Today's column is about the "liberal bias" in academia, and those who seek to right this terrible injustice. (New reader hint: that was sarcasm.)
Unlike the invisible liberal media bias, this bias appears to actually exist. Yes, it seems that people who value research, scholarship, study, the exchange of ideas, the search for facts and the sharing of information from a wide variety of cultures and sources tend to be liberals!
Krugman notes that Republicans outnumber Democrats in the military. It's not hiring bias. It's who chooses what field. Social scientists call it self-selection.
Consider the statements of Dennis Baxley, a Florida legislator who has sponsored a bill that - like similar bills introduced in almost a dozen states - would give students who think that their conservative views aren't respected the right to sue their professors. Mr. Baxley says that he is taking on "leftists" struggling against "mainstream society," professors who act as "dictators" and turn the classroom into a "totalitarian niche." His prime example of academic totalitarianism? When professors say that evolution is a fact.Hey, I thought the Repubs wanted to limit all this frivolous litigation, these people who won't take responsibility for themselves running to the courts for everything? What, you say? That doesn't apply here? Funny how that works.
Here's my new slogan: Creationism. One more reason to move to Canada.
Crabletta, thanks for your recent excellent comments. I will reply as soon as Blogger fixes the comment function. BWV, if you're gloating, at least Blogger comments don't ask for three forms of ID before they let you through the door!