Erik Halvorson


Erik Halvorson is a regular contributor to TheNationalPulse.com and a student at Hillsdale College.

With the Senate’s passage of Republicans’ much publicized tax reform bill, many conservatives are growing optimistic that Americans are on the verge of much needed tax relief. With the House version easily passing through that chamber last month, both sides will now go to conference to reconcile the bills and eventually send a final version […]


Last Friday, President Donald Trump took the podium at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam to deliver a forceful speech in which he doubled down on his nationalist economic rhetoric. In his remarks, Trump rebuked Asian countries and their leaders for what he called “unfair trade practices” saying, “We are not going to let […]


The Boy Scouts of America announced on Wednesday that they have changed their organization’s male-only policy to now include female membership in the scouts. Starting in 2018, the Cub Scouts — an organization traditionally reserved for young boys and affiliate of the Boy Scouts — will be open to girls, with a program for older […]


In case you haven’t noticed, the United States is currently weathering one of the most polarized eras of the country’s history. After arguably the most divisive presidential election in modern times, Americans are increasingly entrenching themselves inside their echo-chambered bunkers as social controversies proliferate. Whether it be the NFL National Anthem protests, the Emmy Awards […]


Over the past six months, students from campuses around the country have been campaigning and collecting donations for Students for Life’s “Sock it to Planned Parenthood” initiative. The goal of this project was to collect 323,999 baby socks — one for every life lost at the hands of Planned Parenthood abortions last year — and […]


Last Friday with the stroke of the presidential pen, the United States’ national debt hit $20 trillion for the first time in the country’s history. President Trump diverted from the path laid out by Republican Congressional leadership in order to make a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi […]


Immigration reform has come to the forefront of the American political conversation after President Trump announced on Tuesday that he would rescind former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. In his statement on the issue, President Trump stated: As President, my highest duty is to defend the American people […]


The recent death of 77-year-old Judy Dale has sparked controversy regarding California’s recently passed statute legalizing assisted suicide. Dale, a cancer patient, passed away from her illness at home last year after not receiving a prescription for lethal medication that she had allegedly requested for the entirety of her final hospitalization. After her passing, Dale’s […]


Yesterday, The New York Times published an op-ed entitled “America’s Whiniest ‘Victim’”. As expected, this piece perfectly encapsulated every Leftist talking point from the last few years in regards to the American right and Donald Trump. Starting with the outlandish statement that “Trump won because he whines,” author Charles M. Blow goes on to paint […]


Sparked by the passage of a recent Wisconsin law, a House joint subcommittee met last week to discuss the limits of free speech on college campuses. The law in question would allow administrators to suspend or even expel students who were found engaging in “indecent, profane, boisterous, obscene, unreasonably loud or other disorderly conduct that […]


Overshadowed this week by Senate Republicans’ continued attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) let loose on Sunday that Democrats’ alternative solutions on healthcare could include an option long rumored to be on the progressive agenda. “Single-payer is on the table,” Schumer told the host of ABC’s “This Week,” hinting at […]