John Stossel from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:34:54 -0800 John Stossel from Creators Syndicate c02e58f88c8115cb09f2881801858c89 Fake News for 02/22/2017 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"Fake News!" shouts our president, calling out CNN, The New York Times and others. </p> <p>I love it. <p>Updated: Wed Feb 22, 2017</p> c87806d7625ca9ccabd34648a11e59ed Repeal! No, Wait! for 02/15/2017 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Republicans promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But now they are hesitating. </p> <p>I understand why. <p>Updated: Wed Feb 15, 2017</p> e89e6e47fb4589f93d7a0b076c786de9 Smearing Team Trump for 02/08/2017 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p></p><p>Oh, no! I did it again. <p>Updated: Wed Feb 08, 2017</p> 7d69c98276d40604df52addcf408ea98 Trump Bubble Bursts for 02/01/2017 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p>No! </p> <p>The bubble burst. My fantasy died. </p> <p>I wasn't a big Donald Trump backer &#8212; on TV I have called him a bully, a narcissist, etc. &#8212; but his first days were thrilling! <p>Updated: Wed Feb 01, 2017</p> a49b92400f1ac5b6e8ebf3ef04b8b601 DeVos SHOULD Have Said for 01/25/2017 Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, probably survived the grilling she got from angry Democrats last week. </p> <p>When Sen. Patty Murray demanded she promise not "to privatize public schools,"<span class="column--highlighted-text"> DeVos replied, "Not all schools are working for the students." </span><p>Updated: Wed Jan 25, 2017</p> 22ef48e771de98fffabee166edb3153e Trump's First Week for 01/18/2017 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Donald Trump will be busy Friday. </p> <p>He and Mike Pence have promised, Mother Jones magazine points out, that on Trump's first day in office he will repeal Obamacare, end the "war on coal," expel illegal immigrants, begin construction of a "beautiful Southern border wall," fix the Department of Veterans Affairs, come up with a plan to stop ISIS, get rid of "gun-free zones," "start taking care of our ... military," withdraw from the TPP trade agreement, cut regulations and designate China a currency manipulator. <p>Updated: Wed Jan 18, 2017</p> 22c1a309a3c7a191e3df3b84884a0dfb Worst of Times for 01/11/2017 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Now that I no longer do a weekly TV show, I have more time to read my local paper. Sadly, that's The New York Times. </p> <p>The Times actually does some good reporting, but their political and economic coverage is filled with deceit. <p>Updated: Wed Jan 11, 2017</p> bf92035761e9d272fd878770c1ff0df6 The Trump Years for 01/04/2017 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Two more weeks until the new administration begins! </p> <p>I wonder if President Donald Trump will stick to his campaign promises &#8212; like reducing immigration and slamming consumers by imposing a 35 percent tariff. </p> <p>Hope not. <p>Updated: Wed Jan 04, 2017</p> c383308bc76d43cd3b3209ad751ecb7b Trump's Choice for 12/28/2016 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>America's socialists &#8212; I mean, progressives, are enraged that President-elect Trump chose Betsy DeVos to be his secretary of education. </p> <p>"Not a good appointment," yelled Al Sharpton. <p>Updated: Wed Dec 28, 2016</p> 6b0bbaef2d222b7d387a7fbf9d0b0f9a Close Them Down! for 12/21/2016 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Donald Trump is appointing good people &#8212; Andy Puzder, for example, Trump's nominee for labor secretary.</p> <p>When Puzder took over Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants, they were deep in debt. Four years later, they were profitable. I bet his 70,000 workers are happy about that.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 21, 2016</p> 92f9758843c9cbedc0a461322e5a4b87 Skating to Freedom for 12/14/2016 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>My last Fox Business Network TV show airs Friday. </p> <p>That news pleases some people, like internet trolls who write that they are happy to be "rid of that noted LIAR and falsifier of news" who produces "hit pieces." Another wrote, "Hopefully the cancer came back to finish him off." <p>Updated: Wed Dec 14, 2016</p> b3394d4d2e9ec8849b764df3d1f12319 A Strong Leader for 12/07/2016 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>President-elect Donald Trump's first decisions were exciting. His new team seems to include good people like Betsy DeVos, Andy Puzder and Paul Atkins.</p> <p>It's refreshing to watch Trump mock the media and political correctness. How dreary the world would be today if we faced four more years of condescension from Hillary Clinton and her apparatchiks.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 07, 2016</p> e90f19aeca382d0f9b0be8b4e9fe93b4 Drain the Swamp! for 11/29/2016 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>President-elect Trump says he's uniquely qualified to "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C. He can do it, he said at one debate, because as a businessman, he understands American cronyism. "With Hillary Clinton, I said, 'Be at my wedding,' and she came to my wedding. You know why? She had no choice because I gave." </p> <p>He said that's why he gives money to politicians from both parties. "When they call, I give. And when I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them. They are there for me!" <p>Updated: Tue Nov 29, 2016</p> 2ec55f7aafffcec83a3cc1f3de6a18d6 Thanksgiving Tragedy for 11/23/2016 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Tomorrow, as you celebrate the meal the Pilgrims ate with Indians, pause a moment to thank private property. </p> <p>I know that seems weird, but before that first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims nearly starved to death because they didn't respect private property. <p>Updated: Wed Nov 23, 2016</p> 9fab699778515e57db05c17dd8b92e30 Stossel the Fool for 11/16/2016 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>I was so dumb last week. </p> <p>I wrote my column Tuesday &#8212; before election results were in. I assumed Hillary Clinton would be president-elect. <p>Updated: Wed Nov 16, 2016</p> 41002f2b47a669dd783628f1e0a74cf9 It's Over for 11/09/2016 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Oh, no! <i> President </i> Hillary Clinton! For four years we must follow her bureaucrats' edicts. </p> <p>It's full employment time for trickster lawyers and other parasites who feed off complex government. Even The New York Times admits her taxes will make life more complicated. Useful people who actually produce things must kiss more bureaucrats' rings begging for their approval. <p>Updated: Wed Nov 09, 2016</p> dd0a8ceaa483144b02f8021190c8924b The Rest of Your Ballot for 11/02/2016 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The presidency isn't the only choice next week. There are more issues than "Who's worse, Trump or Clinton?" </p> <p>Other important things are on the ballot. </p> <p>Congressional elections may determine whether Obamacare lives or dies. <p>Updated: Wed Nov 02, 2016</p> acafa8c36c8586fd653247640b3e4887 The Ruling Class for 10/26/2016 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>America is often described as a society without the Old World's aristocracy. Yet we still have people who feel entitled to boss the rest of us around. The "elite" media, the political class, Hollywood and university professors think their opinions are obviously correct, so they must educate us peasants. </p> <p>OK, so they don't call us "peasants" anymore. Now we are "deplorables" &#8212; conservatives or libertarians. Or Trump supporters. <p>Updated: Wed Oct 26, 2016</p> 4d452bb43129129f32960ae58f8511aa A Better Choice for 10/19/2016 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Hillary Clinton is a manipulative, power-mad liar. </p> <p>Donald Trump is a selfish, sexist, narcissistic bully. </p> <p>These are our choices Nov. 8? <p>Updated: Wed Oct 19, 2016</p> 239822b970876f756f20911371d63542 What Candidates Won't Say for 10/12/2016 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Catch politicians in private moments and you might hear what they really believe: Donald Trump "can do anything" to women because he's powerful. Hillary Clinton's "private" positions aren't the same as her "public" ones. </p> <p>In public, politicians mostly get away with spouting talking points and clamming up about questions that really matter. </p> <p>When Clinton was asked if she agrees with Trump's approach to terrorism and immigration, she confidently replied, "This is a serious challenge. We are well equipped to meet it. And we can do so in keeping with smart law enforcement, good intelligence and in concert with our values." <p>Updated: Wed Oct 12, 2016</p>