Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jon is the Director of Digital Media of Intellectual Takeout. He is responsible for daily editorial content, web strategy, and social media operations.   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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Man’s Tweet on Voter ID Laws Goes Viral: Stop Treating Black People Like We're Vagrants!

Voter ID laws are one of the most controversial topics in America today. As of 2016, 33 states had some kind of voter ID law. Here is the breakdown, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Strict photo ID required:...

6 Reasons Evangelical Churches Should Consider Giving Confession a Shot

As a child, the Catholic rite of confession always seemed mysterious to me. I once asked my father why our church didn’t do that.  He offered a lengthy exegesis on the nature of sin and how it separates humans from God, adding that God alone...

Catholic University Totally Cool with Drag Show—But Don’t Publish a Photo of it

In 1990 Pope John Paul II, troubled over the decline of traditional religious views on Catholic campuses, published Ex Corde Ecclesiae, an apostolic constitution that aimed to define and reestablish the identity and mission of Catholic institutions...

8 Fast Facts About James Comey

It’s hard to look at a TV, phone, magazine rack, or computer screen and not see the mug of James Comey right now.     The former FBI Director is not only promoting his controversial new book A Higher Loyalty; he also finds...

Why Gerry Rafferty’s Lyrics in ‘Baker Street’ Are Worth Paying Attention to

I was recently in a bar having dinner with a friend when Gerry Rafferty’s hit 1978 song “Baker Street” came on. When my friend mentioned that he loved the song, I agreed and noted the song’s powerful lyrics. “Really?” he responded. “I never paid...

Law Students Protest Free Speech Speaker with Shouts of ‘F-ck The Law,’ Call First Amendment ‘a Weak Shield for White Supremacy’

Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, offers up yet another example of the collapse of free speech on university campuses.   Via The Federalist:     “The latest ‘non-platforming’ of a speaker at a...

Andrew Sullivan: Privilege Is Beginning to Trump Reason in Our Culture

Super-blogger Andrew Sullivan wrote about a recent podcast that reveals a growing fissure between two schools of modern thought that could have far-reaching implications.    The discussion involved atheist author Sam Harris and Ezra...

15 of Mark Twain’s Sassiest Witticisms

Mark Twain (1835-1910) is arguably the most celebrated humorist and writer in American history. Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Hannibal, Missouri, Twain built a literary reputation unrivaled in his day. On one hand, he wrote Huck Finn, a...

Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Letter to His Son's Teacher’ is Totally Fake

Someone recently shared with me, via social media, a charming letter Abraham Lincoln supposedly wrote to his son’s teacher on the day the lad started school. The headline was catchy. I couldn’t resist clicking. After all, perhaps there was a bit...

China’s ‘Social Credit System’ Is a Totalitarian’s Dream Come True. Are We Far Behind?

In its third season, the British science fiction TV series Black Mirror featured an episode called “Nosedive.” The episode, which was co-written by The Office actress Rashida Jones and starred Bryce Howard, depicted a society of smiling...

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