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.

  • Mar 21, 2005

    Europe's Problem--and Ours

    Will the EU choose collectivism over individualism? Will we?

  • Feb 16, 2005

    Socialism's Last Redoubt

    Why do Dems oppose Social Security reform? Because they're committed to government control.

  • Jan 26, 2005

    The New New Deal

    Social Security reform pits progressive Bush against reactionary Dems.

  • Dec 27, 2004

    It Was a Very Good Year

    America and democrats of the world can be proud of 2004.

  • Nov 29, 2004

    Pursue Happiness, Vote GOP

    If the Democratic Party allows itself to be defined by Ted Kennedy, Michael Moore and the editorial page of the New York Times, while Republicans, their president and their strengthened congressional majorities encourage the pursuit of happiness in an opportunity and ownership society, then Mr. and Mrs. America will make sure conservatives are in power for a great many years to come.

  • Oct 27, 2004

    A Man of Conviction

    Why Bush will win.

  • Sep 30, 2004

    Bush the Great?

    Maybe, if he continues with pre-emption and reforms Social Security.

  • Aug 12, 2004

    Can Kerry Execute?

    Why governors make better presidents than senators do.

  • Jul 12, 2004

    A Dime's Worth of Difference?

    Four Republican senators are determined to raise your taxes.

  • Jun 20, 2004

    Fathers and Families

    The presence of a father is critical to a child's health, safety and upbringing.