A license to speak?

by John Stossel -- We take free speech for granted in America, unlike elsewhere. The furor over that anti-Muslim video is the latest reminder of that. But freedom of speech is never more…

Mitt Romney, big-government man

by John Stossel -- President Obama tanked in the last debate. Good. Now maybe people will listen when Mitt Romney says things like, "The genius of America is the free-enterprise system, and more…

We fund dependency

by John Stossel -- "There are no jobs!" That is what people told me outside a government "jobs center" in New York City. To check this out, I sent four researchers around more…

Strangulation by union

by John Stossel -- The Chicago teachers strike is over, but the public didn't win. Schools will still transfer bad teachers to other schools because it's nearly impossible to fire them. When more…

Gary Johnson: Real limited government

by John Stossel -- All political candidates call themselves freedom-lovers, but they are not. Neither major party really opposes government control of the economy or of our personal lives. I'm a libertarian more…

Bill Clinton's deregulation myth

by John Stossel -- Bill Clinton got rave reviews for his speech at the Democratic National Convention. My wife said: "Clinton was great. He made Republicans look like liars and losers." Clinton, more…

What I wish Obama would say this week

by John Stossel -- The Republican Convention ended on the theme "Believe in America." That sounded nice, but it was just another platitude. Mitt Romney's speech was filled with platitudes: "We will more…

Who is Paul Ryan?

by John Stossel -- I wanted to like Paul Ryan. Before he was nationally known, Rep. Ryan visited me at ABC, and we went to lunch. He was terrific. He was a more…

There ought not to be a law

by John Stossel -- I'm a libertarian in part because I see a false choice offered by the political left and right: government control of the economy – or government control of more…