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

CNN Just Got Wrecked by James O’Keefe

Hours after CNN announced it had accepted resignations from three journalists connected to a retracted story that tied an associate of President Donald Trump to a Russian investment firm, the network’s week got worse. Much worse. On Monday...

'Empathy' is Becoming a Joke

Empathy is one of the trendiest words in the English language today. The Google Ngram below shows how the use of this word has surged in the modern vernacular.    Many people would view this as a good thing because they see empathy—the...

Black Coffee, Psychopaths, and Pseudoscience

A “news story” currently trending online suggests that psychopaths take their coffee black. Or taking your coffee black is a sign of psychopathic tendencies. Or something. I take offense to this--not because I drink black coffee, but because it’s...

Harvard Study Shows the Main Reason Wives Divorce Husbands

It’s common knowledge that roughly half of marriages today end in divorce. This is up significantly from the 1960s, when about 30 percent of marriages ended in divorce within 15 years. The underlying social and economic changes that have spurred...

How NYT Readers Responded to Karen Handel’s Win Over Jon Ossoff in Georgia Special Election

Republican Karen Handel won the closely watched and hotly contested special congressional election in Georgia's 6th District on Tuesday. Georgia’s former secretary of state defeated Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former...

Illinois is Broke, But Other States Might Not Be Much Better

In case you missed the Associated Press story from this weekend, it’s clear that Illinois’ financial woes are finally coming to a head. Via the AP: "Comptroller Susana Mendoza is warning that new court orders in lawsuits filed by state...

The Scary Reason Most Men Cheat

I don’t normally pay much attention to social science research on human behavior, but a recent survey on infidelity caught my eye. Superdrug’s Online Doctor recently surveyed more than 2,000 Europeans and Americans to better understand...

8 Signs of a Thriving Child

A friend recently gave to me a book titled Gist: The Essence of Raising Life-Ready Kids. As a father of three small children, I have an obvious interest in such a book. Nearly every parent wants to raise a happy, well-adjusted child who will...

Evergreen Insanity: Students Forced College Pres. to Pee Under Escort

We’ve highlighted some of the troubling discord coming from Evergreen State College in Washington state, as well as the media’s apparent unwillingness to cover the strange saga. (The media might be coming around. The New York Times covered the...

Indiana Univ. Scholar Explains How Awesome Sharia Law Is

My knowledge of Sharia Law is modest. So when I came across an article on The Conversation—“What Sharia law means: Five questions answered”—written by Indiana University professor Asma Afsaruddin, I decided to learn a little more about it.  ...

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