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.

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Red and Green Colors ‘Not Appropriate’ During the Holiday Season, University Says

University of Minnesota officials recently distributed documents to employees and student-workers advising them to keep “inappropriate religious celebrations” out of public spaces. The document, titled “Religious Diversity and the Holidays,”...

Gay Men Now Earn More Than Straight Men, Study Finds

Attitudes about homosexuality have changed dramatically in recent decades, and the change appears to have had economic consequences for gay men—for the better. A new study conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt University found that gay men make...

School SUED for Ban of Conservative Club that Criticized National Anthem Protest

Five Minnesota high students and their parents are suing one of the state’s most prestigious schools. Students at Edina High School charge that the school violated their free-speech rights and wrongfully terminated their conservative club,...

Are Republicans the Party for the Rich?

I grew up in a Republican family in a blue-collar town on the Wisconsin River. Our town produced paper, wrestlers, and Blue Dog Democrats. Every four years, during the bitter presidential election cycle, I heard these five words a lot: “Republicans...

Americans Say Government is America’s Biggest Problem, Gallup Poll Finds

For generations, Gallup has been asking Americans what they see as the nation’s primary problems. Answers change from year to year, but in its most recent poll Gallup received a startling answer. The biggest problem wasn't health care or race...

Why Was Michael Flynn Charged with Lying to the FBI When Two Clinton Aides Got Off Scot Free?

Robert Mueller’s probe into President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia during the presidential election is reaching a crescendo. Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn last week agreed to plead guilty to lying to the FBI and is now...

Harvard Student Whose Father Escaped Communism Has a Message for Her Fellow Students

Laura M. Nicolae has a message for her fellow students at Harvard: think twice before embracing communism. Nicolae, an applied mathematics major in the ’20 class, recently shared in the Crimson the story of how her father arrived in the United...

New Hippocratic Oath Calls on Physicians to Respect ‘Autonomy and Dignity’ of Trans Patients

The World Medical Association (WMA) General Assembly recently approved revisions to the Declaration of Geneva, the modern physician’s pledge that succeeded the Hippocratic Oath. The revisions, the most expansive makeover of the declaration in its...

J.R.R. Tolkien on Sex and Love

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century. Best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College...

Student: How Identity Politics Ruined My High School

Owen Rickert always loved his school. The Blake School, a private college prep school, located in Hopkins, Minnesota, was a place he woke up excited to go to each morning. And then, about four years ago, something changed. “Slowly the...

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