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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Cartoonist Fired After Poke at Big Ag CEOs

Rick Friday, the longtime cartoonist whose drawings had appeared in the Iowa-based publication Farm News for more than two decades, drew his final cartoon for the publication last week, he said. In a Facebook message posted April 30, Friday...

Bullying Video Goes Viral Days after U.S. City Votes to Fine Parents for Child Bullying

The city council of Shawano, Wisconsin, recently passed an ordinance that will allow the city to fine parents whose children are caught exhibiting “bullying behavior.” Via Fox59 Indianapolis: Under the new ordinance, parents will be...

3 ‘Bad Loves’: When Freud and Christian Theology Actually Agree

Love is perhaps the greatest emotion humans can feel. It’s generally viewed as a positive concept, but philosophers, literature, and psychologists have long attempted to show that love of the wrong things in the wrong ways is a great vice. ...

12 Times Calvin and Hobbes Taught Us about Philosophy & Religion

As you may know, Calvin & Hobbes contains religious and philosophical significance in its very title. In a nod to his political science classes in college, creator Bill Watterson named Calvin after John Calvin, the 16th-century theologian...

$36M Govt. Ad Campaign Encourages LGBT Community to … Quit Smoking

Via the Washington Free Beacon: The Food and Drug Administration is using young lesbians, drag queens, and transgender individuals in a $36 million advertising campaign to encourage the LGBT community to quit smoking. The government launched...

Would Hillary Clinton really be the first female president?

A cornerstone of Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been that she would be America’s first female president, and it has been a theme her supporters consistently have trumpeted.    “When folks talk about a revolution,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow...

Student Detained For Using $2 Bill to Buy Lunch

Just when you thought you’d seen it all in the public school system. Imagine sending your child to school with money to buy lunch, and then being told that the child was attempting to use “fake” money to buy said lunch. (And that your child had “...

Do Most Humans Long to Be Ruled?

Is America ripe for a dictatorial coup? It’s a question more and more pundits are asking. (We’ve also chimed in.) Why? First, it’s a presidential election year. And everyone gets a little crazy crazier during election season. But it’s more...

Does ‘Damaged Masculinity’ Explain the Surge in Gun Sales?

A couple of weeks ago, on the 17-year anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre, the Washington Post ran a headline: “Damaged masculinity’ may help explain Columbine and other mass shootings.” The article, written by Michael Rosenwald,...

Psychologist on the Breakdown of Discourse: ‘I’m a Liberal Professor and My Liberal Students Scare Me’

At a recent NYU debate, psychologist Jonathan Haidt was one of several panelist who discussed free speech and the exchange of ideas on campuses, as well as the rise of microaggressions (ideas or statements that might be subtly offensive to some...

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