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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Lincoln’s Suicide Note

The depths of Abraham Lincoln’s misery following the death of fiancée Ann Rutledge is well known. (Lincoln’s close friend Josh Speed provided a detailed and captivating recollection of the Lincoln-Rutledge courtship, an unlikely romance that...

How Long Does it Take to Form Good Habits?

There is a worldview emerging that suggests human destiny is preordained. Free will is dead, declared The Atlantic last summer, since “…all human behavior can be explained through the clockwork laws of cause and effect.” Humans are mere...

Sage Steele: Worst Racism I Experience is from Black People

ESPN host Sage Steele created a bit of a stir recently when she claimed the worst racism she has personally experienced has come from black folks. Steele made the claim on Feb. 16 during a discussion on race for the “Under Our Skin” forum held in...

Commentator’s On-Air Freudian Slip Reveals What the Media Wants

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski appeared to have the rarest of moments Wednesday morning. She told viewers exactly what she thought her role was in regards to shaping public opinion. Brzezinski, the liberal counterpart to conservative Joe Scarborough on...

Illegal Voter Registration Appears to Be a Serious Problem

Via the Washington Times: A large number of non-citizen Hispanics, as many as 2 million, were illegally registered to vote in the U.S., according to a nationwide poll. The National Hispanic Survey provides additional evidence for use by anti...

In Defense of Milo

It’s been quite a 36 hours for Milo Yiannopoulos. The conservative provocateur had his book deal canceled by Simon and Schuster and was disinvited from CPAC after a video surfaced that appeared to show him speaking “fondly of relationships between...

Why a Gay Liberal from New York Came Out as Conservative

Earlier this month the New York Post shared the story of Chadwick Moore, a 33-year-old writer from New York. In September, Moore had been assigned to write a piece on the now-famous provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos for Out magazine. Moore knew...

‘Sensitivity Readers’ Are Screening Content for Publishing Houses

Via the Chicago Tribune: Before a book is published and released to the public, it's passed through the hands (and eyes) of many people: an author's friends and family, an agent and, of course, an editor. These days, though, a book may get...

Why is ‘Person of Color’ Good and ‘Colored Person’ Bad?

A person close to me recently used the phrase “people of color” at a work meeting. “Are we supposed to say that?” asked a gentleman in his 50s. A conversation ensued. After several minutes of discussion, the person who originally used the...

Wisconsin Students Demand Free Tuition for Blacks

Via the Associated Press: "Black students should be offered free tuition and housing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison because blacks were legally barred from education during slavery and UW-Madison remains out of reach for black students...

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