John Stossel from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:50:57 -0700 John Stossel from Creators Syndicate 5d39c482fb05ce3e955e5cbd42c830a7 A CNN Smear for 10/18/2017 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Did you happen to catch CNN's latest smear?</p> <p>Anderson Cooper's show recently featured a "two-part exclusive" that claims Donald Trump's EPA director had conspired with the CEO of a mining company to "withdraw environmental restrictions" so the company could dig "the largest open pit mine in the world in an extremely sensitive watershed in wild Alaska."<p>Updated: Wed Oct 18, 2017</p> e54af10ca1d5135665b8c70c44b2209e Let Them Leave for 10/11/2017 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The United States was born when the Founding Fathers seceded from England. </p> <p>So why do so many people now see secession as a terrible thing? <p>Updated: Wed Oct 11, 2017</p> 23b5a64c43db3d1b52c3bef2c06f43fb Get Out of the Way for 10/04/2017 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The hurricane devastation is severe. What should the federal government do?</p> <p>Give us lots of money, say many.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 04, 2017</p> 0713392a9199de35326f8cd95b68d47c Disabled by Government for 09/27/2017 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>A third threat to free speech at University of California, Berkeley has led to more censorship than political rioters or college administrators. </p> <p>It's the Americans with Disabilities Act. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 27, 2017</p> 52e1641b33bcd3ced39e4e46d59c0f0d Detoured by Government for 09/20/2017 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Michelle Freenor's business almost failed before it began. </p> <p>That would have been a loss, since her Savannah, Georgia, walking tour gets only good reviews from customers. "Top notch tour guide giving us a lot of history of Savannah's Historic District," said one five-star Yelp review. "Great, informative," said another. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 20, 2017</p> ef3bc9117a3c5683c652ce8e3bfaa240 Blame for Disaster for 09/13/2017 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"How many once-in-a-lifetime storms will it take," demands "The Daily Show" comic Trevor Noah, "until everyone admits man-made climate change is real?!" </p> <p>His audience roars its approval. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 13, 2017</p> 3894fab24db8897b5b461da92a69dce4 Seeing Alternatives for 09/06/2017 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>I just got new glasses &#8212; without going to an optometrist. </p> <p>It's another innovation made possible by the internet. </p> <p>Going to an optometrist can be a pain. You have to leave work, get to an optometrist's office, sit in a waiting room and then pay an average of $95 (in my town). But I got a prescription for just $50 &#8212; without leaving my computer. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 06, 2017</p> df5a50fb3214b36f12916dadd6f2a062 Price Gouging for 08/30/2017 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is upset about "price gouging" during hurricane Harvey. Some stores raised prices to $99 for a case of bottled water &#8212; $5 for a gallon of gas. "These are things you can't do in Texas," he says. "There are significant penalties if you price gouge in a crisis like this." </p> <p>There sure are: $20,000 per "gouge" &#8212; $200,000 if the "victim" is a senior citizen. <p>Updated: Wed Aug 30, 2017</p> 0681dc565137a51c6b201cb2214bd7fe Al Gore's Hype for 08/23/2017 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I was surprised to discover that Al Gore's new movie begins with words from me!</p> <p>While icebergs melt dramatically, Gore plays a clip of me saying, "'An Inconvenient Truth' won him an Oscar, yet much of the movie is nonsense. 'Sea levels may rise 20 feet' &#8212; absurd." He used this comment from one of my TV shows.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 23, 2017</p> 8aa27a7d4959a029e52950397d7fd35d Google Women for 08/16/2017 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Why aren't there more women criminals?! Men in jail outnumber women by a ratio of 14-to-1. We male stutterers outnumber women, too.</p> <p>This isn't fair! We need more affirmative action! These disparities must be caused by sex discrimination because everyone knows there are no real differences between genders.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 16, 2017</p> 263b7f4ca3c9b585c4d856e73320de2e Regulating Guns for 08/09/2017 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Have a gun license? Plan to bring your gun to my hometown? Don't. </p> <p>Mean New York authorities will make your life miserable. <p>Updated: Wed Aug 09, 2017</p> 48bb4cf1f66e8b00629f705063767e26 The Trump Budget for 08/02/2017 Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Remember President Trump's "terrible" budget cuts?</p> <p>"Promises Little but Pain," warned The New York Times.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 02, 2017</p> d0032048a40c458af365de26efad1f9a $2 Million Bathroom for 07/26/2017 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Did you see the $2 million dollar bathroom? That's what New York City government spent to build a "comfort station" in a park. </p> <p>I went to look at it. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 26, 2017</p> ddfd3ac391091eac931ecbc2cf91c813 Loving Animals to Death for 07/19/2017 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>We need to sell more rhino horns, quickly. </p> <p>That may be the only way to save rhinos from extinction. Today, rhinos vanish because poachers kill them for their horns. Businesses turn their horns into ornaments or quack health potions. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 19, 2017</p> 5e2e894b1d5e003933664988f8f18016 Stupid Hostile Media for 07/12/2017 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump drives people crazy. </p> <p>Especially those in the media. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 12, 2017</p> 0ffe62771bf73ba3c73943a7aebd16f1 Independence for 07/05/2017 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Did you think about the signing of the Declaration of Independence this week? </p> <p>The July 4 holiday is meant to honor that, not just fireworks. Ironically, government's grown so much since 1776 that fireworks might be illegal in your town. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 05, 2017</p> a9cb127e2d65b388755a99917f1a5397 School Inc. for 06/28/2017 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Every year, almost every industry improves.</p> <p>We get more choices &#8212; usually better choices, for less money.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 28, 2017</p> 1104e800d995f2b6d14fffc24bac210c 'Stingy' Jeff Bezos for 06/21/2017 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Thursday, right before Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced he'd acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, he tweeted a "request for ideas" for "philanthropy strategy." If you have suggestions re "helping people in the here and now... reply to this tweet." </p> <p>Here's my reply: Don't do it, Jeff! <p>Updated: Wed Jun 21, 2017</p> 715875ce5e39b03d9e3949a96607f2b7 Fly Better for 06/14/2017 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Wonder why your flight is late?</p> <p>Why planes keep circling?<p>Updated: Wed Jun 14, 2017</p> ff618289130646cabae44247b65f0da9 Prosperity Cities for 06/07/2017 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Lovers of socialism didn't like my column last week. I wrote that Venezuela's collapse shows the cluelessness of celebrities like Michael Moore, Oliver Stone and Noam Chomsky, who'd praised Venezuela's leader. </p> <p>Chomsky called me "an utter coward" for mocking him and said he expected "an abject apology." <p>Updated: Wed Jun 07, 2017</p>