Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jon is the Director of Digital Media of Intellectual Takeout. He is responsible for daily editorial content, web strategy, and social media operations.   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.

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8 Fast Facts About James Comey

It’s hard to look at a TV, phone, magazine rack, or computer screen and not see the mug of James Comey right now.     The former FBI Director is not only promoting his controversial new book A Higher Loyalty; he also finds...

Why Gerry Rafferty’s Lyrics in ‘Baker Street’ Are Worth Paying Attention to

I was recently in a bar having dinner with a friend when Gerry Rafferty’s hit 1978 song “Baker Street” came on. When my friend mentioned that he loved the song, I agreed and noted the song’s powerful lyrics. “Really?” he responded. “I never paid...

Law Students Protest Free Speech Speaker with Shouts of ‘F-ck The Law,’ Call First Amendment ‘a Weak Shield for White Supremacy’

Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, offers up yet another example of the collapse of free speech on university campuses.   Via The Federalist:     “The latest ‘non-platforming’ of a speaker at a...

Andrew Sullivan: Privilege Is Beginning to Trump Reason in Our Culture

Super-blogger Andrew Sullivan wrote about a recent podcast that reveals a growing fissure between two schools of modern thought that could have far-reaching implications.    The discussion involved atheist author Sam Harris and Ezra...

15 of Mark Twain’s Sassiest Witticisms

Mark Twain (1835-1910) is arguably the most celebrated humorist and writer in American history. Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Hannibal, Missouri, Twain built a literary reputation unrivaled in his day. On one hand, he wrote Huck Finn, a...

Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Letter to His Son's Teacher’ is Totally Fake

Someone recently shared with me, via social media, a charming letter Abraham Lincoln supposedly wrote to his son’s teacher on the day the lad started school. The headline was catchy. I couldn’t resist clicking. After all, perhaps there was a bit...

China’s ‘Social Credit System’ Is a Totalitarian’s Dream Come True. Are We Far Behind?

In its third season, the British science fiction TV series Black Mirror featured an episode called “Nosedive.” The episode, which was co-written by The Office actress Rashida Jones and starred Bryce Howard, depicted a society of smiling...

Do White People Commit a Disproportionate Number of Mass Shootings?

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, young people have become defacto mascots for anti-gun advocates and national media. Putting a bunch of children on national television to discuss complex, highly-charged issues is not a good thing, in my...

A Generation of Visigoths: Neil Postman’s Graduation Speech 30 Years Later

Neil Postman (1931- 2003) was one of the most prolific and influential American intellectuals of the 20th century. A longtime educator at NYU, Postman authored 18 books and more than 200 articles in the nation’s top magazines and newspapers, such...

Rand Paul Proves in One Tweet That Congress Is Broken

Congress passed a $1.3 trillion “kitchen sink” spending bill early Friday that increases domestic and defense spending. The bill passed by a 65-32 vote in the Senate and 256-167 in the House. Republican budget hawks (yes, there are a few) opposed...

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