall of who had not just one, but two

Roundtable – Virginia Democrats in Crisis

The Roundtable is Torchlight staff’s discussion of news and events. The text has been lightly edited for clarity. This conversation happened on February 9, 2019. Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Senior Managing Editor Hello and welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussion of political events. I’m Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Sr. Managing Editor, and with me are senior contributor

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

Top Story: Nazi Rally in Virginia

On August 11 and 12, 2017, the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent when protesters and counter-protestors came to blows, culminating in an alt-right protestor ramming a car into a crowd of counter-protestors, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others. The rally was protesting the planned removal of a statue of