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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8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

Marcus Aurelius (121-180 A.D.), the last of Rome’s Five Great Emperors, was in many ways the paradigm of Plato’s philosopher king. His Meditations (essentially a diary written for himself) reveal a man striving for peace through wisdom,...

The Atlantic: A Crisis of Truth is Upon Us (Apart From Trump)

A mere one-third of Americans trust their government to “do what is right,” according to a new report by the communication firm Edelman. Trust in the media is not much higher (42%), and while trust in business and non-governmental organizations...

FBI Agents Privately Said Russia Probe Would Be a Wild Goose Chase

Two FBI officials at the heart of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe exchanged text messages expressing doubt about collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. FBI Agent Peter Strzok was removed from...

America’s Shrinking Middle-Class: What's Really Happening

We Americans love our middle-class. The idea appeals to our egalitarian sensibilities. It’s the reason between 85 and 90 percent of Americans have historically identified as middle-class, and why politicians of all stripes claim their policies are...

Sex and Marriage: 6 Statistics That Might Surprise You

Maureen McGrath is a sex educator, author, registered nurse, and self-described “sexpert.” In 2016, McGrath, who has a clinical sex practice, gave a TED Talk on the topic of sex and marriage that has been watched by nearly 10 million people....

California Has the Highest Poverty Rate in America. Why?

Can you guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the U.S.? Many people would say Mississippi. That’s how I would have responded if you had asked me this morning, and I would have been right in a sense. There are two different ways to...

7 Timeless Life Lessons from Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius (121-180 A.D.), the last of Rome’s Five Great Emperors, was a study of contrasts. In many ways he was the paradigm of Plato’s philosopher king, yet his reign—which began in 161 A.D. following the death of his adopted father, Antonius...

When Feeding the Homeless Becomes a Crime

More than a dozen people were recently arrested in El Cajon, California. Their crime? They were feeding the homeless. “The arrests come in the wake of a newly enacted city ordinance banning people from feeding the homeless in public,” a local...

Can #MeToo Feminism and the Hookup Culture Coexist?

There is a scene in the 2017 hit romantic comedy The Big Sick that shows the perfect one-night stand. The protagonist, a 30-something Pakistani immigrant named Kumail (played by Kumail Nanjiani of HBO’s Silicon Valley), meets an attractive grad...

The Feds Fought a Two-Year Battle Against the Truth to Prosecute Cliven Bundy—and the Truth Won

In April 2014, rancher Cliven Bundy put out a nationwide plea. He claimed the federal government, with whom he had been in a land feud for two decades, was taking his property and had come armed for war. “They have my house surrounded,” Bundy...

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