Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jon is the Senior Editor of Intellectual Takeout. He is responsible for daily editorial content and web strategy.   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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Dying Words From 7 Founding Fathers

1) “‘Tis Well.” – George Washington, Dec. 14, 1799​ Washington caught a chill while out riding during a December snow storm. He arrived late to dinner and, not wishing to keep his guests waiting, opted to not change out of his wet clothes. He...

Why is Prostitution Still Illegal?

Over the weekend, I read about a prostitution sting in Lansing, Michigan, that resulted in 49 arrests. Many of the arrests likely went down like this one: A man walked into a spa on Lansing's south side on an early February morning last year...

Why Would You Deny Someone a Job Because of a High IQ?

I wanted to be a cop. But when I took the test, they found out my IQ was too high! It sounds like a bad joke. But this actually happened to a Connecticut man when he took the test a number of years, and it's possible it's happening at law...

Oscar Wilde: Wanting to Be Left Alone Is Not 'Selfishness'

Confession: Oscar Wilde is one of my favorite writers. Though he was what Dostoevsky would have described as “a dedicated sensualist,” Wilde possessed a true creative genius perhaps unmatched among his literary contemporaries.    His...

Can You Recognize America’s First Political Cartoon?

The "Join Us or Die" snake is believed to be the first cartoon to run in a newspaper in American history. The cartoon was published in Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754. Historians believe Franklin himself created the...

Has Facebook Really Been Suppressing Conservatives?

It’s a safe guess that readers will not see this story on Facebook’s trending news section, but it’s still worth sharing.   Gizmodo, a popular tech blog, reports that former Facebook employees admitted that “Facebook workers routinely...

Cartoonist Fired After Poke at Big Ag CEOs

Rick Friday, the longtime cartoonist whose drawings had appeared in the Iowa-based publication Farm News for more than two decades, drew his final cartoon for the publication last week, he said. In a Facebook message posted April 30, Friday...

Bullying Video Goes Viral Days after U.S. City Votes to Fine Parents for Child Bullying

The city council of Shawano, Wisconsin, recently passed an ordinance that will allow the city to fine parents whose children are caught exhibiting “bullying behavior.” Via Fox59 Indianapolis: Under the new ordinance, parents will be...

3 ‘Bad Loves’: When Freud and Christian Theology Actually Agree

Love is perhaps the greatest emotion humans can feel. It’s generally viewed as a positive concept, but philosophers, literature, and psychologists have long attempted to show that love of the wrong things in the wrong ways is a great vice. ...

12 Times Calvin and Hobbes Taught Us about Philosophy & Religion

As you may know, Calvin & Hobbes contains religious and philosophical significance in its very title. In a nod to his political science classes in college, creator Bill Watterson named Calvin after John Calvin, the 16th-century theologian...

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