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

Andrew Sullivan: Privilege Is Beginning to Trump Reason in Our Culture

Super-blogger Andrew Sullivan wrote about a recent podcast that reveals a growing fissure between two schools of modern thought that could have far-reaching implications.    The discussion involved atheist author Sam Harris and Ezra...

15 of Mark Twain’s Sassiest Witticisms

Mark Twain (1835-1910) is arguably the most celebrated humorist and writer in American history. Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Hannibal, Missouri, Twain built a literary reputation unrivaled in his day. On one hand, he wrote Huck Finn, a...

Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Letter to His Son's Teacher’ is Totally Fake

Someone recently shared with me, via social media, a charming letter Abraham Lincoln supposedly wrote to his son’s teacher on the day the lad started school. The headline was catchy. I couldn’t resist clicking. After all, perhaps there was a bit...

China’s ‘Social Credit System’ Is a Totalitarian’s Dream Come True. Are We Far Behind?

In its third season, the British science fiction TV series Black Mirror featured an episode called “Nosedive.” The episode, which was co-written by The Office actress Rashida Jones and starred Bryce Howard, depicted a society of smiling...

Do White People Commit a Disproportionate Number of Mass Shootings?

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, young people have become defacto mascots for anti-gun advocates and national media. Putting a bunch of children on national television to discuss complex, highly-charged issues is not a good thing, in my...

A Generation of Visigoths: Neil Postman’s Graduation Speech 30 Years Later

Neil Postman (1931- 2003) was one of the most prolific and influential American intellectuals of the 20th century. A longtime educator at NYU, Postman authored 18 books and more than 200 articles in the nation’s top magazines and newspapers, such...

Rand Paul Proves in One Tweet That Congress Is Broken

Congress passed a $1.3 trillion “kitchen sink” spending bill early Friday that increases domestic and defense spending. The bill passed by a 65-32 vote in the Senate and 256-167 in the House. Republican budget hawks (yes, there are a few) opposed...

Romanticism Is Killing Marriage. Is it Time to Rethink Some Things?

Today, arranged marriages are almost unheard of in the U.S. and Europe, though it remains a fairly common practice in many Eastern countries, including India, China, and Japan. To the modern mind, the very notion of an arranged marriage is...

Why Ricky Gervais Is Right to Defend Free Speech Following ‘Count Dankula’s’ Hate Speech Conviction

In 2017, a 28-year-old Scottish man named Mark Meechan was arrested on suspicion of “posting offensive material online.” The arrest stemmed from a video Meechan created and shared, which showed his girlfriend’s pug doing a Nazi salute whenever it...

Hannah Arendt on How Loneliness Breeds Terror

Thinkers as early as Aristotle observed that man is, by nature, a social creature. For this reason, there has been a surge of media attention on the “loneliness plague” which the Information Age has wrought. Most media attention has focused on...

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