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.
May 28, 2003
Few issues have as direct a bearing on peoples' well-being as energy policy. A bad energy policy can hamper economic growth and cost American workers jobs.
May 13, 2003
As the centerpiece of his presidential campaign, Rep. Dick Gephardt recently unveiled a plan to expand federal subsidies to provide near-universal health coverage for Americans.
May 05, 2003
Last month marked the 20th anniversary of the release of "A Nation at Risk," the devastating 1983 report on the state of education in America. We all remember its key conclusion, that the "intellectual, moral and spiritual strength of our people" were threatened by a failing education system.
Apr 16, 2003
National energy policy is a more prominent issue now than at any time since the "energy crisis" of the 1970s.
Apr 04, 2003
Is racial discrimination in the selection of applicants to attend colleges and law schools acceptable--and constitutional--if its purpose is to achieve diversity in the student body?
Mar 19, 2003
New president's election comes at crucial juncture as EU and Iraq hold world's attention.
Mar 14, 2003
Protests against war in Iraq have been raging all across America and England as well as Continental Europe. Passionate peace protests are nothing new; we saw them in 1933 when the British Oxford Union declared it would "in no circumstances fight for its King and country," against the Vietnam War in the 1970s, and in 1983 against NATO's proposal to install Pershing missiles to defend Western Europe against Soviet Russia.
Mar 13, 2003
Section 201 of the Trade Act of the 1974 allows the president to impose tariffs and quotas when imports of a product threaten to injure the competing U.S. industry.
Feb 28, 2003
Medicaid costs rose 13 percent last year and by an average of 9 percent a year since 1997. Further, states now spend approximately $30 billion more on Medicaid than they do on Medicare each year -- $280 billion versus $250 billion. That's almost $1,000 for every man, woman and child in the country - or $4,000 for a family of four.
Feb 20, 2003
Congress has created a variety of accounts to encourage saving in general and for specific purposes - including retirement, education, health care and house down payments. President Bush has proposed consolidating and simplifying some of these accounts to make it easy for any employer to create a retirement savings plan and for all workers to establish savings accounts.