Thomas Valentine


Thomas Valentine is a columnist for TheNationalPulse.com.

Last week, Virginia Republicans nominated Corey Stewart for U.S. Senate to take on incumbent Democrat Tim Kaine in the fall. Stewart narrowly edged out state Delegate Nick Freitas, an Army veteran, with 45 percent to Freitas’ 43 percent — a margin of 5,000 votes. Bishop E.W. Jackson, the 2013 Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, placed […]


On Tuesday night, District of Columbia voters approved Initiative 77, a referendum to raise the minimum wage for waiters and other tipped workers from $3.33 an hour plus tips, to $12.50 an hour plus tips. Most places in the U.S. have a different minimum wage for tipped workers that is much lower than the regular minimum […]


G7 summed up in one photo. pic.twitter.com/TLv1wr6xrW — Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) June 9, 2018 The above photo of President Trump surrounded by scowling world leaders at the G7 summit is already iconic. And more than that: it’s quickly becoming an important test of who understands the reasons Trump won in 2016 — and who doesn’t. […]


Ireland is no longer a Catholic country. It’s an anti-Catholic country. How do we know? The Irish people have told us. Their overwhelming votes in favor of same-sex marriage (62 percent in 2015) and legalized abortion (66 percent last week) are as much a repudiation of the Catholic Church as they are enthusiastic endorsements of […]


Is this year going to look like 2010 or 1998? It’s the end of May, and this week came with the stunning news that the generic ballot gap has narrowed to almost zero. The “generic ballot” is a type of poll which asks voters if they would be more likely to vote for the Republican […]


The Trump administration has announced it will move forward with a new rule that will cut some of the taxpayer funding that goes to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers under the federal Title X program. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule will bar facilities and programs that perform abortions or refer […]


Over the years, Beltway insiders and the media have built a myth around Mitch McConnell as a master tactician and strategist who both sides agree is a formidable force in Congress. For the most part, it’s just not true. For all his decades in the Senate and years in Senate leadership, McConnell has only one major legislative […]


Conservatives and pro-life leaders are urging President Trump to do something bold: unilaterally cut off some of Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding. Even though Republicans in Congress have repeatedly failed to deliver on their promises to fully defund Planned Parenthood, pro-lifers are confident that Trump can take this step — because it’s been done before. Planned […]


At a hospital in London, a royal duchess gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Mother and son were given the best available care, and amazingly the duchess stepped out of the hospital a mere seven hours after giving birth to show her baby to the world. Hundreds of reporters, photographers, and onlookers were there […]


A poll was released earlier this week that provided a little bit of a shock for Republicans: according to Quinnipiac, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) holds only a 3-point lead over Democrat challenger Beto O’Rourke. The release of the poll immediately caused some panic on the Right as well as some frothing at the mouth on the Left […]


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in the hot seat in Congress this week, facing an hours-long interrogation by two Senate committees on Tuesday and another by a House committee on Wednesday. Zuckerberg was pressed on a number of issues, including data privacy, ad practices, and censorship of conservative content. The latter was badly needed, as new cases of […]


For decades, Hollywood has ignored and alienated Christians and other culturally conservative audiences, producing mainstream films with gratuitous sex and violence. But with recent box office hits marketed to Christian audiences, could things be changing? The Passion of the Christ in 2004 started the trend. Although mainstream studios declined to support the project, Mel Gibson put tens […]


Chicago-area Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), one of the last pro-life Democrats in Congress, staved off a fierce primary challenge from a ferociously pro-abortion candidate last night. Rep. Lipinski defeated Marie Newman — an ultra-leftist who had the backing of Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Human Rights Campaign, and Bernie Sanders — by a margin of […]


It’s been two weeks since the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and the country is still searching for answers — and solutions. For one side, the problem is with guns: they’re too easy to buy and should be more heavily restricted, if not outright banned in some cases. And for the other side, the problem […]


A Tale of Two Discussions

by Thomas Valentine

Earlier this week I was transfixed by the drama of the White House “listening session” with President Trump and survivors of school shootings. Here were people on different sides of a sensitive, emotional issue, coming together to discuss real solutions and find common ground. Those types of discussions rarely even happen these days, much less […]


Politico is reporting this week that Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is reconsidering his retirement and thinking about once again running for re-election. The reason? Moderate “Republicans” in Tennessee fret that the conservative likely to win the GOP nomination, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, could lose the general election. I’m admittedly not familiar with the political dynamics in Tennessee. But […]


Pro-life Democrats? They still exist? The answer is just barely, and if far-leftists have their way, they will be almost completely gone from the national party. Up until the Obama years, there was a fairly sizable contingent of pro-life Democrats in Congress. This bloc of a dozen or so lawmakers were the last major holdouts preventing […]


Never content to let a good week go by without botching something, several Senate Republicans admitted to a Politico reporter that they’ve surrendered on repealing Obamacare. And what a great week it had been for the GOP: the enduring image being Democrats at the State of the Union sitting on their hands looking like — in the […]


Yesterday, 44 Democrats and 2 Republicans voted to continue allowing the barbaric practice of legalized abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, when the baby is capable of feeling excruciating pain and, as science advances, capable of surviving outside the womb. The bill, called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, was not expected to pass because the […]


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that the Senate will vote early next week on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. It will be a high-stakes vote with heavy consequences for both parties and the country as a whole. The bill bans abortion on the […]