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

16 Politically Incorrect Thoughts from H.D. Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was born David Henry Thoreau in Concord, Massachusetts. The son of a pencil maker, Thoreau became one of the finest and most independent thinkers of his day (this free thinking is perhaps evidenced by his early...

Why the Sex-Selective Abortion Debate Scares Feminists

It’s been a quarter century since Harvard economist Amartya Sen published research showing that more than 100 million women were “missing” from the global population.  Where were they? Two decades later, the answer to that question became...

Is Harvard’s New ‘Center of Happiness’ Quixotic?

The Harvard Gazette reported last month that it’s school of public health will create a new center to study happiness.   The center, created with a $21 million gift, will research how negative social circumstances—poverty, insecurity, poor...

Junk Science: When Buried Research Kills People

The New York Times last month reported on a study completed in 1973, the results of which had gone unpublished until recently. The story, headlined “A Study on Fats That Doesn’t Fit the Story Line,” explored a five-year double blind randomized...

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...

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