Devin Foley

Devin Foley

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Devin is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Takeout and a graduate of Hillsdale College where he studied history and political science. 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. Devin is a contributor to local and national newspapers, a frequent guest on a variety of talk shows, such as Minneapolis' KTLK and NPR's Talk of the Nation, and regularly shares culture and education insights by giving presentations to civic groups, schools, and other organizations. In 2011, he was named a Young Leader by the American Swiss Foundation. Devin and his wife have been married for seventeen years and have five children. When he's not working, Devin enjoys time with family the most while also relaxing through reading, horticulture, home projects, and skiing and snowboarding.  

Watch Devin Foley and Christina Hoff Sommers recently discuss the question, "Is there a war against men?"

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Recent blog posts by this author

Refugees, Migrants, or Invaders?

Stories of refugees and immigration fill the news. After the awful image of a drowned child washed up on a Turkish beach was promoted around the world, one gets the feeling that any opposition to refugees and migrants is unacceptable. I have...

Advice from My Father

I barely knew my father. As is typical of my generation, my parents separated and then divorced when I was only four or five. After picking up the pieces of his shattered existence, my father reentered my life with some regularity when I was...

What is "Secularism"?

What is fascinating about our times is the dominant cultural narrative is set against religion. By that we mean that our modern secular society depends upon acknowledging that previous cultures were established upon religion and we are not. In other...

Some Stories are Worth Remembering

A few years back, I met an intern who was working with a conservative group. I suspect a lot of folks would read that and consider this sort of person to be a Bible-thumping troglodyte. Au contraire. During a conversation about pop culture, we...

SAT Scores Continue to Decline

A variety of news outlets have reported the rapidly declining SAT scores of the nation's high school students. Bloomberg went so far as to use the headline: "Students Bombed the SAT This Year..." The charts provided by Bloomberg via The College...

Nine Thoughts on the Problems of Printing Money

For some, a small dose of mild inflation, say 2% annually, is necessary for economic growth. For others, the act of inflation inherently reduces purchasing power and alters investing, savings, and business development. Most, though, would agree on...

We’re Probably Screwed

According to the United States Treasury, the total national debt is $18.2 trillion. The annual, average interest rate on the debt as of July of 2015 is 2.3%, down from 2.4% in July of 2014. Here’s why that’s a problem. Low interest rates mean low...

One Cool Speech You Should Know

On June 4, 1940, the outlook was bleak for Great Britain in its battle against Nazi Germany. By then the Nazis had already subjugated or conquered Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, and most of France....

A Warning to Vegans

This sign was found in a French-ish restaurant in St. Paul called Salut. The veracity of the story cannot be confirmed, but it seems like a good warning to our vegan friends: never try steak.  For those who can’t zoom in, the poster...

Forget Perfecting Humans, Let’s Just Replace Them

Aldous Huxley famously opens Brave New World with a tour of a human hatchery wherein embryos are conditioned to be a part of certain classes of people, designed for specific tasks. Here’s a tease: “’Guaranteed sterile. Which brings us at last,’...

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