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 UN’s Ridiculously Biased Human Rights Report

Via Anne Bayefsky at Fox News: According to the United Nations, the most evil country in the world today is Israel. On March 24, 2016, the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) wrapped up its annual meeting in New York by condemning...

Why People Aren't as Moral as They Think

Polls show that about seven in ten Americans believe moral values are getting worse. But if you ask most people, they will probably claim to be one of the moral ones.    It’s natural for individuals to think of people as either moral or...

Van Gogh’s Pain and Beauty

We know Vincent Van Gogh painted beautifully. We know he cut off his own ear. But what else do we really know about the brilliant Dutch Painter? A glimpse of the letters he wrote to his younger brother, Theo, reveal much: his drive; his pain; his...

University Gone Wild: Marquette Suspends Prof over ‘Reckless’ Blog

Marquette University associate professor John McAdams says the university has given him an ultimatum: accept an unpaid suspension for the remainder of 2016 and apologize for his “reckless” blog post of 2014 or face termination. McAdams, a tenured...

The Rosenberg Conviction – 65 Years Later (p.s. They Were Guilty)

Sixty-five years ago Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of espionage for passing secrets to the Soviets before and after the Second World War. They were executed two years later. It sounds like ancient history, and I’m sure many younger...

The 10 Smartest Celebrities

We share with you a list of the ten smartest celebrities WatchMojo could find and obtain video footage of without violating copyright laws. Now, a list of the 10 smartest celebrities might sound like a fairly low bar, but I’ll give credit where...

8 Founding Father Quotes on Human Nature

America’s Founding Fathers were the men who “gave us stars to steer by,” in the words of David McCullough. Their values shaped their vision, which in turn shaped the great American Experiment undertaken in 1776. The Framers were rather fond of...

Ex-Porn Star: Don’t do porn, people will treat you differently

Even if you haven’t seen her films, you might know who Bree Olson is. Her claim to fame, outside of her movies, is that she was briefly part of Charlie Sheen’s harem. Though not yet 30, Olson (real name: Rachel Marie Oberlin) is credited with 316...

Pius V vs. Francis: A Tale of Two Popes

Over Easter weekend, Pope Francis delivered a lovely if banal message to the world in the wake of the brutal attacks in Brussels. He called upon the world to use “weapons of love" to combat the "blind and brutal violence" employed by ISIS. It is...

The Day the Praetorian Guard Went Batsh*t Crazy

There’s a saying: It’s good to be the king. Tell that to Publius Helvius Pertinax Augustus. Pertinax came to power following the assassination of Commodus, the son of Marcus Aurelius whose reign was marred by erratic behavior, which included the...

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