What It's Like to be a Conservative Professor

It would be too easy to begin by quoting the famous line from DuBois's Souls of Black Folk, "what is it like to be a problem?" So pretend I didn't just quote that. Let's start somewhere else. Like here, for instance: An April 4, 2012 article in The Blaze reports on Bill Ayers commiserating with Occupy Wall Street protestors: We've got a militarized society and its become so common sense that, getting on the airplane coming out here [...] uniformed military get on first and thank you for your service [...] let's let the teachers and nurses get on first and thank them for their service. What a bind. I am both a teacher and a soldier (Army reserves). Self-proclaimed conservatives thank me for my service whenever they find out that I am military.  Only two or three have ever thanked me for serving as a teacher. In truth, teaching is a lot harder. I would rather be beaten senseless in combatives by a 240-pound meathead (again) and waterboarded than forced to go through a tenure...(Read Full Article)