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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Romanticism Is Killing Marriage. Is it Time to Rethink Some Things?

Today, arranged marriages are almost unheard of in the U.S. and Europe, though it remains a fairly common practice in many Eastern countries, including India, China, and Japan. To the modern mind, the very notion of an arranged marriage is...

Why Ricky Gervais Is Right to Defend Free Speech Following ‘Count Dankula’s’ Hate Speech Conviction

In 2017, a 28-year-old Scottish man named Mark Meechan was arrested on suspicion of “posting offensive material online.” The arrest stemmed from a video Meechan created and shared, which showed his girlfriend’s pug doing a Nazi salute whenever it...

Hannah Arendt on How Loneliness Breeds Terror

Thinkers as early as Aristotle observed that man is, by nature, a social creature. For this reason, there has been a surge of media attention on the “loneliness plague” which the Information Age has wrought. Most media attention has focused on...

The Bath School Massacre: The Worst School Attack in U.S. History

On the morning of May 18, 1927, a school board treasurer named Andrew Kehoe blew up a schoolhouse in Bath Township, Mich., killing 44 people (38 children and 6 adults). Another 58 people were injured. Eyewitnesses later said they could hear the...

‘Be Yourself’ Is Not a Governing Philosophy

‘Be yourself’ is a catchy Audioslave song. It's also one of the most ubiquitous clichés in modern society. Like so many clichés, many of us have probably told someone “just be you” or “be yourself” without actually thinking what the words...

5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life in a Hurry

Tom fell hard for Kara. She had an electric personality and a unique ability to draw him out. After a passionate courtship they were engaged, then married—all within a couple months. Tom had never been so happy. Then things soured. A few...

Edina School Board Settles Lawsuit with Conservative Students, Denies Wrongdoing

A school board in Minnesota settled a federal lawsuit filed last week that had accused the district of violating the First Amendment rights of conservative students. Edina High School, which has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the Minnesota’s...

Humility is the Key to Altruism, Georgetown Psychologist Says

When she was 19 years old, Abigail Marsh swerved her car to avoid a dog and ended up in a car wreck that almost claimed her life. She was saved by a stranger, a man she recalls looked vaguely like the actor Idris Elba. The man ran across four...

Media Admits Russian Bots Thing is ‘Total Bullsh*t’

We’ve pointed out that the narrative that “the Russians did it” is getting a little out of control. BuzzFeed apparently agrees. Wednesday, in a piece titled “Stop Blaming Russian Bots For Everything,” the media outlet said enough is enough...

Logical Fallacies in the Gun Debate

In 2017, the data website FiveThirtyEight declared that the U.S. had become more polarized on the issue of guns that at any time in the nation’s history. Because of the emotional nature of the debate, both gun control advocates and Second...

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