Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jon is the Senior Editor of Intellectual Takeout. He previously was the Senior Editor of The History Channel Magazine, Managing Editor at Scout.com, and a reporter for the Panama City News Herald. He served as a White House intern in the speech writing department of George W. Bush. He 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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Why I'll Miss Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher once said her life could be summed up in a single sentence: “If my life weren’t funny, it would just be true.” At the heart of this sentence lies the reason I will miss Carrie Fisher: She was honest. The love of truth is a rare...

NPR: Gun Homicides in Chicago Reach ‘Startling Number’

Demarco Webster Jr. didn’t like going outdoors, his father said. Sadly, it’s not hard to see why. In October, the 14-year-old was gunned down while trying to help his father, who was moving, tie a mattress onto a vehicle.   Webster was...

A Tribute to Robert Leo Hulseman, Inventor of the Red Solo Cup

Robert Leo Hulseman, creator of the Red Solo Cup, died last Wednesday. He was 84. When I saw that he had died (news of his death started pick up steam on social media last night), I decided to look at his life.  Hulseman is described in...

Café Posts Sign Banning ‘Nazi’ Trump Supporters

Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Hawaii eatery 8 1/2 Cafe, which primarily serves Italian food, is under fire after reportedly posting a yellow, handwritten sign on its front door that reads, “If you voted for Trump you cannot eat here! No...

Queen Elizabeth’s Savvy Response to a Sultan Who Demanded Homage

In late September 1579, Queen Elizabeth received a satin bag that contained a parchment sprinkled with gold dust. It was a message from Murad III, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, composed in Arabic script. (A second letter written in Latin was also...

The Executioner's Song: The Best Nonfiction Novel I've Read

My wife’s sister, we’ll call her Wendy, is a fellow book worm. She likes to pick my brain for recommendations whenever we drop in around the holidays to enjoy their hospitality on “the farm.” (They grow cranberries on a spread in central Wisconsin...

How We’ll Remember George Michael

Over the Christmas holiday, 2016 claimed yet another pop icon: George Michael. He was 53. Late last night, I made the mistake of sharing a TMZ article on my public Facebook page that showed what George Michael looked like a few months before his...

Failure to Launch: Young Americans Living with Parents Hits 75-Year High

Via the Wall Street Journal: Almost 40% of young Americans were living with their parents, siblings or other relatives in 2015, the largest percentage since 1940, according to an analysis of census data by real estate tracker Trulia. Despite...

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

Monasteries began cropping up in corners of the Roman Empire even before Rome “officially” fell in 476 A.D. Rome had brought order to the Western world for nearly 1,000 years. In its absence, the monastery, which began as small religious...

Why I’ll Never Own a Cat (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Last summer, a few neighbor children came running up to our house. They had found a litter of kittens under their deck. My 5-year-old daughter was out the door so fast I didn’t have the opportunity to shout, “Stop! Brain parasites!” I’ve been...

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