Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jon is the Senior Editor of Intellectual Takeout. He is responsible for daily editorial content and web strategy.   Jon previously was the Senior Editor of The History Channel Magazine, Managing Editor at Scout.com, and general assignment reporter for the Panama City News Herald. He also served as a White House intern in the speech writing department of George. W Bush.    Jon received degrees from the University of South Dakota (M.A.) and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (B.A.), where he studied history and literature.

Recent blog posts by this author

Twitter Suspends Another Conservative Commentator

Twitter has suspended the account of filmmaker James O’Keefe, founder of Project Veritas. Late last night, our organization received this message: About an hour ago, the Twitter Corporation decided to silence me and suspended my account. No...

More Walls Being Built Than at Any Time in Modern History

The Washington Post led off its Wednesday coverage with an interesting interactive story that carried this admission—nations around the world are walling off at an unprecedented rate. The numbers are clear: In 2015, work started on more new...

Professor On Leave After Criticizing Black Lives Matter

Via the Washington Post: A college professor found himself in hot water after likening the Black Lives Matter movement to the racism of the Klu Klux Klan.  Douglas Muir, an adjunct professor for the University of Virginia, wrote in a...

What America’s First Student-Led Rebellion Looked Like

In 1834, a 30-year-old seminary student named Theodore Dwight Weld led what is arguably the most successful student rebellion in U.S. history. It took place near Cincinnati at Lane Theological Seminary, where Weld had enrolled the previous...

In Defense of Potty-Mouthed Millennials

Newly published research revealed that millennials, particularly young women, like to swear at work. A lot.  Via Bloomberg: It's normal for millennials to say "s—" and "f—" at work, and new research finds that younger women are among the...

Did LBJ Say, ‘I’ll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for 200 years’?

For reasons that are obvious, at a recent editorial meeting topic of conversation swung toward some of the most shocking things ever said by U.S. presidents. Of course Lyndon Baines Johnson’s name quickly popped up. LBJ, a beer-swilling, blunt-...

Why Lepanto Still Matters

In Iran this week, a young woman named Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was sentenced to five years in prison. Her crime? She had “insulted Islamic sanctities.” Iranian authorities had ransacked her home, and inside they discovered an unpublished fictional...

The Crazy Story of How Vladimir Putin Joined the KGB

It’s safe to say that Vladimir Putin is one of the most enigmatic (some would say ruthless) figures in the world today. Putin became acting president of Russia in 1999 following the abrupt resignation of Boris Yeltsin. Today Putin is in his third...

How a 'Handsome' Ivy League Grad Was Nabbed by Gender Misconduct Cops

How does it feel to receive a gender misconduct violation? Not good. That’s the impression one gets after reading Benjamin Sweetwood’s recent public confession. Sweetwood, writing at The Tab, shared a traumatic experience: While an undergraduate...

10 Things Alexander Hamilton Said He Wanted in a Wife

In the spring of 1779, as war raged between the American Colonies and Great Britain, a 24-year-old Alexander Hamilton had women on the brain. Hamilton, a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army and chief-of-staff to Gen. George Washington, had...

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