Zero Tolerance: Survey Finds 33 of 65 Academic Departments Lack a Single Republican Professor

We have been discussing the virtual elimination of Republican and conservative scholars from many faculties despite the fact that roughly half of the country regularly votes for Republicans or conservative causes. Now a new survey by The College Fix of 65 departments in various states found that 33 do not have a single registered Republican. For these departments, the systemic elimination of Republican faculty has finally reached zero, but there is still little recognition of the crushing bias reflected in these numbers. Others, as discussed below, have defended the elimination of conservative or Republican faculty as entirely justified and commendable. Overall, registered Democrats outnumbered registered Republicans by a margin of over 10-1.

The survey found 61 Republican professors across 65 departments at seven universities while it also found 667 professors identified as Democrats based on their political party registration or voting history.

The survey covered The Ohio State University, University of Nebraska-Omaha, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Georgia, Cornell University, University of Oklahoma and the University of Alaska-Anchorage.

While there may be a couple professors missed on either side of this ideological divide, most faculty will privately admit that it is rare to find self-identified Republicans or conservatives on many faculties. Most faculties are overwhelmingly Democratic and liberal. Diversity generally runs from the left to the far left.

Another survey found that only nine percent of law professors identified as conservative.

The virtual absence of Republican or conservative members on many faculties are just shrugged off by many academics.   It is the subject of my recent publication in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. The article entitled “Harm and Hegemony: The Decline of Free Speech in the United States.

Notably, a 2017 study found 15 percent of faculties were conservative. This is the result of years of faculty replicating their own ideological preferences and eradicating the diversity that once existed on faculties. When I began teaching in the 1980s, faculties were undeniably liberal but contained a significant number of conservative and libertarian professors. It made for a healthy and balanced intellectual environment. Today such voices are relatively rare and faculties have become political echo chambers, leaving conservatives and Republican students increasingly afraid to speak openly in class.

The trend is the result of hiring systems where conservative or libertarian scholars are often rejected as simply “insufficiently intellectually rigorous” or “not interesting” in their scholarship. This can clearly be true with individual candidates but the wholesale reduction of such scholars shows a more systemic problem. Faculty insist that there is no bias against conservatives, but the obviously falling number of conservative faculty speaks for itself.

The editors of the legal site Above the Law have repeatedly swatted down objections to the loss of free speech and viewpoint diversity in the media and academia. In a recent column, they mocked those of us who objected to the virtual absence of conservative or libertarian faculty members at law schools.

Senior editor Joe Patrice defended “predominantly liberal faculties” based on the fact that liberal views reflect real law as opposed to junk law.  (Patrice regularly calls those with opposing views “racists,” including Chief Justice John Roberts because of his objection to race-based criteria in admissions as racial discrimination). He explained that hiring a conservative academic was akin to allowing a believer in geocentrism (or that the sun orbits the earth) to teach at a university.

It is that easy. You simply declare that conservative views shared by a majority of the Supreme Court and roughly half of the population are not acceptable to be taught.

I frankly do not understand why professors want to maintain this one-sided environment in hiring. I was drawn to academia by the diversity of viewpoints and intellectual challenges on campuses. School publications and conferences today often run from the left to the far left. We have discussed a long line of incidents on this blog of conservative faculties being targeted by cancel campaigns with tepid support from their colleagues or administrations. We have become the face of intellectual orthodoxy and it is reflected in these numbers.

272 thoughts on “Zero Tolerance: Survey Finds 33 of 65 Academic Departments Lack a Single Republican Professor”

  1. Jonathan: I think I know the motivation for this column that is a repeat of your previous claims that there is “the virtual elimination of
    Republican and conservative scholars from many faculties…”. Three days ago the New York Post, owned by your employer Rupert Murdock, published an article entitled “Mount Holyoke grad deprogrammed from women-only woke culture”. The story was about Annabella Rockwell, the 29 yr. old wealthy heiress to the Warner-Lambert fortune. She graduated from the expensive women’s college in 2011. Rockwell says while at MH she claims she was “totally indoctrinated” to believe she was the victim of “toxic patriarchy” oppression. After graduating Rockwell says he mother helped her get “deprogrammed” from the MH “woke culture” and she now works for Prager U, a conservative group started by Dennis Prager, a right-wing talk show host. She has now switched from the Democratic Party to the Republicans. Why Murdock would want to revive a 11 yr old case to make his point is a little curious. Probably because there is little other evidence of so-called liberal “indoctrination” on university campuses.

    Not without coincidence Tucker Carlson picked up on the story and had Rockwell on his program Monday night. The head line was: “Deprogrammed woman: I left college anxious, depressed and looking for injustice everywhere”. Carlson had Rockwell on to try to prove his favorite theme about liberal arts education: “It is a cult. It’s aim to to separate you from the people who love you most”.

    Now comes your column that tries to reinforce the Fox theme that colleges and universities are led by liberal/ left-wing professors who are trying to “indoctrinate” unsuspecting students. You cite the College Fix (CF) , not exactly a neutral source for information when it comes to politics on university campuses. CF was started by the “Student Free Press Association” founded and run by conservative journalists. CF is funded by Koch Industries and the Bradley Foundation–both right-wing groups that attempt to influence university policies to employ more conservative professors–especially in economics.

    I think out of a concern for full disclosure you would want your readers to know about your own bias as a Fox contributor and the conservative bias of CF. I guess not because your conservative political bias is evident from your conclusion: “Faculty insist that there is no bias against conservatives, but the obviously falling numbers of conservative faculty speaks for itself”. No objective facts for this claim. It’s just “obvious”. The motto on your masthead proudly proclaims: Res Ipsa Loquitor–the thing itself speaks”. This rule of evidence may work in tort litigation but it’s not helpful here to explain the dearth of conservative professors. Res ipsa only allows a plaintiff to establish an “inference” of defendant’s negligence–but it does not prove it. This could be pointed out by any one of your first year law students without much prompting! Frankly, I haven’t seen anything yet that actually proves your claims.

    1. Dennis McIntyre, being such a fair minded man one would think that you would be all for diversity on campus. Instead of telling us that diversity on campus would be a good thing you revert to your never ending Turley works for Fox News diatribe. Instead of having concern for a women who believes she has been indoctrinated by leftist professors you have to have your little Turley tantrum for the day. When I was in the military we used to have a saying about the food in the mess hall that appropriately applies to your Daily Turley rant. Same s—t different shingle.

    2. Turley made his decision, and he jumped the shark. And to keep that nice FOX check, Turley will continue to keep that crowd happy.

  2. While I don’t believe ideologically homogeneous faculties are a good thing, I think colleges refusing to hire conservatives is extremely unlikely to be the primary driver of this. Certainly it’s possible that in some cases those whose scholarship skews clearly conservative or who strongly publicly identify as conservative might have a tougher time getting hired, but I suspect that’s more an avoidance of agenda -driven individuals than anything overtly political. But even that misses the main point which is that Republican politics has been so agressively antiintellectual and antifactual that the issue isn’t colleges rejecting conservative professors–it’s college professors rejecting conservatism as practiced and preached by today’s Republican party.

  3. I live in the Boston area. Our major industries are education and healthcare. The purportedly “smartest people in the room” fail to realize that driving graduates away is economic suicide. If universities don’t reflect their constituents, people will vote with their feet. Now that distance learning and working has been proven to be viable, we have our periodic 4-figure oil bills to incentivize moving south. Turning the coasts into SF, DC and Portland is all well and good as long as the parasite has a host (Middle America). Once they realize that Knoxville or Topeka can be nice places to live, America ends up as wagons full of passengers but nobody pulling.

  4. One should choose wisely when determining what college their children should attend. One should consider whether said institution is a place of higher learning or a re-education camp. Once you’ve lost them to the totalitarian mind getting them back may never happen. Be diligent.

  5. “Joe Patrice defended ‘predominantly liberal faculties’ based on the fact that liberal views reflect real law as opposed to junk law.”

    Want to see the essence of the ideology at T1 law schools?

    Look at the Duke University law professors who came to the defense of the lacrosse students falsely accused of rape.

    You’ll be looking for a very long time.

    Tell me, again: Which side is peddling “junk law?”

  6. And while it’s hilarious to read Turley gaslighting his Trump base on a daily basis, Turley fails to mention that the right has been trying for years to make public education a issue for their billionaire investors. There’s money to be made by making people pay for K thru 12 education. And by what red states like Florida and Texas want taught, the far-right is trying like hell to control education. And now they cry because they want control of the colleges too.

    1. FishWings says there’s money to be made by making people pay for K-12 education. Duh, the people already pay for K-12 education when they pay their taxes. FishWings just doesn’t want parents to have a say in what their children are taught. He always has to throw in his big bad billionaire tripe. FishWings still hasn’t looked at the fruit of socialism in places like China. Fishwings thinks that the Chinese man who stood down the tank was in the wrong. https://www.history.com/news/who-was-the-tank-man-of-tiananmen-square. FishWings is one of the people who thinks that China has it right when censoring social media. Thank you for your valued contribution FishWings.

    2. LOL. Public K-12 “education” is simply a public works racket with a built-in DNC donor base, the teacher unions.

      The DNC billionaire investors and military profiteers deceive the people into thinking public K-12 has any benefit beyond daycare for cube jockeys.

  7. “I frankly do not understand why professors want to maintain this one-sided environment in hiring.” (JT)

    That’s easy. They long ago stopped seeing themselves as educators. Now they see themselves as propagandists.

    I think I’ve mentioned this before. As a graduate student, I had a Marxist professor teaching a course on Hegel. But he actually taught Hegel — his ideas and arguments, along with opposing ideas and arguments. And he openly encouraged us to disagree with Hegel, and did not penalize us for doing so.

    However, he had started teaching in the 50’s, when academia (for the most part) held that its purpose is to communicate a body of important ideas. The next generation of “scholars,” not so much.

  8. We need members of Congress trying to reach “Win-Win” solutions – for voters of all parties – instead of “Lose-Lose” solutions which only benefit our nation’s enemies.

    For example: Many Conservatives opposed NAFTA and had legitimate concerns (and were correct about some of the bad consequences of NAFTA). This summer Joe Biden and the Democrats made huge corrections to NAFTA, which Conservatives once said they supported.

    When Biden signed the bill, this summer, it prohibited nations like China (in their current status) from selling certain products in the United States. The foreign company had to build factories in the USA or an approved USA trading partner in order to receive the tax incentive.

    Biden also signed a bill, returning factory jobs back to the USA and building factories for computer microchips. Correcting many NAFTA shortfalls and strengthening U.S. national security. This move also reduces price inflation on new automobiles and other products.

    Biden actually passed “Win-Win” legislation and most Conservatives still didn’t give him credit. This produces thousands of high-paying factory jobs in economically depressed areas like Ohio. Why didn’t Trump do this?

    1. Biden is following Trump’s lead in calling for bringing businesses back to the US. Trump tried, but Biden is mostly providing meaningless rhetoric, such as telling Americans Inflation isn’t bad, its coming down, recession is not a problem, etc. His statements fly in the face of accepted economics.

      On the inflation side this is Biden’s way of lowering inflation: “To get inflation under control, the President called on companies to lower their costs and not their wages.”

      When have price controls worked in the long term?

      You fail to get to the meat of the problems and the solutions. Living in an echo chamber doesn’t work.

      1. Responding to S. Meyer:

        Good points on some things, but some (not all) companies didn’t merely compensate for inflation (including higher wages) but exploited the situation.

        For example: some (not all) companies added an additional 20% or more, on top of the inflation number, maybe raising prices 40% total or more. Even after compensating for higher wages.

        That’s why some economists proposed a “Windfall Profit Tax” to prevent price gouging during a national emergency.

        Biden, like all leaders, is not perfect but I think he supported raising prices from legitimate inflationary costs (incurred by a company like higher wages). Biden opposed price-gouging that went far beyond the costs incurred by a company.

        A great film to watch is titled “Saving Capitalism” starring Republican Dave Brat from Virginia and Clinton’s former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. The film covers economic history all the way back to Ronald Reagan.

        1. “For example: some (not all) companies added an additional 20% or more, on top of the inflation number, maybe raising prices 40% total or more. Even after compensating for higher wages.”

          Wages are not the only things that contribute to a price increases, so your statement lacks the information necessary for you to draw conclusions. I have no doubt that some companies derive windfall profits from all sorts of things.

          Take Jeff Bezos, Amazon and the Washington Post. Jeff Bezos runs the Washington Post that helped push for shutdowns in states. That meant that small businesses went out of business while large businesses profited. Jeff Bezos made about $75 Billion in one year in great part out of the demise of small businesses. All three are Jeff Bezos, one hand feeding the other. Who profited? A ‘Democrat supporter’, a Democrat Newspaper (that told lies) and a Democrat business Amazon whose pay and working conditions are abysmal.

          Yes I agree with your above statements, but look at how most of the “unfairness” arose. Democrat policies led the way.

          What has Biden done? He spent more and more, while decreasing avenues of production, and providing money to be immediately spent on goods. What all these three things did was to increase inflation. Not only that but Biden has caused recession. You might argue, but how does one cure inflation? With recession. Yes, Biden is the cause of the recession we are or will be going through.

          What else has Biden done?

          He likely is responsible for future starvation in the world. How? For one, look at his oil policy and then think of trees that will be burned, fertilizer that cannot be produced, and increased transportation costs making the price of food dramatically climb. (If you want to expand on why starvation occurs reacquaint yourself with the Irish potato famine. There were lots of potatoes, but the people starved. This is just one example of how poor policy leads to all sorts of undesirable events not easily recognized in advance.)

          He has caused war and violence. The middle east was less prone to violence. Afghanistan demonstrated America to be a paper tiger. Biden policies, weakness and oil policy caused the Ukraine war. I doubt it would have occurred without Biden. It also will contribute to starvation and inflation.

          I am touching only the tip of the iceberg behind the foolishness of the Biden administration but will be glad to discuss further in far more depth than I am doing here.

          1. S. Meyer,
            Just to add to the food bit, with the Fed raising interest rates (due to cranking up the printing press and injecting that into the economy as COVID “stimulus,” giving us inflation; the San Fran Fed, Janet Yellen, and former Obama economic advisor Larry Summers to name a few agreed that is what the Biden stimulus did) farmers next spring will be paying double in interest rates for small loans. The small loans are what they use to pay for all their inputs in the spring, and then pay off the note after harvest time.
            It is a dumb way to do business. But it is the way they do it.
            Anyways, the farmers cannot absorb that kind of loss and it will be passed on to the end consumer. Think food prices are high now? It is going to get worse.

            As for the issue of fertilizer, the US/West lead sanctions to hurt Russia? I think I have said it before, that is like cutting your own nose off your own face. 70% of fertilizer in Germany is off line. Other parts of the EU are not any better. The price has gotten so high, or even the availability of it farmers are cutting back on use, equating to lower yields. I know more than a few farmers around here who are doing exactly that. Again, higher food prices.
            Here is a scary thought, without fertilizer, about half of the worlds population would starve.

            We are looking at a real, global, food crisis.
            Some is self (US/West)-induced to include supply chain issues, price of fuel/NG/fertilizer.
            The weather is beyond anyone’s control. This past spring was not a good planting season for some regions. The prolonged drought in the West, South West, and parts of the Mid-West/Great Plains was devastating.
            I am not religious by any stretch of the imagination. I will say I am hoping and praying for a good year next year, not only for the US but across the globe. If it is not, expect social strife, regional destabilization, mass migration, civil war, starvation.
            Do not rule parts of the US as exempt.

            I read the professor’s article and participate in the comments sections. This time next year he may be posting articles about social and civil strife here in the US that make today’s article look ridiculous in comparison to people fighting or stealing for food.

            1. I hope and pray that everything I know about the world, life and economics is wrong, because if it is not we are headed to disaster.

              When there are global food issues there is VIOLENCE.

              You covered issues directly related to agriculture – but nothing is better in other domains.

              The fed’s efforts to raise interest rates are INTENTIONALLY choking the economy.
              The only know effective way to purge inflation is recession.
              That is not only where we are headed – it is where the FED is intentionally driving us.

              We can speculate about whether a recession is coming. But such speculation is bizzare – as this recession is a CHOICE.
              It is a deliberate choice between increasing inflation and choking the economy until inflation dies.

              Magic Money theory got us into this mess. There is no magic to get us out.

              The US and the world are headed into a global recession. We are barely at the start.

              It is likely to be worse in Europe than the US.
              China is suffering from different economic problems – something closer to the US 2008 crisis except on steriods.

              Russia can only continue the war in Ukraine for a finite period before the russian economy suddenly and completely collapses.
              The bad news is that they likely can manage another year.

              Other nations accross the world are in even worse difficulties.

              And food shortages and global recession dramatically increases the likelyhood of violence.

              The short term future right now is grim.

            2. “I will say I am hoping and praying for a good year next year, not only for the US but across the globe.”

              Upstate, Our hopes and prayers are with you. You are a farmer, so you know what work is. If it suits your desires you can impart what type of farmer you are, and as the economy changes you can tell us what is happening to you and the people around you. Like you I believe we are in for bad times. We can even compare notes. My type of farming dealt with blocks of land 1219X1219.

              Of course that is a lot in urban areas. (1219mm) where square foot gardening is done 4X4 foot gardens. 🙂

        2. “. . . maybe raising prices 40% total or more . . .”

          Energy is a foundational commodity. It’s price affects *everything*.

          Because of Biden’s anti-energy policies, those prices have skyrocketed some 50% since he took office.

          The only wonder here is how those companies have kept prices so *low*, in the face of such inflationary and destructive economic policies.

          Incidentally, Business Econ 101: Companies set a price based on what they anticipate the cost of production to be *in the future*.

      2. “To get inflation under control, the President called on companies to lower their costs . . .”

        How? By just clicking their heels? Twinkling their noses?

        Newslfash to leftist economists: Bankruptcy is not good for a company, or a country.

        The Biden administration is completely detached from economic reality.

        1. “The Biden administration is completely detached from economic reality.”

          Sam, of course Biden is. That is the nature of socialism, a dream that destroys.

      3. “When have price controls worked in the long term?” In a word, “never’. For example…

        Before the ’73 energy crisis there were gas stations on three corners of every intersection on most major highways. The price of gas was nearly identical at all stations so the owners competed by having other promotions like, ‘free’ car wash with fill, or giving away trinkets. When Nixon ‘froze’ the price consumers paid for gas, two of the three stations (sometimes all three) went out of business because proprietors were paying more to fill the underground tanks than they could charge travelers who filled up. That’s just one example of one product everyone uses everyday.

        Government ‘Control’ of retail prices always hurt both parties in every transaction – the owner, who can’t pass along the increase they’re required to pay to the manufacturer to get the product, and the consumer who can no longer buy the product because the retailer closed the store.

        1. Look at how Florida at one time solved the problem of high prices for gas after a hurricane. Typical socialist nonsense. Florida prevented capped the price of gas. Lines appeared everywhere. Gas stations had no reason to restock fuel.

          If prices are left alone, they will naturally go up in times of need. People will only buy the amount of gas they require which reduces lines. The companies charging more for gas will pay drivers to bring in more gas by paying higher amounts of money. Everyone will innovate to make more money and to have more gas available during hurricane season.

          There was a terrible hurricane on the west coast of Florida. Did prices rise as much as they did when lesser storms caused price fixing in earlier years. I never looked at the situation, but I know the marketplace evolved and made sure more gas was available. Maybe that is why I didn’t hear of massive gas shortages.

        2. “Government ‘Control’ of retail prices always hurt both parties in every transaction . . .”

          Excellent point.

          If you want to destroy an economy’s production, quality, jobs and wages — impose price controls. Ditto if your desire is to thoroughly demoralize any person with ambition.

    1. Oil and water do not mix; mixing oil and water requires an emulsifier.

      Mixing political oil and water requires political emulsifiers.

      The political emulsifiers required to mix political oil and water deny rights and freedoms of Americans and are, therefore, unconstitutional.

      Laws that deny rights to Americans to provide different and superior rights to others are unconstitutional.

      Americans enjoy rights, freedoms, privileges and immunities, including the right to “claim and exercise” dominion over private property, and immunities from taxation for redistribution of wealth as, not “general Welfare,” but unconstitutional individual welfare, specific welfare, particular welfare, favor and charity.

      Congress has the power to tax for ONLY debt, defense and “general Welfare” (i.e. ALL or the WHOLE, well proceed), aka infrastructure.

      Congress has the enumerated power to regulate ONLY the value of money, commerce among the several States to preclude bias by one State over another, and land and naval Forces.

      The political emulsifiers, affirmative action, quotas, welfare, food stamps, minimum wage, rent control, social services, forced busing, public housing, utility subsidies, WIC, SNAP, TANF, HAMP, HARP, TARP, HHS, HUD, ACA, etc., are unconstitutional.

      There is no power in the Constitution to compel the introduction of political emulsifiers or to force social integration of any segments.

  9. Turley conveniently doesn’t quote the College Fix’s editor, who says “The foxes are guarding the hen house. If parents, politicians and watchdogs wonder why students go into college as innocent and eager 18-year-olds and come out four years later as mouth-breathing progressive-socialist Democrats …” No bias there.

    They do not say how they came to sample these 7 universities or why they focus on humanities departments. I wonder how many Republicans are choosing to get Ph.D.’s in the humanities.

  10. We have seen studies showing K-12 that focuses on DIE, CRT, gender whatever, those students score lower than even in the same school pre-wokeism.
    I expect the same for college graduates in the coming years. They will be able to speak volumes of virtue signaling, but not able to write a paragraph, or math. Based off what we are seeing now, they will be emotionally stunted, demanding safe spaces at the drop of a hat.
    I know if I owned a company, someone came in for an interview and they proclaim their pronoun usage, the interview is over.
    I would have paid internship competitions for local high school students who wanted a job, learn real things, and after 2-4 years offer them a permanent job paying a salary equal to a 4 year college grad. Start a program with periodic objective testing in industry standards, in the end it accredits the intern.

  11. That’s easy to understand because the great majority of academia is composed of failed individuals hanging onto their pretentious titles while simply parroting information and living a life of resentment for their shortcomings. I met plenty of them throughout my 4 college degrees at University of Maryland.

    1. “That’s easy to understand because the great majority of academia is composed of failed individuals hanging onto their pretentious titles while simply parroting information and living a life of resentment for their shortcomings. I met plenty of them throughout my 4 college degrees at University of Maryland.”
      *************************
      It’s pump out garbage, ask the kids to regurgitate it and then bash the country in the meantime after contemplating what dress to wear for the faculty cocktail party. Quite a racket.

    2. “As a young Marxist in college during the 1950s heyday of the anti-Communist crusade led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, I had more freedom to express my views in class, without fear of retaliation, than conservative students have on many campuses today.” _TS

    3. Indeed. If they ever had to physically labor (ANY kind of labor) outside their Ivory Towers, they’d be exposed to real-world life situations. As it is, they can only shriek at those who aren’t also self navel-gazing. Nothing more than a whole-lotta Stuart Smalleys.

  12. So typical of the Left and their endemic hypocrisy. Virtue signal diversity as you close the acadame to any thought you don’t like. It’s why college enrollment is declining with one researcher seeing the demise of 50% of them in 20 years. That’s about 50% too few in my estimation. These cesspools of bad ideas need to go in favor of more on-line, unfettered thought where critical thinking skills will be needed to succeed. death to the Ivy Towers. They serve no one but themselves now and if you contribute to them you’re nuts.

    Read the good news:
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/30/hbs-prof-says-half-of-us-colleges-will-be-bankrupt-in-10-to-15-years.html

    1. Run Mespo Run! I would be happy to campaign for you. First you need to establish residency in Virginia’s 4th Congressional District: Richmond to Chesapeake to NC state line. The demographics are in your favor, plus you have history in VA.

      ….

      My Congressman, Virginia’s 4th Congressional District, Democrat Rep. Donald McEachin, age 61, died yesterday from colorectal cancer, CRC. He was first treated in 2012, making him ~ 51 yrs of age at the time. He was an attorney and a career politician since 1996 (VA legislature and Congress) which is to say he had the resources to get checked regularly for CRC as a black man. Blacks have a higher prevalence because of lack of access to healthcare. That was not McEachin’s burden, though. Thankfully he admitted as such recently at a cinema in Richmond, where he encouraged those in attendance to not follow his trajectory and to get screened early.

      CRC Death Rate has been declining for decades because we have had an aggressive CRC awareness campaign for more than 40 years to get screened early, plus treatment options are robust. I had my 4th colonoscopy last week, 5 mm adenoma polyp x1 removed, since my mother had CRC, and frequent screenings are in my cards

      Get screened. Call your doctor today

      Cancer Stat Facts: Colorectal Cancer
      https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/colorect.html
      The death rate was 13.1 per 100,000 men and women per year.

      1. People should look at the mega Lancet article on common cancers and the death rates in all the countries of the world. It is a little old now, but on colorectal cancer (and all the other cancers studied) the US came in with the lowest death rate or the second lowest.

        There are reasons for that.

      2. estovir:
        “Run Mespo Run!”
        ***********************************
        I saw that Don passed away. We disagreed on many things but Don was always gracious and gentlemanly. His wife, Colette, is a charmer and a very good prosecutor. Don will be missed. As for me running? Thanks, but perish the thought. It’s a very Dim district and my sensibilities would never let me play the “Yes, I see what you’re saying, but don’t you think that …” game rather than my typical “Now, that is stupid …” gambit.

  13. In Saudi Arabia, women cannot drive. In Iran, women whose faces are not covered are arrested. There are a lot of people who support these things in those countries. They are called religious conservatives.

    It is why most of us do not think religious conservatives in this country should be teaching the young women what their role in society should be. Even if it is a majority of SCOTUS at the moment.

    1. Women can now drive in Saudi Arabia. Women whose HAIR is not covered in Iran are being arrested. Just a friendly correction.

    2. It’s funny that you think that anyone who disagrees with you is a “religious conservative”… take me for example, I’m neither religious nor am I conservative but I support federalism which is directly intended to limit this centralized insanity that you seem so found of imposing.

      The majority of the Supreme Court is conservative because it reflects the conservative nature of the country as a whole. We can tell the difference between sexes, we hold ourselves responsible for our actions, and we don’t agree with your hateful views on race, sex and grooming children. None of that makes us religious or conservative… we’re just adults who use reason.

      So sure, call me a religious conservative. You’ll still be wrong and will NEVER understand what is coming for you.

      1. The people have by popular vote have preferred Democrats for President all except one time since 1990. Yet we have a majority of the Supreme Court who does not reflect their values, but rather reflects a minority of the country – the religious conservatives.

        Anyone who says “grooming children” really has watched and been indoctrinated by too much right wing media. Does not reflect the real world or the real issues facing the country.

        1. Who is putting on Drag Queen story hour?
          Drag Queen shows for children as young as 6 years old?
          Those things have been and are happening now.
          Just so happens alt-media are the ones reporting on it, while MSM pretends it does not happen.

          1. A lotta things happen in the country I do not give a darn about because it does not affect my life. There are over 300 million people in the country and I can’t be too concerned about what every one of them does with their lives.

            Drag queen story hour is one of those things. Never seen it, never seen one advertised even. No one is forcing your kids or my kids to go to it as far as I know. Other kids’ parents can do what they want with their kids I think. We do not really need the government to intervene here. Do not see why this keeps you up at night.

            1. There are those in the public education system who also endorse things like gender studies to children as young as 6 years old. And drag queen story hour. And drag shows.
              This is why we are seeing so many parents, to include minorities who may have traditionally voted Dem, demand they have input into their child’s education.
              Did you read about the Deerborn MI school board get pushback from hundreds of Muslim parents concern over gender studies in their school system?

              Mess with people’s kids, see what happens.
              People like you, may not like what you get.
              Don’t believe me? Go to a Muslim community and make your case for grooming children.

              1. What happened? It used to be a few years back all those Drag Queen shows would be arrested for Contributing to the Delinquency of a minor.

                That’s one of the main reasons to follow Alex Jones & others on Banned.Video for the real news as it’s formed/made public.

                It’s shocking to me to find out all over Corporate/Govt it seems one can’t spit without it landing on a Pedo or Pedo Demonic Supporter. Cali/DC/NYC all hot beds it seems.

                https://www.infowars.com/posts/top-balenciaga-fashion-stylists-social-media-loaded-with-images-of-sadistic-child-abuse-witchcraft-satanism/

                I heard Project Veritas has a new report on those Pedo F*ggots but I don’t see the video link yet.

                1. Oh, the Muslim parents made their thoughts well known to the board.
                  Thing is, due to their well known religious beliefs, and how they have no problem on acting on those religious beliefs, as far as I know, the board backed down.
                  Least they find themselves and their family coming to a sudden end.

                  Mess with people’s kids, see what happens.

                  Does not have to be Catholics. There are a number of even non-religious minorities who if you try to subvert their child’s education, they just might resort to violence and see it as justified.
                  Thinking of a few Asian and Hispanic communities or even Indian and Pakistani who might take issue.
                  There is a reason why we have seen a upsurge in conservatives taking over school boards.
                  Parents want education. NOT indoctrination.

                  1. Oh look, another 3rd generation family meltdown. Imagine my shock.

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                    Walmart’s Walton Family Funds LGBT Events for Kids in Arkansas

                    Gillian Richards / @gn_richards / November 28, 2022

                    https://www.dailysignal.com/2022/11/28/walmarts-walton-family-funds-lgbt-events-for-kids-in-arkansas/

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                    Second- and third-generation heirs of Walmart founder Sam Walton’s fortune have funneled millions of dollars into LGBTQ-related causes in their home state of Arkansas.

                    Among other things, these Walton-funded groups and the Walmart Foundation have sponsored local drag shows and story hours for kids; “teens only” events for LGBTQ-identifying youth; and other progressive causes such as diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in public schools and the state university in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

                    Sam Walton’s daughter Alice Walton and grandson Tom Walton, along with Tom’s wife Olivia, have been at the forefront of these initiatives. Last year, the Walton Family Foundation launched the Arkansas LGBTQ+ Advancement Fund in conjunction with the Alice L. Walton Foundation.

                    The Walton Family Foundation and the Walmart Foundation are leading sponsors of Northwest Arkansas (NWA) Equality, an LGBTQ nonprofit based in Fayetteville. The group’s stated mission is “to provide programs, education, and advocacy to serve, connect, and empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.”

    3. As opposed to a man in the society, what is a woman’s role and whose job is it to “teach them what it should be.”

  14. Firstly, refrain from referring to these industrial factories as either colleges or universities – they are nothing but agenda-driven indoctrination camps. And do not refer to their employees as faculty or professors; they are manipulators and indoctrinators propelled by a fanatic adherence to a belief system that they proselytize. If we could just expose them for what they truly are perhaps parents and students wouldn’t be so willing to pay fantastic amounts for their service with little reward to show for it.

    1. I praise the Junior Colleges (2 Year AAB|AAS Programs). It is the Full Time University Colleges (4 Year BA|BS Programs) that insist that Poly-Science Courses be taken mandatory or by curriculum electives.

      Typically a Junior College 2 Year Program is bare bones and meant to teach the ‘core’ curriculum. No Basket Weaving, Political Science, Sociology, and Mind Numbing filler Courses as in the 4 year programs, of which Curriculum Directors and Counselors include to reach a number of Credit-Hours required for a Degree. The Later whom are driven by Administrators to keep the Student engaged ($) so that They can reach their Budget goals.

      There’s lots of Fat in the Collegiate System of which has found it’s was into the Minds of the Student Body [Fat Heads].
      No wonder Chip & Muffy can’t add-it-up, After all there’s an App for that these Days.

      Need Example Results in a Word: Theranos, FTX, Hunter, The White House Cabinet …
      ” IT’S THE COLLEGIATE CURRICULUM STUPID! “

      1. Originally those “filler” courses were there to provide the liberal arts candidate to acquire a well-rounded education as opposed to those who think a BA is a path to technical proficiency such as engineering or medicine; (a BS for example, and there is something to be said for even those candidate to know something outside the box of their expertise). I am sad that this philosophy of a well rounded mind, produced by exposure to the gamut of human knowledge, has become the path to indoctrination of the idea that radical and exotic areas of study could replace a well-versed understanding of Western culture – I realize that the ultimate end game is to eliminate Western culture.

        1. Alma Carman,
          I agree.
          Want to make college cheaper? Ditch the useless “well-rounded” classes.
          Streamline the education to focus on the major with secondary classes that are related to the major. Help the students succeed.

  15. Ashcroft’s Zersetzung-
    Your elitism is showing. So it’s just plumbers and tradesman that are republicans, huh!. Wow, that is rich. They must be just the dirt on your shoes. What a crock. I’m a republican and have been for 40 years and my education would likely exceed 99+ % of the liberal progressives on this site or in the nation. I wonder if you have even shingled a roof, built a building from the foundation up including the foundation, plumbed a house, fed or slaughtered hogs, done the indoor repair of plumbing, worked on a urban area’s street crew or a city incinerator, primed tobacco, sat on a hospital and a multispecialty clinic board, president of a hospital staff, chief of medicine for a kaiser health plan, helped found a HMO and run it, written an electronic medical record and used it in office until the commercial one’s actually appeared and were capable, published in the medical literature, lived on 3 continents and so on.
    I love those “blue collar” folks. They actually keep the country running. They are smart and carry a great deal of wisdom with them. There was only 1 thing separating them from the smirking elite and that was “opportunity”.
    They used to be democrats but the democrats have abandoned them. I think they may have have had a little too much dirt on them to be allowed in proper democratic circles.
    God bless plumbers, electricians, drywallers, carpenters, foundry workers, miners, enlisted men and women and NCO’s and all the rest. They are the soul of the country.

  16. There are certain ideas that, especially in the humanities, you’re not allowed to challenge. There’s a great documentary on YouTube called “Brainwashed: The Gender Paradox” where the idea, taken as gospel in the Humanities, that the differences between men and womed are entirely socially constructed. It illuminating for anyone who wants to understand how the left treats ideas and evidence that run counter to their dogma.

    I took into to Soc as well as Race and Gender while at University. It’s amazing the arguments that were left out of the curriculum in those classes and how much they dishonestly dismiss arguments counter to their narrative as bigotry. Steven Pinker wrote a good book “The Blank Slate” which challenged some of the dogma on campus which I thought was really good. It’s funny because he’s a Liberal but the left calls him “far right” because he diverts from the orthodoxy from time to time. Same with Jordan Peterson.

  17. Would it be unreasonable for Congress to hold their members (of all political parties) to a higher standard than the First Amendment that citizens are held to?

    Maybe you can’t legislate it, but shouldn’t members of Congress try to unite Americans of different backgrounds, instead of dividing us to win elections? If you are making a (fine) living on the taxpayer dime, shouldn’t our leaders be uniting us and trying to solve the people’s problems?

    Most citizens are totally respectful and civil to members of opposing political parties, it’s the leaders trying to tear the nation apart.

    Some solutions floated: a code of conduct for Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court, reforming gerrymandering, more competitive voting districts, ranked-choice voting (forces politicians to appeal to more voters) and shorter election cycles.

    [source: film “Saving Capitalism” starring Republican Dave Brat and former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich 2017 – largely predicting the January 6 coup attempt, Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter protests].

  18. Maybe if republicans didn’t say stupid s**t like Trump won by a landslide, there was fraud in the 2020 election (and 2022, and 2024, and …), LGBTQ+ people should die. Well perhaps then they might get hired for important jobs like teaching young people about life and society.

    1. Which is exactly that the Above the law editor Joe Patrice was saying. Students will associate anything Republican as being affiliated with that nonsense in the first place.

      1. Yes, to that point, the study appears to measure party affiliation rather than viewpoint diversity. These are not the same things. A more valuable study would look at professors’ political opinions. Whether someone votes for Trump or Biden tells me nothing about their views on tariffs, for example, because Trump adopted a traditionally liberal (or really socialist/Bolivarian) stance on import substitution industrialization.

        Further, a real study would break it down by department. I might care more about a Biology professor’s stance on the environment, evolution (high school teachers in some states have to teach intelligent design, still, so yes it is still an issue apparently) and COVID (regrettably, some still think its a hoax) more than her stance on foreign policy or tax policy.

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