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

Are You in America’s Middle Class?

After reading Charles Murray’s writings the last few days, my mind has been fixated on some of the changes in America’s class structure and our (mis)perception of those changes. It made me wonder: Where exactly do I fall in the class stratosphere...

How America Became Class Conscious

I recently shared some statistics from Charles Murray’s book Coming Apart that illustrate some of the fundamental social and cultural changes that occurred in America during the last half-century. One fascinating bit of data I did not share...

Questioning 'Diversity' is the New Blasphemy

I’ve been watching for a couple weeks now the saga of Paul Griffiths, Warren Professor of Catholic Theology at Duke University. For those unfamiliar, in February, Griffiths, an esteemed scholar who has taught at Notre Dame, the University of...

6 Statistics That Show How Much America Has Changed in a Half-Century

Since the political scientist Charles Murray will be speaking at Intellectual Takeout’s upcoming gala, I thought it fitting to read his best-selling 2012 book, Coming Apart. Drawing on five decades of statistics, anecdotes, and other research,...

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...

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