NCPA Commentaries by Pete du Pont

Governor Pete du Pont is a Board Member of the National Center for Policy Analysis. He writes a regular column for OpinionJournal.com, the online news service of The Wall Street Journal.

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.

  • Dec 18, 1996

    Justice

    Host intro: A strongly held belief, even when it's wrong, can often prevail over the facts. Sometimes the results are inconsequential. But sometimes, they're poisonous. Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis wants to dispel one false belief today.


  • Dec 17, 1996

    Internet

    Host intro: The stereotypical denizen of the Internet is a young computer geek, mindlessly surfing for hours through countless websites. Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says he's with them -- although for different reasons.


  • Dec 16, 1996

    New Poverty Solution

    Host intro: Washington D.C. housing project subsidies run $14,000 per year with a vacancy rate of 21 percent and a 60 percent delinquent payment rate. Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says compared to private operations, public subsidies are a failure.


  • Dec 16, 1996

    Elementary Sexual Harassment

    Host intro: Remember the first grader suspended in North Carolina for the heinous crime of kissing a classmate? Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says we can be appalled, but we shouldn't be surprised.


  • Dec 14, 1996

    Are Democrats the Real Conservatives?

    Host intro: If you thought you knew who the real conservatives were, Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says think again.


  • Dec 13, 1996

    Firing Line

    Host intro: Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis took part in a recent debate that will air on your public television station sometime in the next few weeks. Naturally, Pete says his side won.


  • Dec 13, 1996

    Curb the Courts

    Host intro: Today, commentator Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis goes back to 1788. That year, in arguing for passage of the U.S. Constitution, Alexander Hamilton claimed the Judiciary would be "the least dangerous branch of government."


  • Dec 12, 1996

    CPI

    Host intro: If your eyes glazed over and your attention wandered last week when you heard stories about government statistics, Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says it's time to wake up and pay attention.


  • Dec 11, 1996

    Bork Book

    Intro: Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis has been looking through Robert Bork's new book Slouching Towards Gomorrah. In some ways, he wishes he hadn't.


  • Dec 10, 1996

    Black Quality of Life

    Host intro: Today, Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis reports some good news, even if some of it's buried.