John Stossel from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:01:08 -0800 John Stossel from Creators Syndicate 2dc7ff7667187f251ea7615696a2353d Keep It Closed! for 01/24/2018 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The government is open again. That's too bad. </p> <p>One day, one of these shutdowns should be permanent. We would still have far more government than the Founding Fathers envisioned. <p>Updated: Wed Jan 24, 2018</p> b174725affda876f00d23d01c1f07329 Selling Hate for 01/17/2018 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Who will warn Americans about hate groups? The media know: the Southern Poverty Law Center. </p> <p>SPLC, based in Alabama, calls itself "the premier" group monitoring hate. Give us money, they say, and they will "fight the hate that thrives in our country." <p>Updated: Wed Jan 17, 2018</p> 68804105ace950614c9bfda8fcc76a8f Punish Poor People for 01/10/2018 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Store owner Kamal Saleh was just hit with thousands of dollars in fines. </p> <p>His crime? He sold three cigars for $8.89. "Too cheap!" say New York City bureaucrats. "The cigars should have cost 11 cents more." <p>Updated: Wed Jan 10, 2018</p> c88c1843a72af55b2ac437f7745fcc2a Election Odds for 01/03/2018 Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p></p><p>President Trump is up 3 percent! <p>Updated: Wed Jan 03, 2018</p> efdab5520724f7f2f8d21ba1b5dc7139 Deadly Isms for 12/20/2017 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>People want politics to be simple. Left vs. right. Clinton vs. Trump. My side vs. your side. Elect the right guy, and things will be good!</p> <p>The truth is more complicated.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 20, 2017</p> 271985619367cef347bf52b86a816fc8 Liberate Food Trucks for 12/13/2017 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Laura Pekarik bakes cupcakes and sells them from a food truck. Her truck provided a great opportunity, letting her open a business without having to spend big to hire a staff and rent space in a building. </p> <p>"Instead of renting a whole brick and mortar and managing a team of people, it was just me and one baker," she explains. <p>Updated: Wed Dec 13, 2017</p> 6ae62afa17c882ad833cba4c5569103f I Hate The New York Times for 12/06/2017 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>My hometown paper drives me crazy. </p> <p>I read The New York Times because it often has good coverage. The newspaper pays to send reporters to dangerous places all around the world. <p>Updated: Wed Dec 06, 2017</p> 60417dc266b84748836694ce8ebe4be4 The Evil Rich for 11/29/2017 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>As Republicans struggle to agree on a tax plan, Democrats and much of the media label each attempt at reform a "gift" to rich people.</p> <p>In one sense, they are right. Any tax cut disproportionately favors rich people since the rich pay much more tax.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 29, 2017</p> 8e00e48d32c855751b9eb1bacf8426f4 Thankful for Property for 11/22/2017 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Ready for Thanksgiving? Before you eat that turkey, I hope you think about why America has turkeys for you to eat. Most people don't know.</p> <p>Everyone's heard about that first Thanksgiving feast &#8212; Pilgrims and Indians sharing the harvest. We like the drawings of it we saw in schoolbooks &#8212; shared bounty.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 22, 2017</p> 94e39467175d41dc64c4a409a39dc96a Legalize Sex Work for 11/15/2017 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Who owns our bodies? I think, we do.</p> <p>Therefore, once we're, say, 18, we ought to have the right to rent our bodies to someone else.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 15, 2017</p> 7d1de82d1448bff5fe239fbd67a7c9b7 Simpler Tax Simplification for 11/08/2017 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>As you read this, President Trump's tax plan is being debated. Congress will change it. Where this ends, no one knows. </p> <p>I want two things: <p>Updated: Wed Nov 08, 2017</p> 88c0104cb36a8ad604f877d79283de7a Communism Turns 100 for 11/01/2017 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>This year marks the hundredth anniversary of one of the worst mistakes ever made: the Communist revolution in Russia. </p> <p>Communist regimes went on to kill about 100 million people. Most died in famines after socialist tyrants forced people to practice inefficient collective farming. Millions of others were executed in political purges. <p>Updated: Wed Nov 01, 2017</p> cf9bc7fa4a70182a0d087a5bde9c0c82 A Private Military for 10/25/2017 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>We've fought in Afghanistan for 16 years now. Are we making progress?</p> <p>After 9/11, we invaded, overthrew the Taliban, killed Osama Bin Laden and &#8212; stayed. Afghanistan is now America's longest war, ever.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 25, 2017</p> 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>