Populism in Search of Legitimacy

In truth the Electoral College is not unfair, any more than requiring the World Series Champion to win four games is somehow unfair to teams that score more runs. It is a very good system; its replacement with a direct popular vote to choose our president would alter the solar system of American politics and trigger the demise of a great many cherished American principles.

Focus Point – Review

Best policy initiatives: House and Senate passage of a package of bills that would have phased out death taxes and the marriage penalty, increased the amount we could have contributed to our IRAs.

Senator Lot

Sen. John McCain has pledged his life, fortune and sacred honor to limiting political speech in the name of campaign-finance reform. But before we eviscerate the First Amendment, let me offer a modest proposal for cleaning up politics.

Focus Point – New Year's Reflections

I'm Pete du Pont with the National Center for Policy Analysis with best wishes for the new year. My grandmother was 14 when the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, and 80 when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. "That's a lot of change in one lifetime," she said. She didn't know the half of it.