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…

Romney: Let's cut 'defense,' too!

by John Stossel -- On his recent trip abroad, Mitt Romney observed an American taboo by not criticizing President Obama's military policy. But before his trip, he made his position clear. Obama more…

Myths we live by – but shouldn't

by John Stossel -- The Olympics have gone smoothly despite – gasp! – America's team wearing clothing made in China at the opening ceremony. "I'm so upset," said Senate Majority Leader Harry more…

Too many laws, too many jail cells

by John Stossel -- Over the past few decades, America has locked up more and more people. Our prison population has tripled. Now we jail a higher percentage of people than even more…

Obama making sure young people can't work

by John Stossel -- What was your first job? I stuck pieces of plastic and metal together at an Evanston, Ill., assembly line. We produced photocopiers for a company called American Photocopy. more…

Federal budget insanity

by John Stossel -- Last year, Congress agreed to $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts, unless politicians find other things to cut. They didn't, of course. So now, with so-called sequestration looming more…