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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Huffington Post Gets Duped By White Guy Posing as Feminist

We warned you months ago: the news media needs to keep people angry. But a blog on the Huffington Post recently took “rage profiteering” to a new low. On April 13, HuffPo SA (South Africa) published on its Voices section an article bearing this...

Gallup asked Americans why they go to church. It’s not for the music.

On Good Friday, Gallup published results of a survey that asked respondents why they go to church (or some other place of worship). Some fifteen hundred adults across the nation were asked to which degree these seven things were important to them...

How a Campus Kangaroo Court Drove One Student to Suicide

In May 2016, Thomas Klocke, a student at the University of Texas at Arlington, was accused of sexual misconduct. According to reports, the accusations stemmed from an interaction Klocke had with a gay student during class, in which Klocke allegedly...

LA Times Editorial Board: Dear Colleges, Stop Squeezing Free Speech

A couple of weeks ago, my colleague Annie Holmquist wrote about Kevin Shaw, a student at California’s Pierce College, whom college officials threatened to kick off campus because he was handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution to interested...

United Had a Much Better Solution than Kicking Off a Passenger

Everyone by now has likely seen the video depicting a man being dragged off a plane for refusing to give up his seat on a United flight. It’s a shocking and horrifying clip—so of course it immediately went viral. The video has been viewed more...

The 21-Year Drinking Age is Dumb and Should be Repealed

The national discussion on prohibition has centered almost exclusively on pot, and whether states will or should be allowed to proceed with legalization. Largely forgotten is federal legislation that incentivizes states to make it illegal for...

Target CEO: Maybe that Transgender Bathroom Announcement Wasn’t Such a Good Idea After All

The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday ran a lengthy report in its business section titled “How Target Botched Its Response to the North Carolina Bathroom Law.” The story focused on Target’s controversial decision in April 2016 to publish a blog...

Nuclear Option Restores Senate Sanity

Via Ilya Shapiro at Cato: "Thursday's removal of the filibuster – a parliamentary tool effectively requiring 60 votes to proceed with a vote on a matter – for Supreme Court nominees is the long overdue denouement of a process that began not...

Former Yale Student Says He Was Persecuted for a Philosophy Essay that Triggered a TA

An unnamed former student of Yale University—John Doe—is suing Yale, accusing the Ivy League school of gender discrimination and alleging “gross mishandling” in its Title IX investigation of alleged sexual misconduct. The lawsuit, the subject of...

The Teen Who Wrote #BlackLivesMatter 100 Times on Stanford Application—and Got Accepted—is Emblematic of a Growing Problem

Many of you may have seen the story by now. Via NBC: “After completing his Stanford application, high school senior Ziad Ahmed realized an important component was missing amid a flurry of standardized test scores and extracurricular activities...

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