John Stossel is host of "Stossel" on the Fox Business Network. He's the author of "Give Me a Break" and of "Myth, Lies, and Downright Stupidity." To find out more about John Stossel, visit his site at >
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  • The Smear

    The Smear

    This week my TV show is on gun control. I interviewed activist Leah Barrett, who wants stricter gun laws.

  • Self-Defenseless


    What might have happened if a few of the 1,500 concert attendees in Paris’ Bataclan theater had guns? The terrorists had time to kill, reload and kill again. The police unit didn’t come for more than a half hour. If a few people in the theater were armed, might they have killed the killers?

  • Anti-Liberty Politicians

    Anti-Liberty Politicians

    After a terrorist attack, it’s natural to ask: What can politicians do to keep us safe? One thing they could do is actually focus on keeping us safe rather than devoting so much time, energy and hot air to the many things government does instead of protecting lives and property.

  • My Trump Problem

    My Trump Problem

    Sometimes I like Donald Trump. He makes me laugh when he mocks reporters’ stupid questions.

  • Fear


    This Halloween, what do you fear?

  • Forced Silence

    Forced Silence

    In a democracy, citizens must be able to criticize their leaders. It’s a reason America’s founders put free speech in the Bill of Rights. I assumed that right is safe in the United States. So I was shocked to learn what happened in Wisconsin.

  • Censorship in America

    Censorship in America

    A plurality of Americans now support laws against “hate speech.”

  • Escaping Tyranny

    Escaping Tyranny

    North Korea is called the “worst place on earth” for good reason.

  • The Cult of Victims

    The world has enough real problems without declaring everyone a “victim.”

  • Government: Here to Help!

    Government: Here to Help!

    Government wants you to think it helps you at every turn. Every time you make a decision, a purchase, government wants to be there, looking essential. But it’s a trick. Most government “help” creates new problems.

  • Law and Border

    Law and Border

    How many wars can we fight? Our presidential candidates demand “stronger action” against both illegal immigration and illegal drugs. But those goals conflict. The War on Drugs makes border enforcement much harder!

  • Cutting Red Tape

    Cutting Red Tape

    I’m upset that the presidential candidates, all of them, rarely mention a huge problem: the quiet cancer that kills opportunity — regulation. The accumulated burden of it is the reason that America is stuck in the slowest economic recovery since the Depression.

  • Rank the Candidates

    Rank the Candidates

    OK, my list isn’t very scientific. It’s also probably unfair that I give demerits to candidates such as Huckabee, Christie and others who explicitly and cluelessly denounce libertarians.

  • Breaking the Rules

    Breaking the Rules

    Humans need rules. Rules make life more predictable. But when the rules multiply, the world needs some rule-breakers.

  • Immigration Is Great

    Immigration Is Great

    Yikes, you really hate me!

  • Gun Lies

    Gun Lies

    My town, New York City, enforces rigid gun laws. Police refused to assign me a gun permit. The law doesn’t even let me hold a fake gun on TV to demonstrate something.

  • Governed by Zealots

    Governed by Zealots

    The government’s environmental rules defeat even environmentalists.

  • The War on Uber

    The War on Uber

    Hillary Clinton gave a speech warning that the new “sharing economy” of businesses such as the rideshare company Uber is “raising hard questions about workplace protections.”

  • Progress


    Obamacare! The War on Drugs! A War on Poverty! Prohibition! The idea that government will bring social progress isn’t new.

  • Wealth Gap

    Wealth Gap

    Nearly 10,000 people turned out to hear Bernie Sanders in Wisconsin. Why? Apparently, many Democrats want socialism.