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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Reality L. Winner: 8 Things to Know About the NSA Contractor Accused of Leaking Classified Info on Russian Hacking

Reality Leight Winner is a 25-year-old federal contractor accused of leaking classified information related to the alleged 2016 Russian military intelligence cyberattack. The DOJ announced the charges against Winner on Monday. She stands accused...

7 Awful Responses from Famous People to the London Attacks

The bodies of the seven people slain in a grisly terrorist attack in London over the weekend had yet to cool—literally—before the political food fight began. There will be plenty of time to debate Islamic terrorism and the appropriate public...

3 Universally Accepted Parenting Principles

There are hundreds of books and studies on parenting. Parenting methods have changed dramatically in recent decades, and it’s not always easy to find consistent advice on proper parenting techniques. There are, however, some parenting principles...

6 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Books Actually Worth Reading

When I was a young teen, I found it odd that so many assigned books were, well, rubbish. Many of these books were critically acclaimed, and some of them had even won literary awards. But oftentimes authors seemed verbose, overwrought, and...

Charles Murray: 9 Facts You Might Not Know

1. HE WAS BORN IN IOWA Newton, Iowa, to be precise—a town of some 15,000 residents in the middle of the Hawkeye State. 2. HE WAS A PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER From 1965 to 1967, Murray volunteered for the Peace Corps, working for Thailand’s...

7 Reasons Trump is Right to Scrap the Paris Climate Deal

Reuters reports that President Donald Trump will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. And writers are apoplectic. Todd Stern at The Atlantic says such a move would be “indefensible.” At Slate, David McKean and David Wade said...

Pundit: The West’s Love of Open Borders is a ‘Suicide Pact’

One week after the suicide bombing in Manchester that claimed the lives of 23 adults and children, Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald offers a stinging rebuke to those calling for “pledges of renewed diversity” and little else....

Gallup: 8 Things You Need to Know About U.S. Students

In a recent snapshot report, Gallup identified eight key findings about U.S. students. The findings stem from a poll Gallup conducted last fall that surveyed students in grades 5-12 from 3,000 public and private schools in North America. Here is...

19 Quotes from Historic Figures That Will Make You Uncomfortable

1. Woodrow Wilson on the rise of the KKK “The white men were aroused by a mere instinct of self-preservation — until at last there sprung into existence a great Kuklux Klan, a veritable empire of the South, to protect the Southern country...

Are You in America’s Middle Class?

After reading Charles Murray’s writings the last few days, my mind has been fixated on some of the changes in America’s class structure and our (mis)perception of those changes. It made me wonder: Where exactly do I fall in the class stratosphere...

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