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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New Republic Writer: Blue and Red States Should Go Their Own Ways

Nearly a week ago in The New Republic, writer Kevin Baker penned an open letter stating that blue and red states should breakup.  In the letter, addressed to “Red State Trump voters,” Baker spends about 4,700 words making an...

Advice on Manhood Andrew Jackson Received from His Dying Mother

In 1815, as Andrew Jackson stood before his men a war hero following the Battle of New Orleans, he spoke of his mother, who had been dead three and a half decades. “Gentlemen, I wish she could have lived to see this day. There never was a woman...

Ohio Woman Pleads Guilty to 14 Counts of Voter Fraud

An Ohio woman was sentenced to 180 days in jail this week after she was found guilty of registering dead people to vote. Via WKBN First News out of Ohio: Rebecca Hammonds registered voters in Columbiana County between September and October...

Police Cite Bogus ‘New Law’ to Get Uber Driver to Stop Recording

Jesse Bright was driving Uber when he was pulled over by Wilmington, N.C., police officers, who arrested the passenger he was driving. When police asked to search Bright’s vehicle, he politely declined and informed officers he was recording the...

Steve Jobs on Why He Hated Pornography

In 2010 Steve Jobs created a bit of a sensation when he decided to ban from Apple devices any app that was deemed pornographic in nature. “Folks who want porn can buy an android,” Jobs famously wrote to one customer.   So what did Jobs...

Ted Kennedy Had Secret Dealings with Soviets Before 1984 Election

Reports (and tweets) are swirling all over the internet about allegations that U.S. intelligence agencies bugged the Trump Campaign during the presidential election over suspicion the campaign had ties to the Kremlin, which stands accused of...

Scholar: White Guilt is Responsible for Our Toxic Politics

AP released a poll this week showing that Americans are deeply divided.  Those seeking to better understand why might consider reading Shelby Steele’s recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. Steele, a senior fellow at Stanford...

Good Samaritan Fined for Plowing Out Elderly Neighbors

Local News 8 in Idaho reports: Whenever the snowfall gets bad, you'll find Mitch Fisher riding his ATV with a plow attached on his street. Plowing the snow off the road to make sure things are nice and clear for his family and neighbors. "I...

Gloria Steinem Embarrasses NYT By Rehashing Decade-Old Column

On Thursday the New York Times published an op-ed written by Gloria Steinem. In the editorial, the feminist icon wrote about a “recent” experience on a flight to Seattle in which a rude young man announced he didn’t watch “chick flicks.”  ...

Moral Outrage: A Theory on Why We’re Seeing So Much of It

Why do people express so much moral outrage? A pair of academic researchers recently asked this question and discovered “that moral outrage at third-party transgressions is sometimes a means of reducing guilt over one’s own moral failings and...

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