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Critics rail against liberal bias for commencement speakers
The Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Valerie Richardson

Posted on 04/18/2014 3:18:39 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

This year’s Democratic commencement speakers outnumber their Republicans counterparts by more than 2 to 1, according to a survey by Campus Reform.

In what critics describe as another example of liberal bias on campus, 56 Democratic officeholders, appointees and operatives are slated to speak this spring at university graduation ceremonies.

Only 26 Republicans are scheduled to deliver college commencement addresses, the study found.

“This proves how liberal our nation’s universities are. There is a severe bias against conservative viewpoints and an unwillingness to offer true diversity of thought,” said Caleb Bonham, editor-in-chief of Campus Reform, which pushes for greater conservative representation at universities.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bias; graduation; liberalism; school

1 posted on 04/18/2014 3:18:39 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
From the referenced Campus Reform article:
Appointees/Political Operatives ...

The Republicans are represented by Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Antonin Scalia, and Judy Smith.
Colin Powell???
2 posted on 04/18/2014 3:53:20 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Biggirl

Rush Limbaugh would make a GREAT commencement speaker. When he is talking to a young caller about possibilities, making it on your own, Rush is at his very best. And he could do it without a hint of politics. I’d love for some school to have the courage to do it. I think it would be amazing.


3 posted on 04/18/2014 5:22:04 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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