War on drugs worse than Prohibition

by John Stossel -- 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 more…

Why I'm nonplussed about data mining

by John Stossel -- 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 more…

The 'austerity' lie

by John Stossel -- Europe's struggles prove that "austerity" fails! So say the Big Spenders. With a condescending sigh, they explain that Europe made deep cuts in government spending, and the result more…

Thank Big Oil, blame government

by John Stossel -- Plan to drive more this summer? Annoyed by the price of gas? Complaining that oil companies rip you off? I say, shut up. Even if gas costs $4 more…

Sublet my people go!

by John Stossel -- 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, more…

Our kids lack true grit

by John Stossel -- 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. During the Revolutionary more…

Live free or move

by John Stossel -- Forty-three million Americans moved from one state to another between 1995 and 2010 – about one-seventh of Americans. It's good that we can move! Moving provides one of more…

If only the state would neglect health care

by John Stossel -- 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 more…

The education blob strikes again

by John Stossel -- 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 more…

A post-post office world

by John Stossel -- Even parts of government that look like a business never get run with the efficiency of a business. Just look at the post office. They buy commercials and more…