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.

  • Jan 24, 1997

    Larry Flynt

    Host intro: With a new autobiography and a movie about his exploits, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt has been hailed as the new First Amendment poster boy. It doesn't sit well with commentator Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis, and at least one unusual ally.


  • Jan 23, 1997

    Richard Reeves

    Host intro: The natural antipathy that politicians have for reporters is often reciprocated. Commentator Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says it's bad for the country. But he says a recent story holds a glimmer of hope.


  • Jan 23, 1997

    Easy Ways to Make Health Insurance More Expensive

    There are easy ways to make health insurance less expensive, and easy ways to make it more expensive. Unfortunately, Congress appears determined to look only at the latter.


  • Jan 22, 1997

    Right to Die

    Host intro: This month the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether there is a constitutional right to assisted suicide. We'll have to wait until summer to hear their opinion. Commentator Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis has his today.


  • Jan 22, 1997

    Keeping Kids from Crime

    Why is there so much juvenile crime? Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says there are two reasons.


  • Jan 21, 1997

    Kid Health

    Host intro: President Clinton's biggest setback in his first term was over nationalizing health insurance. Commentator Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says a different version of that fight could crop up again this year.


  • Jan 20, 1997

    CFTC

    Host intro: President Clinton promised that the era of big government is over. Commentator Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says he's still waiting.


  • Jan 17, 1997

    TV and Politics

    Host intro: Commentator Pete du Pont edits Intellectual Capital, an online magazine of Policy Opinion. In it, former newsman Marvin Kalb recently wrote about the negative impact of television on politics. Du Pont concurs.


  • Jan 16, 1997

    Health Insurance

    Host intro: The biggest fight of Bill Clinton's first administration was over health care. Commentator Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says the fight goes on, and the bad guys are winning.


  • Jan 16, 1997

    Social Security Advisory Council

    Earlier this month President Clinton's Social Security Council made a startling recommendation: that individuals be allowed to put a portion of their payroll taxes into some kind of personal savings account like an Individual Retirement Account, with Social Security benefits being reduced accordingly.