5. Loyola University Chicago bans free speech – at least before the midterms
In a particularly egregious assault on academic freedom and free inquiry, Loyola University Chicago refused to allow conservative speaker Karl Rove to speak on its campus this past fall prior to the midterm elections. A high level Loyola staff member said the Rove event would be “problematic given the campaign cycle.”
Well, all right. It’s not as if Loyola has ever let anyone else talk politics in the months leading up to an election. And especially not any, you know, leftists.
Unless you count Howard Dean. Or Ralph Nader. But I mean, other than that.
For this offense, Loyola University Chicago received the coveted (by leftists) number one ranking for top PC offense of the year from Young America’s Foundation.
Congratulations, Loyola, on your recognition as a bastion of (the suppression of) honest discourse!
Now at some other colleges, they talk a LOT about politics in the weeks before an election. In fact, they’ll even help you fill out your ballot!