Treat the Cancer: Why Democrats Should Impeach Trump

A chest X-ray with a shadow of Trump's face in the left lung

Editor: Today’s guest contributor, Mark Baker, is a stay at home dad with a degree in Political Science and a minor in history. Mark is a USAF vet, liberal, atheist, vegetarian, ex-Mormon, ex-Republican, ex-conservative, living in the most Mormon, Republican, conservative state in the country. The following are his opinions in response to the current

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

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

Climate of Emergency

A satellite image of a storm front wearing a MAGA hat

The United States faces an enormous emergency, but you will not find it at the border. Now, President Trump, of all people, has paved the way to finally tackling that crisis. Maybe something positive can come out of all of this. During the government shutdown of December 2018 – January 2019, with Trump finding himself

The Schoolyard Bully Pulpit – Part 2: The Media Misses the Boat

A pleased looking Donald Trump next to the dictionary definition of Bully

We’ve gone over the case for Trump as narcissistic bully. Now what? Now we need to start talking about it, beginning with how the media is not talking about it. The media has called Trump a narcissist or a bully before, but they don’t actually analyze Trump’s behavior using those terms. Instead, they keep falling

The Schoolyard Bully Pulpit – Part 1: Breaking the Silence

A grinning President Trump next to a dictionary definition of "bully"

After decades in the spotlight and two years as president, we still dance around the truth: Donald J. Trump is a schoolyard bully. He is a narcissist and a bully. It’s really that simple. Once you accept that, it explains almost everything else. Such pronouncements are not made lightly. These conclusions were only reached after