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

These 6 GOP Senators Voted to Repeal Obamacare in 2015—But Voted to Keep it in 2017

Six Senate Republicans who helped sink a ‘clean repeal’ of Obamacare this week had voted for a full repeal of the law in 2015. In 2015, eager to send a political message, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would have repealed most of Obamacare’s...

Communist Clubs Are Sprouting Up in U.S. High Schools Again

Students at Edina High School in Minnesota say they received an unusual invitation over the loudspeakers on a cold January morning earlier this year. The announcement was not related to a school play, a pledge drive, or a bake sale. Rather, it...

Will 22 Million Americans Lose Their Healthcare if Obamacare is Replaced?

Sparked by John McCain's return to the Capitol and Vice President Mike Pence's tie-breaking vote, Senate Republicans on Tuesday voted to advance to floor debate on the Affordable Care Act, clearing a major hurdle in their efforts to replace or...

5-Year-Old Fined $200 … for Selling Lemonade

On summer evenings when I drive home from work, I often see small children selling lemonade in my neighborhood. Most of the time I honk my horn and wave, but occasionally I’ll pull up and purchase a cup, usually for 25 cents. I happen to like...

Star Wars Actor Rips Game of Thrones: ‘No Black People’

In a recent interview with GQ, Star Wars actor John Boyega took a shot at HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, decrying a lack of black actors in the show. “There are no black people on Game of Thrones,” said Boyega, who directed a similar complaint...

Social Security is Sinking

Via Money.CNN: “In an annual report released Thursday, trustees of the government's two largest entitlement programs -- Social Security and Medicare -- urged lawmakers to act quickly to assure Americans they'll be able to get their full...

U.S. Is One Generation Away from a Greece-Like Debt Crisis

While Congressional Republicans bicker over tweaks to the Affordable Care Act, the federal debt prepares to pass the $20 trillion mark. That might sound like a lot, but it’s small potatoes compared to what lay ahead. The CBO projects the debt to...

The Libertarian Edition of 'Game of Thrones'

On Sunday, HBO's hit series Game of Thrones returns for its seventh season. To mark the occasion, ReasonTV offered up freedom-filled parody that is, well, brilliant. Don’t take it from me; watch for yourself. (WARNING: This content contains...

Millennial Offers the True Reason Her Generation is So Fragile

The caricature of the emotionally fragile millennial is a powerful and pervasive one in our culture today. Theories abound offering explanations as to why many members of this younger generation seems less equipped to deal with conflict and are...

‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ is No Longer Appropriate Terminology

Via the BBC: "London Underground staff have been told to say ‘hello everyone’ in an effort to become more gender-neutral. TfL (Transport for London) said the move was to ensure all passengers felt ‘welcome’. LGBT campaign group Stonewall...

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