Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

Director of Digital Media

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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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'Gumball' Clip Brilliantly Reveals the Hollowness of Social Justice ‘Tolerance’

Few would disagree with the assertion that genuine tolerance is a virtue. As University of Texas professor and ethics expert J. Budziszewski states, “To tolerate something is to put up with it even though we might be tempted to suppress it.” What...

Patriotism: Why So Many Intellectuals Can’t Understand It

Sam Haselby says this “should be the end times” for American patriotism. Yet the opposite seems to be happening, and he can’t understand why. America has no national education system, he notes. No conscription. No government agency that enforces...

Obamacare Is in a 'Death Spiral.' Who's to Blame?

“This is what the start of a death spiral looks like.” - Catherine Rampell, May 14, 2018 Rampell, a columnist for in the Washington Post, is not wrong. Obamacare is in big trouble. As her article details, three states—Vermont, Virginia, and...

Is Justice a Matter of Truth or Power?

In the first book of the Republic, Plato shares a conversation between Socrates and Thrasymachus, a Sophist orator, that touches on the nature of truth, justice, and law. “I proclaim that justice is nothing but the interest of the stronger,”...

Another Blue State Poised to Mandate LGBTQ Education for Elementary School Students

In 2011, California’s state legislature passed the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act. The law, the first of its kind in the U.S., required, among other things, that schools educate children on the contributions of...

Sex Education for Prostitutes Highlights $583 Billion in Pork the Feds Doled Out in 2016

A new report by Open the Books details the 560,771 grants the federal government doled out in fiscal year 2016. The results are not pretty. The report shows earmarks (aka “pork”) are a bipartisan problem that cost taxpayers $583 billion in FY...

Screenshot of 2004 Conversation Proves Mark Zuckerberg Never Cared About Your Privacy

I recently golfed with a friend who works at a large corporation. When the topic of work came up, we swapped stories about our mutual loathing of Facebook. I complained about its algorithm changes, which make it much more difficult to reach our...

A Black Gun Owner Will Give Birth in Prison After Brandishing Her Weapon to Protect Her 2-Year-Old

Via Reason: “Siwatu-Salama Ra is a 26-year-old black mother who watched in horror as an angry assailant—a neighbor with whom Ra had a dispute—deliberately crashed her vehicle into Ra's car while Ra's two-year-old daughter was playing inside. Ra...

University of Texas Orders Website Review Following Claims It Treats Masculinity as a ‘Mental Health Issue’

On Monday Jordan Peterson tweeted an article published by PJ Media that alleged the University of Texas had launched a new program to combat masculinity, which would be treated as a mental disorder. Via PJ Media: "The Counseling and Mental...

White House Correspondents' Association Issues (Faux) Apology for Michelle Wolf’s Roast

Comedian Michelle Wolf’s roast at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday has generated a great deal of buzz. The roast was not without its funny moments. Some of Wolf’s jokes were edgy and brilliant. (“Fox News is here. So, you know...

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