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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The War on Poverty is Not Going Like You Think (We're Actually Winning)

Our World in Data put out a chart recently showing positive and perhaps surprising news: the world is winning the fight against extreme poverty. And it is winning in a big way.  The chart, based on data collected by Max Roser, an economist...

Magazine in 2013: Socialist Venezuela an 'Economic Miracle'

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Venezuela. Inflation is rampant (700 percent, as of Tuesday) and there is not enough food to feed the nation's 31 million mouths. U.S. companies are pulling out.  One of the reasons the crisis in...

16 Politically Incorrect Thoughts from H.D. Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was born David Henry Thoreau in Concord, Massachusetts. The son of a pencil maker, Thoreau became one of the finest and most independent thinkers of his day (this free thinking is perhaps evidenced by his early...

Why the Sex-Selective Abortion Debate Scares Feminists

It’s been a quarter century since Harvard economist Amartya Sen published research showing that more than 100 million women were “missing” from the global population.  Where were they? Two decades later, the answer to that question became...

Is Harvard’s New ‘Center of Happiness’ Quixotic?

The Harvard Gazette reported last month that it’s school of public health will create a new center to study happiness.   The center, created with a $21 million gift, will research how negative social circumstances—poverty, insecurity, poor...

Junk Science: When Buried Research Kills People

The New York Times last month reported on a study completed in 1973, the results of which had gone unpublished until recently. The story, headlined “A Study on Fats That Doesn’t Fit the Story Line,” explored a five-year double blind randomized...

Chesterton's Take on Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's literally genius can be found in many literary styles, but it was his use of paradox that truly set him apart from all others. The possible exception to this, of course, was a contemporary of Wilde's: G.K. Chesterton. In many...

A Look Inside Detroit’s Crumbling Public Schools

It’s no secret that Detroit public schools are in turmoil. While public schools around the country are struggling, no system has suffered quite like those in the Motor City. This week the Atlantic offered a glimpse into city’s crumbling system,...

Is the NFL’s 'Redskins’ Debate Finally Over?

For decades now the Washington Redskins have received criticism over the team’s name, the idea being that it was insensitive, exploitive, and perhaps racist. The criticism reached a bit of a fever in 2013 during the team’s efforts to retain its...

15 of Mark Twain’s Sassiest Witticisms

Mark Twain (1835-1910) is arguably the most celebrated humorist and writer in American history. Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Hannibal, Missouri, Twain built a literary reputation unrivaled in his day. On one hand, he wrote Huck Finn, a...

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