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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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...

Roseanne: 'Hillary Owns the Press'

It is a wise general rule to pay little or no attention to anything celebrities say. I am usually a firm subscriber to this rule, but I’m going to break it here. Roseanne Barr actually said something in an interview yesterday that piqued my...

5 Fascinating Quotes from Cato the Elder

Marcus Porcius Cato (234- 149 BC) was a Roman statesman and orator who rose to fame during the Punic Wars. Often referred to as Censorinus (the Censor) or the Elder to distinguish him from his grandson (Cato the Younger), Cato was raised in a...

Fertility is Plummeting Worldwide

A few months ago, the Pew Research Center presented some data that on the surface appeared to be very good news. The teen birth rate had reached a historic low. The teen birth rate in the U.S. is at a record low, dropping below 25 births per 1,...

Geniuses Possess This One Common Trait

James Gleick has written about some of the most distinguished minds in history. As a former science reporter at the New York Times, he profiled some of the most brilliant people in the world. He’s written biographies of Isaac Newton and Richard...

13 J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes that are Absolutely Wonderful

1. “Human stories are practically always about one thing, aren't they? Death. The inevitability of death.” – 1968 BBC documentary 2. “Well, the first War of the Machines seems to be drawing to its final inconclusive chapter — leaving, alas,...

Was Brexit Sparked by Rapes?

Politicians and pundits are still scrambling to understand and explain the reasons behind Britain’s stunning exit from the European Union.   My first thought was the debt crisis in Greece had a lot to do with it. But other explanations...

10 Federal Debt Facts That Will Make You Feel Queasy

It’s no secret that the U.S. government is swimming in red ink. Government statistics show federal debt currently stands at $19.3 trillion. The problem is that the human mind has trouble understanding a figure so huge. Nineteen trillion is just...

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