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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That Alexander Hamilton Had One Messed Up Childhood

Interest in Alexander Hamilton, the man commonly dubbed America's “most brilliant” Founding Father, has spiked following the success of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical: Hamilton. While I’ve yet to see the musical, I have read the book that...

The Hippocratic Oath doesn’t say ‘First, Do No Harm’

The Greek physician Hippocrates (460 – 370 BC) is considered the father of modern medicine in Western culture. It would be unusual to take an ethics class at a medical school in the United States and not here mention of the author of the Hippocratic...

How Our Society Treats Prisoners ‘Like Animals’

About 2.2 million people reside in the approximately 5,000 prisons sprinkled across the U.S. today, more than any country in the world. They’ve been put there for being found guilty of violating any number of laws that society has deemed...

Marvel Kills Bruce Banner, Retires Tony Stark in Diversity Purge

Say goodbye to Bruce Banner and Tony Stark, comic book fans. The iconic characters were replaced with a more diverse cast this month. News of Bruce Banner’s demise broke Wednesday. The Hollywood Reporter has the story:    ...

Bush’s Dallas Speech Was Clutch

The slaying of five Dallas police officers in the wake of police shootings that left two African American men dead has been a difficult time for America, to say the least. The anguish resulting from these tragedies has been accompanied by a surge...

Philosopher Explains Why We Protest. All. The. Time.

I arrived to work this morning to news that 40 or 50 protestors had blocked a local highway during rush hour in protest of last week’s killing of Philando Castile.   Similar protests are taking place across the country, yet protests have...

‘Diversity and Inclusion’ Statements Required on Campus

Last month, the University of Cincinnati issued a statement notifying the public that the school “will request a Diversity and Inclusion statement of all applicants for faculty and staff positions.” The policy went into effect on July 1, the...

Harvard Economist: No Racial Bias in Police Shootings

Roland G. Fryer Jr. called the finding “the most surprising result” of his career. In a New York Times article published Monday, Fryer, the youngest African-American to receive tenure at Harvard, said his research finds no racial bias in police...

Sharing Your Netflix Password Might Now Be a Federal Crime

In a recent opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the conviction of a man who used a former co-worker’s password to access information from his previous employer.   Via Reuters: A divided federal appeals court...

13 Sublime Quotes from Emerson on Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) is considered the founding father of the American Transcendental movement. The Harvard-educated scholar, godfather to William James and mentor to H.D. Thoreau, was both brilliant and controversial. His “Divinity...

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