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.
Mar 29, 2012
He really meant it when he said prices would "skyrocket."
The Wall Street Journal: Governor Pete du Pont weighs in on President Obama’s energy policies and their negative implications for America.
Feb 29, 2012
More Americans live off government, and the Obama administration is encouraging the trend
The Wall Street Journal: NCPA Chairman Pete du Pont on the rise of dependency on federal government under the Obama administration.
Jan 31, 2012
Why she might want to run for vice president—and why she might not.
The Wall Street Journal: NCPA Chairman Pete du Pont weighs in on the likelihood of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton running for vice-president next year.
Dec 27, 2011
NCPA chairman and former presidential candidate Pete du Pont explains what President Obama’s slip in the polls means to the GOP hopefuls.
Wall Street Journal – NCPA Chairman Pete du Pont talks GOP election prospects for 2012.
Nov 25, 2011
Why Obama may be eyeing Mrs. Clinton for the 2012 ticket.
Wall Street Journal: NCPA Board Chairman Pete du Pont weighs in on the President’s re-election bid if he bumps Biden for Clinton on the ballot.
Oct 21, 2011
The Wall Street Journal - NCPA Chairman Pete Du Pont assesses President Obama's reelection chances in the Wall Street Journal
Sep 30, 2011
Obama's latest economic proposals are just like the earlier ones, only worse.
The Wall Street Journal: In the last few years, as promised, the Obama administration has fundamentally transformed America. Our country is now in serious decline. Income is lower, unemployment is higher, jobs are fewer, government is much larger. Federal spending is way up, and America's economic status is way down, as is the global view of our country and our economy. Hardly anyone sees any sign of economic recovery or improvement.
Aug 19, 2011
Just as he promised, Obama has fundamentally transformed America.
Wall Street Journal: President Obama promised change, but what we got is not what we had hoped for, according to NCPA Board Chairman Pete du Pont.
Jul 27, 2011
We'll have to wait for 2012, because this administration won't administer it.
Wall Street Journal - Last year I wrote that the enactment of ObamaCare meant 'the Europeanization of America is coming to pass, for individual choice and opportunity are being replaced by statism.' That law is transferring 17% of our national economy from the marketplace to full control and regulation by the federal government.
Jun 23, 2011
Yes, but government has to reverse its destructive policies.
The Wall Street Journal - America's economy is in the doldrums again. Economic growth is weak—just 1.8% a year in the last quarter. Government spending is increasing—to a projected 25.3% of gross domestic product this year from 20.7% in 2008—while revenues are down to 14.4% of GDP from 17.5% in 2008.