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.

  • Jan 02, 1997

    Crime Still Matters Most

    A recent Wall Street Journal opinion poll finds that 57 percent of the public ranks crime and education as the top policy concerns. Education is a newcomer to the top ranking, reflecting growing concern over the dumbing down of America, but the durability of crime's top billing continues to amaze the intelligentsia.


  • Jan 01, 1997

    CAFE

    Host intro: Last summer's outcry over high gas prices led briefly to calls for repealing a 4.3 percent gasoline tax. But Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says few people discussed reforming a government policy that could save up to 40 percent on gas costs.


  • Dec 31, 1996

    Estonia

    Host intro: Who says small government doesn't work? Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis reports on a former Soviet satellite that in just five years has taken to the free market with a vengeance.


  • Dec 30, 1996

    New Year's Eve

    Host intro: Wednesday is the first day of 1997. Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis has a few thoughts today for the turn of the calendar.


  • Dec 27, 1996

    Marshall

    Host intro: Recent revelations that the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall may have been an FBI informant have been met with suspicion. But Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says they're not that hard to believe.


  • Dec 26, 1996

    Remembering the '80s

    Host intro: Do you remember the 1980s fondly? Lots of people don't. That doesn't surprise commentator Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis, considering all the bad things politicians are saying about them now.


  • Dec 26, 1996

    Man of the Year

    Host intro: In a couple of weeks, Time magazine will announce it's Man of the Year, an award that goes to the biggest newsmaker of 1996. The smart money's backing Bill Clinton, but Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis has a pick that may surprise you.


  • Dec 25, 1996

    Church and State

    Host intro: This Christmas, Pete du pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis has a few thoughts on the place of religion in public life, especially in public education.


  • Dec 24, 1996

    PTA

    Host intro: Among his many ventures, Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis edits an on-line policy digest. It published an article recently that issued a stirring call to arms to a group you might not have thought was even in the fight.


  • Dec 23, 1996

    Alexander Lebed

    Host intro: Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis recently interview Russian general and politician Alexander Lebed for his on-line magazine intellectual capital.com. Here's his report.