Pessimism porn

by John Stossel -- Are you worried about the future? It's hard not to be. If you watch the news, you mostly see violence, disasters, danger. Some in my business call it more…

Marriage: It's complicated

by John Stossel -- It's wedding season! More Americans get married in June than in other months. Why June? The timing seems pretty arbitrary if you look up its history. Some claim more…

Fight bigotry with more speech, not less

by John Stossel -- Last week, when the NBA banned racist team owner Donald Sterling, some said: "What about free speech? Can't a guy say what he thinks anymore?" The answer: yes, more…

Why Amazon won't SWAT team your house

by John Stossel -- Scarlett Johansson left nude photos of herself on her computer. A hacker grabbed them and sent them to gossip websites. A Pennsylvania high school issued laptop computers to more…

Earth Daze

by John Stossel -- "The heavens reek, the waters below are foul ... we are in a crisis of survival." That's how Walter Cronkite and CBS hyped the first Earth Day, back more…

The manipulative maze of taxes

by John Stossel -- It's tax time. I'm too scared to do my taxes. I'm sure I'll get something wrong and my enemies in government will persecute – no, I mean prosecute more…

Gambling and government

by John Stossel -- Did you fill out a March Madness bracket this year? In many states, if you put money in a pool, that's illegal! The NCAA website warns, "Fans should more…

Bullies rule

by John Stossel -- We're told government protects us, but protectors quickly become bullies. Take the Food and Drug Administration. It seems like the most helpful part of government: It supervises testing more…

Spring clean government

by John Stossel -- Spring cleaning is a healthy tradition. If only politicians did it! They don't. When Barack Obama ran for president, he promised to clean house: "I'm not a Democrat more…