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COMMENTARY BY JOHN STOSSEL

  • Shutdown 'Crisis' By John Stossel

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

    "Shutdown sows chaos, confusion and anxiety!" says The Washington Post. "Pain spreads widely."

  • Legal Weed By John Stossel

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

  • Sweden Isn't Socialist By John Stossel

    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.    

  • And Peace Online By John Stossel

    My New Year's resolution: Make a careful distinction between speech and violence.

    America's First Amendment says "yes" to most speech, including speech that criticizes, insults -- even speech that promotes hate. But the law applies only to government.

  • Capitalists vs. Capitalism By John Stossel

    It's bad enough when leftists smear capitalism. I hate it more when capitalists do it, too.

    I'd hoped for more from the world's current richest man, Jeff Bezos.

  • Liberty Gifts By John Stossel

    Struggling to find gifts to get for loved ones? How about a book?    

  • The Creepy Line By John Stossel

    This morning Google told me that it would not allow my YouTube video "Socialism Leads to Violence" to be viewed by young people. It violates "community guidelines," said the company in a computer-generated email.

  • Pro-Smoking Government By John Stossel

    E-cigarettes let people get a hit of nicotine without burning tobacco.  

  • Grateful for Not Starving By John Stossel

    When we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I will give thanks for property rights.

    Property rights allow each individual or family to do what we want with our small piece of the world without having to answer to the whole community.

  • Single-Payer Health Care By John Stossel

    America needs single-payer health care, say progressives. That's a system where government pays doctors and hospitals, and no sick person has to worry about having enough money to pay for care. After all, they say, "Health care is a "right!"