Devin Foley

Devin Foley

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Devin is the co-founder and president of Intellectual Takeout. Prior to co-founding Intellectual Takeout, he served as the Director of Development at the Center of the American Experiment, a state-based think tank in Minnesota, where he was responsible for meeting a $1 million annual budget. He has been a commentator on a variety of TV and radio stations, and was named a 2011 Young Leader by the American Swiss Foundation. He is a graduate of Hillsdale College where he studied history and political science.

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Recent blog posts by this author

Hilarious BBC Interview Reveals more than Children

If you’ve ever been interviewed for TV or radio remotely, you know that there is special bit of adrenaline that kicks in. It’s as if your entire career depends on a few minutes of fame. Like the sword of Damocles everything seems to hang in the...

Ash Wednesday Faux Pas: 'Professor, you’ve got dirt on your forehead.'

Back in college, I worked the snack bar for a few years. As it was a very small, liberal arts college, there was only one. You met a lot of people, saw your friends, and served your professors. Aside from making milk shakes, I enjoyed the work. I...

Former Stanford Provost: ‘The Threat from Within’

Stanford News recently featured an excerpt from former Trustee John Etchemendy about the challenges higher education is facing. He begins by arguing, Universities are a fundamental force of good in the world. At their best, they mine knowledge...

It’s called the Executive Branch

In 2010, less than 25% of high school seniors in America were considered proficient in civics according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Even worse, in 2010 only 12% of high school seniors were proficient in history. Perhaps those...

Chicago: 3 out of 4 Blacks Born out of Wedlock

Regarding the news of four black teens in Chicago livestreaming their kidnapping and torturing of a white, special-needs youth, CNN’s Don Lemon argued that it wasn’t evil, but rather “bad parenting”. While I vehemently disagree with Don regarding...

No, Don, this was Evil

By now, most of the country has learned about the kidnapping and torture of a white, special-needs teenager by four, young blacks in Chicago. The reason we all know about it? Because one of the four perpetrators decided to live-stream their actions...

Terrifying Beauty Makes no Sense

In our post-modern world, beauty is often said to be in the eye of the beholder. And, yet, I have little doubt that one could pull together Muslims, Atheists, Christians, Buddhists, and others to view a sunset and all who viewed it would agree in...

The Great Equalizer

It’s odd that those who are often calling for ever greater equality in all things, are the same who are often the most vocally calling to get rid of guns. Understandably, the thinking goes that if guns are gone then we all have a great and more...

The Christmas Story according to Luke

For Christians, the story actually starts well before Mary, Joseph, and Jesus in the little town of Bethlehem. It goes back to prophesies and promises found in the Old Testament and the ancient Jewish traditions. “Therefore the Lord himself shall...

What if teenagers can’t even read?

The teacher’s words are two years old now, but still deeply troubling. In her December 4, 2014 letter to the editor, Kim Dallas, an English teacher at Rosemount High School in Minnesota had the following to say: “I teach high school English, and...

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