John Stossel from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:08:40 -0800 John Stossel from Creators Syndicate 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> 775428a6dfdd3e1eaa96bcd5714f7d74 Admiring Foreign Leaders for 10/05/2016 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Asked on a TV show to name a foreign leader he admires, Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson choked. He couldn't produce a name. He said he had "a brain freeze." The media pounced. </p> <p>"Unable to name a foreign leader," sneered NPR. "Cannot name one," echoed USA Today. </p> <p>But that's just unfair. Johnson wasn't asked to name a foreign leader. MSNBC's Chris Matthews asked him to name one he <i> admires </i>. <p>Updated: Wed Oct 05, 2016</p> 796ee9954471c7b54991aa34bd3137b0 The Debate I Heard for 09/28/2016 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Something's wrong with me. </p> <p>I watched Monday's presidential debate. But what I heard was different from what Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton seemed to say. </p> <p>When Clinton said, "I want us to invest in you," what I heard was, "I will spend your money better than you will." Also, I heard, "I will spend <i> lots </i> of your money!" <p>Updated: Wed Sep 28, 2016</p> 3142324b0d29f1db42c25cb8c597ab89 Supreme Court Picks for 09/21/2016 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Hillary Clinton and her fellow progressives shout things like "Health care is a right!" They've also said that education, decent housing and child care are "rights." </p> <p>The U.N. goes further. Its bureaucrats declared that every person has a "right" to rest and leisure, food, clothing, housing, "necessary" social services, free education, periodic holidays with pay and protection from unemployment. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 21, 2016</p> 2e8852765c69a3aac8a79c8a50a40258 Sausage Party Politics for 09/14/2016 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Seth Rogen, co-writer, co-producer and co-star of the animated comedy "Sausage Party," is unhappy with me &#8212; for defending him. </p> <p>His movie was attacked by some online commentators for using ethnic and sexual stereotypes, as cartoons often do. What was remarkable is how incensed some people get over a cartoon, even one about talking food. </p> <p>A reviewer for a site called Autostraddle at first praised the movie, including its depiction of a talking lesbian taco voiced by Salma Hayek. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 14, 2016</p> b08d9f98784d2aa904599fe4e5d503e4 Free Speech for 09/07/2016 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Donald Trump tells reporters, "We're going to have people sue you like you never got sued before." </p> <p>Hillary Clinton doesn't like her opponents funding documentaries that criticize her, so she demands Congress overturn the Supreme Court decision that allows it. </p> <p>The world is full of people who want their enemies to shut up. Some college students get so upset seeing "Trump 2016" chalked on sidewalks that they call the police, demanding the chalkers be punished and their words erased. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 07, 2016</p> a789c46d84e1dfa20d2d96c3b6cfcb0e Neither Dictator nor King for 08/31/2016 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It was refreshing to moderate a "town hall" with the Libertarian presidential and vice presidential candidates last week because Govs. Gary Johnson and William Weld respect limits on presidential power. </p> <p>Sunday, when Fox's Chris Wallace challenged Johnson's plan to replace the IRS with a consumption tax, Johnson pointed out that he's "not getting elected dictator or king." <p>Updated: Wed Aug 31, 2016</p>