The case for blackmail and child labor

by John Stossel -- We grow up learning that some things are just bad: child labor, ticket scalping, price gouging, kidney selling, blackmail, etc. But maybe they're not. What I love about more…

The GOP race heats up

by John Stossel -- Did we learn anything from last week's Republican presidential debate? I heard the usual platitudes like "bring people together," but there was also plenty of talk about the more…

A government that kills

by John Stossel -- President Obama has declared that auto companies' fleets must average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, almost double the current 27.5. Standing at his side when he made more…

Cut government like you take off a Band-Aid

by John Stossel -- The political class predicted "disaster" if Congress didn't raise its debt limit. I think that was a scam to get more money. See, the poor politicians don't have more…

Did rock 'n' roll destroy USSR?

by John Stossel -- "It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us into trouble. It's the things we know that just ain't so." That famous line, attributed to more…

A businessman for president?

by John Stossel -- Herman Cain has an impressive record in the business world. He was a successful vice president at Pillsbury and Burger King, then he turned around the failing Godfather's more…

David Mamet's conservative conversion

by John Stossel -- Hollywood mocks capitalism, which seems odd because the people who make movies are such aggressive capitalists – competing hard to make money. But Hollywood's message is that capitalism more…

The college scam

by John Stossel -- What do Michael Dell, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Mark Cuban have in common? They're all college dropouts. Richard Branson, Simon Cowell and Peter Jennings have in common? more…

The power of independents

by John Stossel -- Most Americans used to call themselves Republican or Democrat. These days, more call themselves independent. What does that mean for American politics? A lot. "Independents are everywhere, and more…

Give Gary Johnson a look

by John Stossel -- Someone was missing from last week's Republican presidential debate, and that's too bad. He's an announced candidate who was a two-term governor of New Mexico, and he makes more…