Organic B.S. With GMOs

May 12th, 2022 1:32 PM

Activists have convinced Americans that “organic” food is better -- healthier, better-tasting, life-extending. As a result, poor parents feel guilty if they can't afford to pay $7 for organic eggs. This misinformation is spread by people like Alexis Baden-Mayer, political director of the Organic Consumers Association. She says organic food is clearly better: “The nutrition is a huge difference…

Home Theft Via Uncle Sam

May 5th, 2022 10:50 AM

Did you know that in some states, if you miss one tax payment, local politicians will take your home, sell it and keep all the profits? Really. Tawanda Hall was behind on her taxes. She was on a payment plan but had missed $900. She didn't expect Southfield, Michigan, to take her entire house because of that. It was worth $286,000 more than what she owed. “I'm still in shock,” says Tawanda…

Wikipedia Goes the Way of Wokeism

April 28th, 2022 9:57 AM

I love Wikipedia. I donated thousands of dollars to the Wikimedia Foundation. Before Wikipedia, all we had were printed encyclopedias -- out of date by the time we bought them. Then libertarian Jimmy Wales came up with a web-based, crowd-sourced encyclopedia. Crowd-sourced? A Britannica editor called Wikipedia “a public restroom.” But Wales won the battle. Britannica's encyclopedias are no…

Uber Clueless About the Market

April 22nd, 2022 1:33 PM

The media's ignorance about basic economics is galling. I expect it from politicians. I expect it from The New York Times. But it's sad to see in the New York Post, my town's rare alternative to Democrat media. Recently the tabloid freaked out over higher prices imposed by ride-share companies. “New Yorkers are fed up with forking over excessive amounts for Uber and Lyft…

A Solution to Children's Book Propaganda

April 13th, 2022 8:07 PM

Bookstores now sell only certain kinds of children’s books. “Go into Barnes & Noble,” says Bethany Mandel in my new video, “and you will be met with a wall of biographies. Probably 27 different books about former Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Great. A ton about Kamala Harris. Great.” But where are the biographies on conservatives? There weren’t any. She found lots on people…

Never Admit Anything

April 12th, 2022 4:20 PM

President Joe Biden says he never talked business with his son. Maybe he didn't. Maybe that Ukrainian gas company paid Hunter Biden half a million dollars because he has unique business skills that no one else noticed. It's possible. But unlikely. Now a Justice Department investigation may tell us whether Hunter is a sleazy opportunist who broke the law and whether his father knew, or even…

The Truth About Taking Refugees

March 31st, 2022 6:44 PM

Millions flee Ukraine. Where will they go? Some want to come to America. But doing that legally is hard. A complex system is supposed to determine which people deserve to get in line to get in. “The line is broken,” explains Reason Magazine editor at large Matt Welch in my new video. For example, America has a nursing shortage, but immigration authorities turn away foreign nurses.

The Renewable Energy Fail

March 23rd, 2022 3:18 PM

The “Greens” promise renewables, solar and wind power, will replace fossil fuels. After all, the wind and sun are free, and they don't pollute! Oops. Now countries that embraced renewables are so desperate for power that they eagerly import coal, the worst polluter of all! Do they apologize? No. Greens never apologize. Germany was a leader in renewable energy, so confident in solar and wind…

Freezing Bank Accounts Violates Freedom

March 14th, 2022 1:05 PM

Russia's invasion revealed big differences in how politicians deal with threats. The president of Ukraine, when offered evacuation, said, “I need ammunition, not a ride.” He's a leader. By contrast, in Canada a few weeks before, when truckers staged a protest against COVID-19 rules, the cowardly Prime Minister Justin Trudeau felt so threatened by the peaceful protesters that he went to “a…

Woke Medicine at the AMA

February 28th, 2022 2:29 PM

The American Medical Association now tells doctors: Use woke language! It's issued a 54-page guide telling doctors things like, don't say “equality”; say “equity.” Don't say “minority”; say “historically marginalized.” Much of the AMA's advisory sounds like Marxism: “Expose ... property rights ... Individualism is problematic ... Corporations ... limit prospects for good health ... people…

They're Going to Stop Trying to Cancel Joe

February 18th, 2022 5:58 PM

Joe Rogan is amazing. Five years ago, I left Fox to start Stossel TV. I left because I was frustrated by live TV. Guests talked so much but said little. I now produce videos like the ones I used to do on “20/20.” I like having a month or more to do research and then more time to edit the video into a short clip that explains complicated things but is also fun to watch. This edited model…

Hypocritical Businesses Bow to China

February 10th, 2022 2:32 PM

Companies tell us they support justice. “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything,” says former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a Nike ad. “Speak for the people who may not be able to be heard,” says the NBA. “Corporate PR hogwash,” says journalist Melissa Chen in my new video. “Hogwash,” she says, because the NBA clearly does not want its employees to criticize…

Bad Government Brings Bad Inflation

February 3rd, 2022 11:03 AM

Inflation is the worst in 40 years. The price of cars is up 37%. Gas is up 49%. During the last few years, as politicians spent ever more money, experts told us not to worry. Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve, said inflation would be “transitory.” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said, “I don't anticipate inflation is going to be a problem.” Now she says, “I'm ready to retire the word…

Sick Cities and Why Progressives Ruin Them

January 27th, 2022 10:20 AM

San Francisco's liberal mayor declared a “state of emergency” to try to deal with the city's “nasty streets.” How did it get so bad? Journalist Michael Shellenberger's new book, “San Fransicko,” argues that it happened because of progressive ideas. “The town I love is sick,” says Shellenberger in my new video. He came to San Francisco when he was in his 20s to support social justice causes. He…