Tax reformer, Fox News contributor speaks on health care at Don R. Elliott Lectures

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Lipscomb University presents the Don R. Elliott Distinguished Presidential Lecture Series featuring James P. Pinkerton, co-chair of the RATE Coalition (Reducing America’s Taxes Equitably) and former domestic policy officer for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m., in the Ezell Center, third floor conference area.

This event is free and open to the public. A question and answer session will follow the lecture, moderated by former FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate.

Pinkerton 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. He 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. In addition, he writes regularly for

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 also collaborated with Rep. Michele Bachmann on her 2011 memoir, Core of Conviction. 

He is also the editor of In addition, he is a contributing editor to The American Conservative, and an adviser to the BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt, the foundation of BMW.

The Elliott Lecture is part of the Pizza and Politics series sponsored by The Office of the Provost, Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership and the Department of Communication and Journalism and the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy, both in the College of Arts and Sciences.