Leo Thuman


Leo Thuman is a columnist for TheNationalPulse.com, primarily focusing on religious liberty issues.

The founding father, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Samuel Chase once said that “religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government.” It is almost certain that if the famous Marylander were to come back today, he would recoil in […]


Last Wednesday, three Democrat lawmakers announced they would be introducing the “Clergy Mandatory Reporting Act” in Wisconsin’s state legislature. The State Assembly version of the bill is sponsored by Reps. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) and Melissa Sargent (D-Madison), while the State Senate version is sponsored by Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee). While statements from the bill’s sponsors […]


Last week, Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) introduced a resolution condemning socialism to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Its full title is “A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that socialism poses a significant threat to freedom, liberty, and economic prosperity.” Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) failed 2016 campaign in many ways put socialism back on the map […]


The fertility rate in the United States is at an all-time low, according to a National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) report which came out last week. The agency, which falls under the oversight of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), confirmed that birth rates fell by 2 percent in 2018. Since 2000, […]


Earlier this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the creation of a State Department “Commission on Unalienable Rights.” This commission will reorient American foreign policy on human rights in a constitutional direction, focusing on the “unalienable rights” endowed by our creator and centering around the Bill of Rights. It also will reaffirm the United […]


This week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would begin enacting revised regulations of Title X, a federal grant program for non-profit providers of family planning services. Changes to the program announced in February prohibit organizations which provide abortions from receiving taxpayer money.   Unsurprisingly, abortion providers complained, often citing that federal […]


On July 11, French citizen Vincent Lambert passed away after being deprived of food and water for nine days by the hospital where he was being cared for. An order two weeks earlier from France’s Court of Cassation, the country’s highest court of appeal, to halt his feeding turned out to be a death sentence […]


In the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court’s 2015 landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, it concerned some jurists that institutions favoring traditional marriage might receive heavy-handed treatment from the government as a result of the ruling. Conservative justices on the court strongly dissented and raised concerns about the implications of the case on wide-reaching […]


Last night, President Donald Trump took the stage in Orlando’s Amway Center amid massive fanfare to announce that he was running for a second term as president. After First Lady Melania Trump introduced him, the President began addressing his audience. He warmed up the cheering crowd of thousands of his strongest supporters by excoriating news […]


As we get closer to Election Day 2019, an important race to pay attention to for conservatives, especially social conservatives, is Governor Matt Bevin’s re-election bid in Kentucky. Bevin’s race is significant because he has aggressively pursued a robust pro-family agenda and has drawn significant criticism from the Left because of it. Bevin is in […]


This week, nearly 200 leaders in the corporate world signed a letter titled ‘Don’t Ban Equality.’ The website claims that the group represents more than 120,000 workers at numerous companies. While most of the signers are from small to medium sized companies in the fashion and new tech sectors, a few leaders from major companies […]


Earlier this week, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing addressing recent pro-life legislation in several states, titled “Threats To Reproductive Rights in America.” In the opening statement, Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) echoed many typical arguments promoting the Left’s status quo on abortion legality, as did Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-Calif.) in his comments. The […]


Louisiana’s House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved Senate Bill 180, popularly known as the ‘Heartbeat Bill,’ in a roll-call vote on Thursday. Though it would have easily been possible for the Republican members alone to put the bill on the governor’s desk, almost half of the state’s House Democrats also voted in favor. With little hesitation, […]


Democrats were quite busy last week, finding ample opportunity to enjoy their favorite hobby — harassing the president. These hijinks notably included meeting to impeach President Trump, and then behaving as if they were shocked that the President didn’t want to discuss infrastructure with them on that very same day. Yet, their penchant for pandering […]


On Tuesday, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear won the state’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, establishing him as the top challenger to incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin in the upcoming November 5th general election. The 41-year-old son of former Governor Steve Beshear won a competitive race against Kentucky’s House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins and former Auditor Adam […]


A recent wave of revelations of crimes against children by Catholic clergy, most prominently ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, has brought on a much needed national discussion of how to prevent child abuse by clergy and how to better screen candidates for the priesthood. In many cases, these revelations have pushed church institutions and governments to take […]