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

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...

Meryl Streep’s Comments Were Boring. That’s All

My first feeling for Meryl Streep was embarrassment. The three-time Oscar-winner’s speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday brought to mind a cocktail reception I once attended. A nice young woman couldn’t resist injecting politics into polite...

Plato, Descartes and Kant Too White for Univ. Students

Via the Telegraph: They are said to be the founding fathers of Western philosophy, whose ideas underpin civilised society. But students at a prestigious London university are demanding that figures such as Plato, Descartes and Immanuel Kant...

Why I Love School Choice

This fall my 5-year-old daughter will go off to kindergarten. I’ve known this day was coming for years, but somehow I still managed to be wholly unprepared for the event. By "unprepared", I’m not talking about the sadness that naturally...

Two Things Holding America Together

In her Friday column, Peggy Noonan traced the travels of Chris Arnade, a photographer who spent 2016 traversing the nation, taking pictures of struggling Americans along the way. (You’ll find his work in the Guardian and the Atlantic.) Noonan’s...

Why I'll Miss Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher once said her life could be summed up in a single sentence: “If my life weren’t funny, it would just be true.” At the heart of this sentence lies the reason I will miss Carrie Fisher: She was honest. The love of truth is a rare...

NPR: Gun Homicides in Chicago Reach ‘Startling Number’

Demarco Webster Jr. didn’t like going outdoors, his father said. Sadly, it’s not hard to see why. In October, the 14-year-old was gunned down while trying to help his father, who was moving, tie a mattress onto a vehicle.   Webster was...

A Tribute to Robert Leo Hulseman, Inventor of the Red Solo Cup

Robert Leo Hulseman, creator of the Red Solo Cup, died last Wednesday. He was 84. When I saw that he had died (news of his death started pick up steam on social media last night), I decided to look at his life.  Hulseman is described in...

Café Posts Sign Banning ‘Nazi’ Trump Supporters

Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Hawaii eatery 8 1/2 Cafe, which primarily serves Italian food, is under fire after reportedly posting a yellow, handwritten sign on its front door that reads, “If you voted for Trump you cannot eat here! No...

Queen Elizabeth’s Savvy Response to a Sultan Who Demanded Homage

In late September 1579, Queen Elizabeth received a satin bag that contained a parchment sprinkled with gold dust. It was a message from Murad III, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, composed in Arabic script. (A second letter written in Latin was also...

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