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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Recent blog posts by this author

Millennial Offers the True Reason Her Generation is So Fragile

The caricature of the emotionally fragile millennial is a powerful and pervasive one in our culture today. Theories abound offering explanations as to why many members of this younger generation seems less equipped to deal with conflict and are...

‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ is No Longer Appropriate Terminology

Via the BBC: "London Underground staff have been told to say ‘hello everyone’ in an effort to become more gender-neutral. TfL (Transport for London) said the move was to ensure all passengers felt ‘welcome’. LGBT campaign group Stonewall...

Teachers Are Abandoning Political Neutrality in Schools

Quinn Northup was a senior at Minnesota’s Edina High School (EHS) last November when the world around her began to go a little crazy. Teachers and students were openly weeping, some uncontrollably. There was hugging. People were offering words of...

Widow’s Searing ‘Rage Defense’ of Patton Oswalt’s Engagement Goes Viral

Erica Roman is a widow who blogs about the pain of losing someone. Her husband died unexpectedly of an undetected heart condition in 2016, and blogging helps her heal, she says. In a blog post published over the weekend, she wrote that she was...

Journalism Prof: CNN’s Bumbling Coverage a ‘Gift from Heaven’ to Trump

For the slice of America that still values the craft of journalism and sees a greater need for it than ever, the Trump vs. Media wars have been depressing.   In one sense, the conflict has confirmed the worst fears of those who argued that...

NPR Explains How You Can Turn Your 2-Year-Old into a Social Justice Warrior

Via NPR: Social activist Innosanto Nagara wanted to find a fun book to read to his 2-year-old son that also talked about the importance of social justice. He wasn't looking for the typical fiction written for children, instead, he was...

Huxley Predicted the Future of Education

Sensible and reasonable people often disagree on the purpose of education.  As we’ve seen, men as renowned as Cicero and Benjamin Franklin believed the primary purpose of education was to build character and virtue in pupils. Moral...

Minimum Wage Set to Fall in St. Louis

Via CBS News: Cities all over the United States have been boosting their minimum wage. It's up to $15 an hour in Seattle, but it's going in the opposite direction in St. Louis, Missouri.  Amer Hawatmeh's family-owned restaurant in...

Writer: Charlie Gard Tragedy Shows Why We Need Single-Payer Health Care

Many of us continue to watch the tragedy of young Charlie Gard with a sick blend of sadness, anger, and pure horror.   For those who don’t know, Charlie is an 11-month old infant suffering in a London hospital from a genetic disease. His...

5 Forgotten Signers of the Declaration of Independence

On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress made a momentous decision: it voted to “dissolve the connection” with Great Britain. The war had entered a new stage and everyone knew it. “We are in the very midst of a revolution,” John Adams wrote...

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