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.

Recent blog posts by this author

Would the Pentagon Benefit from a ‘Philosopher-in-Chief’?

Would the Pentagon benefit from creating a position for a philosopher?  Franz-Stefan Gady, an editor for the Diplomat, says yes. It’s an interesting question. My first thought was this: What would a philosopher actually do in such a role?...

Sorry, There Was No Wave of Trump-Inspired Violence or Hate Crimes

We recently wrote about the Louisiana student who reported that she was attacked by a man in a Donald Trump hat. The story quickly went national, but after a brief questioning by police the woman admitted the story was false. I offered some...

Prof. Forced to Undergo Psych Evaluation After 2nd Amendment Rant

Last week, Campus Reform shared the story of Kevin Allred, an adjunct professor at Rutgers University who was asked to undergo a psychological evaluation after he raised the prospect of shooting white people to make a point on gun control....

The Most Beautiful Passage on Sorrow in Literature

Several years ago, I was reading one of those lists ranking the 100 greatest novels ever written. It was TIME magazine’s list, if I recall correctly. Many of the books I had read, some of them I had not, but nearly all of them I had at least...

Students Hold ‘Poop-In’ in Push for More Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Via Campus Reform: Students at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst are staging a week-long “shit-in,” occupying restrooms in an administration building to demand more gender-neutral facilities. The “Shit-In at Whitmore” demonstration...

Snowden: Stop Putting So Much Faith (and Fear) in Presidents

Whistleblower ​and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden remains a fugitive at large, but that didn’t stop him from popping up and chiming in on the recent presidential election. Snowden, who in 2013 blew the lid on the NSA’s massive...

Dave Chappelle’s Poignant SNL Monologue Goes Viral

Funnyman Dave Chappelle has become one of the most successful comedians in the world largely for his unflinching comedic style, which often blends racial politics and humor. Chappelle delivered on that front this past weekend in his opening...

How Democrats Lost America's Working Class

I grew up in a blue-collar town in Wisconsin. Back home we make paper, lots of it. You can tell what we do by the smell of the town, a sulfuric scent that comes and never quite goes (the smell of money, people used to like to say). I grew up in a...

Muslim Student Concocts Bogus Story of Attack by ‘Man in Trump Hat’

Via ABC News: A Muslim woman in Louisiana who told police she was attacked with a metal object and robbed of her headscarf and wallet by two men wearing Donald Trump clothing just hours after Trump was elected president admitted to police today...

CEO Tells Employees Who Support Trump's Antics to Take a Hike

Via Fox News: If you voted for Donald Trump, you may not feel welcomed at Grubhub. The CEO of Grubhub, an online food delivery service, sent a company wide email Wednesday suggesting employees who agree with President-elect Donald Trump’s...

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