Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jon is the Senior Editor of Intellectual Takeout. He is responsible for daily editorial content and web strategy.   Jon previously was the Senior Editor of The History Channel Magazine, Managing Editor at Scout.com, and general assignment reporter for the Panama City News Herald. He also served as a White House intern in the speech writing department of George. W Bush.    Jon 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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Barzun in 1999: The Internet Will Lead to Isolation and Chaos

Jacques Barzun (1907-2012) was one of the preeminent historians of his day. His magnum opus, From Dawn to Decadence, traces the history of Western culture from 1500 to 2000. The book is required reading for anyone serious about understanding Western...

Statistician Rethinks Gun Control After Digging into the Data

Statistician Leah Libresco said she used to be for gun control. Then she looked at the data. Writing at the Washington Post, the former newswriter for the data journalism site FiveThirtyEight explained her epiphany. “Before I started...

Schools Are Now Seeking ‘Racially Conscious’ Teachers

In the fall issue of Thinking Minnesota, Katherine Kersten offers a deep-dive look into the social justice activism that is beginning to take hold in many of America’s schools. And so far the results have not been pretty. Kersten, an attorney and...

Why Are There So Many Mass Shootings Today?

On Oct. 1, 2017, a 64-year-old man named Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas, killing at least 58 people and injuring some 515 more. Paddock, who had no previous criminal record, then turned one of his weapons on...

NFL’s Favorability Rating Sinks to Historic Low

Morning Consult released data Friday morning that might keep NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell up tonight. The Washington, D.C.-based digital media and survey research company’s numbers show a collapse of the NFL’s net favorability ratings since...

12 Signs You Have Above Average Intelligence, According to Science

Business Insider has an interesting graphic showing eight things smart people seem to have in common.  You have a cat You're the oldest child You took music lessons You don't smoke You’re thin You've used recreational drugs...

Harvard Law Prof: Colleges have become ‘propaganda vehicles’

Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz, appearing on Fox Business on Wednesday morning, offered a bleak assessment of the American university system in 2017. “Classrooms have become propaganda vehicles where captive audiences of students...

Law Professor: Stop Saying Football Players Have a ‘Constitutional Right’ to Kneel During the National Anthem. They Don’t.

Football was once the place Americans could go to get away from anxiety, division, and politics. No more. Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel for the National Anthem during the 2016 season has set off a chain reaction of sorts, one...

6 Secrets to a Healthy Marriage (From Old Couples)

It’s generally accepted that roughly half of marriages in America end in divorce. Even if that figure is closer to 45 percent, which is likely the case, that’s still a lot failed marriages. This is a problem for many reasons. For one, divorce is...

Narcissism: 16 Behavioral Signs Of It

In his classic work The Culture of Narcissism (1979), Christopher Lasch proposed that American culture “gives increasing prominence and encouragement to narcissistic traits.” If Lasch’s thesis is correct—and he makes a very compelling case—then...

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