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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The ‘Haunted’ Baby Craze in Thailand

The internet is buzzing about the baby-boom underway in Bangkok—a plastic baby boom. That’s right, grown women are carrying around little dolls called luk thep (“little angels”). They apparently take them everywhere and treat them like an actual...

Apprehensions at US-Mexico Border Reach 40-Year Low

The number of Mexican migrants seized near the U.S. border plummeted in 2015, according to a report by the Pew Research Center. Via Pew: Apprehensions of Mexican migrants declined to near-historic lows last fiscal year, which ended Sept...

50-Year Study: Spanking Isn’t Effective

A new study has found that spanking does not improve behavior in children in the short term and leads to detrimental behavior in the long term. Via CBS News:  Spanking a child leads to bad behaviors, not the better manners some...

Are Men Just Better at Math and Science Than Women?

In early 2005, Harvard President Lawrence Summers suggested that innate differences between men and women might be responsible for under-representation of women in math and science departments at elite academic institutions. The comment set off a...

Jesse Jackson’s Surprising Harsh Words for Schools in 1977

As someone who slides into the backend of the Gen-X generation, my view of the Rev. Jesse Jackson has always been basically the same. My charitable view of Jackson had been that he is a gifted speaker with a great deal of media savvy; that he cares...

Former CEO of McDonald’s: $15 Minimum Wage Will Cost Jobs

Ed Rensi, the former president of McDonald’s USA, wrote an article that appeared in Forbes recently in which he argued that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour could cost about a million jobs in limited service restaurants.    ...

Is Science Figuring Out How to REVERSE Death?

The Uniform Determination of Death Act (yes, there is such a thing) says there are two ways people in the U.S. can be declared dead. 1) The brain dies; or 2) one experiences an "irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions...

The Original Pinocchio Story was Cray Cray

Recently while hunting for children’s books with my 4-year-old daughter, I picked up a copy of Pinocchio for a dollar. That night for fun I began to thumb through the book. Now, I recall hearing at some point that Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio...

Outer Space: Why Have We Heard Nothing?

A year ago, Ellen Stofan, a chief scientist at NASA, made a bold prediction on the question of the discovery of alien life in the universe: I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're...

3 Brain Puzzles You’ll Probably Fail

The power of the human mind is astonishing. It’s also highly unpredictable. On one hand it is capable of computer-like power; on the other hand, it is at times easily fooled. I’ve always been fascinated by mind puzzles and thought exams that...

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