Opinion

Opinion

Most professors are Democrats. Here’s why.

Citing that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions at the University of North Carolina, Senate Majority leader Phil Berger suggests that Republican job candidates are discriminated against when they apply for university positions unless they “toe the line from the left.” However, it seems likely that there may be other, more objective explanations for the imbalance of party affiliation.

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Mike Dunbar: Denham needs to answer for Trump

Mike Dunbar, The Modesto Bee's Opinions Editor, wants an answer from Rep. Jeff Denham on whether he supports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Brian Clark/bclark@modbee.com)
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Mike Dunbar: Denham needs to answer for Trump

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Kevin Carroll of Modesto Gospel Mission talks about homeless issue

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