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People who want to work should be allowed to work. That includes people who once went to jail. With President Donald Trump’s support, Congress spends your money giving ex-cons “employment assistance.”

By John Stossel January 16, 2020
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Congressional hearings were created to educate lawmakers so they have knowledge before they pass bills or impeach a president. Not today. Today, hardly any education happens.

By John Stossel January 9, 2020
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I learned three new things this year that made my life better!

By John Stossel January 2, 2020
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This week, children may learn about that greedy man, Ebeneezer Scrooge. Scrooge is selfish until ghosts scare him into thinking about others’ well-being, not just his own.

By John Stossel December 26, 2019
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Sen. Rand Paul just wrote a book, “The Case Against Socialism.”

By John Stossel December 19, 2019
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Congress and the media obsess endlessly over whether President Donald Trump should be impeached. Both ignore $23 trillion of bigger problems.

By John Stossel December 12, 2019
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Unfortunately, Hollywood has no interest in one type of diversity: diversity of thought.

By John Stossel December 5, 2019
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Families will argue this Thanksgiving.

By John Stossel November 28, 2019
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“How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood!” insisted teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg at the United Nations. “We are in the beginning of a mass extinction!” Many people say that we’re destroying the Earth. It all sounds so scary.

By John Stossel November 21, 2019
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Governments create problems. Then they complain about them.

By John Stossel November 15, 2019
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House members summoned Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to Washington, D.C., and grilled him — harshly — about his plan to create a new currency, Libra. “Why should we trust you?!” asked Congressman Mike Doyle. I liked it when Zuckerberg said, “I actually don’t know if Libra’s going to work, but I believe that it’s important to try new things.”

By John Stossel November 7, 2019
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Four years ago, the media were talking about a “Libertarian Moment.” I had high hopes! Sen. Rand Paul ran for president, promising to “take our country back from special interests.” But his campaign never took off.

By John Stossel October 31, 2019
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Student loan debt keeps growing. There is a better solution than the ones that politicians offer, which stick the taxpayer or the loan lenders with the whole bill. It’s called an “income share agreement.”

By John Stossel October 24, 2019
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The media keep telling us: There’s no difference between male and female brains. I don’t believe it. Many of you must be skeptical, too. Seventeen million people watched my old ABC show on sex differences, almost as many as watched “Game of Thrones.”

By John Stossel October 17, 2019
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I now make my living by releasing short videos on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

By John Stossel October 3, 2019
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When political arguments aren’t getting you anywhere, what can you do? Start your own country!

By John Stossel September 26, 2019
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I rarely watch cable news anymore. It’s all hysteria, all the time. CNN: “We are destroying the planet.” MSNBC: “The middle class is disappearing!” President Donald Trump says drug trafficking “is worse than ever!”

By John Stossel September 19, 2019
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With most services, you get to shop around, but rarely can you do that with government-run schools.

By John Stossel September 12, 2019
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On Labor Day, did you celebrate workers? More likely, you made it a day of rest.

By John Stossel September 5, 2019
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Why does most of Africa stay poor while other parts of the world prosper? People blame things like climate, the history of colonialism, racism, etc. But I say Senegalese businesswoman Magatte Wade gives the right explanation: too many rules.

By John Stossel August 29, 2019
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President Donald Trump promised he’d get rid of bad rules. “Remove the anchor dragging us down!” he said when campaigning for president. “We’re going to cancel every needless job-killing regulation!”

By John Stossel August 22, 2019
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“Fake news!” shouts the president. His supporters cheer. That drives my colleagues into a frenzy of self-absorbed handwringing: “Threats to press freedom ... press persecution!”

By John Stossel August 8, 2019
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Never before have presidential candidates offered voters so much “free” stuff.

By John Stossel August 1, 2019
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Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign was just disrupted by campaign workers demanding the same $15 per hour Sanders demands government force all employers to pay.

By John Stossel July 25, 2019

Recording events from public land shouldn’t be a crime.

By John Stossel July 18, 2019
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The city of Dunedin, Florida, wants Jim Ficken’s home. Ficken’s mom died, so he went to South Carolina to take care of her estate. He asked a friend to look after his house. But then the friend died, and no one cut Ficken’s grass. When it grew to 10 inches, Dunedin officials started fining him $500 a day. The fine is now about $30,000.

By John Stossel July 11, 2019
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I hope you had a happy Fourth of July! We have reason to celebrate.

By John Stossel July 4, 2019
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So many people want to be president. Unfortunately, many have terrible ideas.

By John Stossel June 27, 2019

Presidential candidates and the media keep telling people “it’s immoral” that a few rich people have so much more money than everyone else.

By John Stossel June 20, 2019

Soon, some of you will try to make “better babies.”

By John Stossel June 13, 2019

Both Republican and Democratic politicians want government to “do more” to give parents paid time off.

By John Stossel June 6, 2019
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“I don’t feel safe,” says a Harvard student in a video. What threatens her? The dean of her Harvard dormitory, law professor Ronald Sullivan, agreed to be part of accused sexual harasser Harvey Weinstein’s legal defense team.

By John Stossel May 30, 2019
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Look at the dollar bills in your wallet. They say they are “legal tender for all debts.”

By John Stossel May 23, 2019
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When police charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with soliciting prostitution, the press said the police rescued sex slaves.

By John Stossel May 16, 2019

“I’m not going to let them bully me out of reporting,” said Tim Pool after recording an Antifa protest where angry activists cursed at him.

By John Stossel May 9, 2019
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Socialists like Bernie Sanders tell us that “the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.”

By John Stossel May 2, 2019
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The Green New Deal’s goal is to move America to zero carbon emissions in 10 years.

By John Stossel April 25, 2019
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Are you very afraid? 3D-printed guns are coming. “Virtually undetectable!” shrieked CNN. “This changes the safety of Americans forever!” shrieked MSNBC.

By John Stossel April 18, 2019
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Please, regulate me! That was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s message to Congress recently.

By John Stossel April 11, 2019
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I skipped breakfast again this morning. I won’t worry about it.

By John Stossel April 4, 2019

Venezuela is a disaster.

By John Stossel March 28, 2019
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Seven academic journals were recently hoaxed into publishing ridiculous studies on topics like “rape culture and queer performativity” in dog parks.

By John Stossel March 21, 2019
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Do you pay enough taxes? What is enough?

By John Stossel March 13, 2019

Last week Rep. Nancy Pelosi warned President Donald Trump that if he declared an “emergency” to build a wall, “think what a president with different values can present...

By John Stossel February 21, 2019

There must be a better way to keep kids interested in school than drugging them.

By John Stossel February 14, 2019
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Sunday is the Super Bowl. In a three-hour-plus NFL game there are just 11 minutes of actual football action...

By John Stossel January 31, 2019

School choice is a noble cause.

By John Stossel January 24, 2019

This government shutdown is now longer than any in history. The media keep using the word “crisis.”

By John Stossel January 17, 2019

Ten states and Washington, D.C., have now legalized adult use of marijuana.

By John Stossel January 10, 2019
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For years, I’ve heard American leftists say Sweden is proof that socialism works, that it doesn’t have to turn out as badly as the Soviet Union or Cuba or Venezuela did.

By John Stossel January 3, 2019

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