NCPA Commentaries by Pete du Pont

Pete du Pont served for many years on the NCPA Board of Directors, first as policy chair and then as chairman of the board, in addition to his current service on the NCPA’s Emeritus Board of Directors.  He also wrote a regular column for, the online news service of The Wall St. Journal for many years.

Pete du Pont has served as Governor of Delaware, U.S. Congressman (R-DE), and former candidate for President of the United States (1988). Gov. du Pont formerly hosted a nationally-syndicated radio commentary and appeared on several editions of the PBS Firing Line debates with William F. Buckley, Jr.

  • Nov 22, 2006

    Protection Racket

    Just a week after the elections one of the first actions Congress took was to vote down the new trade agreement with Vietnam.

  • Oct 24, 2006

    Bleak House

    Two weeks from tonight America is going to be different--first politically and then substantively--for Democrats will likely take control of the House, and move public policy in very liberal directions.

  • Sep 27, 2006

    What Do You Know?

    If you're an American college student, probably not much.

  • Aug 28, 2006

    Trash the 'Compact'

    Last week the California Senate passed legislation to award the state's Electoral College votes to the candidate who has received the most popular votes nationally--whether Californians chose him or not.

  • Jul 25, 2006

    Rising Tide

    Tax cuts are good for everyone--and everyone knows it but Washington Democrats.

  • Jun 21, 2006

    Addicted to Regulat

    In his State of the Union Address, President Bush said that "America is addicted to oil." But it would be more accurate to say that America is addicted to opportunity, and oil and its products help us seize it.

  • May 23, 2006

    Don't Be Very Worried

    The truth about "global warming" is much less dire than Al Gore wants you to think.

  • Apr 26, 2006

    Dog the Swag

    Splitting up the swag ("booty, money, valuables") seems to be what the congressional Republican Party is about.

  • Mar 28, 2006

    Kyoto? No Go.

    How to combat "global warming" without destroying the economy.

  • Feb 28, 2006

    The 25 Fat Years

    Ronald Reagan's election marked America's economic turning point.