Friend o' Reason John Stossel will have two very special episodes this week at Fox Business Channel: Tonight at 11pm ET, Stossel will be joined by Our America Initiative's Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, The Cato Institute's David Boaz, the Independent Women's Forum Nicole Kurokawa, and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) to talk about the real "State of the Union." That should be some fun, for sure!
And then on Thursday's regular show at 9pm ET and 12am ET, Reason's Matt Welch will give his response to the president's speech. He'll be joined by, among others, Lisa Snell, the director of education policy at Reason Foundation, the nonprofit that publishes this website.
Reason magazine has always meant a lot to me. I was lost in the political wilderness and politically naive. Conservatives didn't make sense to me in the magazines I was reading, and the liberals who controlled the media where I am always said government will fix it and we just have to spend more. That made no sense to me either. Discovering reason was just wonderful. I could see that, wow, there was another way to think about these things. I've always read the magazine. [Former Editor] Virginia Postrel was my teacher originally, and when you guys started doing television, I thought, "Great, let's take the best of it and get it out to a wider audience."