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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Why the Hillary E-mail Scandal Should Matter to You

On the 4th of July, Intellectual Takeout posted a clip of the John Adams HBO series to the Facebook page. In it, during a debate over whether or not the colonies should declare their independence from Great Britain, Adams states, “…I see...

The 7 Deadly Sins: Then & Now

Today’s culture rarely references the seven deadly sins rooted in Christianity that had been known to nearly all men of the West for almost 2,000 years. Occasionally, one of the sins may be referenced in pop culture, but to my knowledge the most...

If you want a cultural revolution, here’s what needs to be done.

Reflecting on the American Revolution in 1818, John Adams wrote, "The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations." And so it is today. The recent tectonic shifts...

The Reason for your 3-Day Weekend

It’s fashionable now to look cynically upon the Founders of our country, to dismiss their efforts as just rich, white men trying to grab power from other rich, white men. And while many of our educational and political leaders may push such a...

The Revolution was in the Minds and the Hearts

Probably due to our technologically focused society, we tend to think mostly about military power when it comes to wars. Yet, as the propaganda and morale efforts of the 20th century show, the spirit of the people is often critical to success on the...

Latin America: Way more violent than the U.S.

InSight Crime is “a foundation dedicated to the study of the principal threat to national and citizen security in Latin America and the Caribbean: organized crime.” Toward that end, the foundation put together a fascinating chart comparing the...

Ladies: The Draft is Coming

The New York Times reports: In the latest and perhaps decisive battle over the role of women in the military, Congress is embroiled in an increasingly intense debate over whether they should have to register for the draft when they turn 18....

Reuters: 50% now support ban on Muslims entering U.S.

According to Reuters, in the wake of the Orlando Massacre 50% of Americans now agree that the “United States should temporarily stop all Muslims from entering the United States.” Here’s the chart:  As you probably noticed, there was a...

Was Trump Reasonable on Immigration?

Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump’s speech on Monday following the Orlando massacre has made some waves. Whether or not you agree with Trump, some of his points on immigration are worth pondering. The entire transcript of his speech is available from...

Gamers: What major war came before World War II?

EA Studios, the company behind the Battlefield, first-person-shooter series, recently announced that it almost pulled the plug on Battlefield I, a game set in World War I, that will be released in the fall of 2016. Why? Because the executives were...

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