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.
Aug 14, 1996
So, is America ready for a third-party? Ross Perot thinks so. So does David Broder of the Washington Post, who writes that by 2000, a third party will be a major political force in America.
Aug 08, 1996
For the past year, the Republicans have been a fractious lot. The Gingrich conservatives have argued with the liberal Senate Republicans. The presidential primaries were nasty. Abortion is an issue that splits the party into warring factions on a weekly basis.
Jul 31, 1996
The American Enterprise Institute, the Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Brookings Institution, the Urban Institute, and the National Center for Policy Analysis. Who are they? Some of America's "think tanks." What are they? In the battle of public policy ideas, they are the information warriors, and they are changing the way America thinks.
Jul 30, 1996
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.1
Jul 24, 1996
On April 16, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington, D.C.'s delegate to Congress, introduced a bill to institute a flat rate federal income tax in the District of Columbia. The rate would be 15 percent on all income above a large threshold - $15,000 for single filers, and $30,000 for married couples filing jointly. She would also eliminate capital gains taxes for D.C. investments. In recent weeks, the Norton proposal has been endorsed by House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.
Jul 17, 1996
No matter what your sixth grade teacher or My Weekly Reader said, America is not running out of space to put its garbage, recycling is not always good, and the world is not running out of resources.
Jul 10, 1996
Memo to true believers in campaign finance reform: The only way to ensure fairer, freer elections is to get rid of the campaign spending laws.
Jul 03, 1996
The Chicken Littles who had the last word on the International Panel on Climate Change tell us that the sky is falling again.
Jun 13, 1996
It's no wonder the 20th Century is called the "American Century." Not only was our nation triumphant in two World Wars, the 50-year Cold War, and the race into space, but it served as the beacon of hope and economic opportunity for the world.
Jun 05, 1996
As Ronald Reagan reminded us, ideas have consequences. And sometimes very quickly.