Budget plans: Paul vs. Ryan

by John Stossel -- Finally. A serious budget plan. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's proposal has the head-in-the-sand crowd horrified. A Washington Post columnist called it "radical ... irresponsible ... extreme." Ryan's more…

Gun owners have a right to privacy

by John Stossel -- If you own a gun in Illinois, take precautions. The state attorney general, Lisa Madigan, wants to release the names of gun owners in response to an Associated more…

Students who get it!

by John Stossel -- I went to Princeton in 1969, where they taught me that government could solve the world's problems. Put the smartest people in a room, give them enough taxpayer more…

Corporate welfare vs. a true free market

by John Stossel -- In America today, the biggest recipients of handouts are not poor people. They're corporations. General Electric CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt is super-close to President Obama. The president named more…

End the drug war, save black America

by John Stossel -- One key to getting past the race issue in America is to end the war on drugs. John McWhorter says it's the most important thing we could do. more…

Obama's green-jobs fantasies

by John Stossel -- Anyone who understands basic economics already knows that President Obama's $2.3 billion green-jobs initiative was snake oil. Now, thanks to Kenneth P. Green, we have statistics as well more…

An Oscar-winning movie, stuttering and me

by John Stossel -- Because "The King's Speech," a movie about King George's effort to overcome stuttering, won the Oscar for best picture, reporters have been interviewing me about my stuttering. Some more…

Wanna bet on Oscar winners? Good luck!

by John Stossel -- Sunday night is Oscar night! Think you know who's going to win? Want to make a bet? The Hollywood Stock Exchange (www.hsx.com) allows people to bet on which more…

Is 'seasteading' the future?

by John Stossel -- Here's a novel idea: Escape the suffocating chains of intrusive government by starting your own country! That's Patri Friedman's idea. He comes from an impressive line of libertarian more…

The beauty of 'spontaneous order'

by John Stossel -- You are our Ruler. An entrepreneur tells you he wants to create something he calls a "skating rink." Young and old will strap blades to their feet and more…