Mr. Kemp is founder and chairman of Kemp Partners, which has done work on behalf of corporate defendants in asbestos litigation reform. Kemp is honorary co-chairman of the Free Enterprise Fund.
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  • Honoring Lincoln

  • The GOP and the black vote in ’08

    Watching the third debate between the Democratic candidates for president on PBS at Howard University, I was struck by the juxtaposition of mostly white men and women discussing issues primarily related to people of color. It struck me vividly that | Read More »

  • What Reagan Would Have Done About Foreign Policy

    Last week in this space, prior to the Reagan Library debate by the GOP presidential candidates, I wrote about what I thought Ronald Reagan would do to encourage and expand our economy in the challenging months and years ahead. This | Read More »

  • What Would Ronald Reagan Do?

    As the Republican candidates all gather at the Reagan Library for their first debate of the presidential campaign, what follows is my advice on "what would Ronald Reagan do?" I’ll start with the economy and follow with foreign policy in | Read More »

  • An Opportunity to Expand Civil Rights

    The Maryland Legislature recently passed a law restoring the right to vote to all ex-offenders who have fully completed their sentences and finished parole and probation, with the exception of people convicted of election fraud. And in Florida, Gov. Charlie | Read More »

  • Shortsighted House GOP Would Deny D.C. Residents the Vote

  • ‘Soft Diplomacy’ Is the Best Plan

    I have long proposed the idea of soft diplomacy, i.e., trade, aid, investment and empowerment strategies, as opposed to hard diplomacy, i.e., pre-emptive war, as a way of winning friends and allies in the Islamic and Arab world in search | Read More »

  • What Would Reagan Do? Push for Tax-Cut Permanency, Then for More Tax Cuts

    This is the tenth in an occasional series of exclusive articles in which leading conservatives who worked with Ronald Reagan explain how they believe the principles of Reagan conservatism ought to be applied today and in the coming years. This | Read More »

  • Making Us All Proud

    This weekend’s Super Bowl is a really big deal. It gets bigger every year and this year’s game between the "Monsters of the Midway" and the Peyton Manning "monster passing attack" will be historical. It’s historical for another reason as | Read More »

  • Give Petraeus a Chance to Succeed in Iraq

    The questions and doubts that abound over the current U.S. strategy to reinforce our mission in Iraq to help pacify and hold Baghdad are essential in seeking an Iraqi political, economic and diplomatic success. It is of paramount importance to | Read More »

  • The President’s Plan Is Our One Last Hope

    I really envy Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., the incoming chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He told Tim Russert on Sunday’s "Meet the Press" that the first thing he’ll do is hold hearings on the right course of action | Read More »

  • The Legacy of Gerald Ford

    Having gone to Congress in 1971, I had the high honor and pleasure of serving with Jerry Ford for the 2 1/2 years he was House minority leader before he became vice president in 1973 and president in 1974, but | Read More »

  • Guns, Butter and Tax Code Reform

    One of this nation’s premier journalists (also a friend of long standing) wrote a column last week that can only be labeled as "Bush bashing" writ large. E.J. Dionne Jr. writing in the Washington Post and Investor’s Business Daily, wrote | Read More »

  • Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Jeane Kirkpatrick

    I’m writing this column with a very heavy heart at the passing on the night of Dec. 7 of one of America’s greatest and most brilliant diplomats, my colleague and friend, former Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick. Indeed Monday of this week | Read More »

  • 401(k) is Key to America’s Financial Future

  • Helping to Return Joe Lieberman to the Senate

    What a sad spectacle these last few days, as Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and John Kerry, D-Mass., and even former Vice President Al Gore have been falling all over themselves in condemning their old friend Joe Lieberman as he dares | Read More »

  • Tax Cuts Are Right for the 21st Century

    Twenty-five years ago, on Aug. 13, 1981, President Reagan signed what was called the largest tax cut in U.S. history. In actual point of fact, it was no larger then the Kennedy tax cuts of 1961-62. Both were designed to | Read More »

  • Unleash Telecommunications to Boost Growth

    What do the United States and China have most in common these days? An increasingly pressing need to grow our respective economies faster. How? By one of the few practical means available: unleashing the information technology and telecommunications sector. China | Read More »

  • Immigration Reform Will Help Keep This Nation Strong

    Last week I warned the Republican Party that failure to pass the Voting Rights Act extension would further alienate African-American voters. Thankfully, the VRA passed. My warning now is this: Failure to address the legitimate issue of immigration reform could | Read More »

  • Those Who Oppose Voting Rights Act Are True ‘Know-Nothings’

    The small minority of Republicans who derailed the vote to renew the Voting Rights Act of 1965 are in danger of being portrayed as members of the "Know Nothing" Party of the 1850s, whose hypocrisy President Lincoln said he could | Read More »