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John Stossel is an American consumer television personality, author, and libertarian pundit, known for his career on both ABC News and Fox Business Channel.

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People who want to work should be allowed to work. That includes people who once went to jail.With President Donald Trump's support, Congress spends your money giving ex-cons "employment assistance."Why bother? State laws often make such employment impossible.Courtney Haveman had an alcohol problem. When she was 19, she got a DUI. Then she took a swing at a security guard. "I made dumb decisions," she admits in my new video. "Served three days in jail."Eight

Congressional hearings were created to educate lawmakers so they have knowledge before they pass bills or impeach a president.Not today. Today, hardly any education happens.During the President Trump impeachment "testimony," legislators tried to score points. At least five times, Rep. Adam Schiff (D–Calif.) shut down criticism by shouting, "Gentleman is not recognized!"I get that politicians are eager for "face time" in front of a larger audience, but I assumed they would at least try to

Congressional hearings date back to the first Congress in 1789, and they're supposed to educate lawmakers. But now hearings are more about scoring points.During recent impeachment hearings, Rep. Adam Schiff (D–Calif.) shouted at least five times, "Gentleman is not recognized!" to shut down opposition points.Republicans are ridiculous, too. Some should wish they'd been shut down. Several years ago, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R–Utah) asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg the silly question: "How do you sustain a

This week, children may learn about that greedy man, Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is selfish until ghosts scare him into thinking about others' well-being, not just his own.Good for the ghosts.But the way Scrooge addresses others' needs matters.Today's advocates of equality, compassion, increased spending on education, health care, etc., say "we care" but demand that government do the work.Controlling other people with the power of government doesn't prove you care.If you want to help the poor,