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

Dear Media: Stop Putting Scare Quotes Around 'Free Speech'

Irony punctuation is an age-old (and effective) literary device writers use as a sort of wink to readers. Techniques vary, but a particularly popular device is the use of “scare quotes,” which indicate to readers the word or phrase in the quotes...

What Americans Can Learn From this 1940s Anti-Nazi Film Going Viral (Video)

The same day neo-Nazis and antifascists clashed in Charlottesville, Michael Oman-Reagan shared on Twitter a 1940s short-film titled "Don't Be A Sucker." The film, produced by the U.S. War Department in 1943, depicts an ornery bigot on a soap...

Tony Dungy Speaks Out on NFL Players Kneeling During National Anthem

Tony Dungy was a guest on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” on Thursday morning. During his visit, the NFL Hall of Fame football coach was asked about the recent practice of players kneeling during the national anthem as a form of social protest, which began...

Female Pundit: Is the Alt-Right a Bunch of Lonely, Pathetic, Single White Dudes?

Julie Borowski is a libertarian political commentator who has become a bit of a social media star for her provocative insights on political and cultural matters. On Tuesday, she asked her many Facebook followers (she has about 225,000) a serious...

Christianity and Social Justice: What C.S. Lewis Said on the Subject

Few would disagree with the assertion that politics increasingly pervades our culture.  Much of the politicization stems from the ideology of social justice, the idea that the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges in our...

Bill Maher is Starting to Sound Like Pat Buchanan on Immigration

On Friday's broadcast of HBO's Real Time, host Bill Maher sounded a little like—forgive me—Pat Buchanan. Discussing immigration and multiculturalism in America with guests Jon Meacham and Fareed Zakaria, Maher said immigration was a topic “worthy...

Diversity is Becoming a Form of Worship

Diversity is a good thing. We have to say that today, but the truth is I actually believe it. My personal experiences confirm the cliché. I grew up in a tiny blue-collar town in Wisconsin, but I was a bit of a vagabond in my 20s. Some cities I...

Majority of Google Employees Say Firing of Memo Author Was Wrong

Google’s firing of engineer James Damore continues to garner national attention. The tech giant fired Damore earlier this week after his 10-page memo, titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” ignited a storm of criticism—even though numerous...

Political Incorrectness is Treated More Harshly Than Actual Hate Speech. Why?

On June 18, four days after James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on a group of Republican congressman at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., Professor Johnny Eric Williams of Trinity College (CT) posted the following message on his Facebook page: “...

Christian Art Stinks Today. Why?

I’ve long wondered why it is that modern Christians contribute so little art of merit to our culture. I’ll occasionally make this point to fellow Christians over cocktails when I feel naughty. Invariably, my thesis meets pushback. “What about...

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