Politics


Last Friday, the country learned House Republicans’ attempt to repeal Obamacare had been officially abandoned, at least for the time being. Paul Ryan later admitted their failure, declaring Obamacare to be “the law of the land” and that Republicans would have to live with the former president’s healthcare law “for the foreseeable future.” Since last […]


Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the passage of North Carolina’s House Bill 2 — popularly labeled as the state’s “bathroom bill” — which was passed last spring to overturn a Charlotte city ordinance mandating public bathrooms, locker rooms, and other facilities be open to use by persons based on their “gender identity.” Though […]


“I could not think of a more dangerous person to head up the Office of Civil Rights at HHS,” JoDee Winterhof, senior vice president of policy and political affairs of the Human Rights Campaign, said in a statement. He’s talking about Roger Severino, a distinguished Harvard law school graduate who spent seven years as a […]


Today, the House of Representatives was set to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would have repealed Obamacare and diverted funding away from Planned Parenthood and toward community health centers that do not provide abortions. Immediately before the vote was scheduled to take place, after hours of debate on the House floor, […]


President Trump showed some very good political instincts this morning with a tweet criticizing the House Freedom Caucus on their opposition to the new GOP healthcare bill: The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan! — Donald J. Trump […]


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. […]


Several states across the country have taken steps in recent weeks to provide greater protection for the religious freedom of their citizens. Both South Dakota and Kentucky have successfully passed state bills to defend the rights of religious groups and individuals, while similar legislation is also moving forward in Texas and Georgia. Earlier this month, […]


Four innocent people are dead in London after a terrorist used a vehicle to run over dozens of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge right outside of the Houses of Parliament. After stopping his vehicle, the terrorist lashed out violently, fatally stabbing one police officer before being gunned down by other officers on the scene. According to The […]


Remember when Donald Trump advocated for the gold standard on the campaign trail? GQ remembers: Bringing back the gold standard would be very hard to do, but boy would it be wonderful. We’d have a standard on which to base our money. And as Bloomberg’s Michelle Jamrisko highlighted last May, the GQ interview did not […]


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 […]


Two weeks ago, Planned Parenthood rejected an offer from President Donald Trump which would have continued federal funding to the organization, provided they cease performing abortions. Trump’s offer included the possibility of an increase in federal funding to Planned Parenthood, which appears to have not been enough of an incentive. Now Planned Parenthood has declared […]


By a 2-1 margin, a three-judge panel on the 11th Circuit on Friday rejected a security guard’s claim that legal protections against sex discrimination can be stretched to include sexual orientation discrimination, in a case where the guard claimed a hospital fired her because she was a lesbian. The majority opinion relied on a 1979 ruling that […]


Breaking the logjam on conscience protection at the state level, South Dakota passed a law protecting adoption agencies from being shut out because they do not place children in all kinds of families, including gay families, on an equal basis. Nothing in the law prevents gay adoptions or foster care. It merely permits adoption agencies […]


Today marks Day 50 of the Trump presidency; yes, it has really been 50 days since Donald Trump took the oath of office and formally moved into the White House. Today also marks the halfway point in the symbolically important first 100 days of President Trump’s term. During his candidacy last year, Trump released a […]


Ruth Neely, who has served her community in Wyoming for over twenty years as a municipal judge and circuit court magistrate, has been the victim of a vicious crusade by the Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics. After refusing to perform gay weddings because of her Christian beliefs, the state agency demanded last spring […]


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 […]


Perhaps the biggest surprise on Election Night last year was Wisconsin. Nobody — well, almost nobody (apologies to The National Pulse’s Steve Wagner who, after all, is a somebody) — expected Donald Trump to win Wisconsin, and even fewer people thought Republican Sen. Ron Johnson could win re-election, yet he did, shocking former Sen. Russ Feingold […]


In a victory for common sense, the Supreme Court vacated the Fourth Circuit ruling upholding Obama’s transgender mandates on public schools. It did so because Obama’s guidance letter holding that Title IX’s sex discrimination ban requires schools to give transgender teens equal access to the bathroom, shower, sports team and away-game hotel room of their […]


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 […]


A staple in his campaign speeches in 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump frequently promised to get rid of Common Core: I always say, ‘thumbs up for the Second Amendment. Thumbs down for Common Core.’ We’re gonna bring education back to the states and back to the people and the parents. – Donald Trump, Tulsa, Okla., January […]