John Howting

John M. Howting III writes for Intellectual Takeout and lives in southeast Michigan. He also writes for First Things and The National Pulse.

Recent blog posts by this author

When Nominalists Curl in the Squat Rack

A gentleman at my gym recently took it upon himself to perform sets of standing barbell curls in a squat rack. This type of disordered behavior really aggravates me. A colleague of mine playfully jested with this degenerate: “Hey man, why you...

The 'Okie from Muskogee,' 50 Years Later

I have been asked many times what my favorite Merle Haggard song is. For me, that’s a lot like asking a mother to name a favorite among her children. But if I had to answer (with gun to my head) I’d have to pick the “Okie from Muskogee,”...

Saul Alinsky Explains Why Hank Haney Hit the PC Chopping Block

Golf swing coach Hank Haney was recently asked on his Sirius XM radio show about the upcoming U.S. Women’s Open. Haney admitted that he did not follow much women’s golf, nonetheless he felt confident that a Korean named “Lee” would win....

When Ralph Abernathy Took His Stand

The summer of 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon.   Before Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” however, another significant event occurred: Rev. Ralph Abernathy’s protest...

Collusion: It’s Not Unprecedented in American Politics

The Trump-Russia collusion fiasco supposedly ended several weeks ago. For some reason, however, the whole collusion story continues to play like “The Song That Never Ends.” Now congressional Democrats and Attorney General Barr are picking up...

Victimhood: How Does It Start?

During my senior year in college, my theatre class read Spinning Into Butter by Rebecca Gilman.  The plot portrays the interactions between students and the Dean of a privileged liberal arts school in Vermont. Interactions with two students...