Who should stay home Election Day

by John Stossel -- Simple answers are so satisfying: Green jobs will fix the economy. Stimulus will create jobs. Charity helps people more than commerce. Everyone should vote. Well, all those instinctive more…

Champions of freedom

by John Stossel -- It's election season, and so once again people look for heroes. Is Ron Paul one? Maybe. He's fought a long, lonely battle to limit the power of government. more…

When ideas have sex

by John Stossel -- An idea walks into a bar. She meets another idea. They get together, and nine months later (or maybe it's nine minutes or seconds? It's not clear how more…

Blocking the paths out of poverty

by John Stossel -- Have you noticed how often government takes sides against the little guy? Street vending has been a path out of poverty for Americans. And like other such paths more…

A libertarian year ahead?

by John Stossel -- As 2011 draws to a close, I wonder: Is freedom winning? Did America become freer this year? Less free? How about the rest of the world? I'm a more…

Obamacare abominations

by John Stossel -- President Obama says his health-care "reform" will be good for business. Business has learned the truth. Three successful businessmen came on my Fox Business show last week to more…

Job creators fighting back

by John Stossel -- Some politicians claim that politicians create jobs. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says, "My job is to create jobs." What hubris! Government has no money of its own. more…

10 years to Greece

by John Stossel -- America moves steadily toward the cliff. When Greece blew up, its government debt was 126 percent of gross domestic product. Ours is on track to exceed that in more…

America: Land of free speech – sometimes

by John Stossel -- We're proud that America is the land of free speech. That right is recognized in the First Amendment, and we usually take it seriously. It wasn't always the more…

The FDA kills smokers

by John Stossel -- "The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health." That's what the Food and Drug Administration tells us on its website. My intuition makes me grateful that the more…