The Wall Street Journal: This will be the last of my columns for this publication, so I thought it fitting to note the views that have most influenced these writings. Foremost is my appreciation of America’s character and strength and my opinion that the only earthly thing that can stop this great country is a national failure of will or a continual series of misguided political decisions.
The Wall Street Journal: The answer to reducing economic inequality is to raise the living standard of those in the lower end of the economic spectrum, says NCPA Emeritus Board Member Pete du Pont in a Wall Street Journal commentary.
The Wall Street Journal: As public attention turns to the midterm elections,NCPA former Board Chairman Pete Du Pontoutlines the Left’s attacks on education, the rule of law, and the Republican Party.
The Wall Street Journal: Global warming is back. Not actual global warming, as the decade-long trend of little to no increase in temperatures continues. But the topic of global warming is back in the news. From Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent climate comments in Jakarta to the White House’s 2014 “year of action” plan on carbon emissions, global warming has garnered more ink and pixels than we’ve seen in a while.
Wall Street Journal: Of all the concerns facing the nation, NCPA board member Pete Du Pont asserts that it is our foreign policy failings that require the most attention.
Polls show an increasing majority of Americans dislike President Obama’s health-care law and disapprove of the job the president is doing.
Wall Street Journal: NCPA’s Pete Du Pont explores the possibility of a 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential run.
The Wall Street Journal: The debate about military action in Syria seems over for now, and Washington is back in campaign mode. We have a president who seems to have nothing but disdain for those who disagree with him, who forsakes no opportunity to attack congressional Republicans, and who is in full agreement with congressional Democrats that government is the key to creating jobs, prosperity and equality. We have Republicans who feel they cannot trust the president, are more dubious than ever of the government’s ability to make the right decisions, and who think such decisions belong instead with individuals, families and businesses. What we don’t have is much in the way of an incentive, or even a desire, to compromise.
Wall Street Journal: President Obama’s foreign policy decisions have severely weakened America’s standing in the world, says NCPA Board Member Pete du Pont.
The Wall Street Journal: The Obama administration is broadening its efforts to put a positive face on the tangled snarl of ObamaCare implementation.
The Wall Street Journal: Not surprisingly, President Obama and Speaker John Boehner have different views on energy policy, differences brought into stark contrast by their recent statements. The president sees our nation’s energy policy primarily in terms of the environment, with the economy a secondary concern. His policy is grounded in a view that government regulation and subsidies can steer us to better and cleaner energy.
It’s too early to tell if May will be remembered as marking the beginning of a failed second term for President Obama, but it is clear the atmosphere in Washington …
Americans don’t like things that are inefficient, costly or unfair. Our federal tax code seems designed to be all three, a failing exacerbated by a patchwork of economically distorting subsidies and preferences found throughout the code and elsewhere.
The domestic policies of the Obama administration evince a lack of understanding and experience in how an economy functions and grows. Things are not quite so clear with the administration’s foreign policies, where we see both encouraging and discouraging indications.
Wall Street Journal: The primary reason today’s liberal Democratic coalition will fade is because the very policies it pushes sow the seeds of its own destruction.
Wall Street Journal: It’s time to end the federal subsidy for public broadcasting. Doing so now would be good for President Obama, Congress and the American taxpayers. And, it would also be beneficial for public broadcasting’s two arms, radio’s NPR and television’s Public Broadcasting Service.
The Wall Street Journal: Instead of worrying about how high to raise taxes, the government should concern itself with creating an environment beneficial for long-term economic wealth, says NCPA Board Member Pete du Pont.
The Wall Street Journal: People of all income levels feel the impact of economic weakness. The number of people receiving food stamps has increased by 15 million, or almost 50%, in the past four years.
The Wall Street Journal: Good debate performances for Mitt Romney have magnified the failures of the Obama administration over the past four years, says NCPA Chairman Pete du Pont.
The Wall Street Journal: Outside events and the upcoming debates could be the determining factors in the 2012 presidential election, says NCPA Chairman of the Board Pete du Pont.
The Wall Street Journal: Defense cuts and tax increases are two primary factors that will determine the election outcome, says NCPA Board Chairman Pete du Pont.
The Wall Street Journal: Economic indicators are likely to determine whether President Obama wins re-election, says NCPA Chairman Pete du Pont.
The Wall Street Journal: NCPA Chairman Pete du Pont says Romney’s pro-student plan to allow school choice beats Obama’s pro-union education plan.
The Wall Street Journal: NCPA Board Chairman Pete du Pont on the economic impact of policy changes implemented under the Obama administration.
The Wall Street Journal: Pete du Pont on differences between President Obama and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.