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

Are Men Just Better at Math and Science Than Women?

In early 2005, Harvard President Lawrence Summers suggested that innate differences between men and women might be responsible for under-representation of women in math and science departments at elite academic institutions. The comment set off a...

Jesse Jackson’s Surprising Harsh Words for Schools in 1977

As someone who slides into the backend of the Gen-X generation, my view of the Rev. Jesse Jackson has always been basically the same. My charitable view of Jackson had been that he is a gifted speaker with a great deal of media savvy; that he cares...

Former CEO of McDonald’s: $15 Minimum Wage Will Cost Jobs

Ed Rensi, the former president of McDonald’s USA, wrote an article that appeared in Forbes recently in which he argued that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour could cost about a million jobs in limited service restaurants.    ...

Is Science Figuring Out How to REVERSE Death?

The Uniform Determination of Death Act (yes, there is such a thing) says there are two ways people in the U.S. can be declared dead. 1) The brain dies; or 2) one experiences an "irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions...

The Original Pinocchio Story was Cray Cray

Recently while hunting for children’s books with my 4-year-old daughter, I picked up a copy of Pinocchio for a dollar. That night for fun I began to thumb through the book. Now, I recall hearing at some point that Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio...

Outer Space: Why Have We Heard Nothing?

A year ago, Ellen Stofan, a chief scientist at NASA, made a bold prediction on the question of the discovery of alien life in the universe: I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're...

3 Brain Puzzles You’ll Probably Fail

The power of the human mind is astonishing. It’s also highly unpredictable. On one hand it is capable of computer-like power; on the other hand, it is at times easily fooled. I’ve always been fascinated by mind puzzles and thought exams that...

Princeton Prof Has the Ultimate Post about the Harriet Tubman $20

I admit it. I went online trying to find people spewing venom about Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s decision to replace Andrew Jackson’s image on the $20 with that of Harriet Tubman. Alas, I’m having a hard time finding any. Oh, I’m sure there...

The Myers-Briggs Test is Pretty Fun

About a decade ago I became interested in the Myers-Briggs personality test. For those unfamiliar, the test is essentially a psychological profile examination designed to categorize people into one of 16 distinct personality “types.” It takes...

How 19th-Century Women Used Seduction Laws to Rope Husbands

We tend to think of Victorian-era America as an oppressive environment for women—and in many ways it was. But it’s worth pointing out that during this period it was not unusual for governments to take great measures to protect the social position...

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