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 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

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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...

Feminist Icon Eviscerates the GOP Candidates

Camille Paglia has risen to fame as one of the premiere academics and social critics in America. Though a liberal and feminist, she has proven herself unafraid to challenge the orthodoxies of her party and progressivism. Writing in Salon this...

Huxley’s Disturbing Prophecy

A decade and half after the publication of Brave New World (1931), Aldous Huxley penned a foreword to his magnum opus that has attracted relatively little attention. Written shortly after the conclusion of the Second World War, the article is...

A.I. Robot: ‘Yes, I Will Destroy Humans’

The humanoid robot “Sophia” is being billed as the world most advanced A.I. android. Designed to look “very humanlike,” the robot can smile and make other facial expressions. Her primary function is to interact with human beings for purposes of...

Tyrion Lannister for Supreme Court!

The routine is old. We’ve seen it before. A television host holds a mic in front of a passerby who willfully displays how clueless he or she is about general knowledge. It was funny when Leno was doing it 20 years ago. And I found Jimmy Kimmel...

Chess Champ Explains Trump Rise in a Single Sentence

Russian political activist Garry Kasparov decried the West’s “complacency and retreat” from the fight against Islamic terrorism in the wake of the terrorist attack in Brussels. In a Facebook post published Tuesday, Kasparov, a grandmaster chess...

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