James P. Pinkerton

jim_hspaceJames P. Pinkerton is co-chair of RATE (Reforming America’s Taxes Equitably) Coalition, a bipartisan organization dedicated to fostering innovation, competitiveness, and job growth by lowering the corporate tax rate in an equitable manner.

He is also 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. In addition, he writes regularly for

He is also the editor of He is also a contributing editor to The American Conservative.

From 1993 to 2007, he was a twice-a-week columnist for Newsday. He has written for publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, National Review, The New Republic, Foreign Affairs, Fortune, The Huffington Post, US News & World Report, The Washington Examiner, The Guardian, and The Jerusalem Post.

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. During the 2008 presidential campaign, 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.