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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How Middle Easterners Treated European Refugees during WWII

At the peak of World War II, when Adolf Hitler’s war machine still seemed destined to create his dream of a Third Reich, hundreds of thousands of Europeans found themselves without safe haven. It was April 1941. Hitler and Stalin had already...

Yale Students Petition to ‘Abolish’ Major English Poets

The petition starts out polite enough. “We, undergraduate students in the Yale English Department, write to urge the faculty to reevaluate the undergraduate curriculum.” Then it gets a little chippy. We oppose the continued existence of...

What was behind Couric’s Editing Fudge on Gun Violence?

Esteemed journalist Katie Couric was caught inserting an eight-second “beat” into a documentary film on gun violence in America. In the documentary film, titled Under the Gun, members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) were asked...

Are Civil Forfeiture Laws Basically Legalized Robbery?

A few years ago, The New Yorker published an article (“Taken”) detailing civil asset forfeiture abuses in America. Sarah Stillman, a staff writer at the magazine and a visiting scholar at NYU, chronicled several examples of citizens stripped of...

7 Facts Death Penalty Supporters Should Consider

Julie Borowski is a libertarian who has made a bit of a name for herself by posting quirky videos on some serious subjects. In the video below, she explains how she went from being a proponent of capital punishment to an opponent. Readers can...

Why Won’t Politicians Comment on Venezuelan Socialism?

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), a leading presidential candidate, was asked to comment on several populist governments in South America believed to be in “serious trouble” economically.   The question was put forward by Univision reporter León...

'The Man Who Was Thursday': Chesterton’s Beautiful Nightmare

The endlessly quotable G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was many things in his day: essayist, poet, radio broadcaster, art critic, and novelist. His most popular novel (and my personal favorite) was his novella The Man Who Was Thursday. The book...

America’s Most Embarrassing Spelling Errors

A fun Google Trends report went viral last week that revealed the top searched “how to spell” words in each state. Now, most of us would admit that there are a few simple words that give us a trouble. (Confession: I got the red squiggly line when...

A Revolutionary’s Guide to Creating a Workers' Paradise

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (better known merely as Lenin) pulled off one of the most unlikely revolutions in history. The Marxist revolutionary was exiled from Russian in 1900 but returned in April 1917 shortly after Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the...

Psychologist: Having Children Makes Us Unhappy, Kills Romance

Dreaming of getting married, having children, and living happily ever after. You might be in for a rude awakening, according to psychologist Matthew D. Johnston. Johnston, the Director of the Marriage and Family Studies Laboratory at Binghamton...

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