Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

Contributor

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

Chesterton's Take on Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's literally genius can be found in many literary styles, but it was his use of paradox that truly set him apart from all others. The possible exception to this, of course, was a contemporary of Wilde's: G.K. Chesterton. In many...

A Look Inside Detroit’s Crumbling Public Schools

It’s no secret that Detroit public schools are in turmoil. While public schools around the country are struggling, no system has suffered quite like those in the Motor City. This week the Atlantic offered a glimpse into city’s crumbling system,...

Is the NFL’s 'Redskins’ Debate Finally Over?

For decades now the Washington Redskins have received criticism over the team’s name, the idea being that it was insensitive, exploitive, and perhaps racist. The criticism reached a bit of a fever in 2013 during the team’s efforts to retain its...

Racial Unrest is Tame Compared to a Century Ago

There is a powerful perception in the United States that race relations are deteriorating. A recent Gallup poll revealed that this view is shared by blacks and whites. Thirty-five percent now say they worry about race relations “a great deal,” up...

Did Bad Hemorrhoids Cause Napoleon to Lose at Waterloo?

Practically before the last musket had fired, people were trying to explain how Napoleon lost at the famous Battle of Waterloo. A theory that has persisted is that Napoleon was suffering from a bad case of hemorrhoids at the time of the battle...

A Brain Teaser on the Power of Context

In his book The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell has a chapter called “The Power of Context.” The power of context shows how people’s decisions are highly influenced by the circumstances in which they are making a decision or presented information...

Why Not Polygamy?

As same-sex marriage became widely accepted in the U.S. over the last decade, a surefire way to increase the decibel level of a conversation on the issue was to bring up polygamy. Liberal and conservative proponents of same-sex marriage alike...

Study: Half of Your ‘Friends’ are not Your Friends

Friends are important. The people we choose to let into our circle often shape our ideas and character. In a well-known passage from the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle outlined the three primary types of friendships humans often make. Most...

Dying Words From 7 Founding Fathers

1) “‘Tis Well.” – George Washington, Dec. 14, 1799​ Washington caught a chill while out riding during a December snow storm. He arrived late to dinner and, not wishing to keep his guests waiting, opted to not change out of his wet clothes. He...

Why is Prostitution Still Illegal?

Over the weekend, I read about a prostitution sting in Lansing, Michigan, that resulted in 49 arrests. Many of the arrests likely went down like this one: A man walked into a spa on Lansing's south side on an early February morning last year...

Pages