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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Progressives Are Still Begging Obama to Save Them

At Esquire, Charles P. Pierce has a simple message for Barack Obama: Save us! The article, which bears the headline “A Plea for a President,” is an odd medley of hope, grievance, anger, and despair. But Pierce is clear on one point: Barack...

Violent Crime is Up Even Though Poverty is Down. Why?

The FBI recently released its Uniform Crime Report for 2016. There is a lot to digest in the report, but here are three primary takeaways: 1) Violent crime since 2015 is up 4.1% (the second year in a row violent crime has increased); 2) homicides...

How Much Money Has Harvey Weinstein Given to Democrats?

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was fired by the Weinstein Company over the weekend amid a scandal that may go down as one of the worst in history. The New York Times reported that the Hollywood mogul from Queens, N.Y., had been accused of...

4 Ways to Make a Really Bad First Impression

There is a hilarious scene in the Oscar-winning film La La Land that shows the easiest way to make a terrible first impression. Emma Stone’s character Mia arrives at a pool party and is introduced to a man named Carlo. The conversation begins...

Sexual Harassment and Absolution of Sin in 21st-Century America

The New York Times published a damning report that contained decades of sexual harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein, one of the most powerful and celebrated film producers in Hollywood. The details in the report are, frankly, nauseating and...

Barzun in 1999: The Internet Will Lead to Isolation and Chaos

Jacques Barzun (1907-2012) was one of the preeminent historians of his day. His magnum opus, From Dawn to Decadence, traces the history of Western culture from 1500 to 2000. The book is required reading for anyone serious about understanding Western...

Statistician Rethinks Gun Control After Digging into the Data

Statistician Leah Libresco said she used to be for gun control. Then she looked at the data. Writing at the Washington Post, the former newswriter for the data journalism site FiveThirtyEight explained her epiphany. “Before I started...

Schools Are Now Seeking ‘Racially Conscious’ Teachers

In the fall issue of Thinking Minnesota, Katherine Kersten offers a deep-dive look into the social justice activism that is beginning to take hold in many of America’s schools. And so far the results have not been pretty. Kersten, an attorney and...

Why Are There So Many Mass Shootings Today?

On Oct. 1, 2017, a 64-year-old man named Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas, killing at least 58 people and injuring some 515 more. Paddock, who had no previous criminal record, then turned one of his weapons on...

NFL’s Favorability Rating Sinks to Historic Low

Morning Consult released data Friday morning that might keep NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell up tonight. The Washington, D.C.-based digital media and survey research company’s numbers show a collapse of the NFL’s net favorability ratings since...

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