John Stossel

Posted July 10, 2013

You pay taxes? You contributed to the $2 billion your government gave Egypt this year. And last year. And every year -- for 30 years. Most of it went to Egypt's military. How's that worked out?

Posted July 03, 2013

What we already know about government is even scarier than what they know about us.

Posted June 26, 2013

It's as if the government is still run by the Puritans who settled this land four centuries ago. If we banned every activity that had the potential to become addictive, we'd have to ban fatty foods, sex, alcohol and investing in the stock market. Life means risk.

Posted June 19, 2013

As Americans obsess over NSA spying, abuse by the IRS and other assaults on our freedom, I can't get my mind off the thousand other ways politicians abuse us.

Posted June 12, 2013

This week, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said the National Security Agency's data mining violates our Fourth Amendment right to be "secure in their persons, houses, papers" and is "tyranny that our founders rebelled against." Good for him.

Posted June 05, 2013

When businesses face budget shortfalls, they can't just give speeches about how much they care about fiscal responsibility -- they must make real cuts.

Posted May 29, 2013

Plan to drive more this summer? Annoyed by the price of gas? Complaining that oil companies rip you off?

Posted May 22, 2013

My kids moved out! I have two empty rooms in my apartment. Maybe I can rent them? A tourist visiting New York City could have a different experience, and save hotel money. I'd make money. Wouldn't it be great?

Posted May 15, 2013

Are you a real man (or woman)? Do you have "grit"? Compare yourself to the man on the $20 bill: Andrew Jackson, our seventh president.

Posted May 08, 2013

For some reason, politicians most sympathetic to those immigrants are clueless about why U.S. citizens move from state to state.

Posted May 01, 2013

Most Americans -- even those who are legislators -- know very little about the details of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, so-called Obamacare. Next year, when it goes into effect, we will learn the hard way.

Posted April 24, 2013

I wrote recently how teachers unions, parent-teacher associations and school bureaucrats form an education "Blob" that makes it hard to improve schools. They also take revenge on those who work around the Blob.

Posted April 17, 2013

Even parts of government that look like a business never get run with the efficiency of a business. Just look at the post office.

Posted April 10, 2013

People say government must "help the little guy, promote equality, level the playing field."

Posted April 03, 2013

Environmental activists and politicians would like you to think that we must love their regulations -- or hate trees and animals.

Posted March 27, 2013

The Senate did something this past weekend it hasn't done in four years: passed a budget. The law requires the Senate to pass a budget, but Congress often ignores its own laws. For most of Barack Obama's presidency, a series of continuing resolutions kept the money -- your money -- flowing.

Posted March 20, 2013

Shortly after I did my first TV special on education, "Stupid in America," hundreds of union teachers showed up outside my office to yell at me. They were angry because I said union rules were a big reason American kids don't learn.

Posted March 13, 2013

Celebrities are now upset about fracking, the injection of chemicals into the ground to crack rocks to release oil and gas. With everyone saying they want alternatives to foreign oil, I'd think celebrities would love fracking.

Posted March 06, 2013

If you're reading this, you've survived the "sequester" cuts! That may surprise you, since President Obama likened the sequester to taking a "meat cleaver" to government.

Posted February 27, 2013

Last week, Conservative pundit Ann Coulter told me and a thousand young libertarians that we libertarians are puss- -- well, she used slang for a female body part.