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

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...

Why Would You Deny Someone a Job Because of a High IQ?

I wanted to be a cop. But when I took the test, they found out my IQ was too high! It sounds like a bad joke. But this actually happened to a Connecticut man when he took the test a number of years, and it's possible it's happening at law...

Oscar Wilde: Wanting to Be Left Alone Is Not 'Selfishness'

Confession: Oscar Wilde is one of my favorite writers. Though he was what Dostoevsky would have described as “a dedicated sensualist,” Wilde possessed a true creative genius perhaps unmatched among his literary contemporaries.    His...

Can You Recognize America’s First Political Cartoon?

The "Join Us or Die" snake is believed to be the first cartoon to run in a newspaper in American history. The cartoon was published in Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754. Historians believe Franklin himself created the...

Has Facebook Really Been Suppressing Conservatives?

It’s a safe guess that readers will not see this story on Facebook’s trending news section, but it’s still worth sharing.   Gizmodo, a popular tech blog, reports that former Facebook employees admitted that “Facebook workers routinely...

Cartoonist Fired After Poke at Big Ag CEOs

Rick Friday, the longtime cartoonist whose drawings had appeared in the Iowa-based publication Farm News for more than two decades, drew his final cartoon for the publication last week, he said. In a Facebook message posted April 30, Friday...

Bullying Video Goes Viral Days after U.S. City Votes to Fine Parents for Child Bullying

The city council of Shawano, Wisconsin, recently passed an ordinance that will allow the city to fine parents whose children are caught exhibiting “bullying behavior.” Via Fox59 Indianapolis: Under the new ordinance, parents will be...

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