Paul Dupont


Paul Dupont is editor of TheNationalPulse.com.

It seems like ages ago now when supporters of same-sex marriage were trotting out the argument: “How will someone else’s marriage affect you?” In the time since Obergefell, however, we have unfortunately learned the answer. While Colorado baker Jack Phillips awaits his day in court — the Supreme Court, to be specific — after being sued […]


The Trump campaign signaled its intention to fight back against the President’s detractors on Sunday with the release of a new commercial which will run nationally on both cable news and online. While the ad touts some of the President’s early successes, including the creation of one million new jobs and the lowest unemployment level […]


In a piece published today at National Review, The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson joined a growing group of prominent conservative voices sounding the alarm on a major issue for the movement: the increasing disparity in political spending and activity on social issues, such as religious liberty, between the Left and the Right. Religious liberty has been […]


Donald Trump gave the first commencement address of his presidency this past weekend at Liberty University, an evangelical Christian university founded by Jerry Falwell. While the President’s speech touched on a number of different themes, it was no surprise, given the venue, that he eventually addressed religious freedom, an issue of great importance to many […]


Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos just can’t seem to avoid making misleading statements on Common Core. After suggesting — falsely — on a couple occasions that Common Core is no longer an issue, she repeated this claim yesterday, along with a statement which appeared to imply states which have moved away from Common Core may […]


This past Saturday marked the official 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency, bringing to a close a hectic period in which the President pressed forward on a number of his campaign promises. In order to highlight some of those early successes, the Trump campaign released today a new TV and digital ad proclaiming that the […]


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On March 3, 2015, as the early stages of the Republican presidential primary campaign were just getting under way, our team launched ThePulse2016.com to keep readers like you up to date on the latest developments in the 2016 election. Now, just over 20 months since that day, the 2016 election has finally come to a […]


As we enter the final hours of the 2016 campaign, the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List is making one last effort to nudge swing state voters toward Donald Trump. In a new online ad released on Friday and currently running in Florida, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio, SBA List highlights Trump’s criticism of Hillary Clinton’s […]


Last Friday, The Pulse 2016’s Frank Cannon and Jon Schweppe laid out the most likely path to 270 electoral votes for Donald Trump, arguing that if he were to win all the closest toss-up states at that time, he would need only one more state to go his way in order to overtake Hillary Clinton. […]


Hillary Clinton’s campaign has really been struggling lately when it comes to Catholics. It all started with the emails released by WikiLeaks that showed a number of Clinton staffers mocking Catholics and revealing their plans to undermine Catholic teaching. That may have been at least in part responsible for a poll out this week showing […]


Earlier this week, a group of 26 African-American religious leaders signed an open letter to Hillary Clinton requesting that she meet with them to discuss issues of importance to the black community. They then went into details on a number concerns they hope to hear her address, including two issues which have become particularly problematic […]


Given the seemingly endless barrage of negative media coverage which has been aimed at North Carolina’s House Bill 2, including moves by corporations, sports entities, and celebrities to punish the state, it’s no surprise that the name “HB 2” has been tainted in the eyes of many voters. Just the latest evidence of this came […]


Religious freedom is under assault once again by the Obama administration, this time thanks to a new rule announced last week by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). According to the rule, recipients of federal grants from USAID are now prohibited from discriminating in the provision of services on the basis of, among other […]


Politico and the Harvard School of Public Health teamed up last month to conduct a poll of voters on issues related to healthcare. Among the topics included in the survey was the Hyde Amendment and whether the federal government should allow taxpayer money to go toward funding abortion. Here was the full wording of the […]


Although we may still be a few days from Halloween, the Georgia state government is certainly doing its best to frighten religious believers. The target in this instance is Dr. Eric Walsh, a Seventh Day Adventist lay minister who was hired by the Georgia government in 2014 as a state health official. Walsh was by […]


It would be difficult to find a more vocal political supporter of Planned Parenthood these last few months than Hillary Clinton. Of course, if a group was spending $30 million in support of your candidacy, you would probably be a big supporter too. However, newly released emails from WikiLeaks show even Clinton at one time […]


Score another point for sanity. A survey taken of voters in Arizona earlier this month shows that many Americans still have not bought into the idea that biology is completely irrelevant when it comes to bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, and other such public facilities. According to the poll, just over half of respondents — 50.6 […]


Maggie noted last week that North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory appeared to be on the comeback trail, against all odds and despite the powerful corporate/entertainment interests working against him. Now, two new polls released today confirm the race has indeed tightened. Public Policy Polling shows Democrat Roy Cooper leading McCrory by just two points, 46 percent […]


There was a time, not long ago, when Democrats commonly accused the Republican Party of being the “Party of Big Business.” Republicans, or so it was claimed, cared more about corporate interests than those of the average voter, while Democrats were supposedly looking out for the little guy. During this election season, however, there has […]