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

Chesterton: Newspapers are 'the hobbies of a few rich men'

If anything positive has come about from the 2016 presidential campaign season, it would be that the press has revealed its true character. Complaints abound from Americans of all stripes that “the media” is more interested in driving its own...

The Big Problem with Incest isn’t Genetic

Generally speaking, when individuals consider whether or not incest is acceptable or not, the first thought goes to genetics. Quite quickly, images of malformed backwoods-types or sickly kings and queens of old come to mind. For that reason,...

The Real Debate is over Human Nature

In Federalist #51, the ‘Father of the Constitution’, James Madison, argued: The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to...

The Weakness of ‘Consent’ as a Moral Framework

After rejecting the Christian moral framework that largely guided us for 1,500+ years, the post-modern West settled upon moral relativism in the mid- to late-20th century as the replacement. Now fifty years or more into the experiment, we’re seeing...

Pedophilia is a sexual orientation?!?

The Independent is reporting on a thought-provoking AMA (“ask me anything”) on Reddit that featured an anonymous, though verified, criminal psychologist and his/her perspective on pedophilia. Paedophilia is a ‘sexual orientation’ like being...

What the Poor Need the Most?

At times the works of Georges Bernanos may seem quite dark and penetrating. There is a brutal realism to his writings that acts as a mirror for the reader to pierce his own soul, to reflect upon his own evil and good. In The Diary of a Country...

Megyn Kelly: 'I don’t like being the story.'

Minnesota Public Radio has announced that it will be rolling out a new investigative unit, determined to “produce investigations of national substance”. The difficulty of doing so because advertisers and other moneyed interests can pull strings,...

The Coarseness of our Discourse

There’s a story floating around today about a radio station being hacked and an expletive-laced recording played through the station’s broadcast signal. CBS Denver describes it below. Listeners of the Breckenridge-based 106.3 FM The Lift radio...

Ray Lewis Rips #BlackLivesMatter

There’s a powerful video going viral right now that features Ray Lewis pointing out the utter horror and bloodshed taking place in Chicago when it comes to black-on-black crime and the fact that #BlackLivesMatter and other groups seem more...

Who is Assata Shakur?

During the recent Chicago teachers strike, a controversy broke out between the Chicago police and the Chicago Teachers Union after a teacher rose to the rally podium and gave a “profanity-laced tirade”, which included “F-ck the Police!” Here’s...

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