John Stossel from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Mon, 22 May 2017 23:42:00 -0700 John Stossel from Creators Syndicate 9234003265e09cab33a6c325a0b9c282 Cruel and Stupid for 05/17/2017 Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>President Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, ordered federal prosecutors to seek maximum penalties for drug-related crimes. </p> <p>This is both cruel and stupid. </p> <p>It's cruel because Session's 5,000 prosecutors must now push for long jail sentences even for people who pose no violent threat and for some who are utterly innocent. <p>Updated: Wed May 17, 2017</p> 7558e43bccc6aebe10da99853750221c Improved Health Bill for 05/10/2017 Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The House repealed Obamacare! </p> <p>OK, they didn't really &#8212; but they passed a bill that repeals some bad parts of it, like the individual mandate tax, medicine cabinet tax, flexible spending account tax and health savings account withdrawal tax. Good. <p>Updated: Wed May 10, 2017</p> 50bfb218ef631d8bc66b8992dfa27dbc Break the Chains for 05/03/2017 Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>My head spins.</p> <p>Before President Trump was elected, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai came on my TV show, upset because President Obama ordered his agency to regulate the internet.<p>Updated: Wed May 03, 2017</p> 33631c61d70d7fc8ab04f1eba0b2b5be The Next President for 04/26/2017 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>Will Donald Trump be re-elected in 2020?<p>Updated: Wed Apr 26, 2017</p> 4d7ee30820cc4315c1f70cdc10f8c681 Earth Day Dopes for 04/19/2017 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Expect more craziness this weekend. Earth Day is Saturday. This year's theme: Government must "do more" about climate change because "consequences of inaction are too high to risk."</p> <p>They make it sound so simple: <p>Updated: Wed Apr 19, 2017</p> d8c5bb17b7dbe74378d67fe7fb564917 Warrior Trump for 04/12/2017 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Somehow, firing Tomahawk missiles at Syria suddenly changed people's opinions of President Trump. Now they call him a "serious" leader. </p> <p>William Kristol said Trump's action "reassures you." <p>Updated: Wed Apr 12, 2017</p> 00017961865c4f766fdbb3cd8fe0bfb0 Enough Protection Already for 04/05/2017 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Trump may have just signed a death warrant for our planet!" warns CNN host Van Jones.</p> <p>"Disaster for Clean Water, Air," says the Environmental Working Group.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 05, 2017</p> 5b96b1c7f8cd8d0666a31b54086aae43 Free Market Care for 03/29/2017 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Trump and Paul Ryan tried to improve Obamacare. They failed. </p> <p>Trump then tweeted, "ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!" <p>Updated: Wed Mar 29, 2017</p> 501e8040ab1e0cb977a68c9a357f37e8 Kindest Cuts for 03/22/2017 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>"Devastating!" shouts Chuck Schumer. Even Republicans are unhappy. Big spending "conservative" congressman Hal Rogers calls President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts "draconian, careless and counterproductive." <p>Updated: Wed Mar 22, 2017</p> abf16158db2222b32b23b5f870feb569 Ignorant Media for 03/15/2017 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Has the media gotten worse? Or am I just grouchier? </p> <p>Every day I see things that are wrong or that so miss the point I want to scream. <p>Updated: Wed Mar 15, 2017</p> 70ebd269f48663aebe77420d70981e64 Killing Big Bird for 03/08/2017 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Next week, Donald Trump releases his new budget. It's expected to cut spending on things like the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. </p> <p>Good! <p>Updated: Wed Mar 08, 2017</p> f22e02675e3e6b4b613bf4a534d9a0e9 The Bloated Military for 03/01/2017 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Donald Trump once wanted to cut military spending. </p> <p>Before running for president, he said Congress' automatic "sequestration" cuts didn't go far enough, that they were "a very small percentage of the cuts that should be made." <p>Updated: Wed Mar 01, 2017</p> 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>