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

Feminist Explains Why She Left the Social Justice ‘Cult’

Earlier this week, one of our readers shared with me a Medium story written by Keri Smith, titled “On Leaving the SJW Cult and Finding Myself.” A feminist and co-founder of Whitesmith Entertainment Inc., a talent management company, Smith...

Bill Nye’s Doomsday Predictions on Overpopulation Get Lambasted

Bill Nye has been in the news a lot lately, mostly as the result of the hyperbolic predictions he is prone to making, many of which are backed up with very little science. Whether it’s on gender identity, global warming, or philosophy, Nye can...

Yale Dean’s Nasty Yelp Reviews Expose Underbelly of Ivy League Elitism

Via the Washington Post: “As the dean of Yale University’s Pierson College, June Chu is responsible for advising about 500 students and fostering ‘a familiar, comfortable living environment’ in keeping with the university’s residential college...

Why Did Comey Say Nothing if Trump Asked Him to ‘End His Investigation’?

Headlines everywhere are declaring that President Donald Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to “end his investigation of Michael Flynn.” The headlines appear to derive from memos Comey took after meetings with Trump—meetings Comey felt were...

‘Cheers’ Totally Predicted the Obama and Trump Campaigns

The television sitcom Cheers has always been one of my guilty pleasures.  Next to Seinfeld, I consider it the best sitcom of my lifetime.   After about a 20-year hiatus, I recently started watching Cheers reruns on Netflix. A few nights...

‘Empathy’ Might Be the Most Overused Word in the English Language (See Chart)

"You completely lack empathy.” This was what a longtime acquaintance said to me a few months ago after I shared on Facebook a quote from Jeffrey Tucker, a prominent libertarian scholar, which touched on federalism and Donald Trump’s rescinding of...

Millionaire to Millennials: If You Want to Own a House, Stop Buying $19 Avocado Toast and $4 Coffee

Via the Guardian: An Australian millionaire and real estate mogul has advice for millennials struggling to purchase a home: stop buying avocado toast. Tim Gurner, a luxury property developer in Melbourne responsible for over $3.8bn in...

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...

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