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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Cultural Appropriation Column Costs Magazine Editor His Job

Via National Post: The editor of the Writers’ Union of Canada’s magazine has resigned after complaints over an article he wrote in which he said he doesn’t believe in cultural appropriation. Hal Niedzviecki, editor of Write — a publication...

Dostoyevsky on Why Lust is So Dangerous

I’ve pondered before on this site if Christians sometimes focus on sexual sin too much. While I believe a strong case can be made that many of us do, I also believe that our culture as a whole is likely prone to overlooking the practical dangers...

Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

The Associated Press is reporting that President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. Politico has more: “President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey – a move that comes as the FBI is probing potential...

College Majors that Report the Highest Underemployment

Forbes recently ran an interesting article that analyzed college degree programs and underemployment. The article was based on a survey released by PayScale, which collected data from nearly one million workers between March 2014 and March 2016....

Emma Watson just won the first ‘Gender-Neutral’ acting award. What does that mean?

In case you missed it, Emma Watson made history Sunday, winning MTV’s first gender-neutral acting award. So what does that mean? Unless I’m missing something, it appears that MTV just lumped male and female actors into a single category, giving...

Scholar: GOP Healthcare Bill Is Not Repeal—It Is ObamaCare-lite (or Worse)

Republicans are celebrating what they say is the repeal of ObamaCare, legislation that has been in their crosshairs for several years. Many pundits are skeptical, among them healthcare expert Michael Cannon of Cato. “House Republicans went...

The U.S. Has the Fattest Poor People in the World. Why?

Recent reports show that the United States is one of the most obese nations in the world—the only G-8 nation to crack the top 20 of the most overweight countries in the world. For children and low-income people the problem is particularly acute....

Jonathan Haidt: 6 Ways Universities Can Fight Intellectual Intolerance

New York University professor Jonathan Haidt has become one of the most vocal critics of the university system’s culture of intolerance. The founder of Heterodoxy Academy, whose mission is to improve “the academy by enhancing viewpoint...

Tolkien’s Odd Alternate Ending to 'The Lord of the Rings'

There are many reasons J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings is considered one of the greatest stories of all-time. (It was voted the best book of the 20th century in a UK readers’ poll a decade and a half ago, and not for the first...

Millennial Journalists Behaving Badly

On Friday, former Wall Street Journal writer Bret Stephens wrote his first column for the New York Times. And boy, did it cause a fuss. The column, headlined “Climate of Complete Certainty,” politely pushed back on the idea that the narrative of...

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