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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Trump Should Persuade Congress to Stop Subsidizing Big Bird

A lot of ink has already been spent on what President-Elect Donald Trump should do in his first 100 days after he is sworn in Jan. 20, 2017.   Ceasing federal contributions to the Corporation on Public Broadcasting—which has an operating...

Journalist Cites Bogus Climate Stat in Speech on ‘Fake News’

At a recent awards ceremony, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour denounced what she described as a “tsunami of fake news, aka lies” that occurred during the 2016 U.S. presidential election cycle.   Amanpour, a British-Iranian journalist and former...

Would the Pentagon Benefit from a ‘Philosopher-in-Chief’?

Would the Pentagon benefit from creating a position for a philosopher?  Franz-Stefan Gady, an editor for the Diplomat, says yes. It’s an interesting question. My first thought was this: What would a philosopher actually do in such a role?...

Sorry, There Was No Wave of Trump-Inspired Violence or Hate Crimes

We recently wrote about the Louisiana student who reported that she was attacked by a man in a Donald Trump hat. The story quickly went national, but after a brief questioning by police the woman admitted the story was false. I offered some...

Prof. Forced to Undergo Psych Evaluation After 2nd Amendment Rant

Last week, Campus Reform shared the story of Kevin Allred, an adjunct professor at Rutgers University who was asked to undergo a psychological evaluation after he raised the prospect of shooting white people to make a point on gun control....

The Most Beautiful Passage on Sorrow in Literature

Several years ago, I was reading one of those lists ranking the 100 greatest novels ever written. It was TIME magazine’s list, if I recall correctly. Many of the books I had read, some of them I had not, but nearly all of them I had at least...

Students Hold ‘Poop-In’ in Push for More Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Via Campus Reform: Students at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst are staging a week-long “shit-in,” occupying restrooms in an administration building to demand more gender-neutral facilities. The “Shit-In at Whitmore” demonstration...

Snowden: Stop Putting So Much Faith (and Fear) in Presidents

Whistleblower ​and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden remains a fugitive at large, but that didn’t stop him from popping up and chiming in on the recent presidential election. Snowden, who in 2013 blew the lid on the NSA’s massive...

Dave Chappelle’s Poignant SNL Monologue Goes Viral

Funnyman Dave Chappelle has become one of the most successful comedians in the world largely for his unflinching comedic style, which often blends racial politics and humor. Chappelle delivered on that front this past weekend in his opening...

How Democrats Lost America's Working Class

I grew up in a blue-collar town in Wisconsin. Back home we make paper, lots of it. You can tell what we do by the smell of the town, a sulfuric scent that comes and never quite goes (the smell of money, people used to like to say). I grew up in a...

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