As the Republican National Convention convenes in Philadelphia today, experts from the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA SM) are available to offer expert analysis of the major issues of this year, including tonight's prime time topics of education and health care reform.
Press coverage of Congress's passing, and president Clinton's threatened veto, of the bill ending the death tax hasn't given the historical background. So I will.
A funny thing happened on the way to Election Day. Both presidential candidates have proposed creating voluntary personal savings accounts to make average workers shareholders in our economy and more financially secure in their golden years.
Well, here's a nice change: Democrats are compromising with Republicans.
Thanks to a combination of tax-funded and privately funded vouchers, a growing number of children – most of them racial minorities and most of them from low-income families – will have an opportunity this coming school year to escape schools where they can't learn such basics as reading, writing and arithmetic.
As the two political parties convene their conventions, beginning with the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, experts from the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPASM) are available to offer non-partisan expert analysis of the major issues of this year, including Social Security and Medicare reform, health care, taxes, gun control and the environment.
The following testimony was presented by Gov. Pete du Pont, policy chairman of the National Center for Policy (NCPASM), at a special hearing today of the House Budget Committee.
The Internet is the right tool at the right time to allow Americans to manage their own health care. It is changing the entire health care environment for physicians, insurers and patients. The Internet offers the possibility of one-stop shopping – enabling consumers to compare and price health plans, choose their doctors, apply for insurance coverage, check on the status of claims submitted, and pay premiums online.
Mr. Chairman, Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify this morning on how we might meet the demographic challenges of the U.S. Social Security system.
Liberals couldn't have taken much heart from Jon Margolis's article in the July 17th issue of the American Prospect. Margolis examined Democrats' hopes of regaining the Senate. To give you an idea of how he handicapped their chances, the article was entitled "Chamber of Horrors."
NCPA Policy Chairman Pete du Pont will testify to a special hearing of the U.S. House Budget Committee Thursday, July 27, on how investment-based reform is the best way to meet the demographic challenges of the Social Security system.
Filled up at the pump lately? Wonder why it's so expensive?
Much of the talk leading into this summer's party conventions has been on the lack of news value in them. "It's just going to be one big infomercial," groans more than one media elite. "Both conventions will be planned and scripted down to the last second," complains another as they justify their plans for sparse coverage.
Presidential hopefuls Al Gore and George W. Bush both recognize that Social Security is in trouble, and both have developed extensive plans for dealing with the program's projected financial shortfall. But not all Social Security reform plans are created equal.
I'm Pete du Pont with the National Center for Policy Analysis — with a report of hypocrisy in action.
Having testified on relieving the marriage tax penalty before the House Ways & Means Committee, Bartlett, one of the nation's foremost experts on tax policy, can provide important insight and analysis on the strength and scope of the compromise bill, as well as compare it to the separate House and Senate marriage penalty bills.
As the excuses for not giving school vouchers a chance get flimsier by the day, a study from the Heartland Institute pokes a hole in another one: that they'll drain money from public education.
Some people collect stamps. I collect reasons why the Kyoto Global Warming Treaty would be a disaster, and I recently acquired a wonderful new addition to my collection.
Feeling old? You will after this.
In the history of social thought, advocates of a more equal distribution of income have made many arguments to support their cause. Egalitarians are now advancing a new argument: inequality of income leads to poorer health.
Overshadowed by sexier decisions at the end of the supreme court session last month was a really bad one.
Many studies have shown that bloated government budgets can become a drag on economic growth. But is big government needed to achieve such non-economic objectives as literacy and better health care outcomes?
Bush and gore both have plans for voluntary personal savings accounts for retirement. One's sensible. One's just politics.
Al Gore says Texas is the most polluted state in the country. The League of Conservation Voters says George W. Bush's tenure has led to worsening air quality that if duplicated nationally would set us back 30 years.
The "Million Mom March" angered and dismayed me. Most Americans, myself included, share the marching moms' goals of reducing childhood gun misuse and criminal gun use. What raised my ire were the means the moms' chose to pursue their goals: Lies and demands for more gun control.