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 Shakespeare Forger Who Duped England

William Henry Ireland was born in London in 1777 (or 1775, records vary), the son of a British author and engraver. Ireland came of age during what can be called a Shakespeare craze. Though he was considered a poor student—one teacher deemed him...

Study: Women are Biased AGAINST Short Men

Researchers concluded that short men face statistically significant handicaps in the areas of education, occupation, income, and the ability to attract women. A study released in March, conducted by BMJ, a healthcare knowledge provider based in...

The Tarantino-like End of Richard the Lionheart

I admit it. I still picture Richard the Lionheart as the handsome, smirking, fellow Sean Connery depicted in the Robin Hood movie that came out in 1991. I do this even though I know that Richard I was not that fellow.   Lionized for...

How Tetris Reveals the Stunning Power of the Human Brain

We know the human brain is more complex than the world’s most powerful computers. The most recent attempt to use a supercomputer to simulate the activity of a human brain showed that it took 40 minutes to process the data of a single second of...

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...

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