The Pulse 2016



The results of our July Straw Poll are in. We would like to thank everyone who participated! Our poll exceeded all expectations, as we received a staggering 15,032 responses throughout the month. Donald Trump had a really good month. He has surged to the top of nearly all the national polls, and he was an […]


On Thursday July 22nd, the Brady-Cornyn Centennial Monetary Commission was a subject of a House Monetary Policy Subcommittee hearing. The Centennial Monetary Commission Act of 2015 (HR 2912) was introduced by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) just over a month ago and has quickly garnered the support of 29 House co-sponsors.  It has since been referred […]


Donald Trump was in Arizona on Saturday, where he continued to defend his immigration stance despite coming under increasing fire in recent days: “Mexico — I respect the country,” Trump said in Phoenix. “They’re taking our jobs, they’re taking our manufacturing, they’re taking our money, they’re taking everything, and they’re killing us at the border.” […]


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George Gilder, occasional contributor to The Pulse 2016, appeared on the McAlvany Weekly Commentary Podcast last week to talk about his new book, The 21st Century Case for Gold: A New Information Theory of Money. The book tackles key questions about monetary policy and the inequitable allocation of money throughout our economy.  In his podcast, McAlvany asked Gilder, […]


This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Donald Trump is officially running for President. So we wondered — what if all the candidates had the Donald’s unique sense of style? Here are 8 presidential candidates with Trump hair. Enjoy! 1.) Ted Cruz 2.) Rand Paul 3.) Scott Walker 4.) Marco Rubio 5.) Jeb Bush 6.) Carly Fiorina 7.) […]


The results of the Pulse’s May Straw Poll are in. We want to thank everyone who participated in the poll. We received 367 total responses, and the full results were as follows: Ted Cruz 39.8% 146 votes Ben Carson 9.8% 36 votes Scott Walker 9.8% 36 votes Marco Rubio 8.2% 30 votes Rand Paul 7.4% […]


The Pulse May 2016 Straw Poll

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Rick Santorum appeared on CBS’ Face of the Nation on April 5, where he discussed Indiana’s religious freedom law.  Santorum argued that Indiana’s original law would have offered only limited protections to religious liberty in the workplace even before changes to it were approved: I was hoping [Gov. Pence] wouldn’t [change the language in the […]


Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press on April 5, where he discussed Indiana’s religious freedom law with host Chuck Todd.  Jindal said he was disappointed with Indiana’s newly rewritten law and worried it would not adequately protect religious liberty:   I was very worried about the law in Indiana.  I’m disappointed.  Let’s […]


Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was on CNN on April 4, where he berated Wal-Mart, Apple, and other multinational corporations for pressuring Indiana and Arkansas over religious freedom laws even while they continue to do business in countries with serious human rights violations: The reason that those corporations put the pressure on Indiana and Arkansas […]


On March 23, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) officially announced his candidacy for President in a speech at Liberty University. His remarks emphasized his Christian conservative credentials, as well as other key issues like Common Core and education: Instead of a federal government that seeks to dictate school curriculum through Common Core… … imagine repealing every […]


Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina wrote a piece for the Susan B. Anthony List blog on March 16th. In it, she affirms her support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: About sixty years ago, a decision was made that changed my life. My husband’s mother chose life. She was told that her pregnancy would be […]


During an appearance in Barrington, NH, on March 15th, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was asked about Common Core. He has this to say: I think we should repeal every word of Common Core. Look, education is far too important to have it governed by unelected bureaucrats down in Washington. Education, I mentioned before in response […]


Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made his first New Hampshire appearance on March 13th. Bush participated in a round table discussion and was asked for his thoughts about the federal government’s role in education policy: You know, the federal government could play a role in the following way: The two big funding programs, I guess […]


At the “Politics & Eggs” event in New Hampshire on March 12th, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry discussed wage stagnation: “The President may be satisfied with 2% economic growth. I’m not. For the first time in American history, a generation of leaders are on the verge of breaking the social compact, if you will, with the […]


Perry Talks Common Core in NH

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry appeared at the New England Council’s “Politics and Eggs” event in New Hampshire on March 12th. During the Q&A, Perry was asked about education policy: I’m pretty simple about the K-12 as a potential candidate for the United States. That needs to be left up to the States. I don’t think […]


On March 10, Rick Santorum spoke at a church in West Chester on the importance of religious liberty. Before giving his speech, Santorum talked to the Cincinnati Enquirer, telling their reporter: I think one of the most important things we have to understand when it comes to our school system is our schools have to educate Americans […]


On March 10th, Buzzfeed reported on a phone interview they conducted with Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal: “I’ve heard the ads,” Jindal told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview from Iowa. “They can run all the ads they want telling us why they should have control of education… and that parents aren’t smart enough to know […]


Real Clear Politics and the Associated Press reported on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s most recent string of events and appearances in Iowa this past weekend. One notable appearance was a March 6th fundraiser for Rep. David Young near Des Moines, where a supporter in attendance reportedly told Bush, “I applaud you for your support […]