I can balance the budget

by John Stossel -- The Congressional Budget Office says the current year's budget deficit will be a record $1.5 trillion. It also says that over the next decade we're on track for more…

My State of the Union address

by John Stossel -- President Obama fulfilled his constitutional duty and gave his report on the state of the union last night. Here's mine: We're in deep trouble. You know why. Our more…

Will the Republicans really cut this time?

by John Stossel -- The Republicans promise less intrusive, less expensive government. But will they deliver? In the past, they have said they would shrink the state, but then they came into more…

Same as the old boss?

by John Stossel -- Last year, I reported that the United States fell from sixth to eighth place – behind Canada – in the Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal's 2010 Index of Economic more…

Prohibitionists: Leave us alone!

by John Stossel -- Sometimes I drink Scotch, and then, to wake myself up, I drink coffee. So what? Many people consume mixtures of caffeine and alcohol in drinks like rum and more…

Please stop 'helping' us

by John Stossel -- Last year, Congress passed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act. It was supposed to really end the alleged abuses perpetrated by the credit-card companies. The more…

Uncle Sam will help buy you an alpaca!

by John Stossel -- I often bash government. I say it can't do anything better than people in a free market. But the government is unequalled in producing one thing: negative unintended more…

Why politicians are like those 'magic' bracelets

by John Stossel -- We human beings sure are gullible. Polls report that 27 percent of Americans believe in ghosts, and 25 percent in astrology. Others believe mediums, fortunetellers, faith healers and more…

Why do the poor stay poor?

by John Stossel -- Of the 6 billion people on Earth, 2 billion try to survive on a few dollars a day. They don't build businesses, or if they do, they don't more…

Making parks decent again

by John Stossel -- America is filled with parks that are filthy, dangerous and badly maintained. The governments in charge plead: We can't help it. Our budgets have been slashed. We don't more…