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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Obama Pushes Back on Identity Politics

Progressives have been lamenting the absence of Barack Obama. The former president has been largely absent from the political arena since President Trump’s ascendancy to the office. This, of course, is the norm for ex presidents. But, as I noted...

Former CIA Boss John Brennan Tweets Fake Lincoln Quote, Won’t Take It Down

It’s become a running joke that Abraham Lincoln didn’t actually say half the things attributed to him. Lincoln historians will tell you this phenomenon began almost as soon as the sixteenth president’s life was claimed by John Wilkes Booth, if...

William Shatner Defended Laura Ingalls Wilder on Twitter. Now He's Being Accused of Racism.

On June 30, actor William Shatner tweeted his displeasure with the renaming of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. By Independence Day, all hell had broken loose. Wilder (1867-1957), a children’s author best known for her Little House on the Prairie...

YouTube Refuses to Take Down ‘Baby Raping’ Video—As It Cracks Down on Instructional Gun Videos

A federal judge recently pushed back on Twitter’s legal assertion that the company can ban any user any time for any reason. The case raises interesting practical questions about censorship and social media. Twitter, after all, is hardly the only...

Denying Someone a Place to Eat Violates Timeless Norms of Hospitality that Go Back to the Homeric Age

On Feb. 1, 1960, four college students in Greensboro, North Carolina—Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil— sat down at the lunch counter in Woolworth’s and tried to order a bite to eat. They were denied. Authorities...

Morality and Immigration: 4 Overlooked Stats Everyone Is Missing in the Border Crisis Debate

The humanitarian crisis unfolding on America’s southern border is a tragic scene. Reports state that Department of Health and Human Services has been taking in about 250 children per day in recent weeks as immigrants from South America—primarily...

The Diversity Division at the University of Texas Has 8 Vice Presidents

American Enterprise Institute scholar Mark Perry recently wrote about the impressive size of the University of Michigan’s diversity staff, which is nearly one hundred full-time employees. We noted that more than a quarter of these “diversicrats”...

The Op-Ed on Diversity that Got a Best-Selling American Author Sacked by Penguin

Lionel Shriver, an American author best known for her 2003 novel We Need to Talk About Kevin, was troubled by an email a colleague forwarded to her regarding Penguin Random House’s new literary and hiring policies. The letter stated that the...

Supreme Court Rules Against Minnesota Law Banning 'Political' Apparel at Polling Places

Via Cato: This morning, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that a Minnesota law banning “political” apparel at polling places violates the First Amendment. This was ultimately an easy case, as it should have been all along, and this decision was...

How Hitler Could Regret He'd ‘Been So Kind’ in a Letter Days Before His Death

In a bunker in Berlin on April 27, 1945, just three days before he’d take his own life—either by cyanide or the pistol (historians still debate which killed him)—Adolf Hitler reflected on his shattered dream of creating a thousand-year Third Reich...

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