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Libertarian presidential candidate Jorgensen's platform is a refreshing change

From the Right / John Stossel /

We have a choice! Next presidential election, we don't have to decide between two big-spending candidates, neither of whom has expressed much interest in limited government.

Now, we have a third serious choice. This week, Dr. Jo Jorgensen, a psychology lecturer at Clemson University, won the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination.

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More parents exploring homeschooling may be shutdown's silver lining

From the Right / John Stossel /

The government has closed most schools.

So, more parents are teaching kids at home.

That upsets the government school monopoly.

Education "experts" say parents lack the expertise to teach their kids.

Without state schooling, "learning losses... could well be catastrophic," says The New York Times. Home schooling "will set back a generation ...Read more

Shame on the U.S. government for making unemployment pay better than work

From the Right / John Stossel /

Last Sunday, Mother's Day, made me think how my mom warned me, as a young teen: "Work hard! Or you'll freeze in the dark!"

Sometimes, the warning ended, "Or you'll starve in the cold."

She grew up during the depression. She and her peers were sensibly worried about freezing in the dark.

The message scared me, and I worked hard in school.

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Ban this! No, never mind!

From the Right / John Stossel /

Recently, many politicians were in such a hurry to ban plastic bags.

California and Hawaii banned them, then New York. Then Oregon, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont passed laws against them. More than 400 cities did, too.

Why? Because plastic bags are evil, didn't you know?

"Look at the damage done by plastic bags! It is everywhere!" ...Read more

Let people try gelsolin, a drug in which I'm financially invested!

From the Right / John Stossel /

We need new drugs to fight COVID-19 and other diseases. But our government's approval process makes that too hard.

This year's pandemic got regulators to say they'll speed the approval process. The FDA adopted Emergency Use Authorization to speed up approval of some tests, medical equipment and ventilators.

But that's not enough.

I know about...Read more

My new video is about government going too far

From the Right / John Stossel /

I'm "social distancing." I stay away from people.

I do it voluntarily.

There's a big difference between voluntary -- and force.

Government is force. The media want more of that.

"Ten states have no stay-at-home orders!" complains Don Lemon On CNN. "Some governors are still refusing to take action!"

Fox News' host Steve Hilton agreed. "Shut ...Read more

America doesn't need China's totalitarianism

From the Right / John Stossel /

The media tell us China "beat coronavirus."

I don't believe it. The Chinese government lies. AEI's Derrek Scissors argues that they've underreported the number of COVID-19 cases by millions.

Still, it's possible that China has the virus under control.

But at what cost?

Most of us in America now practice "social distancing." I've barely left ...Read more

Our debt will wreck our children's lives

From the Right / John Stossel /

Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed the largest stimulus bill in U.S. history: more than $2 trillion.

For once, both Republicans and Democrats agreed. The Senate voted 96-0. The House didn't even bother with a formal vote.

At the White House, a reporter asked the president, pointing out that the bill includes $25 million for the ...Read more

The best catalyst to spur production is simple pursuit of profit

From the Right / John Stossel /

Congress passed and the president signed a $2 trillion "stimulus" bill.

"Not enough!" shrieked politicians. They said the government must do more.

They demanded President Donald Trump reactivate the Defense Production Act, a 1950 law that lets government force companies to make things.

Trump hesitated.

That upset lovers of big ...Read more

Red tape makes this pandemic worse

From the Right / John Stossel /

Coronavirus is frightening.

I'm working from home, practicing "social distancing." Experts say it'll help "flatten the curve" so fewer people will be infected simultaneously. Then hospitals won't be overwhelmed.

But the infection rate grows. Doctors and hospitals may yet be overwhelmed.

It didn't have to get to this point.

Coronavirus deaths...Read more

Government should dump anti-price gouging laws and let the free market help those in need

From the Right / John Stossel /

"We don't have any...!" Fill in the blank.

People are stocking up on things, fearing that we will be stuck in our homes, under quarantine, without essential supplies.

Some hoard toilet paper. A popular internet video features someone driving up to what appears to be a drug dealer but is really someone selling toilet paper.

When it became hard...Read more

California's classifiying freelancers as employees will backfire

From the Right / John Stossel /

Freelance jobs are "feudalism," says California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez.

She persuaded California's legislature to pass a new law reclassifying freelance workers as employees. That means many people who hire them must now give them benefits like overtime, unemployment insurance, etc. Politicians said it would help freelancers a lot.

Of ...Read more

Letting your kids roam around their neighborhood does not constitute neglect

From the Right / John Stossel /

South Carolina mom Debra Harrell worked at McDonald's. She couldn't afford day care for Regina, her 9-year-old daughter, so she took her to work.

But Regina was bored at McDonald's.

One day, she asked if she could just play in the neighborhood park instead. "I felt safe there," tells me in my new video, "because I was with my friends and their...Read more

 

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