Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jon is the Managing Editor at the Foundation for Economic Education.

Jon previously was Director of Digital Media of Intellectual Takeout, Senior Editor of The History Channel Magazine, Managing Editor at Scout.com, and general assignment reporter for the Panama City News Herald. He also served as a White House intern in the speech writing department of George. W Bush.    Jon received degrees from the University of South Dakota (M.A.) and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (B.A.), where he studied history and literature.

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Would You Survive Ancient Rome?

Ancient Rome was the most advanced civilization in the world for centuries, but it wasn't exactly an easy place to live. Most of the basic freedoms and "necessities" we take for granted did not exist. Could you survive if you were transported...

A.I. Robot Says She No Longer Wants to Destroy Humans

A few months ago, we wrote how a humanoid robot named “Sophia”—dubbed the world’s most advanced android—announced during an interview that she wanted to destroy humans.   Sophia returned to the internet in early June, speaking to the...

Ralph Nader: ‘Young men now are far too sensitive’

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader was interviewed by Lydia DePillis of Pacific Standard magazine on Monday, and the left-wing populist had some interesting things to say. You can read the entire interview here, which is pretty colorful and...

Women Now Committing Adultery at the Same Rate as Men

It’s been five years since the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University published research showing that for the first time in modern history women were cheating at rates comparable to men. While some research since then has suggested that men still...

D-Day's Greatest Hero: Agent Garbo

There were more heroes on D-Day than can be counted. The vast majority of them died long ago, their lives marked by little more than a stone cross at a quiet commune in northwestern France. Juan Pujol García—aka Agent Garbo—is one of the few...

Why Are So Many Female Teachers Sleeping With Students?

I posed this question on my Facebook page a few days ago: “Is there much/any social science on the phenomena of female teaches suddenly sleeping with students?” This was shortly after news broke that a 24-year-old Texas teacher was on the lam for...

How Middle Easterners Treated European Refugees during WWII

At the peak of World War II, when Adolf Hitler’s war machine still seemed destined to create his dream of a Third Reich, hundreds of thousands of Europeans found themselves without safe haven. It was April 1941. Hitler and Stalin had already...

Yale Students Petition to ‘Abolish’ Major English Poets

The petition starts out polite enough. “We, undergraduate students in the Yale English Department, write to urge the faculty to reevaluate the undergraduate curriculum.” Then it gets a little chippy. We oppose the continued existence of...

What was behind Couric’s Editing Fudge on Gun Violence?

Esteemed journalist Katie Couric was caught inserting an eight-second “beat” into a documentary film on gun violence in America. In the documentary film, titled Under the Gun, members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) were asked...

Are Civil Forfeiture Laws Basically Legalized Robbery?

A few years ago, The New Yorker published an article (“Taken”) detailing civil asset forfeiture abuses in America. Sarah Stillman, a staff writer at the magazine and a visiting scholar at NYU, chronicled several examples of citizens stripped of...

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