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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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...

Confused Wellesley Students Protest Scholar Believing She Opposes Transgender Rights (She Doesn’t)

Some 100 Wellesley students last week turned out to protest the lecture of Dr. Alice Dreger, a bioethicist and former professor at the University of Northwestern and Michigan State, who’d been invited to speak by the school’s Freedom Project....

Why Does America Have a Second Amendment?

Mass shootings have become almost a regular occurrence in modern America. Every few months, we watch the television reports in horror: a lone gunman descends on some location—a concert, school, church, or nightclub—and opens fire on a group of...

Minnesota Seeks to Insert 'Social Justice' in Teacher Licensing

A newly created Minnesota board is seeking to implement a rule that critics say would introduce “social justice” training to the state’s teacher licensing. The board, the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB), was created...

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