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 OpinionJournal.com, 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.

  • Feb 05, 1997

    Minnesota Education

    Host intro: President Clinton made a speech recently in Chicago to emphasize his commitment to improving the education of American's children. Commentator Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says he should have stopped off in Minnesota.


  • Feb 03, 1997

    Junk Science

    Host intro: Commentator Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis has found something on the Internet that's good political commentary with a satirical edge. Welcome to the Junk Science web page.


  • Feb 02, 1997

    Electric Cars

    Host intro: Would you buy a car that's too expensive, isn't always ready to go when you need it, and won't travel across town and back? If the answer's yes, Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis has one for you.


  • Jan 31, 1997

    Minimum Wage

    Host intro: If you thought the minimum wage debate went away when Congress raised the rate in the last session, commentator Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says think again.


  • Jan 30, 1997

    Media Conspiracy

    Host intro: Some in the White House don't like the media coverage they're getting. A 331-page report outlines how they think bad news is made. Commentator Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis thinks there's an easier explanation than the document they've produced.


  • Jan 30, 1997

    Tax Cut Proposals

    When the messenger fails, blame the message. So says the conventional Washington wisdom.


  • Jan 29, 1997

    Crime Matters

    Host intro: A recent Wall Street Journal opinion poll finds that 57 percent of the public ranks crime at the top of its concerns, despite the fact that crime statistics are down. Commentator Pete du Pont thinks he knows why.


  • Jan 28, 1997

    No-TV

    Host intro: Do you ever wish you could change just one thing in history? Commentator Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis has thought about it, and waves his magic wand today.


  • Jan 27, 1997

    Line Item Veto

    Host intro: There's a new feature in U.S. government beginning with this congressional session: the line item veto. Commentator Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says it's been a long time coming.


  • Jan 24, 1997

    Too Much Regulation

    Host intro: Do we have too many rules? Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis recently took part in one of William F. Buckley's "Firing Line" debates to consider that question.