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

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...

Former Stanford Provost: ‘The Threat from Within’

Stanford News recently featured an excerpt from former Trustee John Etchemendy about the challenges higher education is facing. He begins by arguing, Universities are a fundamental force of good in the world. At their best, they mine knowledge...

It’s called the Executive Branch

In 2010, less than 25% of high school seniors in America were considered proficient in civics according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Even worse, in 2010 only 12% of high school seniors were proficient in history. Perhaps those...

Chicago: 3 out of 4 Blacks Born out of Wedlock

Regarding the news of four black teens in Chicago livestreaming their kidnapping and torturing of a white, special-needs youth, CNN’s Don Lemon argued that it wasn’t evil, but rather “bad parenting”. While I vehemently disagree with Don regarding...

No, Don, this was Evil

By now, most of the country has learned about the kidnapping and torture of a white, special-needs teenager by four, young blacks in Chicago. The reason we all know about it? Because one of the four perpetrators decided to live-stream their actions...

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