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

The Pentagon is Even More Bloated than You Thought

An internal study at the Department of Defense identified $125 billion in wasteful spending, the Washington Post reports. But government officials buried the report out of fear lawmakers would make defense cuts in the ensuing budget. Via Bob...

Media’s Hit Job on Chip and Joanna Gaines is Dangerous

By now most people have probably heard about BuzzFeed’s odd story on Chip and Joanna Gaines, co-hosts of HGTV’s hit show Fixer Upper. In case you somehow missed it, Brandon Ambrosino offers a tidy summary of BuzzFeed writer Kate Aurthur...

Tim Allen Show Roasts Political Correctness in Academia

Tim Allen has become one of TV’s biggest stars by embracing his Everyman qualities. The former Home Improvement actor is now in his sixth season on ABC’s Last Man Standing, a show that could have been a spinoff of his Tim “the Tool Man” character...

The Historical Origin of 'Political Correctness'

In the November issue of Claremont Review of Books, Angelo M. Codevilla wrote a deep-dive article on the rise of political correctness in America. The phrase “politically correct” is ubiquitous in America today. I complain about political...

The Washington Post’s Weird Descent into McCarthyism

Earlier this week, Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi took the extraordinary step of blasting one of America’s most distinguished media institutions in a story headlined: “The Washington Post 'Blacklist' Story Is Shameful and Disgusting.” Taibbi...

10 Lessons Marcus Aurelius Learned From His Father

Marcus Aurelius (121-180 A.D.), the last of Rome’s Five Great Emperors, was in many ways the paradigm of Plato’s philosopher king. His Meditations (essentially a diary written for himself) reveal a man striving for peace through wisdom, self-control...

Abdul Artan Was Taking a Class About Microaggressions

Via Reason magazine: Before he was shot dead while attempting to murder a bunch of people with a car and a butcher's knife, Ohio State University student Abdul Artan—a Pakistani immigrant who reportedly became radicalized after learning about...

Women Commit a Shockingly High Percentage of Sex Crimes

The Atlantic has an interesting report that seems to defy the conventional wisdom on sex crime and gender. New academic research suggests that women commit a stunningly high percentage of sex crimes. Via the Atlantic: Two years ago,...

Did Apple Really Kick Breitbart’s App From iTunes?

Some right-wing sites—InfoWars, Gateway Pundit, and several others—are reporting that Breitbart’s app was kicked from the iTunes store by Apple. The word “purge” is being used. Breitbart is one of the most-trafficked websites in the U.S. and...

Wahlberg: ‘Out of Touch’ Celebs Should Shut Up About Politics

It’s almost a rite of passage for Hollywood celebrities to tell people in flyover country how to think and for whom to vote. At least one A-list celebrity had a suggestion for them: stop doing that. In a recent interview, two-time Oscar...

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