Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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

Recent blog posts by this author

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

Marcus Aurelius (121-180 A.D.), the last of Rome’s Five Great Emperors, was in many ways the paradigm of Plato’s philosopher king. His Meditations (essentially a diary written for himself) reveal a man striving for peace through wisdom,...

Politician: Wives Should Withhold Sex Until Husbands Vote

We see it every election season. Those ads featuring an outwardly diverse group of celebrities imploring Americans to get off their lazy butts and vote. (The 2016 season was unique in that one commercial, shown below, poked fun at the cliché.) A...

Zoe Saldana Says Trump Won Because Liberals ‘Became Bullies’

Via the Washington Times: One of Hollywood’s most popular stars now says industry “bullies” helped elect Donald Trump. Zoe Saldana is known to millions of fans as Gamora in Marvel Studios‘ “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies, but she made it...

That Teacher Who Got Impregnated by a 13-Year-Old Was Sentenced

Via the Washington Post: A former Texas middle-school teacher who was impregnated by a 13-year-old student has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Alexandria Vera, 25, was facing up to 30 years behind bars after pleading guilty to...

Is it Rational to Fear Corporations More than Governments?

I recently had a delightful discussion with a friend who is a physician—we’ll call her Kortney—about the Affordable Care Act. I’ve long been skeptical of the idea that the federal government could create an efficient and affordable consumer...

MLK's Nobel Peace Prize Speech

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s relentless commitment to peace resulted in an extraordinary honor. On Oct. 14, 1964 the Georgia-born minister became the youngest person to ever win the award, which he received for his nonviolent resistance to racial...

Chicago Native Explains Why He’s ‘Leaving and Never Coming Back’

Brandon Vezmar grew up in Chicago. As a teen from Hammond, he’d escape to the city “every chance I could get,” he said. He later attended college there. But the last eight months have spoiled the city for Vezmar, he writes in an op-ed in the...

When Warming Up a Car in Winter Becomes a Crime

Via WXYZ Detroit: Did you know you could get fined for heating up your car? One man's parking ticket has gone viral, with thousands of views after he was ticketed for heating up his car in his own driveway. Taylor Trupiano says he's still...

CIA Claims Russia Has Pervy Dirt on Trump. But Did They Get Trolled?

We've officially entered the Twilight Zone. Tuesday night, several media outlets opted to run with the details surrounding unsubstantiated claims that Russia has (gross) dirt on president-elect Donald Trump. The claims, which come from an...

You are here Georgia Tech Prof. Resigns, Cites Politicization of Academia

A climate scientist at Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Judith Curry, abruptly resigned last week citing “craziness in the field of climate science” and the politicization of academia. Via her blog, Climate Etc.: Effective January 1, I...

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