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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Child Sexbots and Dolls Probably Aren’t the Cure for Pedophilia

Shin Takagi is a pedophile. He has never acted on his impulses, he told the Atlantic in a recent interview, but is attracted to children. This is a problem for Takagi. After reading the article, one senses that he feels an intense desire for...

Why We Should Resist the Urge to Shame People into Conformity

The American psychologist Rollo May (1909-1994) once observed that the opposite of courage is not cowardice; it’s conformity. May believed this was particularly true for modern man, but it would be a mistake to assume the pressure to conform is a...

Have a Low IQ? The Government Can Take Your Child.

Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler of Redmond, Oregon, did something this Christmas that many parents take for granted: they celebrated it with their child. The couple’s 10-month-old son Hunter had been in foster care almost since the day he was born...

'The Last Jedi' is Awful and Disney is Ruining Star Wars

In 1964, shortly after the release of Disney’s adaptation of P. L. Travers’ charming 1934 book Mary Poppins, J.R.R. Tolkien sent a letter to one Miss J.L. Curry of Stanford University. In the letter, Tolkien complained about the corrupting influence...

Writing Tips From Stephen King: 11 things every writer should know

There were no Stephen King novels in my home growing up. I’m not sure if this was because King’s writings were deemed unsanitary (by my mother) or low-brow (by my father). Whatever the case, over the years several of King’s novels found there way...

Amir Khan Receiving Death Threats Because He Posted a Christmas Tree on Instagram

Via the International Business Times: The Christmas tree controversy is refusing to let go of Amir Khan. After being at the centre of a debate triggered when he displayed his love for his three-year-old daughter by putting up a surprise...

Why Republicans Shouldn't Get So Excited About Tax Cuts

There is a lot of hyperbolic rhetoric flying around about the $1.5 trillion tax package Congressional Republicans delivered on this week. Democratic leaders decried the legislation, declaring it "the end of the world... Armageddon." (I’m not...

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

Monasteries began cropping up in corners of the Roman Empire even before Rome “officially” fell in 476 A.D. Rome had brought order to the Western world for nearly 1,000 years. In its absence, the monastery, which began as small religious...

Cheating Linked to Unfaithful Parents, Study Finds

Marital fidelity doesn’t come easily. When the cheating website Ashley Madison was hacked in 2015, it was revealed that the company had some 37 million users. The same year, in a YouGov survey, one in five Americans admitted to being unfaithful...

Daniel Shaver's Shooting Death by Police Never Should Have Happened

An Arizona jury last week acquitted Mesa police officer Philip Mitchell Brailsford of murder and manslaughter in the 2016 on-duty shooting of Daniel Shaver, a 26-year-old father. The shooting occurred on Jan. 18, 2016, at a hotel where Shaver was...

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