Thomas Valentine

Thomas Valentine is a researcher for the American Principles Project and a junior at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said back in February that he believed there would be another Supreme Court vacancy in 2017. As a former Supreme Court clerk and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Cruz is well-connected and highly credible when it comes to SCOTUS rumors. Today, the possibility of another vacancy got a big boost from […]

Sports have a tremendous potential to impact our culture and society, and they do so in a transformative way that transcends politics. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and helped usher in the civil rights era by working hard. Baseball helped unify the country and heal wounds after 9/11. But lately, the Left has been […]

Live by the court, die by the court. For decades now, the Left has been using the courts to force their unpopular, unconstitutional ideas on the American people, who would not accept them through the democratic process. Some of the most egregious examples include Roe v. Wade (abortion), Obergefell v. Hodges (same-sex marriage), and NFIB […]

In case there was any doubt that Senator Bob Casey Jr.’s (D-Pa.) transformation into a hard leftist was real, it’s been confirmed by his announcement this past week that he will vote against confirming Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. So why should Pennsylvanians and non-Pennsylvanians care? First, a little history. Casey is the son of […]

An incredible moment happened earlier this week during Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court. Of course, it will fly under the radar and be ignored by the mainstream media, but it was very telling. Watch this video (or read the transcript below): Senator Feinstein talked about the dark days before Roe v. Wade. […]

Ohio’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act officially took effect on Tuesday, placing Ohio among a growing list of states that ban the barbaric practice of late-term abortion. Scientific evidence confirms that unborn babies feel excruciating pain during abortions at 20 weeks (though there is evidence it begins even sooner). At this point, babies are so […]

As I wrote last week, Virginia’s statewide elections this November will be a critical bellwether on how voters are feeling about Donald Trump, the Republican White House, and the Republican agenda. Democrats will pour millions of dollars into the race, seeking to test their message in a purple state before the 2018 midterm elections. Republicans […]

It’s hard to underestimate the importance of the statewide elections in Virginia in 2017. Virginia is the epitome of a purple battleground state, with Democrats dominating the densely populated Washington, D.C., suburbs in Northern Virginia, and Republicans dominating pretty much everywhere else. As one of two states to have constitutionally-required statewide elections every year, it’s […]

The deciding factor for many reluctant conservatives to get behind Donald Trump was the Supreme Court vacancy left by the passing of the late, great Antonin Scalia. Trump gave a list of potential justices he would appoint, and despite hints that he would ignore the list and choose someone else, he did end up delivering […]

An international team of researchers based in England have released an incredible video that shows a 20-week-old unborn baby in the womb in stunning high definition. They are calling it the clearest ultrasound ever taken. In the video, the unborn baby moves rapidly, turning her head and taking big stretches in her mom’s belly. The […]

The Senator may want to check his dictionary.

Fox News reports on this breaking development: “In a pair of simultaneously released statements, the campaigns announced that Kasich would pull out of Indiana to give Cruz ‘a clear path’ ahead of that state’s winner-take-all primary May 3, while the Cruz campaign will “clear the path” for Kasich in Oregon, which votes May 17, and […]

Two new polls show a Ted Cruz surge and suggest Donald Trump may be having difficulty in putting away his rivals. A new Fox News national poll shows Trump at 41 percent while Cruz trails by just 3 points at 38 percent. Even more significantly, the first Wisconsin poll from Emerson shows Cruz in a […]

During the Fox News GOP presidential debate last night, moderator Bret Baier asked Ted Cruz a question regarding gay marriage and adoption and later asked Donald Trump for his response as well. You can watch both candidates’ answers and read the transcript below: BRET BAIER: Senator Cruz, the U.S. Supreme Court obviously declared same-sex marriage […]

While on The Hugh Hewitt Show yesterday, Sen. Ted Cruz was asked by Hewitt what he thought would be the effect of Donald Trump potentially skipping the next round of GOP debates. Cruz responded by suggesting that Trump does not want to debate because it is difficult for him to defend his record, especially when […]

Donald Trump is trying to stop Ted Cruz from airing ads charging Trump can’t be trusted on life. Cruz riposted back during his appearance at CNN’s town hall in South Carolina: COOPER:  You got a cease and desist letter today from Donald Trump.  I don’t think I’ve ever heard of that actually happening in a […]

Appearing on Hugh Hewitt’s show yesterday, Donald Trump was asked to explain who he would look to for advice on hypothetical Supreme Court nominees were he to be elected president. Trump said his sister would not be his advisor, but not much else. You can watch Trump’s appearance and read the transcript below: HH: Now let me […]

Last night, Rick Santorum became the latest casualty of the 2016 election cycle when he announced he was officially suspending his presidential campaign. Despite finishing second overall in 2012, Santorum never got off the ground in 2016. What happened? 1. The media and the RNC happened. The two-tiered debates were bad in theory and even […]

At a town hall event in Iowa last week, Marco Rubio was asked to address the controversy which erupted over Indiana’s attempted passing last year of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. While the questioner framed the law as “open[ing] up discrimination,” Rubio immediately disputed this narrative, arguing that true religious liberty protections are possible while […]

Over the weekend, Ted Cruz appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” where he was asked by host Chris Wallace to address the backlash to his attacks on Donald Trump’s “New York values.” You can view the segment and read the transcript of the exchange below: WALLACE: Senator, you have taken some real hits for your attacks […]