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

Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Jacques Barzun (1907-2012) was one of the preeminent historians of the 20th century. Valedictorian of the 1920 class at Columbia, where he also received his Ph.D., Barzun wrote extensively on culture and education while serving in professorial and...

John Cleese Has a Theory on Why Political Correctness Is Rampant in Our Culture

John Cleese, the English actor and comedian known for the Monty Python films, thinks political correctness is getting a little out of hand. He’s hardly the first comedian to say so, of course. Funny men such as Jerry Seinfeld, Mel Brooks, and...

'Gumball' Clip Brilliantly Reveals the Hollowness of Social Justice ‘Tolerance’

Few would disagree with the assertion that genuine tolerance is a virtue. As University of Texas professor and ethics expert J. Budziszewski states, “To tolerate something is to put up with it even though we might be tempted to suppress it.” What...

Patriotism: Why So Many Intellectuals Can’t Understand It

Sam Haselby says this “should be the end times” for American patriotism. Yet the opposite seems to be happening, and he can’t understand why. America has no national education system, he notes. No conscription. No government agency that enforces...

Obamacare Is in a 'Death Spiral.' Who's to Blame?

“This is what the start of a death spiral looks like.” - Catherine Rampell, May 14, 2018 Rampell, a columnist for in the Washington Post, is not wrong. Obamacare is in big trouble. As her article details, three states—Vermont, Virginia, and...

Is Justice a Matter of Truth or Power?

In the first book of the Republic, Plato shares a conversation between Socrates and Thrasymachus, a Sophist orator, that touches on the nature of truth, justice, and law. “I proclaim that justice is nothing but the interest of the stronger,”...

Another Blue State Poised to Mandate LGBTQ Education for Elementary School Students

In 2011, California’s state legislature passed the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act. The law, the first of its kind in the U.S., required, among other things, that schools educate children on the contributions of...

Sex Education for Prostitutes Highlights $583 Billion in Pork the Feds Doled Out in 2016

A new report by Open the Books details the 560,771 grants the federal government doled out in fiscal year 2016. The results are not pretty. The report shows earmarks (aka “pork”) are a bipartisan problem that cost taxpayers $583 billion in FY...

Screenshot of 2004 Conversation Proves Mark Zuckerberg Never Cared About Your Privacy

I recently golfed with a friend who works at a large corporation. When the topic of work came up, we swapped stories about our mutual loathing of Facebook. I complained about its algorithm changes, which make it much more difficult to reach our...

A Black Gun Owner Will Give Birth in Prison After Brandishing Her Weapon to Protect Her 2-Year-Old

Via Reason: “Siwatu-Salama Ra is a 26-year-old black mother who watched in horror as an angry assailant—a neighbor with whom Ra had a dispute—deliberately crashed her vehicle into Ra's car while Ra's two-year-old daughter was playing inside. Ra...

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