Thomas Valentine


Thomas Valentine is a columnist for TheNationalPulse.com.

Virginia always elects a new governor the year after a presidential election, and it almost always elects a governor from the party opposite that of the president (9 of the last 10 times, in fact). So everyone knew it would be hard for Republicans to pull out a victory this year. But Republican Ed Gillespie […]


This week, a George Soros-backed PAC supporting Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ralph Northam released an ad against Republican Ed Gillespie so disturbing that even the far-left Washington Post called it “vile”: The ad came out one day before the terrorist attack in New York, where a man used a truck to mow down and kill 8 people. […]


As I’ve written several times before, Virginia’s 2017 statewide elections are critical for both national parties. Polling in Virginia races is notoriously wild, and this year has been no exception. While most polls have shown Democrat Ralph Northam leading Republican Ed Gillespie, they have almost all been within the margin of error. That is, until […]


This year, CNN has hosted a series of televised debates between prominent members of Congress from both parties on specific topics. Called “CNN Debate Night,” these prime-time debates have been an incredibly good thing for America. Typical debates and panels on cable news pit a commentator versus a host, or 2-4 commentators against each other, […]


Bill O’Reilly was once the king of cable news. Now he’s out, and his replacement — Tucker Carlson — is better than O’Reilly ever was. I didn’t watch Bill O’Reilly in his heyday in the early-to-mid 2000s. I started watching during the early Obama years but quickly grew tired of the show. It was mostly […]


The closely-watched race for governor in Virginia is heating up — with good signs for Republicans. Virginia is one of two states that has elections every year, and its gubernatorial elections are always the year after presidential elections, so they are viewed as important bellwethers for how the president is doing. This year, all indications are that […]


In the aftermath of the GOP’s summer collapse in which it failed to deliver on a seven-year promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, an unlikely but familiar face was working behind the scenes to salvage that promise, the GOP’s dignity, and the American system of governance: Rick Santorum. Santorum is one of the most underappreciated […]


On Monday, I went to the 9/11 anniversary ceremony at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. One of the most striking scenes of the day to me was not the chiming of bells or even Vice President Mike Pence on the verge of tears as he said he credited the passengers of Flight 93 with saving […]


Sixteen left-wing activist attorneys general have filed one of the dumbest lawsuits in recent memory. Attorneys general from New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia, and DC have filed a lawsuit to stop Donald Trump’s plan to phase out the Deferred Action […]


Imagine if the government sent you a letter saying, “We intend to take your house, demolish it, and build a chain restaurant.” In rural western Maryland, there’s a memorable little town called Cumberland. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, the town was a gateway to the west in early American history and was once Maryland’s second […]


For months — heck, for two years — the media has been obsessed with Donald Trump. They have covered his every word and every move since the moment he announced his candidacy for president in 2015, and since he took office in January, it’s been at a fever pitch. Nonstop, wall-to-wall, endless, breathless coverage of […]


The far left takes a Marxist interpretation of American history: that America is the most powerful nation on earth because it exploited its own people, plundered and pillaged other countries, and generally cheated its way to the top. They point to the “robber barons” of the late 19th century — men like Andrew Carnegie and Cornelius […]


Planned Parenthood loves to claim that abortions represent only “3 percent” of its services, and that they provide “essential” and “irreplacable care” in communities across the country. They often tout services like breast exams (which are not mammograms), pap smears, and STD tests. But a new report from the Charlotte Lozier Institute shows that Planned Parenthood dominates the abortion […]


The howling from the media and leftists on the internet started literally within seconds of Trump’s series of tweets announcing that transgender people would not be accepted into the military. (For the record, he never should have announced it via Twitter — that’s not the place to make reforms to the military.) Most of these […]


To me, those who raise the alarm about overpopulation sound like flat-earthers. Overpopulation is a myth from the 1970s, when there were 3.7 billion people and the myth was used to predict all sorts of catastrophes, including the starvation of hundreds of millions of people. It was also used to justify measures like abortion, eugenics, and […]


After spending the last seven years promising the American people that they would repeal and replace Obamacare, GOP members of Congress are getting cold feet now that they actually have the opportunity to do it. All indications are that, as of this afternoon, the current Senate GOP bill lacks the votes to pass. In the […]


Baby Terry, Baby Joseph Maraachli, and now Baby Charlie Gard — examples of big government stripping parents of their rights and ordering the death of children. By now hopefully you’ve heard of the case of Charlie Gard, an eight month old British baby suffering from a rare disorder. He has been in a London hospital […]


After this month’s shooting at a Republican congressional baseball team’s practice outside Washington, D.C., we saw members of Congress from both sides of the aisle come together in friendship and camaraderie. There were countless calls for civility, joint press conferences, prayer services, and many more inspiring signs that we are one nation. It felt like […]


The American Conservative Union has allied with Big Hollywood to launch a scurrilous attack on a startup company that’s trying to protect conservative values. In a “Call to Congress” letter on their blog, signed by an odd mix of right-leaning organizations, they said Congress should not update the Family Movie Act of 2005 to help VidAngel, a […]


After a primary on Tuesday that defied expectations, Virginia has its candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General in 2017. Virginia is one of two states that holds elections every year (the other is New Jersey), and this year will have important consequences. As we detailed in March, political analysts will be watching Virginia very closely […]