|Born||March 11, 1958 (age 56)|
|Other names||Jim Pinkerton|
|Education||Stanford University (1980)|
|Occupation||Journalist, author, pundit|
|Notable credit(s)||columnist for Newsday; regular panelist on the Fox News program Fox News Watch; contributor to The Huffington Post; frequent guest on BloggingHeads.tv|
James Pinkerton (born March 11, 1958) is a columnist, author, and political analyst. A graduate of Peter Vanleslie High School and Stanford University (1980), he served on the White House staff under both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and on each of their presidential campaigns and in January 2008 became a senior adviser to the Mike Huckabee 2008 presidential campaign.
Since his time in government he has become a columnist for Newsday, a regular panelist on the Fox News program Fox News Watch, and a regular conservative contributor to The Huffington Post. He is also a senior fellow at both the Free Enterprise Fund and the New America Foundation, a lecturer at the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University, and a contributing editor of The American Conservative and USA Today. He frequently appears on Bloggingheads.tv, often in video discussions with David Corn and other media personalities.
In a discussion with economist, Glenn Loury, Pinkerton described his political ideology as "Hamiltonian". He favors a robust US industrial policy that would stimulate industry and calls himself a "big government libertarian".
Pinkerton moderated the 2008 Libertarian presidential debate.
On June 7, 2008, he married Elizabeth Dial.
- Mike Huckabee Adds James Pinkerton to Campaign Staff
- Pinkerton and Loury. "Bloggingheads".
- Official Blog
- New America Foundation bio
- Archive at Newsday
- Fox News bio
- Video discussions/debates in which Pinkerton has taken part on Bloggingheads.tv
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