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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Queen Elizabeth’s Savvy Response to a Sultan Who Demanded Homage

In late September 1579, Queen Elizabeth received a satin bag that contained a parchment sprinkled with gold dust. It was a message from Murad III, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, composed in Arabic script. (A second letter written in Latin was also...

The Executioner's Song: The Best Nonfiction Novel I've Read

My wife’s sister, we’ll call her Wendy, is a fellow book worm. She likes to pick my brain for recommendations whenever we drop in around the holidays to enjoy their hospitality on “the farm.” (They grow cranberries on a spread in central Wisconsin...

How We’ll Remember George Michael

Over the Christmas holiday, 2016 claimed yet another pop icon: George Michael. He was 53. Late last night, I made the mistake of sharing a TMZ article on my public Facebook page that showed what George Michael looked like a few months...

Failure to Launch: Young Americans Living with Parents Hits 75-Year High

Via the Wall Street Journal: Almost 40% of young Americans were living with their parents, siblings or other relatives in 2015, the largest percentage since 1940, according to an analysis of census data by real estate tracker Trulia. Despite...

Why I’ll Never Own a Cat (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Last summer, a few neighbor children came running up to our house. They had found a litter of kittens under their deck. My 5-year-old daughter was out the door so fast I didn’t have the opportunity to shout, “Stop! Brain parasites!” I’ve been...

New Study Links Pot Use to Degenerative Brain Disorder

Via Big Think: Researchers at Amen Clinics Inc. of California have found evidence that chronic use may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s. This is because it restricts blood flow to the regions of the brain where the condition takes root. Co-...

More Votes than Voters Found in 37% of Detroit Precincts

Green Party presidential hopeful Jill Stein has taken some heat for demanding recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. It turns out we may owe her a debt of gratitude. Via The Detroit News: Voting machines in...

‘Trump Attackers’ Who Tried to Grab this Woman’s Hijab Were Fake

On Dec. 1. Yasmin Seweid, 18, told police and the media that she had been attacked on a subway by three white men, supporters of president-elect Donald Trump. The scene described was horrifying. [Strangers] stood by and watched as...

Orwell on the Difference Between Patriotism and Nationalism

A prominent intellectual at a recent private meeting was asked the difference between nationalism and patriotism. His response was similar to the explanation Justice Potter Stewart once offered on the difference between “obscene speech” (i.e. porn)...

Oxford Univ. Tells Students to Stop Saying ‘He’ and ‘She’

Via the Daily Mail: Oxford University is encouraging students to use the gender-neutral pronoun 'ze' instead of 'she and 'he'. The students' union wrote in a leaflet that the move was intended to reduce the risk of transgender students being...

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