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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Huxley Predicted the Future of Education

Sensible and reasonable people often disagree on the purpose of education.  As we’ve seen, men as renowned as Cicero and Benjamin Franklin believed the primary purpose of education was to build character and virtue in pupils. Moral...

Minimum Wage Set to Fall in St. Louis

Via CBS News: Cities all over the United States have been boosting their minimum wage. It's up to $15 an hour in Seattle, but it's going in the opposite direction in St. Louis, Missouri.  Amer Hawatmeh's family-owned restaurant in...

Writer: Charlie Gard Tragedy Shows Why We Need Single-Payer Health Care

Many of us continue to watch the tragedy of young Charlie Gard with a sick blend of sadness, anger, and pure horror.   For those who don’t know, Charlie is an 11-month old infant suffering in a London hospital from a genetic disease. His...

5 Forgotten Signers of the Declaration of Independence

On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress made a momentous decision: it voted to “dissolve the connection” with Great Britain. The war had entered a new stage and everyone knew it. “We are in the very midst of a revolution,” John Adams wrote...

The 10 Highest Paid College Presidents

Via the Chronicle of Higher Education: “The Chronicle‘s executive-compensation package includes the latest data on more than 1,200 chief executives at more than 600 private colleges from 2008-14 and nearly 250 public universities and systems...

Assange: The Democratic Party is Doomed

Julian Assange says the Democratic Party is doomed. The WikiLeaks founder laid out his reasons on TwitLonger in a June 25 post, along with a bit of advice for demoralized Democrats. “The Democratic establishment has vortexed the party's...

CNN Just Got Wrecked by James O’Keefe

Hours after CNN announced it had accepted resignations from three journalists connected to a retracted story that tied an associate of President Donald Trump to a Russian investment firm, the network’s week got worse. Much worse. On Monday...

'Empathy' is Becoming a Joke

Empathy is one of the trendiest words in the English language today. The Google Ngram below shows how the use of this word has surged in the modern vernacular.    Many people would view this as a good thing because they see empathy—the...

Black Coffee, Psychopaths, and Pseudoscience

A “news story” currently trending online suggests that psychopaths take their coffee black. Or taking your coffee black is a sign of psychopathic tendencies. Or something. I take offense to this--not because I drink black coffee, but because it’s...

Harvard Study Shows the Main Reason Wives Divorce Husbands

It’s common knowledge that roughly half of marriages today end in divorce. This is up significantly from the 1960s, when about 30 percent of marriages ended in divorce within 15 years. The underlying social and economic changes that have spurred...

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