The politics of false victimhood

by John Stossel -- These days, being seen as a victim can be useful. You immediately claim the moral high ground. Some people want to help you. Lawyers and politicians brag that more…

Shutdown theater: Ready, set, panic!

by John Stossel -- Government wants you to play a role in the "shutdown" of the federal government. Your role is to panic. Republicans and Democrats both assume that shutting some government more…

Escaping government schools

by John Stossel -- People say public schools are "one of the best parts of America." I believed that. Then I started reporting on them. Now I know that public school – more…

The government's fear of innovation

by John Stossel -- Invent something and the first thing that goes through some people's minds – especially politicians' minds – is what might go wrong. 3D printers now allow you to more…

Make trade, not war

by John Stossel -- What's up with so many Democrats wanting missile strikes on Syria, while Republicans balk? I'm told Republicans are the war party. Is this just hypocrisy? Politicians change their more…

No more policing the world

by John Stossel -- Some things you just have to do, in spite of great uncertainty. Launching missiles at Syria isn't one of them. Many pundits talk about going to war as more…

Milk of human blindness

by John Stossel -- The Denver Post warns, "Milk, food prices could rise if Congress fails to act." Congress is working on a farm bill, which, among other things, will set limits more…

Trains to nowhere

by John Stossel -- When Democrats and Republicans agree, I get nervous. It often means that they agree to grab my wallet. Both parties now agree that we don't have extra budget more…

Beware warrior cops

by John Stossel -- We need police to catch murderers, thieves and con men, and so we give them special power – the power to use force on others. Sadly, today's police more…

Battle of the sexes

by John Stossel -- Women make only 77 cents per each dollar made by males. Outrageous! Sex discrimination! So say advocates of government-enforced "equality." But they are wrong. Women today are rarely more…