Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jon is the Senior Editor of Intellectual Takeout. He previously was the Senior Editor of The History Channel Magazine, Managing Editor at Scout.com, and a reporter for the Panama City News Herald. He served as a White House intern in the speech writing department of George W. Bush. He received degrees from the University of South Dakota (M.A.) and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (B.A.), where he studied history and literature.

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Heineken’s New Beer Commercial is Overtly Political—and Totally Awesome

A few weeks ago, before I could catch myself, I said something about missing the “good old days” of beer commercials. My comment stemmed from a commercial in which Matt Damon told me I should drink Stella Artois (which I already do) to save the...

Mike Rowe is Offended by Nordstrom’s $425 Fake Muddy Jeans

We’ve all seen those torn jeans that upscale stores sell for a couple Benjamin Franklins. Well, Nordstrom’s recently took it a step further. Via Mike Rowe: “This morning, for your consideration, I offer further proof that our country’s war on...

Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Use El Chapo’s Drug Money to Fund Border Wall

Via the Hill: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is introducing a bill to allow assets seized from drug lords, like Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, to fund President Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Cruz's bill, the Ensuring Lawful...

How J.R.R. Tolkien Responded to News of the Atomic Bomb

On Aug. 9, 1945, the day the U.S. dropped a second atomic bomb—this one on the Japanese city of Nagasaki—J.R.R. Tolkien penned a letter to his son, Christopher Tolkien. Here is what he wrote: “The news today about 'Atomic bombs' is so...

Bernie Sanders: Students Silencing Speakers ‘a Sign of Intellectual Weakness’

It still remains unclear if Ann Coulter will be allowed to speak at the University of California Berkeley on Thursday as scheduled. Interestingly, it’s just not conservatives who say the political firebrand should be allowed to speak. Over the...

Scientist: There is No Battle Between Religion and Science

Francis Collins is a world-leading geneticist. He is head of the Human Genome Project, director of the National Institutes of Health, a best-selling author, and holds a doctorate from Yale University. Collins is also a Christian. Does his work as...

How the Ethanol Mandate is Destroying America’s Prairies

Many years ago, I wrote an article on the research of Cornell University professor David Pimentel. Pimentel, a geneticist and evolutionary biologist, claimed it takes more energy to produce ethanol from corn than the combustion of ethanol yields...

Huffington Post Gets Duped By White Guy Posing as Feminist

We warned you months ago: the news media needs to keep people angry. But a blog on the Huffington Post recently took “rage profiteering” to a new low. On April 13, HuffPo SA (South Africa) published on its Voices section an article bearing this...

Gallup asked Americans why they go to church. It’s not for the music.

On Good Friday, Gallup published results of a survey that asked respondents why they go to church (or some other place of worship). Some fifteen hundred adults across the nation were asked to which degree these seven things were important to them...

How a Campus Kangaroo Court Drove One Student to Suicide

In May 2016, Thomas Klocke, a student at the University of Texas at Arlington, was accused of sexual misconduct. According to reports, the accusations stemmed from an interaction Klocke had with a gay student during class, in which Klocke allegedly...

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