The hysteria spreading across university campuses presents a huge political problem for Democrats. Few Americans sympathize with pampered, privileged students at Yale, who want to punish a professor for defending “transgressive” Halloween costumes, or—at Princeton—where activists seized the president’s office to demand removal of the name Woodrow Wilson, former president of the university, from the school of international relations.
The very notion that elite campuses fail to provide “safe space” for students of color is ludicrous: begging the question of why hundreds of thousands of applicants still compete to pay $60,000 a year or more in tuition and fees. Now Democrats propose pumping even more taxpayer money into this corrupt system—removing students even further from the cost of their own education. Hillary wants $350 billion more for student loans, and Bernie Sanders demands a trillion for free tuition. Meanwhile, they’re silent on the fatuous extremism taking over on campus, and the gutless response of inept administrators.