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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Moral Outrage: A Theory on Why We’re Seeing So Much of It

Why do people express so much moral outrage? A pair of academic researchers recently asked this question and discovered “that moral outrage at third-party transgressions is sometimes a means of reducing guilt over one’s own moral failings and...

Joe Biden’s New Job at Penn is a Mystery

Earlier this month, the Daily Pennsylvanian reported that former Vice President Joe Biden had officially been named a professor at Penn under the title of “Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor.” There was talk that Biden would lead “...

Two Branches of Government Are All We Have Left, Scholar Says

We learn in elementary school that the American federal system is divided into three equal branches: the legislative, executive, and judicial. But is that still the case?   Mickey Edwards, a former Congressman from Oklahoma who spent 13...

Did Dem Leaders Stay ‘Firmly Seated’ During the Carryn Owens Applause?

Last night Carryn Owens became, in the words of the New York Times, the face of bravery and perseverance in America.   The widow of Navy SEAL William (Ryan) Owens was invited to attend President Donald Trump's speech to Congress Tuesday,...

College Sex Assault Investigations Are Scary

Grant Neal was in a bind. The sophomore athlete was being investigated by officials at Colorado State University-Pueblo for possible violations under Title IX—the federal statute that universities use to investigate students suspected of sexual...

E.B. White’s Touching Letter to Man Who Lost Hope in Humanity

I’m a longtime fan of E.B. White. Intellectual Takeout readers likely know he wrote a lot more than just Charlotte’s Web. His short story The Door is one of my favorite short stories. (We’ll deconstruct that one another other day; as you can see, it...

Monogamy isn’t Natural. But is it Good?

In a recent interview (linking to Vanity Fair instead of Playboy), Scarlett Johansson discussed a variety of topics: Broadway, her career, the craft of film-making, and her split from husband Romain Dauriac. It will be the second failed...

Lincoln’s Suicide Note

The depths of Abraham Lincoln’s misery following the death of fiancée Ann Rutledge is well known. (Lincoln’s close friend Josh Speed provided a detailed and captivating recollection of the Lincoln-Rutledge courtship, an unlikely romance that...

How Long Does it Take to Form Good Habits?

There is a worldview emerging that suggests human destiny is preordained. Free will is dead, declared The Atlantic last summer, since “…all human behavior can be explained through the clockwork laws of cause and effect.” Humans are mere...

Sage Steele: Worst Racism I Experience is from Black People

ESPN host Sage Steele created a bit of a stir recently when she claimed the worst racism she has personally experienced has come from black folks. Steele made the claim on Feb. 16 during a discussion on race for the “Under Our Skin” forum held in...

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