Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jonathan Miltimore is the Managing Editor of FEE.org. His writing/reporting has appeared in TIME magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Fox News, and the Washington Times. 

Recent blog posts by this author

New York Lawmakers Want to Screen Gun Buyers’ Social Media History for Hate Speech

A pair of New York legislators is drafting a bill that would make social media history checks part of the process of purchasing a gun. Under the legislation, gun purchasers would have up to three years of their social media history...

Why Speaking Like Pepé Le Pew May Soon Be a Crime in France

Reuters reports that Laetitia Avia, a member of the French parliament, has said she is proposing a bill that would classify mocking a regional accent (so called "glottophobia") as a form of prohibited discrimination. Avia’s...

UN Climate Change Report: A Choice between 'Mad Max and Hunger Games'

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week released a special report detailing all the ways climate change is predicted to wreak havoc on humans. The report is about 800 pages long, so I’ll offer a summary to save you...

The New York Times Explains Why the Minimum Wage Should Be $0.00

The minimum wage is the Jason Vorhees of economics. It just won’t die. No matter how many jobs the minimum wage destroys, no matter how many times you debunk it, it always comes back to wreak more havoc. Economic Literacy from an Unexpected...

Denver's Anti-'Lunch Shaming' Initiative Increased Debt By 2,400%

A year ago, Denver Public Schools put an end to "lunch shaming." No longer would students have the stigma of receiving a sticker reminding them to pay if they had not settled an outstanding lunch bill.  Denver promised that all children...

Facebook Flags, Censors NPR Report on Inflated Government School Shooting Statistics

Earlier this week, NPR reported on the high number of school shootings alleged by the U.S. Department of Education. The 240 school shootings detailed in the department’s report on the 2015-2016 school year was significantly higher than...

The Growth of the World’s Middle Class May Be the Greatest Story of Our Age

A woman who woke up from a thirty-year coma in 2018 would be forgiven if she looked around and came to believe our world is falling apart. Cable news and social media are a steady drumbeat of negativity. There is a sense the world is not right...

Ocasio-Cortez Mourns a Coffee House Driven out of Business by a Minimum Wage Law She Supported

For 28 years, Union Square’s iconic cafe the Coffee Shop—located at 29 Union Square West—served New Yorkers and tourists who wanted to get a glimpse of where Carrie Bradshaw and her friends would hang out on Sex and the City. (The coffee shop was...

5 Reasons to Avoid Ad Hominem Arguments

At Intellectual Takeout we write a great deal on logical fallacies, of which there are many. Of all fallacies, the ad hominem is king (and probably always will be). From the Latin "to the man" or "to the person," it is a (fallacious)...

Americans Are Rapidly Warming Up to Porn, a New Gallup Poll Shows. Here's Why.

According to a new Gallup poll, 43 percent of Americans now see pornography as "morally acceptable." This is a 7-point increase from the previous year and a 13-point increase since 2011, the year Gallup first began measuring public perceptions of...

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