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

Camus’ Touching Letter to Teacher After Receiving Nobel Prize

Albert Camus grew up knowing he wanted to be a writer. He became one of the best—perhaps because of the interest and affection of one great teacher. Born in 1913 in Algeria to poor French parents, Camus got the opportunity to study at a...

Lil Wayne Said He Hasn’t Experienced Racism—And People Flipped

Lil Wayne said he has not personally experienced racism. The 33-year-old rapper made the comments in an interview with Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless on the Undisputed, a sports show that airs on Fox. When asked to share his thoughts on Colin...

‘South Park’ Takes Aim at Colin Kaepernick in New Trailer

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have joined the Colin Kaepernick vs. the National Anthem fray. A newly released trailer for Season 20 (!) shows a chorus of South Park residents singing about how great the (backup) San Francisco...

What Happens If Hillary Drops Out?

Hillary Clinton’s health is under scrutiny after a video surfaced showing the Democratic presidential nominee stumbling into a car after abruptly leaving a 9/11 ceremony over the weekend. Her campaign spokesman on Monday said she did not faint,...

Profs to Students: Drop course if you're skeptical of global warming

Three professors at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs recently told their students to take a hike if they were skeptical of man-made global warming.  "We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change, nor will the ‘...

That Guy Who Tried to Assassinate George Washington in 1776

In June 1776, when the future of the American colonies looked bleak, a plot to assassinate Gen. George Washington was laid bare. Washington and the Continental Army were in New York, a city described by one historian as "a citadel of Tory...

BREAKING: Matt Lauer Asked Hillary Clinton Tough Questions

You can tell it’s the silly season when journalists and media organizations are freaking out because a journalist asked a presidential candidate pointed questions. Earlier this week during a Commander-In-Chief forum on NBC, Matt Lauer...

Must a Liberal Baker Make a ‘Trump 2016’ Cake?

The headline is reminiscent of a hypothetical question that drew attention at the Libertarian Party’s presidential debate earlier this year: Must a Jewish baker make a Nazi cake? In this case, however, the question is not hypothetical. Via KSLA...

Doctor: Are We Over-Vaccinating Small Children?

I’m not someone who writes about vaccinations. In fact, if I’m at a social event and two people begin to discuss argue about vaccinations, I quickly recall that I forgot something somewhere and excuse myself. That said, one of my physician-...

UK to Construct Wall to Stem Flow of Illegal Immigrants

Walls, it seems, are back in style.  At least in Europe. Via the BBC: Dubbed the "Great Wall of Calais" by some media, the 4m (13ft) wall will run for 1km (0.6 miles) along both sides of the main road to Calais port. [United Kingdom...

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