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Bogus Gun Research

Last week Rep. Nancy Pelosi warned President Donald Trump that if he declared an “emergency” to build a wall, “think what a president with different values can present… Why don’t you declare (the epidemic of gun violence in America) an emergency, Mr. President? I wish you would… A Democratic president can declare emergencies as well.” […]

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A Better School?

There must be a better way to keep kids interested in school than drugging them. Today, 1 in 5 school-age boys is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Many are given drugs that are supposed to help them pay attention. “I was the rowdy kid, the bad kid,” says Cade Summers in my latest video. “They […]

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Slum by the Bay

San Francisco is one of the richest cities it the world. It’s given us music, technology and elegant architecture. Now it gives us filthy homeless encampments. One urban planner told me, “I just returned from the Tenderloin (a section of San Francisco). It’s worse than slums of India, Haiti, Africa!” So I went to San […]

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The Seen vs. the Unseen

Sunday is the Super Bowl. I look forward to playing poker and watching. It’s easy to do both because in a three-hour-plus NFL game there are just 11 minutes of actual football action. So we’ll have plenty of time to watch Atlanta politicians take credit for the stadium that will host the game. Atlanta’s former […]

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School Choice

It’s School Choice Week. School choice is a noble cause. In much of America, parents have little or no control over where their kids attend school. Local governments assign schools by ZIP code. Having choice is better. Whether it’s vouchers, scholarships, charters, private schools or just having options among public schools, choice makes some schools […]

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Shutdown 'Crisis'

This government shutdown is now longer than any in history. The media keep using the word “crisis.” “Shutdown sows chaos, confusion and anxiety!” says The Washington Post. “Pain spreads widely.” The New York Times headlined, it’s all “just too much!” But wait. Looking around America, I see people going about their business — families eating […]

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Sweden Isn't Socialist

For years, I’ve heard American leftists say Sweden is proof that socialism works, that it doesn’t have to turn out as badly as the Soviet Union or Cuba or Venezuela did. But that’s not what Swedish historian Johan Norberg says in a new documentary and Stossel TV video. “Sweden is not socialist — because the […]

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And Peace Online

My New Year’s resolution: Make a careful distinction between speech and violence. America’s First Amendment says “yes” to most speech, including speech that criticizes, insults — even speech that promotes hate. But the law applies only to government. Private organizations can ban hate speech if they choose. I can write columns saying nasty things about […]

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Capitalists vs. Capitalism

It’s bad enough when leftists smear capitalism. I hate it more when capitalists do it, too. I’d hoped for more from the world’s current richest man, Jeff Bezos. I love the service he created. Amazon lets me buy Christmas gifts right from my couch. Its prices are so low that the Fed chairman says Amazon […]

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Liberty Gifts

Struggling to find gifts to get for loved ones? How about a book? I just made a video about some books that shaped my thinking. First, Friedrich Hayek’s “Road to Serfdom” recounts how government trying to centrally plan an economy often leads to tyranny. Government shouldn’t intervene, wrote Hayek, because a free market, like a school of […]

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