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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Antifa and Neo-Nazis: A Pox on Both Their Houses

Since the chaos at Charlottesville, media of various sorts have been hammering away at the evil of white supremacy and neo-Nazis while barely mentioning the evil of Antifa. It is as if we are to believe that we have a binary choice: Will you line up...

Indoctrination in American Schools: How bad is it?

(The above image is that of a jacket worn by a teacher in a West Virginia public school.) The father of America's public education system, Horace Mann, famously quipped: "Men are cast-iron, but children are wax." Mann knew that education was...

Should a Christian be a Foodie?

One of the highly celebrated pleasures of our time is fine cuisine. All manner of foodie hotspots have sprung up as TV shows and social media continue to popularize delicious, unique food. But should Christians partake in the foodie culture? Not...

The Road to Serfdom: We’re Probably on It

On both sides of the political aisle, frustration with Washington, D.C., has been palpable and growing for many years. Several years ago, President Obama himself stated, “The American people overwhelmingly believe that this town doesn't work...

Does the Bern see his hypocrisy?

During a budget committee hearing for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget nominee Russell Vought, Senator Bernie Sanders argued that a Christian’s beliefs are “not what this country is supposed to be about”. You can watch the...

Culture Revolution: Will it lead to war?

Writing to Hezekiah Niles in 1818, John Adams shared his reflections regarding the American War of Independence. As we near the 4th of July, while in the midst of our own cultural revolution, we might do well to read them (bold added): “The...

Discrimination: It’s okay if Progressives do it?

The Sacramento Bee reports: "California is restricting publicly funded travel to four more states because of recent laws that leaders here view as discriminatory against gay and transgender people. All totaled, California now bans most state-...

Islam and the West: We Can’t Coexist?

Another week, another atrocity committed in the West by ISIS or a lone-wolf Muslim. This time, it was the slaughter of the innocents with a suicide bomber self-detonating at an Ariana Grande concert in the United Kingdom. At the time of this...

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...

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