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Intellectual Takeout’s Five Favorite Christmas Movies

Intellectual Takeout’s Five Favorite Christmas Movies

The staff at Intellectual Takeout participated in a highly non-scientific poll to crown our favorite Christmas movies. What are your Christmas favorites?

How We Can Do Good By Doing Well

How We Can Do Good By Doing Well

People often believe that good things can only happen when people set out to do good things. Here's why good things can come from ordinary deeds.

My Letter To Greta: Some Questions and a Piece of Advice

My Letter To Greta: Some Questions and a Piece of Advice

Greta Thunberg has made quite the name for herself over the past year or two. Here are some questions it would be nice if to see her answer.

Why Are Women Proposing to Their Boyfriends?

Why Are Women Proposing to Their Boyfriends?

Women are starting to propose to their boyfriends. What's behind this trend and can we expect it to continue?

Why Are so Few People Born on Christmas and Other Holidays?

Why Are so Few People Born on Christmas and Other Holidays?

There are reasons why you don't know many people who have their birthday on Christmas, or New Years Day, or April Fools' Day.

The 10 Worst State Laws Proposed and Passed in 2019

The 10 Worst State Laws Proposed and Passed in 2019

There were some crazy laws proposed or passed by U.S. states this year. Here are ten ways government tried to "help" us out in 2019.

The Five Most Hyperbolic Impeachment Moments

The Five Most Hyperbolic Impeachment Moments

The rhetoric surrounding impeachment is getting way out of hand, on both sides of the aisle. Here are five lowlights from the past few days.

Fighting Loneliness During the Holidays

Fighting Loneliness During the Holidays

Americans are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness, and at no time is that more presently felt than during the holidays, especially for older Americans.

J. K. Rowling Isn’t Feminist Enough for Trans Activists

J. K. Rowling Isn’t Feminist Enough for Trans Activists

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has run afoul of transgender activists for tweeting her support of a woman fired for stating that people can't change their biological sex.

The Electoral College Is No Laughing Matter

The Electoral College Is No Laughing Matter

Saturday Night Live took aim at the electoral college recently, claiming that it ensures that the votes of people in some states "don't matter."

Millennials Are Finding Religion, but Not at Church

Millennials Are Finding Religion, but Not at Church

It's not that millennials have lost the mysticism of generations past, it's just that they put their faith in much different things than their parents or grandparents do.

Three Democrats Defect as House Votes to Impeach Trump

Three Democrats Defect as House Votes to Impeach Trump

House Democrats may have passed articles of impeachment, but they couldn't even get unanimity from their own members. 

The Five Quotes From Trump’s Letter Most Likely to Make History

The Five Quotes From Trump’s Letter Most Likely to Make History

President Trump's scathing letter to Speaker Pelosi might just find its place in history. Here are five of the letter's best quotes as we race towards impeachment.

‘The Far Side’ Is Returning… But Can the PC Crowd Handle It?

‘The Far Side’ Is Returning… But Can the PC Crowd Handle It?

People can’t take a joke anymore. Will Larson’s humor still be appreciated, or will he unintentionally poke at the sacred cows of political correctness and mortally offend the nation?

The Historic Impeachment Vote: The End of the Democratic Charade?

The Historic Impeachment Vote: The End of the Democratic Charade?

As everyone knows by now, the Senate will, after the formality of most likely a brief trial, vote down the two articles, and that will be that. Or will it?

Washington Post Concedes That Government Spending on Education Has Increased, Not Decreased

Washington Post Concedes That Government Spending on Education Has Increased, Not Decreased

Total government spending per pupil has almost doubled from 1980 to today, and that fact triggered a major correction by The Washington Post.

Five Ways Chess Makes You a Better Law Student and Lawyer

Five Ways Chess Makes You a Better Law Student and Lawyer

Playing chess is a powerful way to exercise the same logic muscles that lawyers rely on in their work.

Impeachment Fatigue and the Way Out

Impeachment Fatigue and the Way Out

Approval for impeachment seems to be trending downwards. Notes from America's past reveal the way to get past the circus taking place in D.C. 

Are Human Rights Real?

Are Human Rights Real?

George Carlin once claimed that human rights are "imaginary." He's wrong, and for many reasons.

Why America's Founders Didn't Want a Democracy

Why America's Founders Didn't Want a Democracy

Many modern politicians are decrying a loss of democracy in America, but America's founders never intended for it to be a democracy.

‘This Will Protect Criminals’: Homeland Security Blasts New York Law Allowing Illegal Aliens to Get Driver’s Licenses

‘This Will Protect Criminals’: Homeland Security Blasts New York Law Allowing Illegal Aliens to Get Driver’s Licenses

A new law in New York allows illegal aliens to obtain driver's licenses, and the Department of Homeland Security is being very clear that this is a bad idea.

Why Liberals Should Ban Porn

Why Liberals Should Ban Porn

Libertarians and others are decrying calls to ban porn. But such a ban might actually be deeply steeped in the liberal tradition.

‘One Child Nation’

‘One Child Nation’

A new documentary reveals in stunning detail the horrors visited upon China by the totalitarian policies of the country's Communist leadership.

What’s So Wrong With Using Plain Ol’ English?

What’s So Wrong With Using Plain Ol’ English?

Once in a while, someone has to stand up for the common usage of the English language, and against the academic double speak we're slipping into.

Do We Treat Children Worse Than Dogs?

Do We Treat Children Worse Than Dogs?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that dogs have more time to spend with their mothers than human children do. Is she right?

With Corbyn’s Defeat, Anglo-Saxon Values Survive in Britain

With Corbyn’s Defeat, Anglo-Saxon Values Survive in Britain

Angry Corbyn supporters marched in protest against the victorious candidate chanting: “Boris Johnson: Not my Prime Minister.” It didn’t occur to Corbyn supporters that their compatriots valued the freedoms that their ancestors had fought to realize over the past millennium.

Star Wars Actor: Ignoring Trolls Is a Sign of Mental Strength

Star Wars Actor: Ignoring Trolls Is a Sign of Mental Strength

Are those suffering from social media trolls just "not mentally strong"? Or is there more to surviving a stream of Twitter abuse?

Huge Baseball Contracts Come With Record Breaking Taxes

Huge Baseball Contracts Come With Record Breaking Taxes

Three players signed contracts for a total of $814 million recently. If they'd signed those contracts for different teams, they'd be taking home a lot more.

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