WSJ’s Strassel: The Campus Climate Crusade: Liberal groups are out to sully the names of conservative professors and shut down programs funded by the Koch foundation

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by Kimberly Strassel
Wall Street Journal

Conservative thought on campus these days is rare, though for some it’s still not rare enough. Witness the growing campaign by politicians, unions and environmentalists to intimidate into silence any academic or program that might challenge liberal ideology…

Largely unnoticed is that the congressional climate crusaders didn’t come up with this idea on their own. For several years a coalition of liberal organizations have been using “disclosure” to sully the names of conservative professors and try to shut down their programs. Their particular targets are academics who benefit from funding from the Koch Foundation, which has for decades funded free-market professors and groups on U.S. campuses…

As for those defenders of academic freedom and integrity, the American Association of University Professors several years ago defended climate scientist Michael Mann against a conservative group’s demands for his records [E&E Legal was the plaintiff in this suit]. Now the Kansas chapter of AAUP helped fund the students’ demand for Mr. Hall’s records.

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2015-03-27T19:50:20+00:00March 26th, 2015|E&E Legal vs. UVA, Media Coverage, Transparency|