Michael Lucchese


Michael Lucchese is a regular contributor to TheNationalPulse.com.

Bernie Sanders’ Ugly Bigotry

by Michael Lucchese

U.S. Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced on Wednesday that he would oppose President Trump’s nominee for deputy budget director, Russell Vought, because of his religious beliefs. In 2016, Vought wrote a blog post for The Resurgent in which he defended the decision by his alma mater, Wheaton College, to terminate Larycia […]


Canadian writer Margaret Atwood is having something of a moment in the media right now. Video-streaming service Hulu recently adapted her novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” into a TV series, and the liberal media is utterly delighted with it. The implausible dystopia of “The Handmaid’s Tale” emerges after a group of Christian fundamentalists overthrow the United States […]


Earlier this year, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal drew criticism from conservatives for vetoing religious liberty legislation that would protect dissenters’ right to freely exercise their religion. Now, Indiana governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is trying to give frustrated Georgians advice on how to address religious liberty questions. “The lessons that we learned […]


Jill Stein, the far-left Green Party’s presidential nominee, recently issued a public statement decrying the shooting of Harambe the Gorilla. “Other countries, especially in Europe, have begun to provide legal rights and protected status to primates as living beings,” the statement said. “Non human primates should have the legal right to live freely or, when […]


On Friday, a federal judge blocked the University of North Carolina from enforcing the state’s HB 2 bill, which restricts bathroom access based on biological sex. “The University of North Carolina, its officers, agents, servants, employees, and attorneys, and all other persons acting in concert or participation with them are hereby enjoined from enforcing (the […]


The Justice Department’s Community Relations Service recently released an instructional video purporting to teach police officers across the country how to handle interactions with transgendered citizens in a politically correct way. “If someone feels disrespected, they are less likely to trust us or cooperate,” said Sgt. Brett Parson, the video’s narrator. “If officers understand who […]


The New Mexico Alliance for Life released a shocking video of a University of New Mexico official confessing that UNM professors illegally obtained aborted babies’ brains and had high school students at a summer camp dissect them. Dr. Paul Roth, chancellor of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and dean of the School […]


The Catholic Diocese of Marquette, Mich., announced that their schools are experiencing success implementing a classical curriculum in place of the Common Core standards that have become prevalent at school districts across the country. “While we respectfully understand that other private and Catholic schools may discern to adapt or adopt the standards for these and […]


Over the last few months, media scrutiny of Hillary Clinton has focused on the scandals related to her private email servers and alleged mishandling of classified information. Now, however, several news agencies have uncovered documents that appear to implicate the Clinton Foundation in a pay-to-play scheme, where funds were leveraged for access to the State […]


Increasingly, Republican politicos in Washington, D.C. are considering confirming President Obama’s proposed replacement for Antonin Scalia, Merrick Garland. In an interview with Business Insider, Senator Jeff Flake, R-Ariz said that Republicans should confirm Garland if they lose the presidential election this upcoming November. “Obviously if we lose the election and lose the White House, then we […]


This month has been full of reasons to celebrate for social conservatives. First, religious liberty activists won a major victory in California, putting pressure on far-left legislators to back down from an aggressively anti-religious freedom bill. Then, new polling came out, confirming that the American people think the Democratic Party’s position on abortion is unconscionably […]


I have something to confess. Last night — wow, this is really tough to say — I think Donald Trump gave the best speech he’s given this entire campaign. Other #NeverTrump’ers may accuse me of heresy, but for perhaps the first time in the general election, his speech in Charlotte made me think he could […]


According to reports from Charlotte, N.C., local school districts are continuing to defy state laws restricting regarding bathroom policy. However, this isn’t even the worst part of the debacle. The Christian Post reports that training materials for Charlotte-area teachers are encouraging them to minimize parental involvement with any identity crises related to gender or sexuality. “Involvement of […]


On Monday, Buzzfeed reported that a new executive order issued by the Obama administration will mandate that restrooms in federal facilities be made accessible to both employees and visitors based on their gender identity. “The regulation builds on and reinforces a growing body of interpretations by the Obama administration to protect transgender people under longstanding […]


Recently, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been attempting to play both sides of the religious freedom debate. In an op-ed for Utah’s Deseret News, Trump wrote, “Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have tried to undermine our religious liberties on the altar of political correctness. They have challenged the rights of businesses and religious institutions to […]


In a new YouGov poll, a majority of Americans said that they oppose federal funding for abortions. According to the pollsters: YouGov’s latest research shows that most Americans (55%) support the federal law which prohibits taxpayers’ money from going to fund abortions. Even Democrats, who largely support personal abortion rights, are divided on the issue. […]


The Supreme Court, which has not tried a polygamy case in a century, just granted Kody Brown, star of the TLC reality television show Sister Wives, until September 10 to file a petition for the nation’s highest court to review his case for the legalization of polygamy. Fox News reports: The reality star and his […]


In a recent op-ed for the Daily Beast, writer Elaine Korry argued that doctors should start using hormones to artificially block puberty for children experiencing gender dysphoria, or, as it is popularly known, transgenderism. Gender dysphoria is recognized as a mental disorder by leading medical and psychological doctors. For the most part, they believe that […]


This week, the world collectively turned its eyes to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Social media is lighting up as Americans across the country discuss stunning performances from the U.S. gymnastics team, particularly from 19-year-old Simone Biles. Biles, hailed by many as perhaps the greatest gymnast of all time, had a chaotic […]


Far left Democrats, like Sen. Chuck Schumer, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and Sen. Tim Kaine, are cynically trying to exploit the developing Zika crisis both to advance their pro-abortion ideology and to bash Republicans. But Sen. Marco Rubio is fiercely defending life in spite of pressure from abortion ideologues. Pregnant women infected with Zika can pass the […]