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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Recent blog posts by this author

How Religion in America Differed From Religion in Europe

I recently came across a bit of news noting that the Trump administration is considering overturning the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits tax-exempt charitable groups from endorsing political candidates and engaging in other forms...

‘This is What Police States Do’

“This is what police states do.” These words come from Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake, speaking of government spies selectively disseminating private conversations recorded by the NSA and FBI. Lake, a former senior security writer for the Daily...

‘Native American’: The Surprising Source of the Term

One could be forgiven for presuming that referring to American Indians as Native Americans is a modern phenomenon, a terminology perhaps ginned up by a professor at Berkeley in the 60s. In fact, the first known reference to Indians as Native...

Who Was St. Valentine and Why is February 14 a Romantic Holiday?

It’s customary on St. Valentine’s Day to write odes, buy chocolates, and lavish romance upon the burning object of one’s affection. Approximately 140 million Valentine’s Day cards will be exchanged on the holiday, estimates suggest. But why do we...

Wikipedia Bans Daily Mail as Source

On Feb. 4, the Daily Mail published an article headlined, “Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data.” The article centered on Dr. John Bates, a former NOAA (National Oceanic and...

Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Jacques Barzun (1907-2012) was one of the preeminent historians of the 20th century. Valedictorian of the 1920 class at Columbia, where he also received his Ph.D., Barzun wrote extensively on culture and education while serving in professorial and...

Campuses Should Resist Canceling Controversial Speakers

I have no opinion on Milo Yiannopoulos, the editor at Breitbart News whose acceptance of an invitation to speak at the University of California Berkeley recently sparked a massive protest that turned into a riot. All...

5 Causes of the Civil War (Besides Slavery)

As I type, the secession movement in California is picking up steam. Polling shows that one in three Californians support leaving the Union following Donald Trump's victorious presidential campaign, and an organization--YesCalifornia.org--is...

Reagan Biographer: Trump is Last Hope of Reaganism

Republicans today idolize Ronald Reagan more than any historic figure with the possible exception of Jesus. He is the gold standard of GOP politics, quoted on the stump by would-be lawmakers at the local, state, and federal levels, wonks at policy...

Why This City Is America's Murder Capital

Sean Kennedy at RealClear Investigations wrote an interesting short feature breaking down crime in America. There are a couple good nuggets in the piece. First, can you guess the city with the highest murder rate in the U.S.? I suspect most...

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