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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Former NPR CEO Spends a Year with Devout Trump Voters. Here’s What He Discovered.

Ken Stern spent eight and a half years at NPR, first as the network’s Executive Vice President, then as its CEO. Then in 2016, spurred by why he called a deep fear that the red and blue division in America was tearing the nation apart,...

Why ‘Black and Orange Spirit Day’ is Now a Thing

A Massachusetts elementary school recently made national headlines after canceling its annual Halloween costume parade and announcing it would henceforth observe “Black and Orange Spirit Day.” “[T]he costume parade is out of our ordinary routine...

5 Things Marx Wanted to Abolish (Besides Private Property)

One of the remarkable things about The Communist Manifesto is its honesty. Karl Marx might not have been a very good guy, but he was refreshingly candid about the aims of Communism. This brazenness, one could argue, is baked into the Communist...

'Porn Star': Why We Should Probably Lose the Term

A few years ago, an 18-year old Duke University student named Miriam Weeks began performing in pornographic films for $1,300 per scene to make ends meet. Today she is better known by her nom de porn: Belle Knox. The story created a national stir...

Is a ‘Nation Without Borders’ an Oxymoron?

Democrats have had a tough few years. Following the 2016 elections, as Vox has pointed out, Republicans achieved a political dominance not seen since the Civil War era. Not only did the GOP win the presidency while holding the House and Senate,...

5 (Fake) Tips From the 1950s on How to Be a Good Housewife

In a restaurant in Cannon Beach, Oregon, one will find on the wall an excerpt from a 1950s-era “high school home economics textbook” that offers readers several tips on how to be a good wife. They consist of the following: 1) Have dinner ready...

A Historian Explains Why America Will Probably Fail

The English author Paul Johnson opens his book A History of the American People (1997) by calling the United States “the greatest of all human adventures.” While clearly a fan of America’s grand experiment, Johnson nonetheless expressed some...

A Case Study in Fake News: ‘Mom was called to school after her daughter hit another student. Her response was perfect’

The headline is catchy: ‘Mom was called to school after her daughter hit another student. Her response was perfect.’ The article last night appeared twice in my Facebook feed within a span of 30 minutes, so I decided to click. Here’s the gist of...

Christina Hoff Sommers Interview: On the ‘monster’ Harvey Weinstein, campus kangaroo courts, and reclaiming feminism

American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers will be speaking at Intellectual Takeout’s gala on Oct. 30. A graduate of NYU who received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Brandeis University, Sommers joined AEI as the W.H. Brady fellow...

Conservatives Shouldn’t Sacrifice Their Principles for Trump

In his play “The Knights,” the Athenian playwright Aristophanes creatively and humorously showed the insidious power of demagoguery. A satire written in the 5th-century B.C., the play depicted a Greek city-state that was succumbing to...

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