The Pulse 2016



Happy Election Day! With voting set to conclude this evening — make sure to vote if you haven’t already! — it’s time to reveal our predictions for who will be sworn in next January as the 45th President of the United States. Will it be Donald Trump? Or will it be Hillary Clinton? Here’s what […]


Last week we launched Connecticut Avenue, the official podcast of The Pulse 2016. Today’s episode, our second, is hosted by Jon Schweppe, contributing editor to The Pulse 2016, and Kevin Dawson, a frequent contributor to The Pulse 2016. Schweppe and Dawson touched on a number of topics today, including last week’s debate between Trump and Clinton (0:00), tonight’s VP […]


George Gilder is most recently the author the ground breaking The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does. He is a founding fellow of the Discovery Institute and a senior fellow at the American Principles Project, which sponsored this book. Gilder is also the author eighteen other well-regarded books including Knowledge […]


George Gilder is most recently the author the ground breaking The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does. He is a founding fellow of the Discovery Institute and a senior fellow at the American Principles Project, which sponsored this book. Gilder is also the author eighteen other well-regarded books including Knowledge […]


George Gilder is most recently the author the ground breaking The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does. He is a founding fellow of the Discovery Institute and a senior fellow at the American Principles Project, which sponsored this book. Gilder is also the author eighteen other well-regarded books including Knowledge […]


George Gilder is most recently the author the ground breaking The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does. He is a founding fellow of the Discovery Institute and a senior fellow at the American Principles Project, which sponsored this book. Gilder is also the author eighteen other well-regarded books including Knowledge […]


Of the candidates on Donald Trump’s reported VP shortlist, who would be his most advisable choice? Ralph Benko Mike Pence is just being Hoosier-in-Chief. The official state drink of Indiana is… water. Only in Indiana. Milk too controversial apparently. That’s just how polite those Hoosiers are. Not squishy. Polite! Sweet Home Alabama! Their official state […]


Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, recently sat down with The Pulse 2016 to talk pro-life politics, and particularly the controversy that convinced her to work to defeat Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) in next week’s state congressional primary: THE PULSE 2016: So, who’s making you mad this week? MARJORIE DANNENFELSER: Well, Renee […]


We held a chat this morning with several The Pulse 2016 contributors to discuss the end of Ted Cruz’s campaign. Where does the conservative movement go from here? Can Donald Trump be trusted by social conservatives? Participants included: Jon Schweppe, Communications Director, American Principles Project Shane Vander Hart, Editor-in-Chief for CaffeinatedThoughts.com Ralph Benko, Senior Economic Advisor, […]


Addressing the National Religious Liberties Conference last week, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee discussed the need to overturn Roe v. Wade and suggested pro-lifers should approach the issue with a different strategy.  You can see Huckabee’s remarks below: MIKE HUCKABEE: For 42 years we’ve seen 60 million unborn children slain in their mother’s womb. I don’t […]


Dr. Ben Carson sat down with Fox News’ Marc Siegel last week, where he fielded a question on his views on abortion.  You can see his response below: MARC SIEGEL:  Talk to me about abortion. I specifically want you to talk about it because I think, and I read your views on it, I think because […]


Ben Carson sat down last week for an interview with Jorge Ramos, where he was asked for his thoughts on the controversy surrounding the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance which was rejected by voters.  You can see his response below: JORGE RAMOS: Let me ask you — In Houston recently they rejected a measure that would […]


Top 5 Stories of the Week

by The Pulse 2016

5.) Science Shows Married Couples Protect Children Over at National Review, Professor Bradford Wilcox says it’s been a rough week for family structure denialists: It’s been a rough two weeks for the family-structure denialists, those progressive academics (Philip Cohen, “How to Live in a World Where Marriage Is in Decline”), journalists (Katie Roiphe, “New York Times, […]


Rick Santorum appeared on Fox News yesterday, where he discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding Kentucky clerk Kim Davis: GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: So, should she have gone to jail? RICK SANTORUM: No. You had the mayor of San Francisco violating the law several years ago issuing marriage certificates; he didn’t go to jail. You’ve had county […]


A federal judge just put Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk, in jail for refusing to marry same-sex couples. If you admire her courage and willingness to sacrifice for her beliefs; agree this jailing is a waste of taxpayer money; and want a better, more generous and tolerant solution to gay marriage conflicts, sign the petition […]


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While August marked a new month for the 2016 campaign, it brought about the same result from readers of The Pulse 2016.  For the second straight month, Donald Trump soundly beat the rest of the Republican field in our monthly straw poll, racking up an astounding 49 percent of the vote. With over 27,000 participating, […]


If you could not join American Principles Project in Wyoming, be sure to watch the live stream of the Jackson Hole Economic Summit.  You can watch here or below: The conference will start today at 11:00a (ET). You can catch the schedule here (the times listed in the schedule are Mountain Time.


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Participants for tonight’s live blog are: Jon Schweppe, Deputy Communications Director, American Principles in Action Shane Vander Hart, Editor of CaffeinatedThoughts.com Paul Dupont, Legislative Assistant, American Principles in Action Maggie Gallagher, Senior Fellow, American Principles in Action Terry Schilling, Executive Director, American Principles in Action Kate Bryan, Communications Director, American Principles in Action Frank Cannon, […]