Author Archives: James P. Pinkerton

About James P. Pinkerton

James P. Pinkerton is a contributor to the Fox News Channel and a regular panelist on the Fox “News Watch” show, the highest-rated media-critique show on television. He is a former columnist for Newsday, and is the editor of He has written for publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, National Review, The New Republic, Foreign Affairs, Fortune, The Huffington Post, and The Jerusalem Post. He is the author of What Comes Next: The End of Big Government--and the New Paradigm Ahead (Hyperion: 1995). He worked in the White House domestic policy offices of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and in the 1980, 1984, 1988 and 1992 presidential campaigns. In 2008 he served as a senior adviser to the Mike Huckabee for President Campaign. Married to the former Elizabeth Dial, he is a graduate of Stanford University.

The State of the Union—According to the Beltway Media

Washington’s interference makes it a miracle that Trump’s message gets out to the American public. But it does.

Only Smears and Snark for Poland on Its Birthday

This is how Western elites treat conservative countries that don’t play by their rules.

How to Stop a Terrorist Who’s Wielding a Car

Perhaps we can agree with George Washington University’s Christopher Leinberger and many …

A Deus ex Machina for the Climate Change Problem

Carbon capture could be the win-win we need for the economy and the environment.

Making France Great Again

The nationalism of Cardinal Richelieu still inspires the French.

Peace Through Trump?

National interest builds a new foreign-policy coalition.

Theresa May and the Return of One Nation Conservatism

The new UK prime minister has a powerful center-right message.

Bring Back Vannevar Bush

Business and government should once again work together to advance science and medicine.

Firefighters Deserve Better Tools

We owe them an X-Prize for fighting fire.

Do We Spend Too Much on Sarah Murnaghan?

Saving this little girl’s life was a miracle of science—and an act of defiance against an austerity-obsessed healthcare policy.

How to Take on Tornadoes

Sentimentality and green ideology won’t save lives—but twister-busting innovations might.

Learning the Right Lesson From the Sequester

What the air traffic controllers’ exemption says about taxes, hypothecation, and user fees

‘Star Wars’ Is the Way to Deal With North Korea

Multilateral missile defense—not just negotiation or war—is the strategic answer to rogue states.

Saving Money by Saving Lives

A “cure-first” strategy can slash healthcare costs—and sells better than voucherizing Medicare.

The Price of Healthcare and the Value of Health

The public wants lower costs and better health. A focus on cures can meet both goals.

Hamiltonian Healthcare

Obama must forget McGovernism and put a bipartisan focus on science, not finance.

A Cure for Healthcare Costs

Alzheimer’s research is a cause Obama and his critics should all support—to save both money and lives.

Yesterday’s Spain, Today’s America

How the conquistadors’ empire undermined stability at home

A Burkean Affair

The new Danish film sheds light on 18th-century historical lessons.

Why Israel Needs Star Wars, and We Do Too

The Gaza conflict vindicates Reagan-era missile defense.

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