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.

  • Jan 17, 2006

    'Better Than Well Said'

    Has President Bush exceeded his constitutional authority or acted illegally in authorizing wiretaps without a warrant on calls between American citizens in the United States and people abroad who are, or are suspected of having ties to, terrorists?

  • Dec 21, 2005

    The Decade's Midpoint

    In 2005 America's economy grew while Kofi Annan shrank.

  • Nov 21, 2005

    Cease-Fire in Tunisia

    The U.N.'s war on Internet freedom isn't over.

  • Oct 24, 2005

    Don't Spend, Amend

    How big, how expensive and how fiscally generous to industries and local communities should America's national government be?

  • Sep 20, 2005

    The Other Recovery

    What are the solutions to the petroleum supply problems that Katrina has finally brought to the public's attention? Simply put, America needs a new and expansive energy policy.

  • Aug 31, 2005

    Flatter-y Will Get You Everywhere

    We would pay taxes when we buy things instead of when we earn income, and get a refund from the government to offset the purchases of essentials like food and clothing.

  • Jun 22, 2005

    Measure for Measure

    Mr. Schwarzenegger replaced incumbent Gray Davis in a recall election in 2003, and then proceeded to offer real change and a broad opportunity vision to California residents.

  • May 25, 2005

    Sugar Socialism

    The American consumer takes his lumps--and pays too much for them.

  • May 23, 2005

    Essential Element of Reform

    Those who decide what is conventional wisdom inside-the-Beltway are pushing the idea President Bush is losing support for his plan to reform Social Security with personal retirement accounts and it is time for him to cut his losses.

  • Apr 27, 2005

    Sen. Strangelove

    How Democrats stopped winning and learned to love the filibuster.