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 OpinionJournal.com, 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.

  • 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.


  • Dec 09, 1996

    FDA

    Host intro: Sharing information about new drugs and new uses for old drugs in an essential part of medicine. But Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says too often the government stands in the way.


  • Dec 06, 1996

    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Host intro: Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says a little healthy disagreement among friends is good....especially when future's on the line.


  • Dec 05, 1996

    Castro

    Host intro: A picture's supposed to be worth a thousand words. Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis just saw one that speaks volumes.


  • Dec 04, 1996

    A New Solution for Helping the Poor

    Washington, D.C., subsidizes its public housing projects at an average rate of $14,000 per household per year. But even with this generous subsidy, the vacancy rate is between 15 and 21 percent, and tenants have a 60 percent rent delinquency rate.


  • Dec 04, 1996

    Bob Dole

    Host intro: Bob Dole's doing an Air France commercial. Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis likes it. His only question is, what next?


  • Dec 03, 1996

    Modern Military

    Host intro: The American military is in the news, with charges of sexual abuse of female recruits and stories about more troops headed for Bosnia and Zaire. Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says they raise two questions no one seems to be answering. So he will.


  • Dec 02, 1996

    EPA

    Host intro: Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says sometimes government agencies get a little too powerful for their own good. And ours. Here's one example.


  • Nov 29, 1996

    State Tax Limits

    Host intro: One vote that might have escaped your attention last month was on a California initiative. No, not affirmative action or stockholder lawsuits. This one was about taxes, and Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says it's one piece of news that should travel.